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Bandidos de Amor at Levitt Pavilion July 5th 8 PM

8 PM - 9:30 PM






Levitt Pavilion Webpage
04 Jul 2008 by BDA


and the SULTANS of MAMBO

The Bandidos put together two versions of their big band for a VSOP performance in Santa Barbara at the Pat Nesbit Polo Estate. The successful evening helped raise over 1/2 million dollars for charity.

The NUEVO FLAMENCO TRIO started off the evening performing instrumental world music during the silent auction, featuring: spanish guitar, cajon and El Professor/Larry G on 6 string bass.

The 13 pc SULTANS of MAMBO took over for the the dinner hour performing classic latin & latin jazz compositions to the delight of the very sophisticated audience.

After dinner, The BANDIDOS DE AMOR HAVANA BAND played a VSOP show, arranged and conducted by bassist, Larry G. Goldman, which included musical and dance recreations from "BOLERO", the 1934 film starring George Raft and Carole Lombard ... combining the original music & orchestral rhythms from Ravel with some modern latin dance rhythms.

From the same movie the Bandidos and dancers recreated the fabulous Sally Rand fan dance, combining this exotic dance with the classic song "Amado Mio", from the film noir film which featured the seductive & statuesque Rita Hayworth as "Gilda".

The BDA Havana Band included a brass section (2 trpts, bone and sax/flute), 3 latin percussionists (bongos, congos, timbales), a violinist, a pianist and 2 extra vocalists.
We also had the help of Choreographer Extraordinaire, JoAnn Jansen whom we previously worked with in The Mexican (see separate news story below on The Mexican).

Cuban actor/dancer William Marquez, joined the Bandidos de Amor Havana band - re-enacting his unique "Dancing with a Lampost" scene for Andy Garcia's movie, The LOST CITY.

The highlight of the show segment was when the Bandidos de Amor brought to the stage special guest percussionist/drummer, Desi Arnaz Jr. With the assistance of Desi, Larry G. put together a special medley of Desi Arnaz's original Cuban Hits, "Babalú", (1946) and El Cumbanchero (1943) featuring Desi Jr. on a powerful percussion solo.

(Photos courtesy of Katie Moos Photography)

click on Read More (right below this) to read the reveiws and see more pictures!!
24 Mar 2008 by BDA

Bandidos Perform for Noted Kabbalah Rabbi
The Bandidos de Amor were invited to perform in honor of the birthday of Michael Berg.

Michael is the son of Rabbi Philip Berg (current Dean of the worldwide Kabbalah Centre organization) He created the first-ever contemporary English translation of The Zohar, requiring decades of research. Rabbi Berg opened the mysteries of this great text to the entire world through a 23 volume series, including the original Aramaic, English translation and full-commentary. It has already had the dramatic effect of greatly accelerating the dissemination of Kabbalistic knowledge, helping to make this great spiritual teaching available to people of different faiths all around the world who previously would have needed extensive training to fathom the text.

Celebrities Demi Moore, Ashton Kutcher (also Demi's husband) and Gwyneth Paltrow, were among the many wonderful guests at Rabbi Berg's birthday celebration at a private estate in Beverly Hills, CA.

Demi is a practicing follower of the Rabbi Philip Berg's Kabbalah religion, and initiated Kutcher into the faith, having said that she "didn’t grow up Jewish, but... would say that [she has] been more exposed to the deeper meanings of particular rituals than any of [her] friends that did".

Gwyneth was born to the late film and television director Bruce Paltrow (who was Jewish) and Blythe Danner (who was raised a Quaker and is of Pennsylvania Dutch descent). Her paternal grandparents were Gertrud Goldman and Aaron Paltrow. She was born and raised in Santa Monica before marriying singer, Chris Martin (of the band Coldplay). Paltrow is a descendent of a famous 17th century Polish rabbi, David HaLevi Segal of Cracow, through the Russian rabbinical family, Paltrowitch, which produced thirty-three rabbis over several generations. The actress has said she is very proud of being Jewish, and has attributed her father's warmth to his Jewish heritage. Gwyneth came and celebrated along with all the guests honoring the Rabbi despite a minor injury to her leg that had her being assisted by a simple pair of crutches. She was lovely as ever.

Throughout the evening members of the audience danced to the Bandidos de Amor's fabulous flamenco rumba and gave the Bandidos de Amor lots of compliments. At the conclusion of the event the Bandidos presented the Rabbi with a couple of their CDs as a token of their appreciation for the Rabbi and his lovely wife, Monica Berg's invitation to come and perform for everyone that evening.
19 Jun 2007 by BDA

BANDIDOS DE AMOR appearance at Children's Hospital's


A annual signature event at Paramount Pictures Studios
for their patients and families
highlighting “survivorship” through a Health and Wellness Fair,
carnival, celebrity entertainment, food and fun.
07 Jun 2007 by BDA

Antonio Banderas & Melanie Griffith Host Pre OSCAR party for AL GORE

The Bandidos de Amor performed for a star studded celebrity event hosted by Antonio Banderas and his lovely wife Melanie Griffith in honor of AL GORE. The former vice president's documentary, AN INCONVENIENT TRUTH was nominated for an OSCAR at the time and this was his PRE-OSCAR party.

