Fernando Huerta Gonzalez born and raised in Puerto Vallarta coming from a musical family discovered his love for music at a young age, but had the opportunity to take it more professionally seven years ago when he started his own band Piel Canela which is one of Puerto Vallartas hottest Latin bands today. His success has enabled him to travel whilst sharing his talent in other countries like the USA, Europe, and Canada. His passion for rumba flamenco styles of guitar playing paired with his vocal ability has opened many doors for Fernando, enabling him to play in the best theatres with great artists from all over the world. Theatre shows, fundraisers, restaurants, weddings, private events and parties he plays them all! Most recently invited Piel Canela to Canada and played in the most desired and recognized venues in the Okanagan, British Columbia including a sold out show at the Vernon Jazz Club. The love and dedication for his culture and craft with his high energy personality makes for impressive and memorable shows!
Alberto Ramirez! You may know him as “Mimi” around town. Mimi was raised just outside of Puerta Vallarta in La Cruz de Huanacaxtle, he’s known for his overall musical versatility in the industry but his main focus and love for music lies within him and his guitar. His flamenco styles playing both Spanish and electric guitar have opened many opportunities for him to collaborate in various musical projects and festivals with many different artists in both Puerto Vallarta and Bahía de Banderas. With great excitement we give a warm welcome to Alberto “Mimi” to Piel Canela! We look forward to entertaining our audiences with our own renditions of our favourite Latin music! Every band member brings their own personal touch and talent to this band! Mimi is no exception!
Gary Michel Flores Morales a native of Guadalajara and born in a Cradle of musicians. He began his musical career as a percussionist at 13 years of age, receiving as a birthday gift his first bongos where it all started! His principles consist of his training in Latin rhythms for being part of orchestras of Afro-Antillean music. As time went by he entered genres that demanded the maximum, entering into styles of flamenco music, indigenous music (Mayan instruments) to finally reach his most desired instrument in which he now plays everything he knows on the Percussions. He loves playing an overall mix within the drum family! Gary now at 30 years of age and 17 years of experience, his career is within the local jazz scene in the hot Puerto Vallarta music industry, which leads him to dominate rhythms from all over the world including Mexico, Cuba, Puerto Rico, Jamaica, Dominican Republic, Costa Rica, Panama, Peru, Columbia, Venezuela, Brazil, Argentina, Spain, Italy, India, and Africa! Our band gives a warm exciting welcome to Gary Flores and all his drumming abilities, styles, talent, and influences to @pielcanelapv. An exceptional addition lighting up this fast approaching season!
Luis Rascón Pantoja receives his first musical lessons from his father the trumpeter and director Servando Rascón Vera from an early age participates in orchestras and groups of Latin music in percussion. He studies at a higher level with the specialty in double bass. He participates in different symphony orchestras as a double bass player and continues to play tropical music in different groups which makes a dumbbell of style and technique achieving a special sound. Looking to produce music and create new sounds, experiment with different instruments violoncello, Violin, Duduk, Kenas, all kinds of Percuciones which are now a fundamental part of the projects where it interacts. He is currently a middle and upper level teacher in the music area at Univa Puerto Vallarta and is part of important show groups in the region From the hand of all his instruments he delivers a musical passion he finishes the melody he plays
"Pepe" Jose Galvan Garcia, 29 years of age and has worked as a musician in different musical genres since 2007, starting as guitarist in mariachis of the City of Puerto Vallarta, Jalisco, Mexico, from 2007 to 2010 with Mariachi Vallarta 2000 by Felipe Romero, from 2010 to 2012 with versatile group Basiko, from May 2013 to February 2017 Santuario Lounge Band versatile group, from 2014 to present - Willow Jazz trio, Musician in the staging of rhythms of the night directed by Rene Depere and Debra Brown. Pepe has had the opportunity to work as a musician of accompaniment and figuration, with artists such as Alexander Acha, Ana Victoria, Christian Chavez, and Marco di Mauro on behalf of FM radio station. Year 2014-2014.
He completed his acacemic training in 2008 in Mexico City at the Gmartell College of Music. In 2015, he attend one course taught by the Berklee College of Music titled Berklee Latin, also in Mexico City, and takes classes with private masters and master class recognized baassists as Lalo Carrillo Bassist Luis Miguel to continue his preparation
The genre in which he has played throught his career are Mexican folklore (mariachi), funk, R&B, Latin rhythms. @pielcanela is honored and blessed to welcome Pepe as of the the best Bass players from Puerto Vallarta & Bahia de Banderas! Hear this true talent for yourselves at our opening night at The Palm Cabaret and Bar, November 25th @ 7:30PM