I am a bilingual solo crooner /entertainer, that uses tracks for back-up--simple efficient and less costly. I sing in English and Spanish with some Italian songs in the middle. I have played with a myriad of bands from salsa to jazz to country, oldies and other Latin styles as a drummer and lead vocalist. I have years of experience and currently playing weekends at an Italian restaurant.
Price Range: Contact for rates
Gig Length: 60 - 240 minutes
Languages: English, Italian, Spanish
What to Expect
Bi-Lingual , Vocalist Entertainer with musical tracks
GOALS: To maintain professional status as an entertainer in the field of International Music.
NAME: Oscar E. Contreras
275 South Paseo Quinta
Green Valley, Arizona 85614
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1961-1965 Nogales High School, diploma ,Nogales, Arizona
1968-1972 University of Washington, BA, Seattle, Washington
1976-1978 University of Washington, M.Ed., Seattle, Washington
PROFESSIONAL MUSICAL EMPLOYMENT:
1968 Plaza Five Restaurant (now Benihanas) Seattle, Washington.
Six (6) months contract group, Los Cumbancheros, position
Vocalist/drummer. Performed opposite Arthur Lyman,
Vibrohonist at the Marine Room Western International Hotels,
1968-1971 The Chinatown Restaurant, Seattle, Washington
International Music. Lead vocalist/percussionist.
1969 Seattle Celebrity Morning Show. Group-Los Cumbancheros
1971-1975 La Casita Mexican Restaurant, International Music
groups- Los Cumbancheros and La Unica, lead vocalist/
percussionist and Master of Ceremonies for live
1975 El Sombrero Mexican Restaurant, International Music group
La Unica Jazz ensemble. Lead vocalist/percussionist and
Master of Ceremonies for live international shows featuring
such artist as Lalo Rodriquez and Mariachi America with
1975-1976 El Torero Mexican Restaurant, Tacoma, Washington. Group
Los Cumbancheros, lead vocalist/percusssionist.
1977 Was cast as background musical group in the ABC movie,
“Young Kennedy” opposite actor Peter Strauss, group-
La Unica, Seattle, Washington.
1977 Played opposite Litte Joe and La Familia for the 1977
International Bilingual Educational Conference Ball,
1979-1985 Performed with several Southern Arizona bands mainly
a mixed repertoire of dance music. Performed at the
following places for limited engagements as a vocalist/
Mr. C’s Lounge, Nogales, Arizona, dinner/music.
(Three piece group).
Kino Springs Lounge, Nogales, Arizona, dinner/dancing
music. (four piece group).
Americana Hotel Lounge, Nogales, Arizona, dinner/dancing
music (three piece group).
Rio Rico Sheraton Lounge, Rio Rico, Arizona, dinner/dancing
music (four piece and two piece groups).
1985 La Edad Group
1985 Fiestas Patrias, September 16th , Vocalist/drummer
1986 OTI Arizona Song Festival, performed theme song
1986 El Dorado Motel/Restaurant Lounge, dinner/dancing,
(three month engagement).
1986 Tucson Community Center opposite Juan Gabriel
1986 Tucson Community Center opposite Rocio Ducal.
1987 OTI Arizona Song Festival, performed theme song arrangement.
1987 Performed for “Miss Fiestas Patrias Pageant” at the
Doubletree Inn, Tucson, Arizona.
1987 Performed for the “Senorita Latina Pageant” at the
Holiday Inn, Tucson, Arizona.
1988 to present I have completed studio work on two CD recordings and focused on studio
recording and song writing.
I have also performed for many private functions all over
Arizona and many limited engagements such as:
Triviti’s Italian Restaurant in Green Valley, Arizona
(Grand opening day and four consecutive weekends)
Casino of the Sun (twice)
Casino del Sol (twice)
Sierrita Mountain Restaurant and Cantina
(Grand opening day and 10 consecutive weekends)
Completed one (1) week engagement at Best Western Hotel
Lounge in Las Cruces, New Mexico USA on October, 2007
One 45 RPM record:
Soy Como Soy original compositions
Un Viejo Cantante, Boleros
Professional video. Sabado Gigante, Miami, Florida
personal appearance recorded live for national and
international audiences, (Univision Mexico and
Additional Booking Notes
Personnel PA System supplied
Bossa-Nova, Oldies, Country, Salsa, Latin Favorites.
Influences & Inspiration
Tony Bennett, Frank Sinatra, Armando Manzanero, Willie Chirino and similar Artisits.
2-Mains and Monitors supplied or use available.