Welcome to the official website of LA 45!
Tradición, Música, Cultura is what we deliver in a symphony of sound with our 10-piece musical ensemble. With a lineup featuring a powerhouse four-piece horn section, captivating three-part vocal harmonies, mesmerizing lead vocals, masterful accordion play, and a full-throttle rhythm section, we are the embodiment of musical excellence in Tejano.
**The Horn Section:**
Our four-piece horn section breathes life into our music with soulful melodies, creating an irresistible blend of brass and rhythm that's at the core of the Chicano sound. Featuring Xavier Vidal (Trumpet/Vocals), Hector Ramirez (Alto & Tenor Sax/Vocals), and Luke Bartels (Tenor & Bari Sax), the section is led by Grammy Award winning trumpet player and co-founder of the band, John Ontiveros (Trumpet/Vocals). From passionate trumpet solos to groovy saxophone riffs, our horn section is the driving force behind our music's unforgettable energy.
We take pride in our three-part vocal harmonies, which add depth and emotion to our songs. With each member contributing their unique vocal talents, we create a harmonious blend that elevates our music to new heights, delivering heartfelt lyrics that speak to the soul.
Our lead vocals are the heartbeat of LA 45, captivating audiences with powerful and emotionally charged performances. With a voice that resonates with the heart and soul of Chicano/Tejano music, our lead vocalist, Mike Torres III, is the conduit through which our stories come to life.
The accordion, a cornerstone of Tejano music, is wielded with masterful skill by our accordionist, Julian Olivarez. Whether playing lively polkas or soulful boleros, the accordion adds an authentic Tex-Mex flavor to our music, connecting us to our cultural roots.
**Full Rhythm Section:**
Behind every great band is a solid rhythm section, and LA 45 is no exception. Our full rhythm section keeps the beat steady and the dance floor packed. Featuring Amy Torres (Percussion/Vocals), Ramiro Torres (Bass), Josh Ramos (Guitar), & Anthony Pacheco (Drums). With precision and groove, they ensure that the heart of Tejano music beats in every note we play.
As a 10-piece band, LA 45 is a force to be reckoned with in the Tejano music scene. We combine the richness of tradition with contemporary innovation to create an unforgettable musical experience. We invite you to explore our website, listen to our tracks, and join us at our electrifying live performances, where our 10-piece ensemble showcases the very best of Chicano/Tejano music. Thank you for being a part of our musical journey. ¡Vámonos con LA 45!