Los Charly’s Orchestra is a London based collective created, produced & lead by Venezuelan producers Juan Laya & Jorge Montiel. Combining a retro and exhilarating modern sound, Los Charly’s Orchestra are characterized by a unique edge that blends the Boogie-Disco sound of the 70′s with a seriously Latin perspective.
Among some of the talented members of Los Charly’s Orchestra: Ace Neo Soul icon: Xantone Blacq, singers: Dana Svodova, Andre Speut & Elpidio Alegria, Brazilian bass players: Matheus Nova & George Malamas, Keyboardist: Milt Mavrakakis, Guitarist: Phil Stevenson, Trombonist: Tony Trombony, Trumpet player: Paul Batik, Pianist: Joe Thomas, Drummers: John Desbrulais & Mike Mckenzie, and Venezuelan percussionist Wilmer Sifontes in between many others.
The band has worked in collaboration with some of the most prolific current producers of the contemporary scene such as Faze Action, Jose Luis Pardo (from Los Amigos Invisibles), Pete Herbert & Joey Negro producing a series of releases to the delight of the global Latin-Funk/Soul/Disco scene.
Over the past few years LCO had produced a series of songs that have truly become modern times classics. “My Barrio & Al Ritmo Del Latin Funk” have been given the recognition by entities & personalities of the calibre of NME, Craig Charles (BBC6), Joey Negro, Dimitri from Paris & Norman Jay in between many others due to their authenticity.
As well as that, the band has played in some of the key musical spots of the UK & the rest of the world such as Clore Ballroom (Royal Festival Hall) London, Lovebox Festival, Jazz Cafe, Blue Marlin – Ibiza & Unico – Shanghai.
Keep an ear to the ground to find out about the forthcoming gigs and releases of Los Charly’s Orchestra coming over the next few months…
” The Latin fusion band of the future “ Phil Asher (Restless Soul )
“These guys produce the best booga-flipping-loo we’ve heard in modern times. Their music is so delicious it makes you want to cover it in salt and pepper, then pop it in the slow cooker”. Craig Charles (Funk & Soul Show BBC 6)
“Super-fat bass-laden retro Latin Funk orchestral sounds from this ’70s-influenced, Nuyorican-Disco band – The Ultimate Loft party soundtrack” Time out
Short interview with Jorge