ARTIST NAME: Los Vertigos
SONG TITLES: Keep on Running
ALBUM TITLE: Rock and Soul Salvation
RELEASE DATE: January 1, 2019
GENRE: Rock and Soul Revivalism
Tell us how you build up the tune for this song.
We channel the spirit of Rock and Soul.
Tell us the best means of becoming a famous artist and selling more records.
Winning over each and every potential fan with a performance they will talk about for days.
Tell us how fans are reacting to your music.
They are usually mentally and spiritually exhausted after listening to our music.
Explain how to deal with fear on stage.
We are fearless because each audience member is our friend.
Tell us your point of view on the quality of production of today’s songs to old songs and point out what you think has changed.
We prefer to record live in real-time as they did in the days of analog recording. We only overdub lead vocals and lead guitar. It’s a more honest way to record.
Tell us how you come across the lyrics of this song.
We were inspired by the music of William Edward “Little Willie”.
Tell us your best means of expressing yourself.
Performing the music of Rock and Soul Revivalism.
Tell us your opinion on using music to deliberate on issues affecting people like corruption, immoralities, politics, and religion.
Rock and Soul Revivalism crosses all barriers and unites all people.
Discuss how you plan to create a piece of timeless music that your fans can cherish forever.
Only our fans can decide that.
List the names of individuals you can point out as legends and state your reasons.
Al Green, Little Willie John, Roky Erickson, David Bowie, Joe Tex, Lou Reed, Wilson Pickett, too many to mention – They have all influenced our sound.
Tell us your viewpoint on discriminating.
All discrimination must end.
List your favorite authors.
William S. Burroughs
Tell us your greatest song and state the reason.
We haven’t created our greatest song yet – Maybe someday.
Elaborate on your artist name and the title of the album.
The name Los Vertigos was inspired by two bands: Peru’s Los Saicos and Austin’s The 13th Floor Elevators.
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Rock & Soul Salvation:
Los Vertigos are proud to announce the release of their new E.P., Rock and Soul Salvation (Recovery Recordings).
This new body of work is available on Amazon, Spotify, iTunes, Deezer, YouTube, and Apple Music for streaming and downloading – and very, very soon – on Pandora. Tangible copies of this CD are available at all Los Vertigos concerts.
CD Release Update:
The Los Vertigos remake of “Devil with the Blue Dress,” was spun nationally, in the US, by Genya Ravan, on Friday night, March 15th, 10:00 PM (CST), on SiriusXM Radio, Channel 21, Little Steven’s Underground Garage.
Los Vertigos also known as The Vertigos, established in 2006, in Houston.
Los Vertigos refer to their sound as “rock and soul revivalism.”
Los Vertigos’ name was inspired by two of drummer Koop Kuper’s favorite bands: Lima, Peru’s proto-punkers, Los Saicos (pronounced Psychos), and Austin’s psychedelic pioneers, The 13th Floor Elevators.
Bruce Ross – Lead Vocal, Bass, and Rhythm Guitar
Bryan Ross – Lead Vocal, Rhythm Guitar, and Percussion
Koop Kuper – Drums and Background Vocals
Michael Swede – Lead Guitar
Bruce and Bryan Ross, originally from Chicago, are identical twins who have been working on their harmonies their entire lives.
Lead guitarist, Michael Swede, is a corporate transplant from the Swedish city of Gothenburg (south of Stockholm).
Drummer, Koop Kuper is a native Houstonian and a blogger.
Favorite Past Performances:
Continental Club & The Big Top Lounge, Houston
City of Navasota Summer Concert Series, Navasota
Saint Francis Wolf Sanctuary Fundraiser, Montgomery
Re: hab Bar on the Bayou & Darwin’s Pub, Houston
Irish Stew Cook Off @ Lucky’s Pub, Houston
Center Fest!, @ the Brazoria Arts & Science Center, Clute
Music Night on the Strand, Saengerfest Park, Galveston
Food & Wine Festival, Convention Center, Galveston
KPFT FM Fundraiser, Dan Electros Guitar Bar, Houston
Watermelon Festival, Last Concert Cafe, Houston
Lone Star Biker Rally, Oaks Bar, Galveston
Republic of Texas Biker Rally, Travis County Expo, Austin
Kemah Boardwalk, Weekend Performance, Kemah
Bay Area Alliance Car Show, Challenger Stadium, Webster
Not-South By Southwest, Opa Bar & Grill, Austin
In March 2017, Los Vertigos performed their first showcase at South By Southwest Music Festival in Austin, TX, by invitation of a radio disc jockey, “Big Kev” Plougoft, of WLVR FM, in Bethlehem, PA.
“Big Kev” became a fan of the band after seeing them perform one evening while traveling through Houston several years ago.
Los Vertigos are members of the Houston branch of the American Roots-Rock Coalition. The ARRC is a grass-roots organization whose mission is to curb the excessive use of midi-sequencing in popular music and through its outreach program, expose today’s youth to the virtues of public performance utilizing analog musical instruments.
Last year (2018), Los Vertigos performed at the Navasota, Texas “Summer Concert Series.” When asked by the Navasota Examiner how the band felt about performing in Navasota, vocalist Bruce Ross replied:
“It is our honor to be asked to perform for the people of Navasota,” said Los Vertigos vocalist and bassist, Bruce Ross.
“We are especially moved to be able to perform in the hometown of the iconic, Texas blues legend, Mance Lipscomb. This concert should be a lot of fun for both those in attendance and for our little band.”