Chicano Heat Band Bio

Larry Lobato

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Lead Vocals and Saxophone

  

Larry started playing with his dads band Latin Touch for 7 years. Eventually started his own band Latin Sol later on started Sangre Nueva with Gil Cordova. As time went on he started Chicano Heat in 2007. Over the years he recorded 3 CDs has opened for big name groups such as Little Joe y la Familia, Ruben Ramos, Roberto Griego, Tierra Malo, Gonzalo, Tobies Rene, Al Hurricane, Al Hurricane, Jr. and with Chicano Heat backed up the legendary Tejano artist Johnny Hernandez. Larry is super blessed to continue to share the stage with all the talented members of Chicano Heat looks forward to many more years of entertaining and performing Chicano music

Mike Campos

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Vocals, Keyboard and Accordion

  

Born and raised in southeast Colorado. Once he graduated from high school he moved to Fort Collins, Co. Where for the past twenty years he has lived with his spouse Johnette Salas and 2 Children.

Mike is a big fan of Tejano music and enjoys playing Keyboards and Accordion. He is a self-taught musician and loves to play music alongside his Father and Brother. Also, if you see Mike performing, he will have his sidekick and very talented son Ezavien (EZ). Which is only 13 and already making a name for himself in the Music Industry. Mike’s inspiration of music comes from watching groups like Mazz, La Sombra, La Mafia and La Fiebre. He loves playing with Chicano Heat and his own band Los Traviesos. 

He has dreams of playing professionally and touring full time. Mike has played some very large events throughout Colorado, New Mexico, Texas, Nebraska, and Wyoming. The Groups he has played with have opened for numerous Professional groups like Ruben Ramos, Grupo Stampede, Grupo Avizo, Sunny Sauceda, Grupo Vida, Estrella, Michael Salgado, Little Joe, Aj Castillo, La Sombra, and many more. 

“One good thing about music, when it hits you, you feel no pain.” Bob Marley

Greg Canchola

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Drums 


I was born in Stockton California. Been playing drums and percussion since I was six years old. I'm originally from California. Move to Denver in 1997. Been playing all my life. I worked with various different bands one of my biggest influences on Me growing up was the Mike Torres band. Out of Lathrop California that's where I learned my Latin grooves . I played with local artists around here in Denver Colorado John Romero, Freddy Rodriguez senior and Junior, Lorenzo Trujillo. I recorded on several albums. Play with remedy for 2 years. I would really like to thank Larry lobato Junior for getting me back into the groove of playing music in Colorado. He got me back into the mix by introducing me to people who played music. I've been with Chicano Heat for  7 years. I've known Larry for 20 years. I love  playing  you can really  express your  self on stage.  To make  people  smile and dance  with  the talents  God gave you. Is an awesome  feeling.  God  bless my family  and my brothers in the Chicano Heat Band.  I love you all with all my heart.

Julian Rodriguez- Bass Guitar – Born in Sanford, CO, moved to Fort Collins when he was 3 and now res

Julian Rodriguez

Lead Vocals and Bass

Born in Sanford, CO, moved to Fort Collins when he was 3 and now resides in Commerce City, CO with his wife Jill.

Julian grew up in a family of musicians from Sanford, Colorado in the San Luis Valley. He started playing drums at age 7, but by the age of 9 he had switched to playing bass guitar.

Julian has performed with his brother, Del and many other local and national musicians. He plays many styles of music including, Classic Rock, Blues, Country, Reggae and Old School Funk (his favorite). He started playing Tejano at the age of 22 in Greeley, CO.

* Musicians and bands Julian has played with:

Full Moon (elementary school w/ Del); Magic City Band- Grupo Caliente w/ Rocky Roybol on Keyboards; Remedy (UT) w/ Remy Hansen, Missy Ajax, and Tony Sarvello (RIP); Travis Nelson Country Band (UT); Persuasions of Fort Collins with the Jimenez brothers and lastly, Chicano Heat Band.

* Musicians and bands Julian has opened up for or shared the stage with:

Myrle Haggard, Patsy Torres, Texas Latino w/ Tiger Diaz, sit-in with conga, horns and singers of Malo, opened up for Asia, Firefall, Tommy Castro, Little Joe, Ruben Ramos, Johnny Hernandez and once shared the stage with Roberto Greico

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Tony Campos

Vocals and Guitar


 Tony was Born and Raised in Granada, Co. Where he met and Married his Wife Sally, They will celebrate their 44th anniversary in 2019. Tony and Sally have three Children and four Grandchildren. When he is not spending time with family he is practicing and playing his Guitar. This has been a long time Hobby and profession for Tony since he came home from the Military in the 70’s. He has toured with some great Tejano legends in the early 80’s and even recorded records with his long-time band La Invasion. He has a lot of great memories on stage with other bands and talented musicians. In 2001 Tony and his two Boys started their own Group Los Traviesos. Since then he has been sharing the stage with his kids and loving every minute of it. Los Traviesos was a successful Tejano band known all over the Country for their music released on the 2013 Debut album. Tony joined Chicano Heat Band about two years ago and now shares the stage with his son and Grandson. He enjoys performing with the Chicano heat members and hopes to continue their journey for many years 

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Ez Campos

Vocals