The BANDIDOS DE AMOR show consisted of various songs from their original CDs including songs they've performed in the Dreamworks film "Paulie", the Warner Bros. film Two Weeks Notice, and the Paramount film "Collateral". They also performed Beautiful Maria of My Soul (from Antonio Banderas' classic cuban music soundtrack of the Mambo Kings) and Concion del Mariachi (from Antonio's "Desperado" directed by Richard Rodriguez).in honor of Antonio.

At one point in the evening the Bandidos also performed 'I NEED TO WAKE UP", the OSCAR AWARD winning song by Melissa Etheridge from AL GORE's documentary. Upon hearing the Bandidos de Amor performing their version of this Melanie Griffith, accompanied by her daughter Stella, remarked how wonderful the Bandidos de Amor's performance was.
By the way, in case you haven't already heard....AL GORE's documentary did win the OSCAR. Congratulations Mr. Vice President !!!!

The Bandidos de Amor performance also included Cuban Son Montuno's from the 40's composed by members of the award winning Buena Vista Social Club, other Afro-Cuban, Latin American classics and the Bandidos de Amor's original brand of California Rumba. Among the earlier presentations was a wonderful instrumental presentation of Tres Notas Para Decir Te Quiero from the Latin Grammy Award winning CD by Vicente Amigo, 'Ciudad De Las Ideas".

Entertainment Weekly noted that the Bandidos de Amor selection as the entertainment was the perfect choice for this great evening recognizing the meritorious work of the former vice president.

Celebrities on hand for this occasion and showing their appreciation of the musical talents of the Bandidos de Amor included: Penelope Cruz, Chevy Chase,

Antonio with Melanie their daughter, Stella along side
former vice president AL Gore and his wife Tipper.

Penelope Cruz, Al Gore and Antonio Banderas

Al Gore with Mr. & Mrs Larry David

Lawrence Bender, Al Gore, Arianna Huffington and Daryl Hanna

Al Gore and Ludacris

Al Gore and Paramount Studios' CEO Mr. Brad Grey
28 Mar 2007 by BDA

BDA at Griffith Observatory Opening GALA
At the special invitation of
in the evening marking the

Renewing a World-class Institution:
The Renovation and Expansion of Griffith Observatory

After nearly 67 years of heavy public use (71 years in existence),
Griffith Observatory closed its doors
for its first comprehensive renovation and expansion.
This ambitious $93-million project renewed the Observatory's world-class standing
and restored and enhanced the Observatory's ability to pursue its public astronomy mission,
all driven by a commitment to excellence
and enabled by a successful public-private partnership.

17 Oct 2006 by BDA

Bandidos and Flamenco Rumba Trio Open up Westfield Topanga Mall

Larry G. brought the Flamenco Rumba Trio
to the Grand Opening of the Westfield Topanga Mall
and performed to a wonderful and appreciative crowd in the main courtyard.

Earlier that day, all the officials from the City of Los Angeles
and the Representatives from all over the San Fernando Valley
came together with other celebrities to cut the ribbon
and officially re-open this lovely mall
with all it's renovations and many excellent stores.

Later in the evening, some of the other
Bandidos de Amor joined them for a
Bandidos de Amor concert
which brought everyone to their feet.

It was a really spectacular event
and very happy occasion for all involved in continuing
to make improvements in the local community.
The Bandidos de Amor were especially proud
to be on hand to participate in their own backyard.

Some of the guys explored the mall
which also includes the band's 2nd favorite stop:
(where we borrowed these photos from
...hope you didn't mind guys)

17 Oct 2006 by BDA

BDA Perform at L.A. Philharmonica's Fall GALA
The Fall Concert Season officially opened
with Ravel's Bolero
at the Walt Disney Music Hall in downtown Los Angeles.

Preceeding the concert was a red carpet event
with lots of celebrities and City/State Officials arriving by limosine...

Tickets-ranging in price from $1,500 to $10,000
were sold to raise money to benefit the Musicians Pension Fund
and the Los Angeles Philharmonic Association,
which raises money that allows music students
and teachers from L.A. to attend concerts..
Excellent seats were reserved for this benefit evening,
which included a pre-concert reception,
the concert performance, as well as post-concert dinner
and dancing featuring the Bandidos de Amor world music band and dancers....

