Ken Leighton 6 p.m., Oct. 18
Douglas DeCarlo: Guitar (acoustic), Guitar (electric) | Roy Aranda: Drums | Patrick Cruz: Percussion | Craig Ian Mcllwain: Keyboards | Terrence K. Godfrey: Vocals | Rodolfo Manzano: Bass guitar | George Estrada: Percussion
Sound description: Think Rockin’ Ricky Ricardo.
RIYL: Santana, Malo, Los Lonely Boys
Inception: San Diego, 1991
Influences: Santana, Malo, Los Lobos, Tierra, El Chicano, Los Heroes del Silencio, Tower of Power, Pat Thrall, Automatic Man, James Brown, Poncho Sanchez, the Dregs
Paradise blends elements of Afro-Cuban rhythms with rock, jazz, funk, R&B, and Latin music idioms to create a sound all their own. From their humble beginnings playing the club circuit in San Diego to opening for Santana, Paradise is known for their frequently electrifying performances. According to their Myspace page, “Each member brings their own diverse musical background and years of musicianship to the band.”
- One Day