Los Mismos

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Los Mismos
OriginArio de Rosales, Mexico
GenresLatin
Years active1996–present
LabelsDiscos America
Associated actsLos Bukis, Marco Antonio Solís
MembersPedro Velázquez
Roberto Guadarrama
Gustavo Morales
Isaac Guadarrama
Roberto Guadarrama Jr.
Carlos Ivan Salgado
Past membersJoel Solis
Eusebio "El Chivo" Cortez
Jose "Pepe" Guadarrama
Pedro Sanchez
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.[1] The band was established in June 1996,[2] after Marco Antonio Solís left the Latin American band Los Bukis, the remaining members regrouped as Los Mismos. Under the name Los Mismos, the band has released eleven albums, under five different labels, including EMI Latin, Univision Music Group, Skalona Records, Discos Power Records and Discos America. Not to be confused with the Spanish music band of the same name in the 1970s.[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").[3] 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, an agreement was made for neither Solís or the remaining band members to perform using the Purépecha name "buki" (English: "Little Kid") in any form. In accordance with the agreement, the remaining members of Los Bukis regrouped with Pedro Velázquez 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 Velázquez – lead vocals (1996 – present)
  • Roberto Guadarrama – 1st keyboard, trumpet, producer, composer, arranger, Director and second vocals (1996 – present)
  • Gustavo Morales – 2nd keyboard, and percussion (2001 – present)
  • Isaac Guadarrama – bass guitar (2004 – 2012, 2017 – present)
  • Roberto Guadarrama Jr. – drums (2017– present)
  • Carlos Ivan Salgado – lead guitar (2018 – present)

Former Members

  • Joel Solis – lead guitar, second vocals (1996 – 1998)
  • Eusebio "El Chivo" Cortez – bass guitar (1996 – 2000, 2003 – 2004, 2012 – 2017)
  • Jose "Pepe" Guadarrama – 2nd keyboard, second vocals, percussion and saxophone (1996 – 2001)
  • Pedro Sanchez – drums (1996 – 2002, 2008 – 2017)
  • Rafael Valenzuela – lead guitar (1998 – 2008)
  • Fred Ocon – bass guitar (2000 – 2003)
  • Jorge Ortiz – drums (2002 – 2008)

Discography[edit]

Studio albums

References[edit]

  1. ^ The Billboard Guide to Tejano and Regional Mexican Music - Page 152 0823076911 Ramiro Burr - 1999 "Los Mismos were born from the ashes of Los Bukis, Mexico's top romantic pop
  2. ^ "Grupo Los Mismos". Losmismos.net. Retrieved 2013-04-26.
  3. ^ "Los Bukis". www.losbukis.org. Retrieved 2013-04-26.