Sonsoles was founded in the fall of 2006 in Los Angeles by founding members Steve Baltazar (keyboards) and Cesar Abrego (bass). Shortly thereafter, Spaniard Jóse Hernandez (guitar/vocals), a friend of the duo, also joined. Later, after answering an Internet ad and an obviously successful audition, Lonnie Moreno (drums) became the 4th member, and with the recent addition of Delwin G. (rapper), the Sonsoles lineup is now cemented.
Hernandez’s slick guitar prowess and Baltazar’s unique approach to keyboard chord progressions gives Sonsoles its unexpectedly edgy sound, calling to light influences ranging from Ozomatli, Los Amigos Invisibles and Juanes, to the more global sounds of Manu Chao, Silvio Rodriguez and Maná.
Meanwhile, Abrego’s “rockero” approach to moving bass lines combined with Moreno’s hard rock drumming culminates in a deep, sexy, in-your-face sound that moves hips and crosses borders, appealing to Spanish and non-Spanish speaking audiences, while challenging mainstream music by reinventing the concept of fusion.
Delwin G. completes the sonic puzzle by bringing forth an energetic bright vocal-rap styling that keeps the people dancing and grooving through the night!
Sonsoles’ infectiously appealing sound breaks conventional molds typically associated with Latin Rock and is the spark that has helped the band garner a firestorm of genuine appreciation from their growing legion of fans.