VEGAS! the Show is a unique addition to the entertainment scene of Vegas due to its classic rendition of the days that started Sin City, but to make it truly authentic you need to recreate the music of the times right? Anybody can go and hear a recording, while people may not admit it, when shows throw on the speakers playing those pre-recorded studio tracks the audience is taken a step away from the production rather than being drawn in. With VEGAS! the Show one of the most elite and versatile bands of the Southwest United States backs up the production with great success. Adding that old school element that takes people right back to the day, Santa Fe and the Fat City Horns are one of the most legendary musical groups on this side of the Colorado River!
The band is headed by none other than musical legend Jerry Lopez. Claiming the group is a dream team, playing for VEGAS! the Show is the bands 5th incarnation. But the band was started as a dream, more than just a jam group Jerry had plans that extended far beyond fame and fortune. Seeking to create a musical entity who’s sole purpose is to enlighten the ears was something Jerry intended from the get go, listen to it in his words..
“This band is the culmination of the dreams of all of the individual musicians in the band. We all dreamed about what the ‘ideal’ gig would be, and it went something like this: To play music that moved, challenged and inspired us without the usual external restrictions, influences, or boundaries that come with every other (paying) gig,… To make that music with people we love and respect both personally and musically and to be able to share it with others.-
-That is what Santa Fe & the Fat City Horns is about. The band is a throw-back to all the horn bands that influenced us all growing up, as well as a tribute to our musical heroes and friends mixed with our own music and arrangements. Old School and raw, but polished with pride and discipline. I wanted to have the enthusiasm and excitement I had when I was 17 years old!”
With the power of creativity on his side, Jerry has managed to make Santa Fe and The Fat City Horns one of the (if not most) talked about yet unsung bands in Vegas history. They don’t perform to vast sold out theaters and stadiums, gig after gig booked for eternity, no these guys do it a little different, and a little more traditional. They are consistently packing out the lounge at the Palms, but even with this success, Jerry and the rest of the band play simply to play. With no motives extending beyond what they can see in front of them, the band has reached near cult status as the continuation of old-school Vegas in the modern times.
Naturally David Saxe looked to the walking legend Jerry Lopez himself to set the atmosphere for his homage to old Las Vegas. In that respect Saxe couldn’t have made a better choice as Sante Fe and The Fat City Horns add just the right amount of class and atmosphere to give the audience the inspiration to see the show through a different set of eyes, the live ensemble serves to touch audiences on a personal level with their music and engage them deep into the show without even realizing it. This could never be accomplished with recorded tracks, as David puts, the band is the heart and soul of the production!
So look no further to find the ultimate old school Las Vegas experience, complete with an authentic and legendary big band led by none other than musical master Jerry Lopez, this is the only show that recreates the old days with all the emotions that came with them! Get your tickets to VEGAS! the Show today and check out Jerry Lopez and his band Santa Fe and The Fat City Horns!