Amo Amo

KCSB-FM & SOhO Present:

Amo Amo

Miguelito León, Alex Siegel

Sat 4.27.19

Doors: 8:00 pm / Show: 9:00 pm

$12/$15

This event is 21 and over

Amo Amo
Amo Amo
Amo Amo formed in June 2017 when a group of dear friends -- Omar Velasco, Love Femme, Justin Flint, Shane Mckillop and Alex Siegel -- got together for an impromptu session in Los Angeles with Jim James (My Morning Jacket). There had been a premonition that the five of them shared a sort of psychic bond that would lead to a revelation in sound. James proved the right ferryman to take them across the creative river to where the revelatory, mystic moment awaited. Five months later, after a month-long recording retreat with Jim in an old house in central California's countryside, Amo Amo emerged with a collection of songs full of soul and magic.

In the past year, the world has begun to fall under the spell of Amo Amo's magical sound. Legendary mastering engineer Bob Ludwig says "I really love these songs, they are stand outs of the past year for me... Amo Amo has made a very special album." Jenny Eliscu (Rolling Stone, Sirius XM) says "Rarely do I come across a new band with as strong a sense of self-identity as Amo Amo... their live show is ecstatic." Both KCRW and KCSN, Los Angeles' tastemaker radio stations, have played Amo Amo's first two singles in heavy rotation, and they've racked up over 500,000 plays on Spotify in only a few months. And speaking of their live show, Amo Amo has been making waves -- opening for the likes of Poolside, Jonathan Wilson, and Tropicalia legends Os Mutantes. You will not see a crowd stand still at an Amo Amo show: people dance, it can't be helped.

Amo Amo is set to release their debut album, produced by Jim James, this spring and will support on his upcoming tour as well as opening up for My Morning Jacket at Red Rocks this August. They are not to be missed.
Miguelito León
Miguelito León
Miguel "Miguelito" León is a touring and recording multi-percussionist/vocalist, educator, as well as CEO & Founder of CALI2CUBA, an organization dedicated to maintaining cultural exchange and preserving Afro-Cuban folkloric traditions. Living between Havana and California, Miguel is also collaborating with Juan Bencomo's community project "Rescate de Traditiones", as well as international representative for Cuban bata group Obini Ache. Miguel has had the pleasure to perform/record with artists such as: Wynton Marsalis and Lincoln Center Band, Ozomatli, Septeto Habanero, Bob Reynolds, Conjunto Chapottin, Los Rumberos de Cuba, Oscar Hernandez, Bob Mintzer, Luis Conte, El Son del Indio, Kenny Loggins, and most recently Taraf de Locos.
Alex Siegel
Alex Siegel
Alex Siegel makes honest music. Influenced by jazz, folk, pop, and hip-hop, the 28 year old musician / producer creates resonant songs that tap his eclectic inspirations to take listeners on a journey somewhere warm, beautiful and new. Drawing on the international currents of his native LA, as well as his own travels, his music tells the story of a deeply feeling person navigating the changes, both global and personal.

Alex spent the last year working in music studios in LA and performing with various touring bands as a keyboardist and drummer. Last fall, he co-wrote indie soul band Amo Amo’s debut album, produced by Jim James of My Morning Jacket. Sometime during the sessions, a Canadian producer named Tyler Neil Johnson heard Alex’s song “Good Leg” and reached out. They hit it off and Alex felt called to go to Vancouver to record a new solo EP with Tyler. Combining elements of 60’s pop with the warm low end of hip-hop and the climactic builds of EDM, Alex’s songs are powerful and familiar, yet something altogether new. Neither Alex nor Tyler could have predicted what a creative success their collaboration would be…

Alex plays all the instruments on his tracks, in addition to writing and singing the songs. Formerly of the musical project Waterstrider, Alex now releases music and performs under his given name, as well as with other projects such as Amo Amo. Some of his current favorite artists are Chilly Gonzales, Tame Impala, Kings of Convenience and Phoenix.
Venue Information:
SOhO Restaurant and Music Club
1221 State Street
Santa Barbara, CA, 93101