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John Welsh & Los Valientes began with the belief that music has the power to bring people together regardless of language, age or culture. Blending upbeat rhythms from Latin, reggae and soca music John Welsh began performing his unique style at college parties with strong support from the international student community. Named in honour of late founding member Courage “El Valiente” Eigbike, Los Valientes draw from an eclectic background with members from Montreal, Quebec to Manizales, Colombia.
Performing in both English and Spanish John Welsh & Los Valientes win over audiences with a high energy show that emphasizes crowd participation, world rhythms and sing-along choruses. With a global sound that appeals to audiences of many cultures and walks of life the band has been compared to artists such as Michael Franti and Manu Chao. A favourite at summer festivals and outdoor events, the band are current nominees for “World Artist of the Year” at this years Western Canadian Music Awards. In 2017 their album "Vamonos Mi Chica" debuted at #2 on the iTunes Canada World Charts and produced two radio singles in Mexico with “Sayulita” and “Me Hace Sentir”. With performances from Edmonton, Alberta to Tijuana, Mexico the band has gained fans of all ages and cultures with their diverse sound and positive message. John Welsh & Los Valientes are currently hard at work on their next album and will be back on the road next spring. www.johnwelshband.com