BIO

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Roberto Bonaccorso (Vocals, Cuatro, Accordion)

Roberto plays hybrid Venezuelan cuatro/tres, minor percussion, button accordion, and has been known to sing on occasion. He is originally from Venezuela from a Cuban/Italian family, and grew up listening and playing traditional Venezuelan music. He directs the Cuban son septet MangoSon, and also sings for the Venezuelan folk trio Mochima. He has lived in Seattle since 1997. Roberto joined Manigua in Spring 2013

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Eduardo Montero (Vocals, Bass Guitar)

Plays with Manigua since Fall 2011, participated with keyboards and backup vocals in “A Mano” and “Manigua Live” and currently  plays bass and sings lead vocals in some songs. He started playing bass in a neighborhood Rock band in 1991 in Callao Peru although he was exposed to Salsa music almost every single hour of the day, at age 19 he went to Colombia where he was first exposed to Vallenato,  and Caribean Fusion. Locally he has been a guest musician with several bands including Funk Fire Band, Jalapeños, and Camaleon among others. He move to the Seattle area in 2006.

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Mike Fernandes (Drums)

From Los Angeles, CA Mike has been playing drums and percussion for over 30 years in a variety of genres including Latin, Jazz, Funk and Rock. His energetic and eclectic style adds excitement to any band. Recent projects include The Rain City Jazz Band, The Classix, Cookin’ Jones, Tupelo, Latin Heat and Trio Berimbau.  Mike has been playing with Manigua since 2009.

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Andreas Stollar (Vocals, Lead Guitar)

Electric guitarist Andreas Stollar been a member of Manigua since 2012.

Starting out in high school playing local parties in the San Francisco Bay Area, he then spent some time in Santa Barbara playing to the college crowd and it was there when Santana became an influence. Black Magic Woman was always the big crowd pleaser. Moving to Seattle in the 90s and became involved in original, metal, jazz and funk projects. Most recently played in a funk band with a former member of Manigua, and after playing as a substitute for a few Manigua shows in 2012, he joined the band full time.

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Tommy Sandovallegos (Congas, Bongos, Percussion)

Starting at the very young age, Tommy’s culture exposed him to several genres of music. The vast majority of those artists had music which lends itself to percussion. He studied under the tutelage of the late Charles “Doc” Rutherford and his big jazz orchestra. Originally from Los Angeles Ca., Tommy focuses on rhythm and theory which provides the flavor needed to performing with Manigua since joining in the fall of 2012. Playing for several groups, he is without doubt a seasoned percussionist who plays with his heart, soul, and mind and always loves to meet new people and try new things while maintaining a professional attitude.

 


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