NOW STREAMING: The Sounds of GLOBAL RHYTHMS World Music Festival 2017

20th September, 2017


As a little warm-up for next Sunday’s GLOBAL RHYTHMS World music & Roots Festival, we put together a little playlist of some of our favorite Australian World Music, Roots & Soul gems from some of the artists performing on the day including ALPHAMAMA The Strides Afro Moses Ojah Alice Terry The Crooked Fiddle Band San Lazaro & more.

Check it streaming right now at Spotify

 — with King TideThe Crooked Fiddle BandThe StridesAfro Moses OjahAlice TerryAfromoses BaidooEastside Radio 89.7FM and Global Rhythms.

Sydney we are coming to you for Global Rhythms Festival 2017!

22nd August, 2017

We are stoked to bring some good news to you all!
We have been simmering along the past few months with some performances for our favourite Latin night Domingo Latino​ at The Night Cat​ and having such talented members and amazing human beings in the band, we’re proud to say that everyone is also busy putting their hearts into their own projects and families. But now it’s time to reunite and bring back some more good times!

We’re going to Sydney to play at the Global Rhythms 2017 Music Festival​

Follow the link to see their awesome line-up that we are blessed to share the stage with on our next journey to NSW

For ticket sales click HERE

More exciting news coming up! 

We’re back at The Night Cat this Sunday for Domingo Latino

5th June, 2017

San Lazaro have been making people dance all around Australia since their debut album release in 2006. Now they return to The Night Cat for another Doming Latino, this Sunday bring your dancing shoes and check them out as the present all original Salsa and funky Latino music composed right here in Melbourne. Band starts at 9pm

Listen to San lazaro here

Don’t forget the Melbourne Salsa dance lessons begining at 7pm
7PM – BACHATA – Beginner – Intermediate – Advanced
8PM – SALSA – Beginner – Intermediate – Advanced

Whether you choose one class or 2 classes its $20 flat rate including social dancing from 9pm.
$10 entry General entry (no classes)

San Lazaro return to The Belleville Melbourne

27th April, 2017

Belleville Late Nights presents:

San Lazaro’s unique take on Latin music is a blend of old school salsa and classic Cuban Son. Taking cues from psych funk to roots reggae to Spaghetti Western film soundtracks. It’s raw and electric one moment and sweet and soulful the next.

Hailing from Chile to Cuba to Catalonia, San Lazaro will be taking to the Late Nights stage with a full 8 piece band!
Warming up the night with fiery beats will be Randy Castilla and Wahl behind the decks.

+ 9PM until 1AM.
+ Entry is free.



call the venue on 9663 4041 to make a group booking.

San Lazaro are back for Domingo Latino 2017 at The Night Cat

20th January, 2017

Oh yes! Si señoras y señores! San Lazaro‘s first show for 2017 will be at The Night Cat for Domingo Latino Sunday 29th of January from 9pm. Ay ya yay!

Happy New 2017

2nd January, 2017

Press play to keep the party going!
San Lazaro want to wish all our friends and familia all the best for 2017 – Much love and always thank you for the support San Lazaro family 🙂

San Lazaro ‘La Despedida’ Tour

7th September, 2016

San Lazaro tour A3 no bleeds

In October, Australia’s favourite Psych-Latin outfit San Lazaro is taking to the road to bring their album, La Despedida to the people. Sydney, Adelaide, Canberra and Melbourne best get prepared for that Latin heat because San Lazaro are guaranteed to both keep it real and keep it real caliente. A twangy, electric mix of psych cumbia, salsa and Cuban son, La Despedida has been getting rave reviews all over Australian radio and media. Now San Lazaro are crossing state lines for the first time in years to bring you the live show – an eight piece band that sets the stage alight.

Live at The Belleville Melbourne

18th August, 2016

¡Atención Atención! Were going to be playing from 10pm at The Belleville in the heart of Melbourne next weekend Saturday 27th of August with special guest DJ’s Mark Gurrieri and Eddie Mac.

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San Lazaro back at The Night Cat this Sunday with their new release La Despedida!

1st August, 2016

Coming off their latest album release on HopeStreet Records – San Lazaro are back at The Night Cat to play their new show featuring hits from their own original music and salsa classics.

Band starts at 9pm Sunday 7th August

‘La Despedida” Available now

7PM – BACHATA – Beginner Level and Intermediate Level
8PM – SALSA – Beginner Level and Intermediate Level
Whether you choose one class or 2 classes its $20 flat rate including social dancing from 9pm.

