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  The Ricardo Peña Band

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The Ricardo Peña Band is a variety band composed of some of the finest musicians in the state. The band is well known for their impressive musicianship and versatility. Whether they are playing the best of Latin Rock, Classic Rock, Rhythm and Blues, Funk, Beatles, Salsa, romantic Bolero, Pop, Jazz or Country, their sound is always authentic to the style, their dancing beats impossible to resist, and their vocals and harmonies hard to beat. Audiences are always amazed to hear this level of musicianship in a local band! The standard band line up is a 5 piece band composed of drums, bass/vocal, guitar/vocal, piano/vocal and vocalist/percussionist. They also perform as larger ensembles that include Latin percussion and a horn section. Ricardo Peña can perform as a solo act or a variety of line ups up to an 11 piece band to suit your budget. The band is equally comfortable performing concerts, corporate events, private parties and weddings and they are sure to make your event unforgettable!

 

 

 

 

 

Standard 5 piece line up

  1. Ricardo Peña –vocal, piano, guitar

  2. Ed Edwards- vocal, guitar

  3. Amy Biondo- vocal, hand percussion

  4. Mickey Donofrio- vocal, bass guitar

  5. Ben Makinen- drums

Additional musicians:

-Anya Thomson- vocal, hand percussion

-Mark Diamond –upright bass

-Jose Espino-timbales

-Victor Nieves-congas

-Darren Kramer-trombone

-Dawn Kramer-trumpet

-Serafin Sanchez-saxophone


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RICARDO PEÑA BAND
SONGLIST SAMPLER

These are partial lists only. Many more selections are available in the repertoire.

CURRENT SONGS AND TOP 40:

1. Better Together ~ Jack Johnson
2. Flake – Jack Johnson
3. Black Horse and the Cherry Tree ~ KT Tunstall
4. Corazón Espinado – Maná
5. The Edge of Glory – Lady Gaga
6. The Game of Love~ Michelle Branch/Santana
7. Gravity ~ John Mayer
8. How Long ~ The Eagles
9. I Gotta Feeling – Black Eyed Peas
10. I Loved her first - Heartland
11. I Need to Know ~ Marc Anthony
12. I’m Yours ~ Jason Mraz
13. Look after you – The Fray
14. Lucky ` Jason Mraz and Colbie Caillat
15. Marry the night – Lady Gaga
16. Mi Tierra ~ Gloria Estefan
17. Put Your Records On ~ Corinne Bailey
18. El Rey Tiburón ~ Maná
19. Rolling in the deep - Adele
20. Sending me angels – Delbert McClinton/Vince Gill
21. Some days you gotta dance ~ Dixie Chicks
22. Smooth ~ Rob Thomas and Santana
23. This Love – Maroon 5
24. The Way – Fastball
25. When you come back down – Nickel Creek
26. Who Says You Can Go Home ~ Bon Jovi and Jennifer Nettles

