Red Wine was established in 1982 with the vision to entertain a multitude of cultures. This passion has allowed for Red Wine to bring people together and celebrate their musical talents. Red Wine prides themselves on their ability to play a variety of styles including R&B, Tejano, Funk, Country and Oldies.
Red Wine first grew their fan base by performing at fiestas for local churches. With the success of their unique sound and originality, Red Wine was inspired by their growing popularity to record their first album “Copa De Vino”. A couple of years following that release, Red Wine released “Sabor de Albuquerque”. Red Wine’s second album had two songs that rose in the local charts and throughout the southwest, Frijolitos Pintos and Puno de Tierra.
The popularity of those two albums Red Wine toured to each boarder of New Mexico state line. They also broke the state line and traveled into Utah, Colorado, Texas, and Arizona. In 1992 Red Wine won a battle of the bands and was invited to San Antonio, TX. to perform for the Tejano Music Awards Fan Fair, this accomplishment opened up doors for numerous artists from New Mexico. Red Wine’s success has given them the privilege to open up for such acts as Little Joe y La Familia at tingly coliseum, the late Selena in Pueblo, CO, The Turtles at Haynes park in Rio Rancho, Paul Revere and the Raiders for New Year’s show at Isleta Resort and Casino.
In 1994 La La & the Hubcaps was created by Red Wine Band with the vision to bring back the oldies. When Red Wine was approached by the City of Albuquerque to perform a full oldies group they jumped at the opportunity. La La & the Hubcaps is a full dressed 50’s show. They perform a wide range of music from the Temptations, Wilson Picket, Richie Valens, and Elvis.
In 1998 Red Wine added it second generation of musicians. The addition of these musicians Red Wine was able to incorporate a perfect accent to their originality. These new additions not only brought new ideas but also added a vast genre of styles.
In 2011 Red Wine released its next Album “No Wine Before Its Time”. Red Wine had the privilege of working with 16-time Grammy Award winner Gilbert Velasquez. With Gilbert’s expertise and knowledge he has helped Red Wine expand more on their originality. Red Wine is honored to have the opportunity to work with Gilbert.
In 2016 Red Wine released its latest Album “Vamonos, Let’s Party! This Album was arranged and mastered by Gilbert Velasquez. This Album features Lorenzo, his three sons; Andrew, Lorenzo J, and Phillip along with his daughter-in-law Monica. This Album has become a predominant sound for Red Wine by encompassing the original sound from the beginning.
During Covid like all musical groups Red Wine had to step away from performing. During this time Lorenzo worked with Gilbert on the new Album which is planned on being released very soon.