Los Sugar Kings is a Boston-based quartet known for their energetic live performances and high level of musicianship. In their world, respect is paid in spades to the traditions and forefathers of Afro-Cuban Son, Salsa and Rumba-Flamenca but the sound is very new, danceable, diverse and infectious. All four core members are individually highly-accomplished on their respective instruments but the true magic of Los Sugar Kings is how these individuals come together to put on a performance worthy of any festival, party, club or concert hall.
Patiño Vazquez (vocals, guitar, tres), is a dynamic performer and singer who is at once approachable, intimate and completely mesmerizing. Add in the african-influenced low-end theory and harmonies by Mikael Mersha (bass, vocals), the soaring, take-you-for-a-ride solos and accompaniment by Daniel Abreu (saxophone, piano) and the uncomparable, split-brain whirlwind that is Benny Benson (drums, percussion) and it’s impossible for a festival to stop from breaking out, wherever they perform.
From time to time, they will also add in additional percussion and horns, bringing their sound to yet another level thanks to some of the most sought-after musicians in the Boston area. Los Sugar Kings are currently performing regularly in the Boston area and recording their debut cd due to be released April 2008.