ROCK
1. 867-5309/Jenny – Tommy Tutone
2. Abbey Road B-side medley - Beatles
3. Allentown ~ Billy Joel
4. All My Lovin’ – The Beatles
5. Almost cut my hair – Crosby Stills and Nash
6. Already Gone ~ Eagles
7. Angry Young Man/Prelude – Billy Joel
8. Arms of a woman – Amos Lee
9. Authority Song ~ John Mellencamp
10. Back In the USSR ~ The Beatles
11. Bring It On Home ~ Sam Cooke
12. Brown eyed girl ~ Van Morrison
13. Call Me The Breeze ~ Lynyrd Skynyrd
14. Can’t buy me love - Beatles
15. Can’t Get Enough ~ Bad Company
16. Come Together ~ The Beatles
17. Crazy love – Van Morrison
18. Dancing in the moonlight – King Harvest
19. Dead Flowers – Rolling Stones
20. Doctor my eyes- Jackson Browne
21. Domino – Van Morrison
22. Don’t change horses – Tower of Power
23. Don’t Stop believin’ – Journey
24. Everybody Loves you now – Billy Joel
25. Feel like making love – Bad Company
26. Feelin’ alright – Joe Cocker
27. For what is worth – Buffalo Springfield
28. Get Back – Beatles
29. Give me some loving Spencer Davis Group
30. Green River - CCR
31. Hard To Handle ~ Black Crows
32. Help! ~ The Beatles
33. Hey Bulldog – Beatles
34. Home at last – Steely Dan
35. How Long has this been going on – Ace
36. I dig a Pony - Beatles
37. I Feel Fine ~ The Beatles
38. I saw her standing there – Beatles
39. I want to tell you - Beatles
40. Josie ~ Steely Dan
41. Just what I needed - Cars
42. Lady Madonna - Beatles
43. Learning To Fly ~ Tom Petty
44. Little wing – Jimmy Hendrix
45. Long time gone - Crosby Stills and Nash
46. Low spark of high heeled boys - Traffic
47. The Letter ~ Joe Cocker
48. Love Street - Doors
49. Mean Mr. Mustard ~ The Beatles
50. Mother’s little helper - Rolling Stones
51. Mr. Bojangles –Nitty Gritty Dirt Band
52. Mrs. Robinson – Simon and Garfunkel
53. My Life - Billy Joel
54. My Sharona – The Knack
55. My Sunday Feeling – Jethro Tull
56. Ob-La-Di Ob-La-Da – Beatles
57. On the way home – Buffalo Springfield
58. Painted Black - Rolling Stones
59. Polythene Pam ~ The Beatles
60. Pretzel Logic – Steely Dan
61. Proud Mary – CCR
62. Rikki don’t lose that number – Steely Dan
63. Rock me on the water – Jackson Browne
64. Satisfaction - Rolling Stones
65. She Came In Through The Bathroom Window ~ The Beatles
66. Golden Slumbers ~ The Beatles
67. Carry That Weight ~ The Beatles
68. The End ~ The Beatles
69. Moving Out~ Billy Joel
70. Old Time Rock and Roll- Bob Seger
71. One way out- Allman Brothers
72. Piano man - Billy Joel
73. Pretzel Logic ~ Steely Dan
74. Ramblin’ Man ~ Allman Brothers
75. Ricky don’t lose that number ~ Steely Dan
76. Riders in the storm - Doors
77. River of Dreams~ Billy Joel
78. Rock and Roll ~ Led Zeppelin
79. Scenes From An Italian Restaurant ~ Billy Joel
80. Spooky – Classics IV
81. Stormy – Classics IV
82. Sunshine of your love - Cream
83. Sweet Emotion - Aerosmith
84. Sweet Home Alabama ~Lynyrd Skynyrd
85. Takin’ Care of Business ~ BTO
86. Take It Easy ~ Eagles
87. Time – Pink Floyd
88. Time is on my side - Rolling Stones
89. Turn, turn, turn – The Byrds
90. Twist and Shout ~ Beatles
91. The weight – The Band
92. What I like about you – The Romantics
93. While my guitar gently weeps – Beatles
94. When you need me - Bruce Springteen
95. The wind cries Mary - Jimmy Hendrix
96. You may be right – Billy Joel
97. You Shook Me All Night Long – AC DC

LATIN
(SALSA / BOLERO/ LATIN JAZZ / LATIN ROCK/ MARIACHI)
1. Afroblue ~ Mongo Santamaría
2. La Bamba ~ Ritchie Valens/traditional
3. Besame Mucho ~ C. Velásquez
4. Black Orpheus
5. Black Magic Woman ~ Santana
6. Blue Bossa
7. Caminemos- Los Panchos
8. Contigo en la distancia
9. Corazón Espinado ~ Maná / Santana
10. Corcovado ~ Jobim
11. El Cuarto De Tula ~ Buena Vista Social Club
12. Europa - Santana
13. De Camino a la Vereda ~ Buena Vista Social Club
14. Dos Gardenias ~ Buena Vista Social Club
15. Evil Ways ~ Santana
16. Europa ~ Santana
17. The Girl From Ipanema ~ Jobim
18. Guantanamera ~ Cuban Traditional
19. Happy Cha cha cha – Tito Puente
20. How Insensitive ~ Jobim
21. I Need to Know ~ Marc Anthony
22. Jingo ~ Santana
23. Juan Pachanga ~ Rubén Blades
24. Lagrimas Negras ~ Miguel Matamoros
25. Margaritaville – Jimmy Buffet
26. Mi Tierra- Gloria Estefan
27. No Volveré – Miguel Aceves Mejía
28. Obsesión ~Los Panchos
29. One Note Samba ~ Jobim
30. Oye Como Va ~ Tito Puente
31. Palo Pa Rumba ~ Eddie Palmieri
32. El Rey Tiburon ~ Mana
33. Samba De Orfeu
34. Smooth ~ Santana
35. Sin Ti ~ Los Panchos
36. Sin Un Amor ~ Los Panchos
37. Son De La Loma ~ Miguel Matamoros
38. Toda una vida
39. Una Copa Mas ~ Los Panchos
40. Viva la vida ~ Trío Los Marimberos
41. Waking Up On Isla ~ Ricardo Peña

