San Pedro Square Market Live Music: Join SPSM for live performances in Downtown San Jose the week of December 19th, 2016 featuring: Individuo, Merrie Olde Christmas Carolers, and Otilia Donaire & the Back Alley Boys.
Individuo: Thursday, December 22nd @ 6:00pm
Californian songstress Tiffany Joy and Colombian songsmith Maqui Reyes met in 2010 in Buenos Aires and decided to set their solo musical careers aside to form the dynamic Latin pop dúo “Individúo.” Since then, they have been performing on diverse stages in various countries. Their show mixes original repertoire with unique versions of some of the most celebrated hits ranging from Bossa Nova and Argentine Rock to Pop, Salsa, and even Colombian Cumbia.
The unique story of this duo transforms their music into something special, cosmopolitan - as eclectic and joyful as the two themselves. Singers, performers, and composers, these “Individúos” manage to translate their talent into songs that take the listener on a journey. The energy they generate on stage is a unique alchemy, a true experience for the viewer who can feel that something special vibrates wherever these two share their voices and souls.
In 2011 they teamed up with celebrated Latin music producer Oscar “El Chino” Asencio to produce their first six-song EP. In 2013 they toured in Bogotá, Colombia with their first single “Sueño”, a song that was widely accepted in Colombia, making it into the top 10 on various pop radio listings, along with its music video (filmed in San Francisco, CA), which was in rotation on various South American music video TV programs.
At the beginning of 2014 they returned to California for an extensive tour throughout the Bay Area, and filmed another video clip for their next single “Si Me Vieras tú” in the iconic San Francisco setting “Clarion Alley.”
In March of 2014 they returned to Colombia to engage in a press tour for the single “Si Me Vieras tú” – which lead to the offer of their own TV segment on the popular entertainment talk show “Bravíssimo.”
2014 ended on a high note for Individúo – they launched their third single “Tú-Yo” and performed at the renowned Astor Plaza Theatre (Opening for Dominican Singer/Songwriter Vicente García), as well as their own sold out show at the Hard Rock Café (Bogotá).
After another successful tour through northern California (USA) in Jan/Feb 2015, Individúo launched their first full length album "Sueño" with "Sold out" CD release shows in both Bogotá (Nov 2015) and San Francisco (Feb 2016).
Merrie Olde Christmas Carolers: Friday, Decemeber 23rd @ 5:30pm
The Merrie Olde Christmas Carolers perform new and unique arrangements of carols and songs, as well as beloved, familiar, traditional carols, created specifically for MOCC by its founding director, Ken Malucelli, ASCAP affiliated, award winning composer. Each of MOCC's quartets is accompanied by the merry sounds of sleigh bells, finger cymbals, tambourines and kazoos.
Otilia Donaire & the Back Alley Boys: Friday, December 23rd @ 7:00pm
Singer, Otilia Donaire came onto the California music scene in 2009, and has been tantalizing Bay Area audiences ever since. Otilia's powerful and gritty vocal style (reminiscent of rock and blues icons Janis Joplin and Koko Taylor) sings with raw depth and emotion, and has the adaptability to equally transition from a power driven rock song to a sultry, blues ballad in making her a crowd favorite. She is an exceptionally dynamic and versatile performer, who is as comfortable belting out hard core, down home blues standards as she is taking on vintage rock and soul classics.
SATURDAY, DECEMBER 24th: NO MUSIC (CHRISTMAS EVE)
SUNDAY, DECEMBER 25th: NO MUSIC (CHRISTMAS DAY)