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Santanimal / Bio

Santanimal is based out of Las Vegas NV. The sound they have is a mix of flamenco style rhythm guitar, rock breakdowns, fusion solos & a touch of a middle eastern vibe. This band was put together by William Vafai (aka Animal). He wrote & produced all the music. Animal is originally from sunny southern California, At the age of 13 he taught himself how to play the guitar. As a teen his music influences were, Santana, Led Zeppelin, Pink Floyd, The Doors, Rush, & Kiss. Later it went from Metallica, Slayer & Death To Frank Zappa. Al di Meola & Struns n Farah. He played in Blues, Rock & metal bands. In 2004 he moved to Las Vegas NV & played guitar for YellaphunQ, Missing Blind & Money Stone. Eddie Valverde Is originally from Inglewood Southern California. At an early age his idols were bands like Kiss, Quiet Riot & Van Halen. So of course he learned to play guitar & bass. Soon after he had his little brother on drums. Eddie played bass in B.P.S.& a reggae band called Moral Minority. He also played & recorded guitar for a band he was in called BUG. After that he moved to Las Vegas NV he help form the band Missing Blind. Ed currently plays bass & recorded for a power trio he & Animal are in called Southren. Animal met Chiqui Garcia at a jam night in a Vegas bar called Boomers. That was right after he played his fist warm up show with YellaphunQ. Chiqui plays congas for a show in LV called The Lion King. Benito Tapia is from Ventura county in S. California. he plays congas for bands like Chico & Malo, when they're in LA. Back in 2008 Benny met Animal while jamming at a bar in Reseada. When Benito comes out to LV you can see Ed & Animal with Benito getting crazy & playing on the bridge over Tropicana Blvd. The first Santanimal cd El Gallo! Is coming soon. So look for Santanimal in your town very, very soon.
(You can find The band Southren on Reverbnation). All songs recorded mixed & mastered, in Las Vegas NV. by Mauro Ferreira (maurotone59@gmail.com)

General Info

Band Members
(Timbales)Benito Tapia,(bass) Eddie Valverde,(congas) Chiqui Garcia & (guitars) Animal
Artist Name
Home Page
Latin / Pop / Fusion

Contact Info

Las Vegas, NV

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