 

 

R&B / FUNK
1. Ain’t No Sunshine ~ Bill Withers
2. Ain’t too proud to beg – The Temptations
3. Baby I love you~ Aretha Franklin
4. Billy Jean – Michael Jackson
5. Brick house ~ Commodores
6. Bring it on home – Sam Cooke
7. Chain of Fools ~ Aretha Franklin
8. Drift Away – Dobie Gray
9. Golden lady – Stevie Wonder
10. Hard To Handle ~ Otis Redding
11. I Feel Good ~ James Brown
12. Lean on me – Bill Withers
13. Midnight Hour ~ Wilson Pickett
14. Mustang Sally ~ Wilson Pickett
15. Play that funky music ~ Wild Cherry
16. Respect ~ Aretha Franklin
17. Superstition ~ Stevie Wonder
18. Think ~ Aretha Franklin
19. Use Me ~ Bill Withers
20. You are the best thing – Ray LaMontagne

BLUES AND GOSPEL
1. Before You Accuse Me ~ Eric Clapton
2. Crossroads – Cream
3. Diving duck Blues – Taj Mahal
4. Drown in my own tears – Ray Charles
5. Further On Up The Road ~ Eric Clapton
6. Georgia On My Mind ~ Ray Charles
7. Hard Times ~ Ray Charles
8. Help the poor – Robben Ford
9. The House Is Rockin’ ~ Stevie Ray Vaughn
10. How Blue Can You Get ~ BB King
11. In the evening when the sun goes down (Ray Charles
12. Let The Good Times Roll ~ BB King
13. Louella~ Marcia Ball
14. Love Her With A Feeling ~ Freddie King
15. Love Me Like A Man ~ Bonnie Raitt
16. Loves me like a rock – Simon and Garfunkel
17. Pride & Joy ~ Stevie Ray Vaughn
18. Red House - Jimmy Hendrix
19. Rockin’ Pneumonia ~ Johnny Rivers/Huey “Piano” Smith
20. Scuttle Buttin’ ~ Stevie Ray Vaughn
21. She Caught the Katy – Taj Mahal
22. Stop Messin’ Around ~ Gary Moore
23. Sweet Home Chicago – Robert Johnson
24. So sad to be lonesome – Mike Henderson
25. Talk to Your Daughter ~ Robben Ford
26. The Thrill is gone – B.B. King
27. Too Tired ~ Gary Moore
28. Tore Down ~ Eric Clapton
29. Unchain my heart – Ray Charles/Joe Cocker
30. Walkin’ By Myself ~ Gary Moore
31. What’d I Say ~ Ray Charles
32. Without Love there is nothing – Ray Charles
33. You don’t know me – Ray Charles

 

SWING
1. Between the devil and the deep blue sea ~ George Harrison
2. Beyond the Sea ~ Bobby Darin
3. Blues Walk ~ Lyle Lovett
4. Breaking up the house ~ Collin James
5. Don’t Get Around Much Any More
6. Fly me to the moon ~ Frank Sinatra
7. Is You Is or Is You Ain’t my Baby – Louis Prima
8. I’ve got Rhythym
9. Jump, Jive and Wail ~ Brian Setzer
10. Mack the knife- Bobby Darin
11. Moonlight Serenade ~ Glenn Miller
12. Satin Doll ~ Duke Ellington
13. Take the A Train ~ Duke Ellington
14. Tuxedo Junction – Duke Ellington
15. The Way You Look Tonight ~ Frank Sinatra
16. When I’m 64 - Beatles

JAZZ
1. Ain’t misbehavin’
2. Afro Blue
3. All Blues
4. All of Me
5. All The Things You Are
6. Anthropology
7. As Time Goes By
8. Autumn Leaves
9. Baby Grand
10. Beyond the Sea
11. Between the devil and the deep blue sea
12. Blue in Green
13. Blue Monk
14. Blues for Alice
15. Bluesette
16. Body and Soul
17. Donna Lee
18. Footprints
19. Georgia on my mind
20. Green Dolphin Street
21. How High The Moon
22. It Had To Be You
23. Just Friends
24. Lady Bird
25. Mack the knife
26. Misty
27. Moondance – Van Morrison
28. The More I see you
29. My Favorite things
30. New York State of Mind
31. Round Midnight
32. Scrapple from the apple
33. So What
34. Some Day My Price Will Come
35. Song For My Father
36. Stella By Starlight
37. Straight No Chaser
38. Take the A Train
39. Tune up
40. Well you needn’t

