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Blue Kingdom

Grand Rapids – (The later years the band evolved into The Vida Band)

Band Members:

  • Dan Salas (Lead Guitar, keyboards, vocals)
  • Jose Ortiz (Lead guitar, lead vocals)
  • Edwin Ortiz (Bass, lead vocals)
  • Jesse Moreno (Drums, vocals) (RIP)

Sounds Like: Alabama, Huey Lewis and the News, Rick James Official, Keith Urban, The Zach Brown Band

Dan Salas plays lead guitar, keys and sings. The early years the band was called Blue KIngdom and played around the same venues as Flyin’ Home, Me n Dem guys, Alive N well, Common People the list goes on. Jose Ortiz lead guitar, lead vocals has been with Vida for a long time. He came from a Band called Soul Experience and La banda Mia as did Edwin Ortiz lead singer and Bass guitar. He also played with the Banda Mia before joining Vida years ago. Together the talent and soul comes thru every performance on stage. We haven’t forgotten my cousin Jesse Moreno who was our singing drummer for many years, this is in his Memory. He loved percussion his favorites Steve Gadd, Dennis Chambers, Billy Cobham, Tower of Power Drummer his name escapes me.

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