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Los Angeles Spanish Guitarist for Weddings & Events

Immerse your Los Angeles event in Spanish flair! Luis is a captivating Spanish/Latin guitarist, specializing in romantic serenades and lively rhythms for weddings, corporate functions, private parties, and more.

About Luis - spanish/Latin guitarist los angeles

Luis was born in East Los Angeles, California, a first generation son of Mexican immigrants.  As a boy, he listened to traditional Mexican boleros and even got to sing with the legendary Mexican ranchero singer, Vicente Fernandez.  But like so many teenagers, it was rock ‘n roll that got him hooked on the guitar.


“The first instrument that I wanted to play was an electric guitar,” says Luis.  “I wanted to learn the guitar solo from Led Zeppelin’s “Heartbreaker” and “Eruption” by Eddie Van Halen.”  A self-taught guitarist, Luis played in rock bands all through high school and into college. Then in his early twenties, something happened.  “I think I hit a wall in my appreciation for rock music.  I needed a little more stimulus,” he says.


He picked up an acoustic guitar and started experimenting with classical music, jazz, blues and even flamenco guitarist.  “My dad had some classical music and flamenco LPs that he’d listen to at home. My mom listened to Latin music on the radio. I had friends that introduced me to jazz.  I’d hear WAR and El Chicano blasting from my neighbor’s houses. And I worked at a library where I could easily get a hold of CDs of all these

different genres and just listen to all these styles all the while trying to expand my knowledge on the guitar by incorporating these different approaches to my guitar playing.”


During this period, Luis wrote and recorded songs that were to appear on his first two CD’s a few years later. To perform these compositions he formed a band that initially consisted of some of his rock ‘n roll friends and eventually featured some of L.A.’s best musicians. They built a large following by performing every weekend at clubs and restaurants in and around the Los Angeles area. 

Luis’ popularity eventually landed him a recording contract and he released his first CD, “Cafe Ole'” (Domo/EMI) in 1998 which was on the Grammy ballot for Best New Age Album. His follow-up, “Spanish Kiss” (Baja/TSR) in 2000 had him swept into the Nuevo Flamenco wave with the likes of Jesse Cook, Strunz & Farah and Ottmar Liebert. That year had Luis performing at jazz festivals around the country on the strength of the single, “La Reyna” which played on smooth jazz radio stations.


On Luis’ new CD “Eastside”:  “I wanted to record an album that paid homage to the music of East L.A., not just in a musical sense but also in the way things were produced back in the 70’s.  We’re using equipment, instruments, and techniques that were used back then. We were even lucky enough to have some special guest musicians on it!”  Tierra’s Rudy and Steve Salas and original Hammond B3 organist, Joey Guerra make an appearance on the CD as does WAR’s drummer Sal Rodriguez.  “It’s a special record with some great music and awesome musicians on it. I think people will dig it!”

Luis' past performances

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When you book local Spanish/Latin Guitarist artists through us, you gain access to several key benefits:

  • Vast Talent Pool: We connect you with a diverse range of professional musicians in Southern California, ensuring you find the perfect fit for your needs.
  • Dedicated Support: Our friendly staff is available 24/7 to answer your questions and offer expert advice throughout the booking process.
  • Unmatched Peace of Mind: Our customer guarantee ensures you’re covered. In the unlikely event your chosen artist cancels due to unforeseen circumstances, we’ll find a suitable replacement to keep your event on track.
  • Music for Every Occasion: Whether you’re planning a wedding, corporate event, or any other special occasion, we have the ideal artists or groups to create a memorable atmosphere.

Sit back, relax, and enjoy a concert-quality performance by one of our talented Ocdamia Music Group musicians.

Schedule a Consultation: We offer several ways to get started:

  • Email, Phone, or Chat: Contact us to discuss your event and find the perfect music solution. Click HERE to schedule a consultation on our website.
  • Choose Your Music: Browse our selection of musicians, groups, or pre-curated packages. Once you’ve found a good fit, request a quote for further details.
  • Seamless Booking: When you accept the quote, we’ll automatically generate an invoice and contract for your review and signature.
  • Secure Your Date: To confirm your booking, simply click the “Pay Now” button on the invoice. We accept credit card, ACH transfer, Venmo, PayPal, or check.
  • Confirmation: Your booking is confirmed upon receipt of either your signed contract or the deposit through the invoice.

Important Note: If we don’t receive the signed contract or deposit within 7 days of the contract date, we’ll need to reconfirm the artist’s availability to ensure they’re still available for your event.

Once your booking is confirmed, you’ll receive a confirmation email with exciting details:

  • A link to your personalized Planning Form: This form allows you to create your dream playlist and share any special requests.
  • Access to our interactive online portal: HERE, you can explore our extensive library of thousands of songs and curate the perfect soundtrack for your event.

Special Requests? For a smooth planning process, we kindly ask that you submit your Planning Form at least one month before your event.

We understand that unforeseen circumstances can arise. Here’s our cancellation policy to ensure clarity:

  • Cancellations made 30 or more days before your event will receive a full refund (100%) of the deposit amount.
  • Cancellations made less than 30 days before your event will result in a non-refundable deposit.

To ensure the best performance and protect our delicate instruments and equipment, we kindly request the following:

  • Shade or Umbrella: Musical instruments are sensitive to extreme temperatures, sunlight, and humidity. Providing shade with an umbrella or a covered area will help prevent potential damage.
  • Covered Location (Rain): In case of rain, a dry and covered location for the musicians, instruments, and audio equipment is essential. Exposure to water can damage these items.
  • Heater (Optional): While we love playing outdoors, for extended outdoor performances, especially in cooler temperatures, a heater would be greatly appreciated. This will help keep our musicians comfortable during setup, performance, and breakdown.

Luis brings his own top-notch PA system and only requires a regular power outlet. If the event is outdoor and there is no electrical outlet, please let us know so we can bring our battery power PA system.

We offer a wide variety of fun, unique and experienced guitarists especially Luis, a grammy nominated Spanish/Latin Flamenco Guitarist who have proven records of dependability and the ability to delight guests at any sort of special events. We also take pride in being responsive, listening to your needs, and helping you to find/pick the perfect musician that will best suit your event. In addition, we stay in touch with you after you’ve booked our musician to facilitate communication and organization of details as your event approaches.

Exactly as agreed! This usually takes the form of their arrival before the event is to start to set-up and sound-check. Once the music begins, our flamenco Spanish/Latin Guitar, Luis whom you’ve chosen will start his performance and play the genre that you requested. He will play for the agreed amount of time, usually taking small breaks in-between sets. At the end, he will pack up his equipment, and depending on your agreement, accept payment and leave.

If you have a complaint about the musician, this should be raised as soon as possible with the music act themselves or you can directly talk to OMG Operations Manager, Margie at (714) 763-6924 concerning the issue. The sooner we or musicians know there is an issue, the quicker we can rectify the problem if it is within our/musician’s power to do so.

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