Immediately following the season opening concert
by the Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra,
led by Esa-Pekka Solonen there was a GALA dinner
and dancing event held outside the concert hall
in a specially constructed tent with an open ceiling
to the star studded skyline, with handsomely laid
white carpets and elegantly designed tables
and decor with 2 dance floors and a center stage
custom lighted for the Bandidos De Amor
who were accompianied all evening
by their troupe of four flamenco dancers.

17 Oct 2006 by BDA

Jungle Masquerade Concert Appearance

The Jungle Masquerade is THEE wild
and roaring party of the summer.
Over 400 young, affluent, socially concerned trendsetters
will attend this wildly exciting event.
Highlights will include dinner-by-the-bite and open bar.
"This year one of Southern California’s hottest entertainers,
BANDIDOS DE AMOR will be featured."
The Bandidos de Amor will be joined
by special guest, Ardeshir Farah.
Ardeshir is one half of the internationally famous guitar duo

All proceeds from the Jungle Masquerade
will support the innovative conservation programs
of the Rainforest Alliance, an international nonprofit organization
dedicated to conserving global biodiversity.
Their mission is to protect ecosystems and the people
and wildlife that depend on them by transforming land-use
practices, business practices and consumer behavior.
Companies, cooperatives and landowners that participate
in their programs meet rigorous standards that conserve
biodiversity and provide sustainable livelihoods.

Who: 400 - 450 affluent adults ages 25 - 50. Jungle Masquerade
guests include the crème de la crème of Southern California's
young and hip social scene. Leaders and trendsetters in the fashion,
finance, technology and entertainment industries will be in attendance.
Southern California press will cover the event.
25 Jul 2006 by BDA

Sherman Oaks Galleria Presents: Bandidos de Amor

Bandidos de Amor will be appearing at

The Sherman Oaks Galleria
15303 Ventura Blvd,
Sherman Oaks. CA

The stage will be outside – near PF Changs

Imagine dining under the stars
on the patio of an outdoor cafe in St. Tropez or Paris
-- with the sounds of BANDIDOS DE AMOR
playing in the background
....Imagine no more!

Sherman Oaks Galleria
15301 Ventura Boulevard
Sherman Oaks, CA 91403
(corner of Ventura and Sepulveda boulevards)

Entertainment: free for all Sherman Oaks Galleria visitors.

Normal parking rates and validation rules apply. CLICK HERE for parking information, maps and other info.
18 Jul 2006 by BDA

Bandidos de Amor perform at Malia

Join us as we help to celebrate chef Rodney Baca's 30th Birthday !

12 Jul 2006 by BDA

B.B. King's Presents: Bandidos de Amor

UNIVERSAL CITY WALK - upstairs level
12 Jul 2006 by BDA

Bandidos de Amor at Olivas Adobe



click on "Read More" below for directions and ticket info
08 Jul 2006 by BDA

Bandidos de Amor and Nuevo Ballet Español
The Bandidos de Amor have been invited to perform
in person for a private reception for the
Nuevo Ballet Español who will be in town
performing at the Dorothy Chandler Music Center
for two nights only. We encourage all our friends
and fans to go see this wonderful show!

Here's some more info on the show:

Nuevo Ballet Español - Dorothy Chandler Pavilion

Direct from Spain, Nuevo Ballet Español
turns up the heat with Flamenco Directo
led by the talented and charismatic duo,
Angel Rojas and Carlos Rodriguez.
This dazzling work blends the traditional inspiration
of flamenco with a chic contemporary approach,
incorporating jazz and modern dance,
with a company of nine diversely trained dancers
and a live musical ensemble.
Don't miss their first Los Angeles appearance.

Premiere Orchestra $75.00
Orchestra/Founder's Circle $55.00
Orchestra Ring/Loge $40.00
Lower Balcony $30.00
Upper Balcony $20.00
21 Mar 2006 by BDA

LA City Councilmember Invites Bandidos de Amor
LA City Councilmember, Ed P. Reyes,
invited Bandidos de Amor to the official announcement
of the rebuilding of the MacArthur Park Bandshell.
This special event will host several guest speakers
who will provde information as to the restoration project.
The reception will take place at the Park Plaza Hotel's Gold Ballroom.
After the speeches and presentation will be
a special musical appearance by Bandidos De Amor.

22 Feb 2006 by BDA

Celebrities Gather at Cinch while Bandidos de Amor perform

Celebrities on hand included Sidney Poitier and Dyan Cannon.....

15 Feb 2006 by BDA

Hillary Clinton Joins Bandidos De Amor for a Good Time

The Bandidos de Amor were invited to perform
at a Hillary Clinton fund raiser during her tour
of Southern California this past October.
There were rumors of protesters demonstrating
at her appearances in Hollywood,
but this wasn't the case in Orange County.
Normally known as the bastion of the new Republican Yuppie Population,
this party disproved that the general population of
Orange County were exclusively all Reaganites......