 

OLDIES & 50’S ROCK AND ROLL
1. Be Bop a Lula ~ Gene Vincent
2. Blue Suede Shoes ~ Carl Perkins/Elvis Presley
3. Fun fun fun – Beach Boys
4. Great Balls Of Fire ~ Jerry Lee Lewis
5. Johnny B. Goode ~ Chuck Berry
6. La Bamba ~ Ritchie Valens/Los Lobos
7. Long Tall Sally ~ Little Richard
8. Lucille ~ Little Richard
9. My girl - Temptations
10. Rockin’ Pneumonia ~ Huey “Piano” Smith
11. Roll Over Beethoven ~ Chuck Berry
12. Slow Down ~ Larry Williams
13. Twist and Shout ~ Beatles
14. Young Blood ~ The Searchers
15. What’d I Say ~ Ray Charles

BALLADS AND EASY LISTENING (SOFT ROCK, POP, FOLK)
1. Across the universe – Beatles
2. After the gold rush – Neil Young
3. Ain’t no sunshine – Bill Withers
4. All in love is fair – Stevie Wonder
5. America – Simon and Garfunkel
6. And I love her – Beatles
7. Baby Grand - Billy Joel
8. Ballad of a thin man Bob Dylan
9. Better Together- Jack Johnson
10. The Boxer~Simon & Garfunkel
11. Border song – Elton John
12. Bridge Over Troubled Water ~ Simon & Garfunkel
13. Can’t help falling in love – Elvis Presley
14. Can’t take my eyes off you – Frankie Vally
15. Carmelita – Warren Zevon
16. Colour my world - Chicago
17. Country comfort - Elton John
18. Country Road – James Taylor
19. Danny’s song ~ Loggins and Messina
20. Don’t Stop Believing – Journey
21. Don’t think twice it’s alright – Bob Dylan
22. Everybody knows this is nowhere - Neil Young
23. Everybody’s talkin’ – Freddy Neil/Harry Nilson
24. Everything – Michael Buble
25. Ferry cross the Mersey – Gerry and the pacemakers
26. Fire and Rain - James Taylor
27. For No One ~ The Beatles
28. Get Together – The Youngbloods
29. Gravity – John Mayer
30. Harvest - Neil Young
31. Harvest Moon - Neil Young
32. Have A Little Faith In Me ~ Delbert McClinton/John Hyatt
33. Here comes the sun – Beatles
34. Hey Jude ~ Beatles
35. Hold you in my arms – Ray LaMontagne
36. Homeward Bound ~ Simon & Garfunkel
37. Honesty – Billy Joel
38. I’ll be your baby tonight – Bob Dylan
39. I’ll Stand By You ~ The Pretenders
40. I am…I guess – Neil Diamond
41. I guess that’s why the call it the blues - Elton John
42. I need you to turn to – Elton John
43. I’ve got a name – Jim Croce
44. I will- Beatles
45. I will be here – Steven Curtis Chapman
46. Imagine ~ John Lennon
47. In My Life ~ The Beatles
48. Into the mystic – Van Morrison
49. It Could’ve Been Me ~ Ricardo Peña
50. It stoned me – Van Morrison
51. Just like a woman – Bob Dylan
52. Just the way you are - Billy Joel
53. Kind and generous – Natalie Merchant
54. Lean on me – Bill Withers
55. Leaving On a Jet Plane ~ Peter, Paul & Mary
56. Let it be - Beatles
57. The Long and Winding Road ~ Beatles
58. Look after you – The Fray
59. Lost In Love ~ Air Supply
60. Love Me ~ Collin Raye
61. Making Love Out of Nothing at All ~ Air Supply
62. Margaritaville – Jimmy Buffet
63. More Than Words ~ Extreme
64. Mrs. Robinson ~ Simon & Garfunkel
65. New York State of Mind ~ Billy Joel
66. Norwegian Wood - Beatles
67. Oh Darling! – Beatles
68. Ol’55 – Tom Waits
69. Old Man - Neil Young
70. Peaceful Easy Feeling ~ Eagles
71. Piano Man ~ Billy Joel
72. Right down the line – Gerry Rafferty
73. She’s Always a Woman ~ Billy Joel
74. She’s Got A Way ~ Billy Joel
75. Sittin’ on the dock of the bay – Otis Redding
76. Something ~ Beatles
77. Somewhere over the rainbow – Ray Charles
78. Sorry seems to be the hardest word ~ EltonJohn
79. Summer Highland Falls ~ Billy Joel
80. Sunday Morning comin’ down – Kris Kristofferson
81. Sweet Caroline – Neil Diamond
82. The Sound of Silence ~ Simon and Garfunkel
83. This Masquerade ~ Leon Russel
84. Tiny Dancer - Elton John
85. Trouble – Ray LaMontagne
86. Two of us – Beatles
87. Visions – Stevie Wonder
88. What a wonderful world – Louis Armstrong
89. What you won’t do for love – Bobby Caldwell
90. When you come back down – Nickel Creek
91. Willin’ – Little feat
92. Witchita Lineman – Jimmy webb
93. Wonderful Tonight ~ Eric Clapton
94. Yesterday ~Beatles
95. You Are The Sunshine of My Life ~ Stevie Wonder
96. You never give me your money - Beatles
97. Your Song ~ Elton John
98. You’ve got a friend - James Taylor
99. You’ve got to hide your love away – Beatles

