DonGato Latin Band

  • Genres
  • Latin
  • World
  • Awards and Nominations
    • SAMMIES 2019 Nominee★ World Music ★
    • SAMMIES 2018 Nominee★ World Music ★
  • Musicians
    • Barbara Kelbo — vocals
    • Carlos McCoy — flute, saxophone
    • Eddie Vidales — congas
    • Harold Muñiz — bongos
    • Hugo Ochoa — baby bass
    • Orlando Ramos "DonGato" — piano
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Q & A

All-time favorite song?

02.04.19

Too many to list.

How do you describe your music to people?

02.04.19

Sophisticated Latin music with an American-pop twist.

Tell us about how the band formed.

02.04.19

This band came about through an emergency gig that my friend couldn't do. He called me and asked if I could get some musicians and cover for him.

Tell us about your best gig in Sac.

02.04.19

Harlow's, South Side Park.

What artist or band are you a little embarrassed to love, and why?

02.04.19

Never embarassed.

What was the first song you learned to play?

02.04.19

Can't remember.

What's next for the band?

02.04.19

Touring.

What's the story behind the band name?

02.04.19

When I was a teenager back in Jersey, I wanted to be in my older brother's band. But every time I went to their rehearsals, his band mates would say, "Here comes that cat again trying to join the band!" I told them, "One day, I will have my own band, and I will be the Top Cat,'" and that's what DonGato means, "Top Cat."

What's your favorite local artist/group?

02.04.19

Too many to mention.

Who are your biggest influences?

02.04.19

Ruben Blades, Sting.

Who first inspired you to play music?

02.04.19

My brother.

Words to live by?

02.04.19

Play with the same feel whether there's five or 5,000 fans!

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