San Lazaro invite you to Abbotsford Convent on November 3rd to see the debut of new music created this year for 13 piece Latin Orchestra.

27th October, 2019

San Lazaro have been working on this music all year, with the process led by our newest member, Pianist & Arranger Romy Hernandez Carbo. The songs run the gamut of Latin American Musical styles spanning classic Salsa, contemporary Timba, Afrocuban Rumba, Latin funk and boogaloo, Cuban Son and psychedelic Cumbia. All have been arranged by Romy and the band for an extended version of the San Lazaro ensemble, featuring a five piece horn section and additional the talents of two of Australia’s most celebrated musicians in the field, percussionist Luis Poblete and Adelaide based trumpet virtuoso Lazaro Numa.


Franshesco “Keko” Viran – Voice

Marcelo La Greca – Voice / Percussion

Oscar Poncell – Guitar / Voice

Robert Douglas Sola – Bass

Romy Hernandez Carbo – Piano / Keyboards

Jethro Negron – Drums / Timbales

Sebastian Orellana – Congas / Percussion

Luis Manuel Poblete – Percussion / Congas / Voice

Lazaro Numa – Trumpet

Mat Jodrell – Trumpet

Lachlan Mclean – Saxophones

Jimmy Bowman – Trombone

Ben Gillespie – Trombone

Domingo Latino at The Night Cat this Sunday!

22nd July, 2019

Alo! alo! alo amigues! We’re back this Sunday at the Night Cat for yet another Domingo Latino.

We have been in the songwriting woodshed chipping away at two new songs that we will be playing in our two sets at the Cat! Come and party with us!

Get your boogie, burgers and beer at The B.East this Friday!

20th March, 2019

¡¡Oyé San Lazarinos!!! We’re gonna play that psychedelic salsa music you love at The B.East. It’s gonna be awesomezzzz!
It’s FREE and also there is burgers. Son Montuno, Cumbia, Boogaloo, All that nice and nasty Latin business. 2 Sets!!! Hasta pronto compañerxs Xx

RIP Percy James Landers

8th January, 2019

San Lazaro would like to extend our heartfelt condolences to the family and friends of Percy James Landers. A great musician and a great person and friend who brought warmth, wit, charm and superb musicality to every gig and every hang. Love you Percy RIP.

The Night Cat celebrates the life of Percy James Landers on January the 10th.

With a huge line-up of musicians, friends and family, all proceeds will be donated to Percy’s family to help with funeral arrangements and to settle his affairs.


The New MonoS

Swooping Duck (Hiatus Kaiyote rhythm section)


San Lazaro

Calle Luna

La Influencia

Quarter Street

The Peninsula Picnic

8th January, 2019

Get the crew together, throw in the picnic rug and have your dancing shoes at the ready, The Peninsula Picnic, is back with a hot line up and a menu showcasing local food and wine.


The Peninsula Picnic, returns on Saturday March 30, 2019 and with the Peninsula’s biggest food, wine and music line up on offer is sure to feed the hungry soul.

The Rubens
Sarah Blasko
San Lazaro
Tia Gostelow
Fraser A. Gorman

Nine of the region’s best restaurants and five wineries have been hand-picked to keep the crowds buzzing across the one-day festival along with bespoke local market stalls.


Rare Hare at Jackalope
Tuck’s Ridge
Kerri Greens
DOC Mornington
Merricks General Wine Store
Max’s Restaurant
Casa de Playa
Green Olive at Red Hill
Stables Smokehouse
Prancing Horse

Set among the pristine greenery of the Mornington Racecourse, seamlessly blending the authenticity of a food and wine event with the fun and energy of a live music festival, The Peninsula Picnic, has built a name for itself as one of the best boutique festivals the state has to offer.

We’re warming up to play at The Belleville!!

4th November, 2018

Hey hey San Lazarinos!! We’re playing 2x sets at Belleville and it’s free. What time? Salsa time! Also cumbia time, Latin funky time, Son Montuno time. Get ur chicken and beer and Latin music requirements met all at once! Hasta pronto Xx

San Lazaro return to The B.East in Brunswick.

8th August, 2018

¡¡Oye!! That’s right, San Lazaro are back to bring our live show to our favourite local burger shop with the lot – The B.East!

Warm up your winter with the tropical sounds of Salsa, Cumbia, Son Cubano and more with Australia’s favourite creators of original Latin music.

Lost Lands 2018!!!

27th April, 2018

¡San Lazarinos! Thrilled to announce we’ll be performing at The Lost Lands festival on Melbourne Cup Weekend at Werribee Park & Mansion. Tickets on sale from 9am Fri, 27th  #TLL2018

Keep the good times coming!

