The band was founded by long-time friends Ed Rosado and Michael Mut in summer of 2007 as a way to get a spot at the yearly Hialeahfest held @ Churchill's Pub. What originally started as a reunion for Ed's previous band Rezidue instead turned into a brand-new project. The two principals continued to compose and rehearse together and eventually added guitarist Chris Core, saxophonist Ozzy Reyes, trumpet player Rich Dixon and percussionist Emilio Turros. The sextet now writes together and occasionally features other local musicians. Electric Piquete released their self-titled, seven-song debut on March 15th, recorded at the Shack North Studios with friend and producer Ferny Coipel (humbert | I Don't Know). The band has performed at Red Bar Gallery, Tobacco Road, Lakes Cafe, Carnaval on the Mile, The 8th Street Jam @ Calle Ocho, Jazid, Cuba Nostalgia, Big Fish, Finnegan's River, Bougainvillea's, FeSTiDAN, Dolphin Mall, The Falls Shopping Center, WDNA 88.9FM's live radio program "Sound Theory", the Miami Music Festival, Educate Tomorrow's Gatsby Gala, Churchill's for Landarado and Hialeahfest, Jada Coles, Moonchine, Hollywood Beach Theatre, The Stage Miami and private parties in throughout South Florida. Electric Piquete was named "Best Latin Band" in the Miami New Times' Best of 2009 issue (06.11.09) and "Band of the Hour" by Miami.com (09.18.09). In 2012, the band's original track "Fonquetzo" was licensed for use in a Lexus promotional video.
Miami's own Conjunto Progreso was nominated for a 2005 Grammy Award for Best Traditional Tropical Latin Album for their CD "Masters of Cuban Son" on Pimienta Records dist. by Universal Music. Their New CD titled "Master Sessions: Descarga & Son: was release in early 2008 on Warner Latin/Union Music/Mojito Records.
21+ // $10 cover // Doors open 10PM.