El Patino - Vocals, Guitars, Tres Cubano
Mikael Mersha - Vocals, Contrabass & Electric Bass
Daniel Abeu - Saxophone, Keyboards, Vocals
Benny Benson Sena - Drums, Percussion, Vocals
Los Sugar Kings is a Boston-based quartet known for their dynamic live performances, rich harmonies, high level of musicianship and ability to transcend genreswith an authenticity rarely heard. In their world, respect is paid to the forefathers and traditions of Afro-Cuban Son, Salsa and Rumba-Flamenca but Los Sugar Kings also actively draw on influences from nearly every continent in their unique repertoire. All are highly accomplished on their instruments, however the true magic of Los Sugar Kings is how these four individuals come together to put on a performance worthy of any festival, party, club or concert hall. Every show is an intimate dialogue between the band and their audience, with both sides communicating in a manner that is spontaneous, passionate and joyous.
El Patino (vocals, guitar, tres), is a dynamic performer and singer who is at once approachable, intimate and completely mesmerizing. Add in the african-influenced undulations of Mikael Mersha (vocals, bass/contrabass), the soaring, take-you-for-a-ride solos and accompaniment by Daniel Abreu (saxophone, piano, vocals) and the uncomparable, split-brain whirlwind that is Benny Benson Sena (drums, percussion, vocals) and it's impossible for a festival to stop from breaking out, wherever Los Sugar Kings perform.
From time to time, Los Sugar Kings will also add additional percussion and horns, bringing their sound to yet another level thanks to some of the most sought-after musicians in the Boston area. Los Sugar Kings are currently performing regularly in the Boston area in support of their debut CD “LSK” and working on their next release expected late 2009.