San Lazaro


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  • country:Australia
  • style(s):Funk, Latin
  • label:MRA Entertainment (Australia)
  • type:Band
  • gender:male, female
  • instrumentation:instrumental, vocal
  • artist submitted by:San Lazaro

Line up

  • Bob Knob (Bass)
  • Elisha Maiyah (Trumpet, Vocals)
  • Franshesco Viran (Lead Vocals)
  • Lachlan McLean (Alto Sax)
  • Lazare Agneskis (Drums)
  • Nasrine Rahmani (Timbales)
  • Oscar Poncell (Tiple, Vocals)
  • Sebastian Orellana (Congas, MC)
  • Steven Silk (Guitar)


"Every once in a long while, a band comes that has the hybrid in music that brings people from all walks of life together. We will discover with San Lazaro that in the audience, lives blend with their music which celebrates life, and makes you move and dance." Asdru Sierra, Ozomatli.

Melbourne based nine piece Latin funk sensation San Lazaro draw upon traditional salsa, bomba and rumba rhythms, fused with the urban sounds of reggae, funk and hip-hop to create some of the most diverse and uplifting party music ever to come from an Australian band.

Their debut album ‘Mestizos Urbanos’ (urban people of a mixed race) is a direct reflection of the bands intention to be faithful to their roots whilst embracing their influences. They share a strong heritage in the performance of traditional styles of Latin music, which acts as a binding element used to re-enforce the youthful musical experimentation unique to San Lazaro.

In essence, San Lazaro play uplifting dance music, celebratory of the good things in life whilst acknowledging and paying homage to true multiculturalism and real life issues both past and present.