MUSIC

"Creativity was everywhere! Between the interesting hair color and eyeliner, the 80’s was fertile ground for even non musically-trained cats like myself—all that was needed was a little drive and conviction that you could be ‘somebody!’" — René

NOISE MAKING

Thus far, I've never been able to stay away from the stage for too long. Playing live is being able to exercise (or is it exorcise?) that extroverted-introvert in me. I've opened [with former groups] for such acts as A Flock of Seagulls, Men Without Hats, Los Lobos, Malo, and have shared the stage with Carlos Santana. Another musical apex was our rendition of the National Anthem at a sold-out Oakland Raiders / Dallas Cowboys game fronting the Jorge Santana Band.

I still compose original pop material — it's yet another creative muscle I have to flex. You can refer to the music portal players here to hear my latest stuff.

Although a composer & lyricist, I also specialize in cover music for special occasions and events. My 'for hire' singing repertoire is focused on Latin (pop, salsa, tropical and gypsy) music, as well as classic American standards and pop hits. I've performed many of the historic stages in San Francisco, as well as other cities in the United States.

My tenor vocal style harkens back to the days of crooners, such as Frank Sinatra, Elvis Presley and even David Bowie — my personal fave — yet I suppose it's my Spanish heritage that brings out the core gypsy, inspiring my overall performance and energy.

More music clips spanning 35 years on my YouTube® channel.

World-wide release of 'You Never Needed Love' video ·
MAY 2021

World-wide release of 'Slow Motion' music video ·
SEPTEMBER 2020

World-wide release of 'You Never Needed Love' single on Spotify!

 

Oh, the 80's... Throwback Images

"National Anthem" Oakland Coliseum · OCTOBER 2005

 

Bolero 1987-88: Diego Cisternas, Michael Angel Alvarado, Dave Lovvorn, Jay Goudeau, and René Peraza

'FREE' · Jorge Santana Band featuring Carlos Santana · SEPTEMBER 1997

 

"Carnaval" Mission District · San Francisco · MAY 1996

 

Bolero 1989-90: Doug Schuster, Jay Goudeau, René Peraza, Dave Lovvorn, and Diego Cisternas

Bolero's René and Diego — the 'Lennon / McCartney' element of the group

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World-wide release of 'Slow Motion' music video · MAY 2020

 

World-wide release of 'Slow Motion' music video · SEPTEMBER 2020

 

"National Anthem" Oakland Coliseum · OCTOBER 2005

'FREE' · Jorge Santana Band featuring Carlos Santana · SEPTEMBER 1997

"Carnaval" Mission District · San Francisco · MAY 1996

 

World-wide release of 'You Never Needed Love' Single on Spotify!

 

NOISE MAKING

Thus far, I've never been able to stay away from the stage for too long. Playing live is being able to exercise (or is it exorcise?) that extroverted-introvert in me. I've opened [with former groups] for such acts as A Flock of Seagulls, Men Without Hats, Los Lobos, Malo, and have shared the stage with Carlos Santana. Another musical apex was our rendition of the National Anthem at a sold-out Oakland Raiders / Dallas Cowboys game fronting the Jorge Santana Band.

I still compose original (somewhat alternative) pop material — it's yet another creative muscle I have to flex. You can refer to the music portal players here to here my latest stuff

Although a composer & lyricist, I also specialize in cover music for special occasions and events. My 'for hire' singing repertoire is focused on Latin (pop, salsa, tropical and gypsy) music, as well as classic American standards and pop hits. I've performed many of the historic stages in San Francisco, as well as other cities in the United States.

My tenor vocal style harkens back to the days of crooners, such as Frank Sinatra, Elvis Presley and even David Bowie — my personal fave — yet I suppose it's my Spanish heritage that brings out the core gypsy, inspiring my overall performance and energy.

More music clips spanning 35 years on my YouTube® channel.

NOISE MAKING

Thus far, I've never been able to stay away from the stage for too long. Playing live is being able to exercise (or is it exorcise?) that extroverted-introvert in me. I've opened [with former groups] for such acts as A Flock of Seagulls, Men Without Hats, Los Lobos, Malo, and have shared the stage with Carlos Santana. Another musical apex was our rendition of the National Anthem at a sold-out Oakland Raiders / Dallas Cowboys game fronting the Jorge Santana Band.

I still compose original (somewhat alternative) pop material — it's yet another creative muscle I have to flex. You can refer to the music portal players here to hear my latest stuff.

Although a composer & lyricist, I also specialize in cover music for special occasions and events. My 'for hire' singing repertoire is focused on Latin (pop, salsa, tropical and gypsy) music, as well as classic American standards and pop hits. I've performed many of the historic stages in San Francisco, as well as other cities in the United States.

My tenor vocal style harkens back to the days of crooners, such as Frank Sinatra, Elvis Presley and even David Bowie — my personal fave — yet I suppose it's my Spanish heritage that brings out the core gypsy, inspiring my overall performance and energy.

More music clips spanning 30 years on my YouTube® channel.

World-wide release of 'You Never Needed Love' Single on Spotify!

World-wide release of 'You Never Needed Love' video · MAY 2021

World-wide release of 'Slow Motion' music video · SEPTEMBER 2020

"National Anthem" Oakland Coliseum · OCTOBER 2006

 

'FREE' Jorge Santana Band featuring Carlos Santana · SEPTEMBER 1997

"Carnaval" Mission District · San Francisco · MAY 1996