Ready for YOU. . .Outstanding Entertainment!
YES, it is a show with fun and fancy fashions, and YES, we have a wonderful silent auction with beautiful items, and YES, great food, artfully presented but we also have an afternoon of outstanding entertainment.
Volunteering their talents again this year are Birch Nero and Scott Web.
Birch ’Arbolito’ Nero, when not in Los Ayala, lives on lake Wabamun in Alberta, Canada. He has combined his two musical careers to create his own music recordings to accompany his cello. Birch has been a percussionist since childhood, performing in concert, jazz and rock’n’roll bands. He was classically trained on the cello, performing in an orchestra and in a duo with a harpist for weddings. Besides playing mostly contemporary pieces, such as those by the Beatles, Neil Young and Sarah McLachlan, Birch also composes his own pieces providing intimate and relaxing music for weddings, restaurants and special events. He is currently a regular at restaurant Buhardilla in Guayabitos on Wednesday’s evenings and is also part of the LA Connection band on Thursday evenings at restaurant Villa Nueva, also in Guayabitos.
Scott Webb is a veteran musician of 40 years playing experience, specializing in blending musical styles and influences while still paying proper homage to the timeless classics of Jazz. He has studied at Los Angeles’ Wind College and privately with members of the Ellington Orchestra, Louis Bellson Orchestra and the Don Menza Band. Scott has performed with many “A” list artists throughout his career, including McFadden & Whitehead, the Delfonics, Major Harris, the Drifters, the Coasters, the Fortunes, the Del Vikings, the Boxtops, Billy Paul, Denny Laine and the Isley Brothers. Scott appeared for 3 months at Harrah’s Reno in the highly acclaimed production of “Piano Men” (a tribute to Billy Joel / Elton John). Scott lives in the beautiful seaside town of Rincon De Guayabitos, Nayarit, Mexico. He enjoys performing often around Jaltemba Bay during the “Season”, November through March.
A special treat is in store for our guests this year when Maureen Fatin and Rob Henry take the stage to open the show. This is their first year volunteering. Let’s Welcome them!!
Maureen Fatin is a Lyric Soprano originally from Australia, living in Crofton, Vancouver Island. She trained at the Victoria Conservatory of Music, around the same time as her very talented accompanist Rob Henry. Over the year, she has performed in numerous musicals and Operas including Evita, Jesus Christ Superstar, Godspell, Chicago, 3 Penny Opera and Sound of Music. Some of her favorite roles include Eliza in My Fair Lady, Kate in Kiss Me Kate, Golde in Fiddler on the Roof, Ado Annie & Aunt Eller in Oklahoma. She currently sings with SYNG choir in Puerto Vallarta and 3 choirs on the Island – Mendlessohn, Summer Choir and The Medford Singers in Duncan, B.C.
Rob (aka Roberto) Henry, who hails from Nanoose Bay BC, is Maureen’s pianist for today. A classically trained improv/jazz/blues musician, he is a regular member of various bands and ensembles both in Mexico and at home on Vancouver Island. He plays keys and harmonica for the LA Connection Band every Thursday night at the Villa Neuva Restaurant, Guayabidos, until mid-March.
Returning is an annual favorite, Adan, with his great music machine. Adan provides the runway music and ‘break music’ for the Fashion Show. Very importantly, Adan provides the PA system for total ‘surround sound’! His time and talents are sponsored by Rod Jenkins. Thanks Rod!