May 8th 6:30 PM Live Music With ACHO BROTHER
Acho Brother, from multiinstrumentalist Hector Mayoral is a critically acclaimed and best of the bay multi-genre musical project.
ACHO BROTHER’s debut, released in 2002 entitled ‘A
Beneficio de Marvin Santiago’, became an attempt to
help out puertorican salsa singer Marvin Santiago as
he was fighting diabetes and was in need of an organ
ACHO BROTHER moved to the Tampa Bay Area in 2003 and in 2004began recording their second CD ‘MONKISH’, a more
subtle and introverted record that deviated from the
original, more straight-ahead formula of the first.
Dallas’ Unsigned The Magazine called it”..one of the best albums of the year…”.ACHO BROTHER subsequently shares the stage with Matador recording
artist Jennifer O’connor and reggae icon Maxi Priest.
Tampa’s Creative Loafing voted ACHO BROTHER Best of The Bay Culture-Clash Artist of the Year 2006;later that year WMNF 88.5FM’s Franco Silva included ACHO BROTHER’s “Tango Desnudo” in Latin Beat Magazine’s Top 20 and called it “new age, latin folk-pop”.
In 2007, ACHO BROTHER releases “Las Chicas del Volleyball”.Tampa Bay Times calls it,”Stirring and Evocative”.They go on to open up for Locos Por Juana, Apes & Androids and Los Amigos Invisibles.In 2008 Creative Loafing calls them ‘Most Innovative Artist of The Year’.Also in 2008,ACHO BROTHER is featured in Beyond Documentary’s “Un Pensamiento Cubano” by Robert Arevalo.
MetroMix Magazine describes ACHO BROTHER’s last endeavour ‘Hanbleceya’ with these words”..you will never hear anything like it.ever.”