Tex-Mexicana from Vancouver BC
Contact DetailsTim Roland
Combining mexican, blues, ethnic and folk roots influences, Los Nacos have created a sound something like Tex-Mex but with a clearly Canadian twist (TEX-MEXICANA) . Their music speaks of loves lost and found, music that conjures up far away tropical places while at the same time making you feel right at home. Singing in english, spanish and sometimes spanglish, Los Nacos are sure to inspire all who enjoy good music and interesting lyrical content.
Los Nacos won the ASM Battle of the Bands in Edmonton in 2004 and are presently recording a full length CD at The Audio Lounge in Vancouver with producer and old friend Mark Gordon behind the board. The release is planned for spring 2007.
Recent venues that have enjoyed Los Nacos are: Side Track Café, the Ottwell Pub, the Black Dog Free House, the Hi-Run club (all in Edmonton), The Fairview Pub, The Blarney Stone, Alexis, (all in Vancouver),Half Moon Bay Resort,(Pender Harbour BC) Roberts Creek Halloween Howl(Roberts Creek, BC) Egmont Community Centre(Egmont, BC) Wild Oates & Notes Festival (Tofield, AB) North Country Fair (AB), The Works Festival, (Edmonton) Assinabioa Festival, (Saskatchewan) the Nibbles & Bites Festival (Richmond, BC) the Big Breakfast Show-A Channel TV in Edmonton, Musicando Latin radio show in Edmonton. They have also successfully toured in Mexico including Tepic Nayarit, Los Cocos Nayrit, Puerto Vallarta Jalisco, Yelapa Jalisco, Tenacatita Jalisco, Malaqui Jalisco, Barra De Navidad Jalisco, Guadalajara and Mexico City. The band has dates booked in western Canada in the New Year as well as another tour to Texas and Mexico in February, 2007.
Timo Roland - vocals, guitar, harmonica, writer
Timo Roland was born in Medicine Hat, Alberta. As a child, he sang in the choir of the Baptist church where his father preached. Along with piano lessons, he also played a little guitar. His interest in performing exploded when the alternative music scene sprung up in the late seventies. During that time he formed a number of bands both in Medicine Hat and in Calgary. That led to a move to Toronto where he experienced regional success with The Hoo Doos and The Tim Roland Band, releasing a number of recordings on Freedom Records. He spent time playing Queen Street and later in the Toronto blues scene where he played with Gary Kendal from Downchild Blues Band and the legendary Long John Baldry. In 1989 he moved to Vancouver where he produced his first video and played in a variety of different groups including Steele Thirsty, who released a CD in 1994 that was acclaimed for it’s songwriting. Tim has performed all over Canada, the United States and Mexico and splits his time between Vancouver, B.C. and Leon, Guanaguato.
Trevor (Sully) Antonyk - bass, vocals, writer
Trevor grew up in Regina and started singing in the school choir at the age of 6. As a child he loved listening to the Regina Symphony Orchestra and studied the trumpet and guitar. Later, Sully studied law and classical music at the University of Regina. During this time he sang in the Regina Male Voice Choir as the youngest member. He realized he wanted a career in music so he took a full time gig with the band Lionheart, backing up blues man Graham Trim. During this time he was recruited for a 5 piece country/swing band called Azulejos featuring some of Western Canada's finest: Ken Giles, Dan Sheppard, Brent Taylor, Simon Paradis and Christian Braethan amongst others. He has supported many songwriters such as Mike Heath and the fantastic bluegrass duo of Joe Stanton and Dennis Jensen. On the Sunshine Coast Sully continues to work with Pat Haavisto and Simon Paradis. (good friends of the Nacos who regularly sit in with the band)Trevor had been spending his winters in Mexico where he met Tim and formed the nucleus of Los Nacos. He now resides in Gibsons, B.C. and spends his winters in Yelapa, Jalisco.
Glen Kruger – drums, percussion, vocals
Glen has been playing the drums all his life. He has played almost every kind of music possible from punk rock with the Real McKenzies to african music with Alpha YaYa Diallo(3 time Juno award winner). He met Timo working with the country rock band Steele Thirsty in the 90s and jumped at the chance to once again broaden his musical horizons by taking on the challenge of latin based music helping build local latin funk rockers Santa Lucia and now playing Mexican music with Los Nacos. Glen makes this music his own.
Robby Banner - guitar, vocals
In the eighties, Robbie played all the A rooms with the Feldman band Vixen. They also appeared on the national TV show The Fame Game, Canada's Star Search. He also did a stint in the band Rev with Ric Whitman from Sparkling Apple. In the ninties Robby went on the build several recorng studios including Rocket Recording & Banner Manor. He wrote, produced, engineered, played guitar and bass on commercial jingles for TV, radio soundtracks for TV series, movies and corporate video. Some of his clients were: Wayne Gretzky TV spot Overtime Hockey. The movie Jump with Kurt Browning. The Fishing the 90s TV series. Japan Expo. BCLions Football Club theme song. Edmonton Eskimos Football Club theme song.
Vancouver Television (Rogers Cable) WCB. Tourism Alberta. Independent artists Randy Randle, Joe Staples Travis Middlebrook. He has also worked with Vancouver's top session players: Jerry Adolphe, Miles Hill, Robbie King, Phil Robertson.
Jack Velker - accordion, piano, vocals
Jack brings a unique personal style to Los Nacos. He has performed on three continents with a diverse collection of artists such as Boz Scaggs, Colin James, Charlie Musselwhite, Tom & Jack Lavin, Amos Garrett and The Platters. He has opened shows for such notables as Ray Charles, Paul Revere, Vanilla Fudge and the great Dizzy Gillespie. Jack has also been involved in the production of over forty albums in both Canada and the United States. He has mastered the conjunto style of accordian and can turn an audience on its head when he sings a classic from behind his piano. Jack hails from Vancouver, B.C.
Gill Herman - sax, percussion, vocals
Gill was born in west San Antonio, Texas (our token Tejano) and grew up listening to all the Tex-Mex greats(Jay Perez, Ran Herrera to name few). He spent his early musical years on the tortilla curcuit playing thoughout Texas. In the 90s he made his way to Canada and toured all over the west. His saxaphone styling can rock you to the bone or leave you with a tear in your eye. He also sings in both Spanish and English and has that pure westSan Antone sound. Gill has a home in both Point Roberts, Washington and San Antonio, Texas.
|A MOVER AL BOTE|
|Timo Roland||vocals, guitar, harmonica, writer||2002-The End|
|Trevor (Sully) Antonyk||bass, vocals, writer||2002-The End|
|Glen Kruger||drums, percussion, vocals||2002-The End|
|Robby Banner||guitar, vocals||2002-The End|
|Jack Velker||accordion, piano, vocals||2002-The End|
|Gill Herman||sax, percussion, vocals||2002-The End|