What they say…
Quarter Street takes you back to the heart of classic salsa. Inspired by the passion of salsa luminaries such as Eddie Palmieri, Ray Barreto and Hector Lavoe, and emphasizing the raw sounds of New York in the 1970’s, The Quarter Street revisit an era where the music of the streets resonated with the voice of the people.
Formed in early 2011, The Quarter Street combines the fresh energy of a newly created band with the skills of well known established musicians. A dynamic live band with a driving rhythm section and all-trombone horn section, this young vibrant group of talented musicians are quickly making a splash in the Melbourne music scene and are now ready to export their sound worldwide!
With vocalist Sergio Botero helming the ship and Cuban brass virtuoso Lazaro Numa adding a taste of Havana to the underlying mix of classic Puerto Rican/New York styles, Quarter Street without a doubt create heartfelt Afro-Latin music that speaks to the soul.
Keep an eye out for the band’s upcoming self-titled album, out on HopeStreet Recordings on August 14th, which marks one of the first salsa dura records to be coming out of Australia and is sure to take the Quarter Street name well beyond their native land!