“Leading The Next Generation in Tex-Mex Music”
With the versatility to play any genre of music, the “Kadillaks” are quickly emerging as leaders of the new generation in Tejano/Tex-Mex Music. Based in the Rio Grande Valley in South Texas, the “Kadillaks” have become one the hardest-working and sought after groups in the industry.
Their “Tex-Mex” style is a musical fusion of the different eras that the industry has evolved to over the years: Conjunto, La Onda Chicana, Tex-Mex Country, Música Tejana & Regional Mexican. Many would say that they are an “old school style” group with just the right modern and progressive elements to make their music appealing to both older and younger audiences. Whatever the case, the versatility of this band will put you on the dance floor.
The Kadillaks are currently riding the success of their debut CD “No Te Apartes De Mi”; their debut single “No Te Apartes De Mi”, reached the #1 spot on Tejano Gold Countdown for the week of January 28 thru February 3, 2007. Prior to that, the Kadillaks were recognized by the Valley Choice Awards as the “Most Promising Band” for 2006. Other accolades include, “Best Rising Star Group Award” at the 2007 Tejano Music Industry Awards and “Mejor Revelacion Del Ano” at the 2007 Premios A La Musica Latina.
As a new artist in the industry, its members bring many years of experience to the table; the leaders of the group are ex-members to the following great artists: BOBBY PULIDO and EMILIO NAVAIRA. The members of the group are guitarist, Isaac Bazan; lead vocalist and keyboardist, Jesse Flores; lead vocalist and guitarist, Fernando Salinas; bassist, Jimmy Cano; drummer, Rick Lerma and accordionist, Guillermo “Gizmo” García.
Aside from performing with various groups in the industry, Bazan’s previous musical stint was a six-year tenure as lead-guitarist for international recording artist Bobby Pulido; Flores also spent his early part of his career performing with various artists before landing keyboard and vocal positions with Tejano music sensation Emilio Navaira, Flores was also recognized by his peers when he received Keyboard Player of the Year at the 1999 Texas Talent Musician Association Industry Awards. Aside from previously having his own group, Salinas’ singing versatility has enabled him to sing lead vocals for both country and tex-mex groups in the Rio Grande Valley. García is making his professional debut as a musician and is the latest recipient of the Rising Star Accordion Player of the Year award at the 2006 South Texas Conjunto Awards.
The collaboration of “TEX-MEX KADILLAKS” brings to you a new and exciting experience that one must witness: Tex-Mex Music at its finest.
2006 Valley’s Choice Awards – “Most Promising Band of the Year”
2007 Tejano Music Indusrty Award Winner “Best Rising Group”
2007 Premios A La Musica Latina – “Mejor Revelacion Del Año”