Los Mismos

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Los Mismos
Origin Ario de Rosales, Michoacán, Mexico
Genres Latin
Years active 1996–present
Labels unsigned
Associated acts Los Bukis, Marco Antonio Solís
Members Pedro Velazquez
Roberto Guadarrama
Gustavo Morales
Isaac Guadarrama
Pedro Sanchez
Past members Joel Solis
Eusebio "El Chivo" Cortez
Jose "Pepe" Guadarrama
Rafael Valenzuela
Fred Ocon
Jorge Ortiz

Los Mismos (English: "The Same Ones"), previously known as Los Bukis, is a Mexican music band from Ario de Rosales, Michoacán. The band was established in June 1996,[1] after Marco Antonio Solís left the Latin American band Los Bukis, and the remaining members regrouped as Los Mismos. Under the name Los Mismos, the band has released ten albums, under four different labels, including EMI Latin, Univision Music Group, Skalona Records, and Discos Power Records. Not to be confused with the Spanish music band of the same name in the 70's.[citation needed]

Formation[edit]

Los Bukis

In the 1970s, cousins Marco Antonio Solís and Joel Solís began writing and performing music as a duo, known as Los Hermanitos Solis (English: "The Little Solis Brothers").[2] As their music and following grew, they expanded the band, using the name Los Bukis (English: "Little Kid"). Marco Antonio Solís served as the lead vocalist, while additionally writing and producing all of the band's music. Their first album sold one million records in one year, certifying the album as Diamond status, in accordance with the Asociación Mexicana de Productores de Fonogramas y Videogramas (English: "Mexican Association of Producers of Phonograms and Videograms, A.C.") guidelines. Their first song from the album was "Falso Amor" (English: "False love"). While Los Bukis continued performing and releasing new music, Marco Antonio Solís also wrote and produced albums for Marisela, Rocío Dúrcal, and María Sorté.[citation needed]

Los Mismos

In 1995, after 20 years with Los Bukis, lead singer and songwriter Marco Antonio Solís decided to pursue a solo career, initially performing under the name El Buki, which concerned members of Los Bukis. At this point, an agreement was made for neither Solís or the remaining band members to perform using the P'urhépecha name "buki" (English: "Little Kid") in any form. In accordance with the agreement, Solís performs under his own name, while the remaining members of Los Bukis regrouped with Pedro Velazquez joining the group as lead vocalist. The members of Los Bukis renamed the band to Los Mismos (English: "The Same Ones"), acknowledging that the new band is the same as Los Bukis, albeit with a different lead singer.[citation needed]

Band Members[edit]

  • Pedro Velazquez – lead vocals (1996 – present)
  • Roberto Guadarrama – keyboards, producer, composer, arranger, and second vocals (1996 – present)
  • Gustavo Morales – keyboards, and percussion (2001 – present)
  • Isaac Guadarrama – bass guitar (2004 – present)
  • Pedro Sanchez – drums (1996 – 2002, 2008 – present)

Former Members

  • Joel Solis – lead guitar (1996 – 1998)
  • Eusebio "El Chivo" Cortez – bass guitar (1996 – 2000, 2003 – 2004)
  • Jose "Pepe" Guadarrama – percussion and saxophone (1996 – 2001)
  • Rafael Valenzuela – lead guitar (1998 – 2008)
  • Fred Ocon – bass guitar (2000 – 2003)
  • Jorge Ortiz – drums (2002 – 2008)

Discography[edit]

Studio albums[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Grupo Los Mismos". Losmismos.net. Retrieved 2013-04-26. 
  2. ^ "Los Bukis". www.losbukis.org. Retrieved 2013-04-26.