Cinco de Mayo Featuring: Vox Urbana

The Orpheum Presents:

Cinco de Mayo Featuring: Vox Urbana

Rock Nine

Friday, May 5 2017

Doors: 7:00 pm / Show: 8:00 pm

$8.50

This event is all ages

Cinco de Mayo Featuring: Vox Urbana
Cinco de Mayo Featuring: Vox Urbana
Vox Urbana is a seven -piece band that combines Latin-based sounds with stories and experiences that occur in the Arizona/Sonora border region. The bi-national band is based in Tucson, Arizona and has been creatively narrating stories of the border community since 2010. The band’s original repertoire breaks any language barrier through its 100% danceable grooves. Vox Urbana’s instrumentation consists of guitar, keyboard, sax, trombone, bass guitar, congas, and drums. As a collective composing body, Vox Urbana continuously aims to learn and expand its musical influences. Among the musical styles found in the band’s sound and identity is a meztizaje of ethnic sounds such as Huapango (Southern Mexico), Cumbia (Colombia), Chicha (Peru), Cha-cha-cha (Cuba), along with a variety of electronic textures such as synthesizers and voice effects. Such musical recipe guarantees a high-energy performance, as well as a culturally fruitful experience to younger and older audience in the U.S./Mexico region.
Rock Nine
Rock Nine
Rock Nine was conceived in the childhood fantasies of lead singer Dina Barnese. An avid singer while working alone in her ceramics studio (or wherever she found herself alone - in the car, in the shower or in the woods), she took the leap to move her artistic talents from the potter’s wheel to the stage in late 2015. She invited some friends to join on the adventure and after a few adjustments the band settled into its current four members.


Dina is a long-time resident of Flagstaff, Arizona; her family relocated when she was a kid. They lived out “in the country” where her parents could listen to their music as loud as they’d like (and loud it was!) and she could sing at the top of her lungs without anybody noticing (shy, she was). Her vocal influences include Stevie Nicks, Ann Wilson and Chrissie Hynde. She loves rock & roll, alternative, punk and 80’s pop and brings fantastic energy to stage with her unique vocal style and inability to stand still behind the microphone. The guys have dubbed her Prima Dina because of her love of stage clothing and jewelry.

The band’s guitar player, “Too Tall” John Lutz, has lived in Flagstaff for 25 years, and is originally from Greenville NC. He is a veteran guitar player who has been playing in bands for 32 years. A couple of local bands he has played in are Tommy Dukes and Buckit. His playing is influenced by Stevie Ray Vaughn, Led Zeppelin, Black Sabbath, Santana, Van Halen, and Nirvana. John works on classic cars and classic car renovation and is also a photographer. When not shredding the axe or working, John spends time chillin’ with his cats Alfa Romeo, and Enzo Ferrari. John also lends vocals to the band.

Ray Flagg, Rock Nine’s bassist, is originally from Michigan and has lived in northern Arizona since the early 90's. A lifetime lover of music Ray didn't pick up the guitar until 2008. Mostly self-taught, things quickly escalated when he hooked up with some like-minded players. Ray began playing in and around Northern Arizona starting in early 2009. Ray has played almost 200 shows as a member of Rewired, AZ Route Rebels, Doug Johnson Band and Mile Marker 12. He previously played with John in 2011 and loves being a member of this upbeat group "Rock Nine"

Ward Bailey has been a fixture of the Flagstaff music scene for as long as many recall. He’s joined a bunch of music projects over the years and is a popular fill-in drummer for local and visiting bands. You’ll often see him playing as a member of the Grateful Dead cover band Flagship of Fools and with the Cadillac Angels when they come to Flag. A self-employed entrepreneur, Ward also enjoys being a photographer and outdoor enthusiast when not seated on his throne.