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The Vida Band

Grand Rapids

Band Members:

  • Dan Salas (Lead Guitar, keyboards, vocals)
  • Jose Ortiz (Lead guitar, lead vocals)
  • Edwin Ortiz (Bass, lead vocals)
  • Xavier Garcia (Drums)
  • 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. Xavier Gracia Drummer is the latest addition coming from previous bands such as Stolen Horses and Tetrad. 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.

This Band has been performing around the West Michigan area for years.They keep the entertainment atmosphere going non-stop playing Country rock, classic rock, Blues, Funk, Reggae, Ballads and the list goes on n on.

Influences: War, Santana, Los Lonely Boys, Montgomery Gentry, Kieth Urban, Funk Rock and the list grows from there. Did I mention that the list goes on n on?



2 Responses to The Vida Band

  1. tao says:

    I love youe concept/not as much as shadez? Whar are you gonna do? Miss you.

  2. tao says:

    I don’t know who is in charge of this but….yu need to check yourself! Everything I go to I cannot hear due to a failure on your part. Fix it!

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