1050 Granville Street
Like a multi-ethnic gathering of friends, this seven member band has created a sound that evokes the early
days of Latin Funk (Santana, War, etc.), while adding their own blend of Rock and Funk grooves. This addictive combination of Nuyorican Boogaloo, West Coast Funk and the ever present Cuban grooves engulfs the stage with monstrous horns and bass, funky breaks, polyrhythmic beats and furious lyrics in English and Spanish.
In 2001, Santa Lucia recorded their first album with producer Darryl Nuedorf (Sarah McLachlan, Neko Case).
Officially making the band the first Rock en Espaol album produced in Western Canada.
2005 brought a Western Canada Music Awards nomination as a side project for Best Childrens Recording,
for the song The Hero Inside (2004) penned for the TV cartoon series Cackleberries. In 2006, Santa Lucia released their
second full length album, The Streets / Las Calles with legendary producer Larry Anschell (Nickelback, Pearl Jam) from Turtle Recording Studios in White Rock, BC Canada. Santa Lucia successfully supported The Streets / Las Calles in 2007-2009 with countless west coast dates and major open air festivals including; Vancouver International Jazz Festival, Vancouver Dragon Boat Festival, as well as many out of town festivals including The Ness Creek Music Festival in Saskatchewan, Folk on the Rocks Festival in Yellowknife NWT, Victoria Ska Festival and many more.
CBC Radio Canada gave the first single Lupita heavy rotation, with the band performing a show at CBC studios
broadcasting the show live across Canada hosted by one of Canadas best known news personalities Gloria Makarenko and On the Coast radio host Prya Ramu. Recently, Santa Lucia LFR has refined its stage skills opening for many USA and International touring acts such as Ozomatli, Yerba Buena, Los Mococos, The Skatalites, Maxi Priest, Los Lobos and Israels Hadag Nahash.
2011- Santa Lucia released their third full length album Suppressed Anthems a blend of horn driven music
anthems with a social conscience, Unique Latin sensibilities with plenty of rock, a shot of salsa, a shed-load
of funk, and some high-speed “Nicaraguancumbia.. Latin revolutionary sloganeering, environmental concerns, global politics and clenched – fist leftist anthems all bounce over the bands leftist grooves, bringing with it countless tour dates with bigger audiences and greater following of loyal fans.