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, 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 over the past 3 years to the delight of the global Latin-Funk/Soul/Disco scene. 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 )
“Los Charly’s is the most authentic band we got in London at the moment“ Stuart Patterson (Faith)
“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