BAYADERA, with its melting pot of musical styles, backgrounds, and experiences, has scheduled their CD release party for Thursday, March 20th at the Martini Blues, 5874 Edinger Ave. in Huntington Beach, CA. Phone 714-840-2129. Doors open at 8PM. Admission: $12. This show is for ages 21 and up.
BAYADERA represent and reflect our diverse society today; focusing on our common urge to seek a middle ground. Primarily rock based, BAYADERA combines strong grooves ala old school R&B with splashes of Latin flare and modern digital nuances. Sultry singer Gina Bandy weaves heartfelt and introspective lyrics though the band's musical landscape, capturing the essence of the human experience with her powerful yet delicate delivery. Full of hope, loss, love, and a need for change this album embodies our current state of affairs with engaging, foot-tapping music and catchy hooks.
Along with vocalist Bandy, BAYADERA boasts top-notch OC musicians Saatara (guitars), Dat Nguyen (guitars/background vocals), Chris Payne (bass, background vocals), and Donn Untiet (drums). Overcoming both cultural and physical barriers (guitarist Dat Nguyen is blind), BAYADERA is proving to have the talent and perseverance for a lasting musical career. Receiving numerous awards and accolades including placing among the Hot 100 Artists in Music Connection magazine, Honorable Mention in the Billboard International Song Contest, the Richmond Times Critics Choice Award, and the National Head Start Latino Leadership Award has fueled the frenzy so powerfully that all five of BAYADERA's CD releases have sold out. BAYADERA wins over audiences on both coasts and is currently filling their tour schedule for 2008.