Talent

Mike Canales' Versaitle

Mike Canales' Versatile is available for all occasions. The band has a repertoire of over 150 songs ranging from the 60s to the present and everything from country to rap. The band members are all veteran musicians and have many years of experience.

Three of the members are graduates of the very prestigious music school, Berklee College of Music in Boston Massachusetts. Mike, drummer and vocalist for the band has over 20 years of experience, and is a 2001 graduate of Berklee. He is extremely versed in all styles of music from Tejano to Jazz. Mike has worked with such bands as Small World, Breakthrough (house band at Dick's Last Resort), Planet Soul, Terry Cavanagh, and Cats Don't Sleep. Greg Galindo has been playing guitar since age 12 with several local groups. His unique style and technical skills blend in with the other elements of the band. He prides himself in being able to play just about anything the crowd petitions. Greg graduated from Berklee in 2004. Billy Staggs doubles on keyboard and guitar, as well as providing lead and backup vocals. Billy is the veteran of the group and has performed with many bands in the local area. Finally, the bass player, Eloy Palacios, a graduate of South San West Campus, has also been performing since age 12 with many local bands. Eloy is a 2003 graduate of Berklee. The band prides itself in projecting a professional image in all aspects including dress and demeanor.

The band's philosophy is "give the people what they want." In club settings, the band always seeks the audience's requests.