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Audio Samples

Fairy Dust Mofo (EP 2016)
Running (EP 2016)
Bring on the Playtime (EP 2016)
Pond of Dreams (EP 2016)
Pond of Dreams (EP 2013)
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Upcoming Shows

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Past Shows

Fri. June 29th 2018
@  Avant Garden (All Ages)
5 Bands 7 Bucks 0 Regrets Spesh Pep, Caracas, Shroomer, Zombie Cat, Softside
Fri. April 13th 2018
Pat's Pub (No Minors)
Caracas, The Brass Action, S.K.A.
Sat. January 27th 2018
Pat's Pub (No Minors)
Saturday Night Ska Party Caracas, Brehdren, S.K.A.
Mon. October 3rd 2016
Rickshaw Theatre (No Minors)
Caramelos de Cianuro US/Canada Tour 2016 Caramelos de Cianuro, Caracas
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Latin Punk from Vancouver BC
Label: Independent
Available for Shows/Gigs - Confirmed: Feb. 24, 2020

Contact Details

Javier Badillo
604 500 9651
"Wow. Fun, quirky. I really like it. So unusual from what we've been reviewing and critiquing (...) They're probably amazing to see live." - Mark Zubek, Angelo Dodaro, The Hit Song Hotline Podcast, Toronto (Feb 02, 2015)

"Caracas has the ability to combine the energy of good ol’ punk music with Latin-infused guitar riffs, while maintaining the spunk needed to stand out in the business.” Natalie Hoy - The Permanent Rain Press

“Oozes East Van multiculturalism(...) [Tambores y Tanques] is definitely worth a listen.” Charlotte - Vancouver Music Review

"Victor and Javier's back and forth vocals is the stuff of instant-replays. [...] Five eardrums out of Five." Alexander Carrigan - White Rock Sounds Blog

"I can honestly say i've never heard ANYTHING like you guys. And I love christian metal. #originalFTW" - Vancity Rocks Twitter

"Caracas is a hidden gem in the Vancouver scene. (...)Can't wait for you guys to get huge." Brady Adkins (Radio DJ) - CJSF 90.1FM "Coffee an' a Smoke" - Live interview


Formed in 2011 by Venezuelan-Canadian brothers Javier and Victor Badillo, CARACAS forges an unforgettable mix of Latin grooves, fiercely original rock and a high-energy live show, reminiscent of bands like Pixies, Gogol Bordello, Manu Chao, and Santana..with a Venezuelan twist.

Caracas has completed a tour of the Mexican Mayan Riviera (2014) a tour of the Okanagan (2015), recorded 2 EPs and a demo, and has songs featured in Ska compilations, TV shows, web series and independent movies. The band has also shared the stage with Latin Grammy nominated stars Jarabe de Palo (Spain), Gondwana (Chile) and La Gusana Ciega (Mexico).

Releases and Appearances

Caracas's EP "Bring on the Playtime" (Spring 2016) was produced by South African-Canadian producer Dylan Ellis (Hokum, Rami Lakkis), and was recorded in Vancouver's iconic The Farm studios, and at DeVille Studios, tucked in a small East Vancouver neighborhood.

A music video for their new single "Bring on the Playtime" (2016) was filmed by director Shaun Walford. You can watch the award winning music video on Youtube.

The single "Bring on the Playtime" was also selected as the theme song for the microbrewery doc web series "Vancouver On Tap" (2016), also on Youtube.

A number of the band's songs are featured in the independent movies "The Cover-Up" (2013) and "Naked Night Bike" (2014).

Caracas was featured on "Canadian Sound Arts Therapy Show / Sailing the Salish Seas" on Shaw TV (Channel 4). The episode originally aired in the spring of 2015.

The band was invited to perform at the 27th Vancouver Dragon Boat Festival in 2015 and again in 2017. The event is the largest of its kind in North America attracting tens of thousands of people from the US and Canada.

Audio Samples

Fairy Dust Mofo (EP 2016)
Running (EP 2016)
Bring on the Playtime (EP 2016)
Pond of Dreams (EP 2016)
Pond of Dreams (EP 2013)
Bring on the Playtime (EP 2013)
Dale a tu Bongo (EP 2013)
Fairy Dust Mofo (demo 2011)
Running (demo 2011)
Get To The Room (demo 2011)
Diez Años (demo 2011)
Wings Made of Wax (demo 2011)
View all tracks for this artist (12)

Current Lineup

Javier BadilloVocals, Percussion, Cuatro, Samples2011-present
Victor BadilloVocals, Guitar2011-present
Andrew GodwinDrums2017-present
Ashish JosephBass2018-present

Past Members

Arlan WiesenthalBass2013-2014
Aidan RantoulEngineer / Bass "tambores-y-tanques"2013
Jorge PedretVocals, Cuatro, Spanish Guitar, Percussion2014-2015
Luis GarzonBass, Vocals2014-2017
Heather AndersonTrumpet, Vocals, Percussion2014-2016
Enmanuel MorenoDrums, Percussion2014-2015
Greg SamekDrums, Percussion2015-2016
Kenan SangurDrums, Vocals2016
Dave TaylorBass2016
Shawn MartinDrums, Percussion2016-2017
Isaac GodwinBass2017-2018



Bring on the Playtime (EP 2016)
In this Video Artist(s) Caracas Resource(s): Laughing Bean Coffee Co., Goodyear Ultimate Source Automotive Inc., Johnstone Boilers Ltd, Brahm Tahmm's drum circle on third beach
Posted: Apr. 25, 2016
Filmed: Aug. 31, 2015
Caracas opening for Jarabe De Palo in Vancouver 2015
In this Video Artist(s) Caracas, Los Furios, Jarabedepalo Resource(s): Rickshaw Theatre
Posted: Apr. 21, 2015
Status: Available for Shows/Gigs
Bookings at: [email protected] Publishing (SOCAN/ASCAP/BMI) Dead Straight / Vancouver Records - Last confirmed Feb. 24, 2020