Exclusive interview con Tejano Sound Band, Lupe Moreno, 2013.
Lansing, Michigan. Hellloooo raza its me con chingo freezing weather all around me. I am Blanca Blanch Blanco con on the road again interview. This has to be the coldest place we have traveled this past few years up here in ing. But we are here and warmed up con Lupe Moreno member of Tejano Sound Band, and now for that interview.
Bbb:( frozen face, frozen hands, and frozen all over) hello Lupe can you give me a warm hand off this bicyclllle itís a bit cold out here?
Lm; Well sure, i have an extra pair of mittens, lol.
BBB; ok guys Tejano Sound Band, the first question I want to ask, do you guys travel out in this weather and if you do, has there ever been a time where you guys didnít make a gig due to bad weather?
Lm:). Yes we travel around the midwest frequently so we know about bad weather all too well. As for not making it to a gig due to weather, We've always managed to make it to a gig, gracias a Dios. We may have been a little behind schedule but always made it!
BBB: tell us little history of about the band and its founders?
Lm:. The band originates from Lansing, MI. Tejano Sound Band (TSB) has been in the music business for about 15 years now. The band was formed by Johnny Vasquez, his brother Richard and Brother in law Frank Medellin. It wasn't til 2008 that we released our first CD entitled "Ahora".
BBB do you find it a bit difficult working with relatives ?
Lm; Well our families have always supported us, we played many gigs for close family members. As for the band, we consider ourselves a band of brothers. We take our wives/girlfriends with us the majority of the time so we've become somewhat of a close family.
BBB: can you share the list of bands that you have performed with on stage?
Lm: We've performed with some pretty good bands including Los Badd Boyz del Valle, Ram Herrera, Los Desperadoz, Jaime Y Los Chamacos, Emilio Navaira, Da Krazy Pimpz, The Tex MEx Kaddilaks, David De Anda and have backed up such asrtists as Roberto Pulido and Jay Perez.
BBB; what is one thing that makes you different from other Tejano bands ?
Lm; The thing that we feel seperates us from other bands is that we are hungry, we play with passion and play from the heart. Doesn't matter how many people are in the audience.
BBB: has the economic play a big role on where the band perform?
LM: Of course, the economy has had an impact on many bands regardless of where they're from. We manage to stay busy somehow...I guess when people want good Tejano music, they find a way to hire us.
BBB: do you have any new release coming out soon?
Lm: The newest release is "Cierra Los Ojos" which was released in 2012. It's doing very well for us so far, gracias a Diosito.
BBB: do you guys believe in UFOíS OR VAMPIRES?
LM: Lol, well I don't know about the rest of the guys but I do believe in UFO's. If there can be life on this plant then why not somewhere else? We can't be the only ones out here in this huge universe. As for Vampires...well i haven't run into any lately so I guess my answer is no.