Tony Zamora – vocal, basses, guitarron, guitars, vihuela, piano
Jason Lozano – drums, percussion, vocal
Alex Martinez – guitars, requinto jarocho, jarana, cuatro
Bobby Furgo – piano, organ, fiddle
Aaron Martinez – vocals, Karan’s, guitars, drums, bass
John “Vatos” Hernandez – drums, percussion, vocal
Mike Tovar – guitars, tres, cuatro, jarana
Juan Chacon – dancing, acoustic guitar, requinto romantico, percussion, vocal

The others include:
Rick Shea, Jeff Ross, Dave Raven, Brantley Kearns, David Jackson, Ramon Banda, Roberto Rodriguez, Nick Gaitan, Aubrey Richmond, John “Groover” McDuffie, Billy Watts, Paul Cartwright, Mario Montes, Raul Rangel. Mark Indictor, Boo Bernstein, Josh Baca, Max Baca, James Cruce


Tony Zamora

Los Angeles, California

Tony Zamora was born to a large musical family in Los Angeles.
Instruments, bands, young musicians and rehearsals were always present as his older siblings were part of the 1960’s East L.A. music scene.
This was the same era that fostered Cannibal and the Headhunters, Little Willie G. & Thee Midniters and Los Lobos among others. These were hometown heroes that found national acclaim and were among the first Latino rockers to find success.
This environment provided an early exposure to music starting with early piano lessons then later playing in the youth orchestra for the Salesian High School Music program in East L.A. developed by renowned teacher Prof. William Taggert.
With an ever-increasing interest in roots, regional folk or ethnic music (especially West Coast music) and a renewed appreciation of Mexican folk music came a period of journeyman sideman work which included everything from Gulf Coast/California/Mexican roots music to Traditional Irish.

Partial list of artists worked with:
Tremoloco, The Lounge Trio w/ Cougar Estrada, Irish folk band The Twilight Lords, Jerry Donahue, Brantley Kearns, The 44’s, Los Fabulocos featuring Kid Ramos, Little Willie G (of Thee Midnighters) and The Close

Fall 2015
Possesion: The Legend of El Rojo
Performed the music along with other Tremoloco members for this fun and interesting play.
Lowrider Band (Harold Brown, Lee Oskar original members of War) – along with David Hidalgo wrote songs for Tremoloco’s 2008’s release Dulcinea

Fur Dixon and Steve Werner- played live and on 2010 release “Songs of The Open Road” Volume I

Rick Shea – played in live band and on 2013 release “Sweet Bernardine” and 2009’s “Shelter Valley Blues”

Tremoloco – “Tremoloco Live” EP 2005″ Dulcinea” 2008, “Salsipuedes” 2013

Cougar Estrada – 2007’s release “Firefly” played bass and co-wrote title track

Los Lobos
Played bass on tours in Mexico, New York, Colorado, Texas and California.
October 2008 McCabes Guitars 50th Anniversary Concert, Royce Hall UCLA and Hardly Strictly Bluegrass Festival in San Francisco, Ca. 2007

Shark from The Wild Colonials – played live and on various film soundtracks including: The Wild Colonials album “Reel Life”

Clare Muldaur – Composer, singer songwriter, played in live band and appeared on “Sweetheart” album

Twilight Lords – Irish folk band that toured throughout the West and Southwest including tours in England, Ireland, and Scotland.
Recorded two albums, was co-writer producer/arranger musician on “Women of Ireland” played with artists including Jerry Donahue, Flogging Molly, Gaelic Storm, Mary Black, Paul Brady, Johnny Cunningham, Dillon O’Brian, Eric Rigler and The Mulligans

Delaney Bramlett – Singer/Songwriter performed live and played guitarron on original songs

The Prairie Dogs – country band with Paul Marshall (I See Hawks In L.A.) Paul co/wrote song “Drinking For Two” on the Tremoloco release “Dulcinea” (2008), (Broken Wheel and Mision San Fernando) on the current Tremoloco release “Salsipuedes”.

Vicki Hill – singer/songwriter
Member of live band, played guitarron and sang duet/harmonies on her upcoming release which also includes Van Dyke Parks, Tony Gilkyson, Mike Stinson, Kip Boardman, Greg Leisz, Steve Mugalian, and Greg Boaz from Dave Alvin’s band)

The King Cotton Band
– Texas soul singer who released various recordings and singles with Dusty Wakeman (producer of A Town South of Bakersfield) and Danny Holloway (Island Records).

Walter Egan – Played bass with this artist who had several hits in the late 1970’s-80’s including “Magnet and Steel”, he also contributed songs to the Gram Parsons recording “Grievous Angel”.

The Close – a folk rock band that toured extensively throughout the Southwest and West Coast and released two albums as co-writer and producer. They secured a residency at the club Largo in L.A. played live with: Jon Brion – renowned film composer, producer, member of The Greys and Til Tuesday, The Wild Colonials, Susanna Hoffs of The Bangles and many more…

In 2004 started side project playing a mixture of folk, country and Mexican music with old friends from L.A., a group of like-minded sidemen musicians from Los Angeles. Playing traditional songs and covering people like Valerio Longoria, Texas Tornados, Lydia Mendoza, Trio Los Panchos, Bob Dylan, Townes Van Zandt, Merle, Gram Parsons, Burrito Bros and others. A labor of love to say the least.

Started performing at various city festivals. concert and club dates including regulars spots at the Cinco De Mayo festival at Olvera Street in Los Angeles. Recorded one EP (now out of print) of songs done live in the studio which was used to procure more work. Reaction to this music was so strong and positive decided to start writing material for a new release.

In 2008 Tremoloco releases debut album of all original material.


Johnny “Vatos” Hernandez

Los Angeles, California

Started playing drums in middle school. First band was called the “Adventures” all “Ventures” music. Through High School played everything, Dance Band, and Jazz were favorites. Friday morning Pep Bands, chamber orchestra, school plays.

Started early road career at seven-teen with the USO. By nineteen could read music, played in big bands, (LACC Studio Jazz band, Si Zetner Big Band) and pit orchestras.

Played with the “Helen Reddy Band”, Frankie Avalon, Petula Clark, Keith Carradine. While playing with as guest host Helen did the “Tonight Show” with Johnny Carson. Played with the Doc Severinson Band while Ed Shaunessey looked on saying, “Yea kid, alright kid” it was a real highlight!

With Steve Bartek hired to play on bizarre film called the “The Forbidden Zone”, Danny Elfman’s first film.
Asked to join “The Mystic Nights of the Oingo Boingo”. The early band was a full multi media extravaganza, complete with costume changes, Gamelan music, West African balaphone music and bizarre film interludes. After two years of that we dropped all the props and became “Oingo Boingo”.

While in Boingo I had a side project called “Food For Feet” around ’83 or ’84. A power house rock trio with Mike Tovar and John Avila. Like three tornados in the room at once!

Started working with Tito Larriva of “The Plugz”, asked to work on the “Culture Clash TV Show”. 1995 joined “Tito and Tarantula”. The band was featured in Quenton Tarentino’s “From Dusk till Dawn” Re

Worked with composers, Jason Johnson (TV Commercials) Steve Bartek (Movies / Relative) Bear McCreary (Battlestar Galatica), “The Closet Surfers” (Surf) The Esquires (30’s & 40’s swing)
Tremoloco (Tex-Mex), CID (blues, funk, & rock), Doug and the Mystics.
Crrently working for the “Drum Channel”, Battlestar Galatica” concert group. The BSG plans to travel through 2010.