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Meet THE HURRICANES

Today we’d like to introduce you to THE HURRICANES.

Every artist has a unique story. Can you briefly walk us through yours?
I am heavily influenced by classical music, I think of Mozart while destroying my vintage 1960’s organs in stage. (Jesus Salas/organist)

Boleros, cumbias, and Rock n Roll is what I raised on. Coming from a family of dancers, my wish is to make the world dance. (Gibram Chavez/bassist)

I grew up with a lot of punk rock, then eventually discovered jazz. I’ve always wanted to somehow combine the two. (Eddie Guadiana/saxophonist)

I’ve always liked upbeat music, but nowadays I give any type of music a chance. (Alejandro Marcial/percussionist)

I wanted to be a drummer as a kid, but I live in apartments and I have the worse tempo lol. My parents said no and forced an acoustic guitar on me. I had no choice but to learn how to play and sing. I then decided to sing my favorite type of music, 50s, and 60s styled stuff. (Roach Sanchez/Singer/Guitar)

Please tell us about your art.
For me, the message I wanted to portray with our songs and image was the sense of peace, diversity, love and unity. It all started with a broken heart that lead me to write my story in a way where I hope we could somehow use that negative energy to turn it into positive energy. Where people could come together to find a home within our music and shows. A place where anyone and everyone belongs, where being lame is cool. Where being brown or any color is beautiful, where being an immigrant is okay, where making mistakes is okay, where being HUMAN is okay.
We all come from the same place and we will all end up in the same place. So let’s start loving each other in this place we all inhabit. (Roach Sanchez)

In a venue setting, the bass makes your chest vibrate and since the first show I attended as a mocoso I knew it was something I wanted to do. I’d like to think that our music works as a filter. Taking out the negatives of your everyday routine. The stress and hardships of this rat race we call life. It personally works like that for me. If people go home feeling like a weight was lifted off their shoulders and refreshed then I’ve done my job.
(Gibram Chavez)

I’ve always loved the work that goes on behind the drums. Ever since I’ve seen my neighbor play his kit when I was 5, I immediately knew that was gonna be my instrument. Seeing people move to the beat and get crazy when the beat changes really brings joy to me. All I really want to do is bring people together with our music and give people that experience that they really can’t get anywhere else. We enjoy making noise for y’all!
(Alejandro Marcial)

As far as my own art, I write it for myself. My own stuff is always on the experimental side so people can take from it what they will. I’m inspired by people that always try to bring something new to the table. I hate conformity as cliche as it sounds, but it benefits the human race when we all innovate. (Eddie Guadiana)

I am always looking to push my boundaries and create music outside the box, I always try to create an animalistic entity through music, always trying to make my organs scream as an extension of myself. (Jesus Salas)

Do you have any advice for other artists? Any lessons you wished you learned earlier?
For me, I would like to let other artists know to just look deep down inside their heart and soul and remember why they started playing music. To always remain humble and create their art to influence and help others. One love and that is all, we all need love, we love music, animals and people. Now go out there and spread that love to the world baby! I JUST WANT TO MAKE LOVE TO THE WORLD!! (Roach Sanchez)

Never be afraid to experiment. When I was younger, I was always worried about sounding bad. But those moments when you experiment, even when you sound bad, are really great lessons. Also never get comfortable. If something is easy your doing it wrong. Always challenge yourself. (Eddie)

Never settle. Be confident and own what you do no matter if you’re in a cover band or performing original compositions. Don’t try to be like someone else. Sure, take your influence, but always do you boo boo.
(Gibram Chavez)

I would let other artists know the obvious, don’t be afraid to be different. It’s cool to look up to people but just remember to spice it up a bit. Live your own future and stay humble! Music is everywhere, enjoy it!
(Alejandro Marcial)

Always make your own voice in music and never procrastinate on your craft, you will be pleased and overjoyed with the progress that you can make. (Jesus Salas)

How or where can people see your work? How can people support your work?
Since the name Hurricanes is super common, especially in the news, we lucked out and named all our social media and musical platforms under the name @ochurricanes.

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Image Credit:
@ferny_714 @ttepz, @angelbabyphotoos, @goodtimerickstudios

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