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70’s rock band, El Chicano is back and they are now in the studio with producr
Gerry Gallagher and GRAMMY® winning engineer, Gerry “The Gov” Brown. Rehearsals
and recording are now in session as the band begins to assemble a collection of
new work for their upcoming release later this year. Original founder, member
and manager, Freddie Sanchez will be co-producing on the project.

Receiving #1votes by both Billboard and Cashbox magazines in 1970, El Chicano
charted in all categories but Country and Western that year with their Gold
record and single, “Viva Tirado.” Their immediate rise to fame initiated a run
of seven albums with MCA Records. Continued success came in 1973 with the
release of the self titled album, El Chicano going Gold and its top 40 hit
single, “Tell Her She’s Lovely.” With a career spanning over 40 years, the
band has garnered five Gold records and has had music featured in over 50
compilations worldwide.

More commendable than the bands musical and sales achievements is the bands
focus and commitment to community and charity. Raising awareness to help
children and the arts has always been an objective of the band. With the
untimely passing of original band members Bobby Espinosa and Rudy Regalado in
2010, Freddie Sanchez states, “El Chicano is dedicated to continuing the
musical legacy that was theirs and our passion. We are committed to giving our
all and giving back to the communities that have been there for us over the
years. This is for something greater than each of us as individuals.” Joining
Sanchez is original member Mickey Lespron and longtime member, Jerry Salas.

Producer Gerry Gallagher is bringing his 30 years of experience in the music
business to the table. He has been planning the El Chicano project for years
and specifically sought Gerry Brown to engineer the recordings. “I went out of
my way to get him involved.  His reputation and catalog of accomplishments in
the recording studio is amazing and truly second to none. El Chicano is
legendary, the collaborating artists are unbelievable and together we are
striving to create incredible results. Without giving away any of the secrets
that are coming, I can say that this is an exciting and eventful project that
has multiple GRAMMY® nominations written all over it. I have the best engineer
onboard and with Freddie co-producing, I am delighted. I can now go ahead and
produce this project with full confidence that we have a real solid team in
place and that this team has a fabulous chance in making music history!”

Based out of Los Angeles, GRAMMY® winning engineer Gerry “the Gov” Brown has
credits on over 47 Platinum and Gold records. Artists he has worked with
include Prince, Madonna, Sting, Mariah Carey, Usher, Joss Stone, Vanessa
Williams, Brian McKnight, George Clinton, Wayne Shorter, Monica and the Bee
Gees. When asked about his new work with El Chicano, Brown stated: “I am very
excited about the project and I can see this getting enormous GRAMMY® attention
for next year. I am really looking forward to working with Gerry Gallagher,
Freddie and the band.”


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