La Despedida – Album Launch

24th July, 2016

Thanks for attending our Album Launch! Your love, support and friendship feed our impetus and passion to achieve so much more with our craft. “La Despedida” has been now finally released. Keep an eye on us through this same channel or by visiting our Facebook page.
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‘La Despedida’ album launch is close!

8th July, 2016

San Lazaro La Despedida launch A3

Success in our Pozible campaign. LP’s are coming!

5th July, 2016

Hola San Lazarinos de corazón!! We reached our goal in our pozible campaign!! ¡Lo logramos! We made it! We just want to say a huge thank you. The amount of support we have received from family, friends, new fans and the fans who have been there from the start is truly heartwarming. Here we leave you with a blooper video of Bob Keko and Oscar.

A big shout out to Nadine Vielle, Jen Irving, Diego Torrascal and Stu Burgs and everyone else who chipped in!



Anything is Pozible!

24th May, 2016

FB Cover Pozible 5b



¡Hola, hermanos y hermanas! We are San Lazaro. A tribe of long-lost Latinos, wandering the desert continent of Australia in search of ourselves and our music. With backgrounds from Chile to Cuba to Catalonia, destiny drew us together at the Southern end of the world to sing the songs we needed to sing and tell the stories we needed to tell.

We’ve been playing and writing Latin music in Melbourne for 15 years now and over the past year, we’ve recording our new album La Despedida. We think we’ve put together a special collection of songwriting that is honest, unapologetic and personal. La Despedida is all about the heartache and love lost, but it’s not just breakup songs. There are protest songs, songs of midnight ennui and songs that promise musical salvation. For the English speakers, we’re looking into ways to subtitle it all, but until we work that out – we invite you to put it on and at least have a dance.

For La Despedida’s amazing album cover, we collaborated with NY-based artist Diego Patiño. Diego has created a unique landscape of psychedelic dystopia inspired by the themes and imagery in our music. When we saw what he’d come up with, we were completely blown away! To properly realise these songs and to make the most of Diego’s amazing artwork, we’re going to present it as a Deluxe Gatefold LP, which we totally cannot afford and that is why we are calling on you to help us out!

Find out more HERE

Video premier of “Amor de Despedida” on Wax Poetics

5th May, 2016

Just announced the new San Lazaro album out on July 22nd “La Despedida” We’re very proud to have our video premiered on the Wax Poetics web site from USA. Video made by the very awesome Blank Tape Music and recording by theHopeStreet Recordings fam. Much love to the gang!! Enjoy!

 AND it’s a free download

We’re back at Open Studio

2nd May, 2016

SL Founders Funny

The three founding amigos of San Lazaro present the septet version of the band to get you up and dancing at Open Studio on the 21st of May.

The show will feature their own songs mixed with renditions of the music that has influenced their songwriting.

In the photo from left to right Oscar, Keko and Bob have been heavily infected by Latin music in many forms and styles from the classic 1940’s Cuban Son, psychedelic jungle Cumbia to heavy Colombian and NY salsa.
The guys want to pay tribute to the masters that have inspired the group since their early days almost 15 years ago.

Band starts at 9pm $10 door

Mi Corazón Tequila Bar

29th April, 2016

Mi Corazon

Original Melbourne band San Lazaro will be bringing their unique latin sound to Mi Corazon again on Saturday the 30th of April.
Described as a blend of old school New York Salsa & classic Cuban Son with references ranging from psych funk to roots reggae & Spaghetti Western film soundtracks.

Check out the Facebook event HERE

San Lazaro + De La Calle at Bar Open

5th February, 2016


¡Ateción! Latin fever is hitting Fitzroy on the 19th of February!!!

Two Juggernauts of inner city Latin music are joining forces to take Bar Open South of the border.
San Lazaro and De La Calle are calling all Cumbieras and Cumbieros, Salseras and Salseros, lovers of psych, freaks of funk and enthusiasts of getting down to attention.
Have you ever wanted more cowbell? This gig has more cowbell than you can handle.

Be ready to dance, scream ‘arriba’ and ‘ole’ inappropriately.
So many brass sections, so much percussion. You’ll be sweating through your poncho before you can say “Bongo bongo, clave clave, primo bueno cha cha cha.”

Doors open from 9pm

$15 Full and $12 Concession

Check out Bar Open HERE