This is Surco Nuevo around 1998, performing at El Valenciano in San Francisco's Mission District. With the Mach 2 line up, featuring Manny Martinez on Vocals, Andy Woodhouse on Bass, and Enrique Padilla, replacing Arnold on Congas. We played at El Valenciano at least once a month for a few years and were tighter than ever from all the gigs. We were also in the studio, working on the first CD, soon to be released in 2001.
Below is a pic from around the same time period with the addition of David Blacker on the left side of the photo, who played Trombone on the CD, and Gustavo Blanco on the opposite side, who played bongo with the band.
Shortly after this, Manny left the band,
with the father and son team of
Cris and Israel Matos coming in on
Vocals for the Mach 3 line up. This is
the band playing an outdoor festival in
San Franisco's North Beach
Finally, below is a pic from our first gig
in 1993, showing the Mach 1 line up, with core members along with Jose DeLeon on bass, and Johnny on Vocals.