They came to the US from cosmopolitan Buenos Aires, Argentina, with a mixture of Latin rhythms, performed with Spanish guitars, a Cuban Tres, Peruvian caj'n (box-drum) and harmonizing vocals. Vivacious and infectious, the sound of Los Pinguos has claimed fans worldwide, from their hometown to the streets of Los Angeles.
packed their bags and headed north to the Californian shores. Newly
arrived to the City of Angels in early 2001, Los Pinguos began playing at
local bars such as The Latin Lounge, The Knitting Factory, Key Club,
Temple Bar & Little Temple. As their popularity grew, they were invited to
perform at the end-of-season party for the hit FOX show "Dharma & Greg".
While performing, they were spotted by a talent scout who urged them to audition for a new television show, "The Next Big Star", hosted and produced by Ed McMahon of "Star Search" fame. In spite of fierce competition from more seasoned groups, and being the only Latin band to perform, Los Pinguos won the audience vote and rightly claimed the Grand Prize. Soon after this, new bassist Santiago Lee joined the group, giving Los Pinguos a strong backbone and groove to the music, new and old.
Saturday September 13 at 8:00 p.m.
Back by popular demand!! Their last concert with us blew the roof off! This is a wonderfully entertaining show, you'll want to stand up or dance the whole time. Don't miss this high energy show! *Vivacious and infectious, the sound of Los Pinguos has claimed fans worldwide, from their hometown to the streets of Los Angeles.
Revenge delivers all the intensity of the Battlefield Band with a uniquely
California sense of fun." - Danny Carnahan, Wake The Dead
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