Los Invasores de Nuevo León is a Mexican band founded in 1978, originally as a Norteño quintet. Led by Lalo Mora and Javier Ríos, the group would become very popular on both sides of the Texas-Mexico border during the 80's and 90's. Many of their songs are still played on radio to this day, such as Laurita Garza, Rafael Caro Quintero, Ni Dada La Quiero, La Costumbre, Bajo Mil Llaves, Que Valor De Mujer, Aguanta Corazón, Mi Casa Nueva and La Vieja Banca. Singer Isaías Lucero left for a solo career with EMI Records in 1999. The group's songs have included political themes, and criticism of US involvement in Latin America.
Los Cadetes de Linares are a Mexican band famously known for their corridos, traditional ballad-style songs about multiple topics like social causes, criminals or heroes in the northern part of Mexico. They are a conjunto—also known as a norteño group—and their accordion and bajo sexto waltzes are well known in both Mexico and the Southwest. They are known also because of their appearances in classic Mexican films and countless appearances on nationally syndicated programs in Mexico and the United States.
Ramón Covarrubias Garza known by his stage name Ramón Ayala is a Mexican musician, composer and songwriter of Norteño and Conjunto music. Known as the "King of the Accordion," Ayala has recorded over 113 albums for which he has received four Grammy Awards. Additionally, Ayala has been featured in thirteen movies. A legend of norteño music, Ayala is one of the most recognized and best-selling artists of this genre of Mexican music, breaking many sales records along the way. Tragos De Amargo Licor
Lorenzo de Monteclaro is a singer of Mexican ranchera music. He was born with the name of Lorenzo Hernández en Cuencamé de Ceniceros, Durango, and sang for the first time on radio in the late 1950s on a Sunday talent contest called "Aficionados de los Ejidos" on XEDN. He has sung on more than 90 albums and acted in almost 50 films and continues singing even after 5 decades. His youngest son, Ricardo de Monteclaro, is also the drummer, who plays in the band.
Sergio Vega is an American musician of Puerto Rican descent. He is the bassist of post-hardcore band Quicksand, which originated in New York City in 1990. In 1995, Quicksand disbanded, although they reunited again in 1997 to tour with Deftones. After this tour, the band desired to write a follow-up to their last album Manic Compression, although tensions between bandmates caused the band to split up again, until June 2012 when another reunion was announced. Vega began playing for Deftones, replacing Chi Cheng after Cheng was involved in a car accident which caused him to enter a semi-conscious state in November 2008 and led to his eventual death on April 13, 2013. With Deftones he released the albums Diamond Eyes and Koi No Yokan, and worked on the band's eighth studio album, Gore, which was released on April 8, 2016.