Pilaseca is a band borned in 1999 in San Miguel Allende, Mexico.
In 2000 the first album (Humo de Cigarro) came out as an experiment proyect with guest musicians.
By 2003 they recorded the second album “Afrodisiaco”, with this new material Pilaseca starts to play all along Mexico and is invited to important international festivals as South by South West (Austin TX) and Vive Latino (Mexico DF) as well in famous and important venues like The Whiskey A gogo, The Roxy Theater, shows in Chicago, Dallas, Los Angeles, and more.
Pilaseca finished in june 2010 their new album “Mi Suerte Cambio” produced by Thom Russo (Multi-Grammy Award Winner) engineer and producer who has worked with artist like Michael Jackson, Audioslave, Prince, Macy Gray, Illya Kuriaky among others.
With different sounds and evolution Pilaseca is on its way to show their show to everybody who likes good music.
Paco - Lead vocals: was born in Mexico City on May 22 . He has loved music since an early age, having grown up with soul and jazz singers in his family. He began his first compositions on guitar. Influenced by soul, funk and jazz, he found his own style of composition and brings a touch of soul to the band. after a while he started to have a big inluence of house and electronic music, now with all that mix he produce and write songs with a unique touch of all those influences artists he likes........ James Brown, Astrud Gilberto, Louis Armstrong, Otis Redding, kraftwerk, bjork
Ariel -Drums: was born in Mexico City on December 5. His first musical recollection is The Beatles, an influence from his father who listened to Britain bands of that time. Later, influenced by the music of the 80's, he wanted to be a part of a band. His first opportunity was with his older brother in 1992, and from that point on he joined a number of bands until Pilaseca, in 1999. Most of his influences are from the UK, like The Police, Pink Floyd, Queen, Peter Gabriel, Led Zeppelin, and recently Radiohead.
Omar - guitar: was born in Mexico City on January 29. It was in Queretaro that he first became a musician, in 1990 playing in different alternative bands. In 2000, he was invited to join Pilaseca as lead guitarist. His contribution to the band is based on the influences of funk, blues and rock. His influences are the Beatles, Sade, Tower of Power, Peter Gabriel, Dave Matthews Band, Van Halen, James Brown.
Uriel - keyboard: Borned in Leon Guanajuato in 1986, belongs to pilaseca since february 2007. He is into the synthesizer scene and began to do electronic music when he was 17. His major influences oscillates between 80's style electrofunk and synthesizer works to modern electropop.
Armando - trumpet: he comes from Queretaro city, and he has been playing trumpet for almost 18 years for some horn sections and popular music ensambles, giving his particular sound a spicy mix of latin elements and jazzed up riffs. His influences run from Winton Marsallis to old school jazz trumpetists.
Josue - sax: Josue was born in porto alegre Brazil in December 14th 1983, and he moved to Mexico in 1998. He studied music since early years with piano and then moved to saxophone and flute at age of 14. He became a member in 2006. His influences are Maceo Parker, Tower of Power, Jamiroquai, Candy Dulfer, Prince, Stevie Wonder, Prince, Gospel, Michael Jackson, Tom Jobim and Bebel Gilberto.
Juampe - trombone: He was born in Colima, Col. in may 14th 1986 and became a member of pilaseca at the age of 20, being the youngest musician. He began his musical study when he was 15 with classical guitar. At the age of 18 he played trombone for some reggae bands and finally becomes a trombonist. His main influences are Pink Floyd, Bob Marley, Cultura Profética, Ozomatli, Fabulosos Cadillacs, Jamiroquai, MGMT, Chromeo, Tower of Power, Fred Wesley and Michael Jackson.
Danny Beltran - Bass - Was born at august 15th in Austin Tx, he was playing a long time in a church and R&Bscene, and has influences like Marcus Miller, Meshell