MP3 Erika Bonilla - Tu Nuevo Amor
Erika Bonilla Tu Nuevo Amor is a Mariachi inspired album with true romantic emotion.
10 MP3 Songs in this album (30:05) !
Related styles: LATIN: Mariachi, LATIN: Latin Pop
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Born in El Paso, Texas; however, Erika Y. Bonilla considers herself a native to New Mexico, since she has lived in Albuquerque since the age of two. Growing up, she was inspired by all types of Spanish music to include; Mariachi, Tejano and Spanish Pop as well as various types of Country music. Artists such as Ana Barbara, Lucero, Luis Miguel, Faith Hill and Patsy Cline influenced Erika. She enjoys listening to Spanish, Country, R&B, Rock and Hip Hop music. Her diverse taste in music is evident in her versatility as a vocalist.
Erika began her music career ten years ago as one of the lead vocalists for Los Duques, singing Country and Spanish. She moved on to be the lead vocalist with the Omar Ortega Band and the Wild Bunch, singing a variety of music such as Spanish, Country, R&B and Rock. After performing with local bands for a period of four years, Erika put her singing on hold to pursue a career and complete her degree. Erika graduated in 2004, with a Bachelor of Science in Business Management. Although she took a break from band performances, she continued to accomplish solo performances throughout the country. In 2003, Erika performed at the prestigious Unity Festival in Washington, D.C. In 2004, she performed for Hispanic Heritage Day in Washington, D.C. That same year she performed at the Central Intelligence Agency’s Hispanic Heritage Day in Washington, D.C. In 2005, she was invited to perform in West Virginia at the annual Hispanic Heritage Day Celebration. She has also performed the National Anthem and track performances at various singing venues. Currently, Erika performs as the lead vocalist for Sassfire, an upbeat variety band. Recent performances include casinos, local bars and various fiestas throughout the state. In 2007, Erika participated in the Colgate Country Showdown, winning in Socorro, New Mexico, and moving forward to the state competition at Sky City Casino in Acoma, New Mexico. Erika has received recognition for her inspiring solo performances throughout the years. In June, 2008, Erika released her first album entitled “Tu Nuevo Amor.” Tu Nuevo Amor is a Mariachi inspired album and was recorded with Mariachi Tepayec. Erika’s powerful vocal ability captures the albums true romantic feel with emotions bursting out of the lyrics. On June, 28, 2008, the largely successful CD release party for the album was held at the Albuquerque Hilton. Included was an energetic variety performance of Country, Old School, Tejano and Spanish Pop, with her band, Sassfire. Erika also performed a debut of an original R&B song produced by Old Town Productions, with an instrumental vibe composed by Philly B and Julian Baca. Erika concluded the evening with an exceptional performance of her newly released album, Tu Nuevo Amor, with the accompaniment of Mariachi Tepayec. Erika is truly a unique artist with an unbelievable vocal ability. Her dynamic stage presence, coupled with powerful vocals and genuine passion for singing, bring out the emotional vibe in all of her performances.