After Hillary addressed the crowd,
she gracefully acknowledged the Bandidos de Amor's
earlier performance of their unique brand of
California Style Rumba and had the photographer's
snap a couple of shots with some of the guys in the band!
11 Dec 2005 by BDA

AXIS Latino Holiday Celebration features BDA

6356 Hollywood Blvd. (2d Floor)
(1 block west of Vine)
Hollywood, CA 90028
(Main Entrance on Hollywood Blvd. / Self and valet parking)

click on "Read More" below for more details, maps and other info....
07 Dec 2005 by BDA

Game Audio Network Guild (G.A.N.G.) Awards feature Bandidos de Amor
G.A.N.G. at the Game Developers Conference

Bandidos De Amor with G.A.N.G. president
and video game music producer, Tommy Tallarico.

The Game Audio Network Guild descended into
San Franscisco for the annual Game Developers Conference.
Events included the Third Annual G.A.N.G Awards Show,
G.A.N.G. Demo Derby, G.A.N.G. Town Hall, and the informal GDC Social Hour.

This was the Third Annual G.A.N.G. Awards Show

G.A.N.G. held its 3rd annual awards extravaganza
to present over 30 interactive audio awards as well
as live on-stage video game music performances.

Live video game performances were provided by:

Bandidos De Amor (
played their amazingly unique brand of Spanish guitar music.
Larry G. Goldman and Tom Adams arranged a
special version of 'classic game music'
for the Bandido de Amor's performance that night! (
80's Synth Pop sensations Freeze Pop (
Electronica DJ Charlie Malone (
Composer Richard Jacques performed an acoustic version of Outrun (
18 year old internet phenomenon Martin Leung
aka The Blindfolded Pianist who currently has over 40 million downloads
of his amazing video:
Blindfolded Pianist Video Page

Last years G.A.N.G. awards show featured live
musical performances from games including a
classic videogame medley by Dweezil Zappa.
The show’s audio was produced in Pro Logic II surround sound,
provided by Dolby. Some of the event’s other premiere
sponsors were DTS, Creative Labs, APM, Spherex and Technicolor.

This year's sponsors included: AMD, APM, ASCAP, Creative Labs, Dolby, DTS,
08 Mar 2005 by BDA

Larry G. Goldman produces "At Home With Cybil"
Cybill Shepherd's latest CD has been released.
It was recorded by Larry at Riversiren's Buddha Room Studios,
that Larry designed and installed.
Larry also was the chief engineer on the entire project,
as well as one of the producers. Some of Cybill's past
recordings include Stan Getz, Phineas Newborn Jr.,
Peabo Bryson, Artie Butler, etc.

You can view more info at:

At Home With Cybill Info Page

07 Mar 2005 by BDA

Bandidos Perform at Telemundo Extraveganza

Bandidos de Amor were on hand at the Pacific Design Center to help
Telemundo and it's affiliates celebrate the start of a New Broadcast Season.
Many actors, producers, directors, etc......
Lots of dancing and partying.....
30 Oct 2004 by BDA

Arturo Sandoval, Andy Garcia, Paul Rodriquez and Bandidos de Amor

Special Guests, Bandidos de Amor will also be performing!
26 May 2004 by BDA

Gore Verbinski drafts the Bandidos de Amor to work with Julia Roberts and Brad Pitt
18 May 2004 by BDA

Jay Mohr, Tia Texada, and Cheech Marin Sing "Estoy Loco"
The Bandidos de Amor song, 'Estoy Loco'
- from their debut CD "California Rumba"
is sung by Cheech and his pet parrots Paulie
and Lulu in the Dreamworks Film, 'Paulie'.
Jay Mohr is the voice of Paulie and Tia does the voice of Lulu.
Cheech features his singing parrots in his East LA cantina.
The Bandidos de Amor performed the song at Capitol Records,
Hollywood in the famed studio B.
They also recorded their arrangement of
Cancione Del Mariachi for the movie, used in a seperate scene.

Both recordings are on the soundtrack CD
available from Varese-Sarabande Records

18 May 2004 by BDA

Bandidos De Amor Song "Bailo Con EL Ritmo" in Warner Bros. Film
Bandidos de Amor song from their CD, Asi La VIda is used in Romantic Comedy.

18 May 2004 by BDA

Bandidos De Amor appear in Collateral, a Dreamworks/Paramount Film

Click on the link below to see a preview of the film:
Collateral, The Movie

Bandidos de Amor also performed at the World Premiere of this movie in downtown Los Angeles where most of the scenes from this thriller were shot....

'Where's bassist Larry G.?"
Well, he is the one taking the picture..hah haha

8 )
18 May 2004 by BDA

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