Flashback to fifteen years ago. Tejano music seemed to be taking a back seat to a more accordion based genre like Norteno. It’s not that we didn’t like the music but, we were missing that “old school” flavor of La Mafia and Mazz. We wanted to hear the music that drove us to create and drive crowds to dance, but it wasn’t being done on the scale that it should or could have been. Roland Trevino (keyboards/producer) went to his partner in crime Bob Cavazos (guitar) and decided that he should take matters into his own hands…start a Tejano band to keep the music going as WE wanted to hear it. We wanted to create music that could take us back to the days of when Tejano was TEJANO. They brought in friends Eric Moreno (drums), Mike Larralde (percussion), and the vocal and songwriting talent of Juan Angel Cantu to keep Tejano alive.
They did just that, they created some great music that never saw the light of day. What happened? Life happened and everyone went their separate ways to live their lives. They continued education, they started careers, they got married and had kids…for lack of better words, they grew up but they didn’t grow apart. Each went on to different musical projects that only drove them to do more, create more, and be more than they had ever been. In and out of bands that either didn’t “have it” or didn’t “want it” bad enough only fueled their motivation to bring back Tejano music at a time when it seemed to be when no one else did.
Fast forward to 2010. Again, dealing with bands that lacked willingness to improve the quality of music, Roland, once again called upon his friends to realize his vision of what Tejano music needed to be. This time it was different. They were all different people at different points in their lives. Llueve had grown, their musicianship had grown, and their determination and drive was for only one reason, for themselves. Llueve wanted to create music; music they loved for themselves, for their friends and family, and before they even knew it, for their fans!
Llueve was formed because we didn’t want to play by anyone else’s rules. We didn’t want to be something that everyone else thought we should be. We created music that we wanted to hear and in doing so, we found that we weren’t the only ones that missed Tejano. We did it for us and now will continue to do it for everyone that has ever wanted Tejano to rise up again. With Issac Riojas (accordion) and Joe Mora (bass) we have completed the group that you will know as Llueve.
It’s not a Tejano Revolution...it’s Tejano Evolution and we welcome you.