 

COUNTRY / COUNTRY ROCK

1. Already Gone ~ Eagles
2. Boot Scootin’ Boogie ~ Brooks and Dunn
3. But Not To You ~ Ricardo Peña
4. Crazy – Patsy Cline
5. Don’t let our love start slippin’ – Vince Gill
6. Every Second ~ Collin Raye
7. God gave me you – Bryan White
8. Jambalaya – Hank Williams
9. I Feel Lucky ~ Mary Chapin Carpenter
10. I Loved her first – Heartland
11. I married her just because she looks like you – Lyle Lovett
12. I’ve just seen a face – Beatles
13. King of the road – Roger Miller
14. Leaving Louisiana – Rodney Crowell
15. Liza Jane ~ Vince Gill
16. Look At Us ~ Vince Gill
17. Mama tried – Merle Haggard
18. Margaritaville – Jimmy Buffet
19. New Kid In Town ~ Eagles
20. One more last chance – Vince Gill
21. One Of These Days ~ Mark Willis
22. Peaceful Easy Feeling ~ Eagles
23. She’s Hot To Go ~ Lyle Lovett
24. She’s no lady, she’s my wife – Lyle Lovett
25. Small Town Saturday Night – Hal Ketchum
26. Some Days You Gotta Dance ~ Dixie Chicks
27. Take It Easy ~ Eagles
28. Tennessee Waltz
29. Tequila Sunrise – Eagles
30. Whenever you come around – Vince Gill
31. Working man blues - Merle Haggard
32. Wrapped Around ~ Brad Paisley

CLASSICAL

1. Avalanche ~ Heller
2. Ave Maria ~ Bach
3. Ave Maria ~ Schubert
4. Bridal Chorus ~ Wagner
5. Canon in D ~ Pachebel
6. Fur Elise ~ Beethoven
7. Invention No. 1~ Bach
8. Invention No. 4 ~ Bach
9. Invention No. 8 ~ Bach
10. Invention No. 13 ~ Bach
11. Jesu, the joy of man’s desiring ~ Bach
12. Minuet in D Minor ~ Bach
13. Minuet in G Minor ~ Bach
14. Nocturne in Eb ~ Chopin
15. Prelude in A major ~ Chopin
16. Prelude in C Minor ~ Chopin
17. Prelude in E Minor ~ Chopin
18. Prelude No. 2 in C Minor~ Bach
19. Solfeggieto~CPE Bach
20. Sonata Pathetique ~ Beethoven
21. Sonatina in G ~ Beethoven
22. Sonatina in C ~ Clementi
23. Sonatina in G ~ Clementi
24. Sonatina in F ~ Beethoven
25. Sonata Opus. 49, No. 2 ~ Beethoven
26. Sonata K. 545 ~ Mozart
27. Wedding March ~ Mendelssohn

 

Christmas and Holiday Music:
1. Blue Christmas – Elvis
2. The Christmas song – traditional
3. Feliz Navidad – Jose Feliciano
4. God rest ye merry gentlemen – Oscar Peterson
5. Jingle bells- traditional and jazz arrangement
6. Jingle bell rock – Bobby Helms
7. Let it snow – traditional
8. My Favorite things
9. Oh Christmas tree – traditional
10. Oh holy night - traditional
11. Rudolph, the red nosed reindeer- Ray Charles
12. Santa Claus is coming to town – Vince Gill
13. Silent night – traditional/Simon and Garfunkel
14. We wish you a merry Christmas – traditional
15. White Christmas – Bing Crosby

 

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