Your Texas Music: Las Fenix
Tejano, Norteño, Regional Mexican – the girls of Las Fenix can do it all. The five Rodriguez sisters that make up the Houston-based band make music that touches Tex-Mex hearts. And, they are blowing up. I’m telling you right now: Your 2016 playlist will include Las Fenix.
It would be easy to write them off as a Tejano version of a pop music girl group – easy, but wrong. The sisters are a true band – fierce musicians who play their own instruments and own the stage. Nadia, plays bass/bajo, Lesli plays bajo quinto, Adela plays drums, Berna plays the accordion and Anahi plays percussion. Leslie and Berna are also lead vocalists, though Anahi her pipes of her own.
In an interview with the San Antonio Express News, David Rodriguez the band’s manager (and the girls’ father) described their cross-genre sound:
Las Fenix’s youthful energy makes it a crowd favorite. “People go so crazy. That usually happens everywhere,” said Rodriguez, noting that the band considers its fun music to be Tex-Mex. “It’s half Tejano, half Mexicano. They’re not Mexican, Mexican music, they’re not Tejano Tejano. They’re kind of in between. Tejanos really love it.”
And we should love it. Listening to the band, you hear the influence of all sorts of sounds from Latin pop to Spanish rock to true Tejano. They’ve even covered a song from Los Tigres del Norte.
2015 ended with a bang for Las Fenix and you may have seen them on Despierta America, CNN en Español, Al Rojo Vivo, Un Nuevo Día and more. I can’t wait to see what’s in store for the band this year. The Houston Chronicle reports the band is heading into the studio to record at Abraham Quintanilla’s Q Productions studio. If Las Fenix stay true to their trademark style, this production will surely have something everyone will love.