An NYC-based, seven piece combo playing soul with an Afro-Caribbean pulse, San Simón deliver original songs for the mind, heart and feet.
The band recorded a 5 song EP that is currently being finalized. Last year they maintained a residency at Camaradas and playing many other laid back venues in the tri-state area such as the Groove on Grove festival in Jersey City, Silvana’s and The Shrine in Harlem as well as several double bills with sister band, Badinba. The band has also shared the stage with fellow latin-soulsters Fulaso and Yotoco.
A live show becomes a fun party that features the band members pushing the energy over bopping funk grooves, hypnotic clave pockets and rowdy Dominican beats all while JeSanté flexes her pro MC skills on the mic, urging the crowd to move. This is at the end of the day, music for the dance floor. Standing still becomes a challenge! Their sound reflects the distinct musical and cultural backgrounds of the members and their band leader, Dominican-American guitarist and Jersey City native and resident Evan Ubiera.
San Simón just debuted it's EP "Talk To Me" this past May 20th!!! The release party at Subrosa NYC was a success! The band was in tip top form and the positive vibes were electric! Uriel Monroig sat on the kit delivering punchy Caribbean beats, Tony R. flew over with a singing quinto, Ian held down the base with Mario Padrón carrying the grooves, Alexis Marcelo sharing rhythms and leads with Evan throughout the set. It made for fantastic chemistry and exciting interplay. Much thanks to Monica Rossi-Ortiz (from DR, San Juan Hill/Badinba) and Raquel Joan (from PR, Boombits, University of PR), who joined us onstage on for the last songs! We covered the EP material, some covers and material from the next EP recording. Big thanks to everyone who attended! We had a really great time sharing our unique brand of Latin, Soul and World rhythms, a salcocho of psychedelic merengue, electric rumba and jazzy plena. No wonder the crowd could not resist joining the dance floor!
Always a pleasure playing Camaradas in El barrio de Nueva York. Check out there menu and schedule here.
Amazing food and live music at fox and Crow. Much thanks to Margo Parks for the opportunity. here
We had a blast playing the Lumberyard Fest last year in Jersey City! Check out what the fest is all about. Great showing of local acts and kind souls in the community make this happen. Thanks to all the donors. here