ABOUT CANDELA LATINO BAND
Candela is a vibrant Latino band based in Perth, WA, playing a wide range of popular Latin American and Caribbean music. The name Candela means “fire” or “flame” in Spanish… Candela’s rhythms include Salsa, Merengue, Bachata, Reggaeton, Punta, Soca, Rumba, Latino Rock, Reggae, amongst others, covering an extensive repertoire of traditional favorites and latest Latino hits. Candela’s music is principally in Spanish, but we also sing some songs in French and can sing a wide range of popular party songs in English too. Our versatility means we can customize our music at our audience’s request or offer a selection of rhythms guaranteed to please a mixed crowd. On request we also contract Latino dancers to accompany us on stage and to teach and encourage the audience to learn some of the Latino dance moves. Candela is comprised of 4 outstanding musicians:
Lindsay Bonne is Candela’s Musical Director. Born in Mauritius, Lindsay is an accomplished musician with over 20 years experience. He is Candela’s keyboard player, and also sings backing vocals. As a versatile musician he is also proficient in flute, guitar and percussion. Lindsay plays Reggae, Funk, R&B as well as Latin American rhythms.
Hans Hurtado is Candela’s charismatic lead singer. Hans was born in Chile where he specialized in traditional Chilean music and dance. He has travelled widely with his music, enchanting audiences around the world with his dynamic personality, talent and passion for Latin American music and culture. Hans is a commanding figure. When he takes the stage, the audience is up, dancing and having fun in no time at all.
Gabriel Segovia , also from Chile , plays bass guitar for Candela. An accomplished musician of over 20 years with influences from various genre, and traditional Chilean music , including R & B, pop , reggae and Latin. Gaby is also a talented musical arranger in charge of all of Candela’s unique musical arrangements. Gabriel sings backing vocals for the band and ensures the sound quality is optimal for every performance.
Luis Gutierrez is Candela’s and most recent band member. He has joined the band as the drummer, showing a great versatility of styles. His influences from his experiences in Colombia bands , and also various genre including R & B, funk, reggae and Latin. He performance for more the 20 years