20th March, 2018

We are still on a high from the amazing time we had performing at Womadelaide 2018 plus our Havana Meets Kingston show at our own Forum Theatre.

It’s truly incredible to have had the experience to meet and even have little jams with our real hero’s! We feel so blessed and want to thank everyone for giving us the opportunity to play our music to such beautiful audiences, we felt the love!

Annette Tripodi and the Womadelaide team run a tight and smooth program, they are a beauty to work with. We thank Jake Savona and Anna Coelho for the Havana Meets Kingston Melbourne support.

On another note we have more great news as San Lazaro will take to the Commonwealth Bank Main Stage at Federation Square this Saturday at 3:30pm for Victoria’s Multicultural Festival 2018. Come and be merry, have a dance and check out all the great music all in the name of diversity. Click the link below!

2 weeks till Womadelaide 2018!

24th February, 2018

Yes, it’s only two weeks for us to return to Womadeliade after 10 long years! We are so stoked to be in the line up for Saturday 10th and Sunday 11th of March at the Botanic Park.

We’re back with new songs, a new sound and with some new friends. We welcome the fabulous Romy Hernandez on keys, the time machine Jethro Negron on drums, the faithful Sonero Lazaro Numa on trumpet, the super smooth Uruguayan crooner Marcelo La Greca and the producer from outer space on trumpet Tristan Ludowyk . Lets have a party Womad!

See you soon Adelaide. More info and tickets here:


Havana Meets Kingston – Melbourne concert at The Forum

9th February, 2018

Once in a lifetime you get to hear some music that absolutely blows you away and changes the way you hear and feel music holding its creators on a throne. 

Well we have been heavily influenced to say the least by all the beauty that Havana Meets Kingston has fused together and we are proud to be supporting the Melbourne concert at The Forum Theatre on March 15.

HAVANA MEETS KINGSTON, is the new album release by Australia’s leading reggae and dancehall producer Mista Savona (aka Jake Savona). The innovative, culture-centric album pairs legendary and emerging Cuban and Jamaican musicians to reimagine classic songs and create new compositions, infused with Jamaican reggae and dancehall, traditional Cuban and Afro-Cuban rhythms. HAVANA MEETS KINGSTON is the first full-length project to present the blended sounds of these two distinct island nations supported by an all-star cast of musicians.

The HAVANA MEETS KINGSTON 15 piece ‘Super group’ will launch in Australia and New Zealand, on tour in March 2018. Playing dates at WOMADelaide, Brisbane, Sydney, Melbourne and WOMAD NZ. This is a world first tour, not to be missed!

A soundclash with a difference, bringing roots reggae, dub and dancehall together with son, salsa and rumba. The HAVANA MEETS KINGSTON band boasts the heavyweight rhythm section of Sly & Robbie and a formidable lineup of musicians including Barbarito Torres and Rolando Luna from Buena Vista Social Club, alongside members from Los Van Van, Chucho Valdes and Inna de Yard. Emerging artists featured with the band are the hot new talents of Randy Valentine, Solis and Brenda Navarette.

Of the 15 new recordings on the album, fresh versions of  “Chan, Chan”, “El Cuarto De Tula”, and “Candela”, made famous by the album/film Buena Vista Social Club present a blended Caribbean flair. The album was recorded at Egrem Studios (Estudios Areito 101) in Havana and features performances by Grammy award winning reggae duo Sly & Robbie with original and current Buena Vista Social Club instrumentalists Barbarito Torres and Rolando Luna among others.  New renditions of classic reggae songs; “Vibracion Positive” (Rastaman Vibration), “Row Fisherman Row” and “100 Pounds of Collie” feature the talents of vocalists Turbulence, Randy Valentine and Prince Alla among others. The music video and original single “Carnival” launched the project, in early 2017, featuring emerging Cuban artist Solis and Randy Valentine. It was followed by the current single “El Cuarto De Tula”, featuring Maikel Ante, El Medico and Turbulence.

For generations, Cuba and Jamaica have been at the forefront of trends in music, art, fashion and food throughout the Americas. HAVANA MEETS KINGSTON meshes these musical pathways, effortlessly blending Cuban rhythms and melodies with reggae’s rumbling basslines and hypnotic drums, resulting in an exceptional listening experience.

Get your tickets no here:


Here is a little video of a jam we had at Woodford Folk Festival 2017/18

25th January, 2018

Check out more photos on our Facbook page!

Woodford we are coming to you!

28th December, 2017

Tomorrow we take off from Melbourne to welcome the new year at Woodford Folk Festival 2017/18! We are stoked to be playing four shows over the weekend. It’s been 10 years since our last time there so we’re returning with 2 new recordings and instruments ready to bring you our new show Woodfordia. We can’t wait!

Take a look at the website for more info:

Wowee! We are off to Woodford Folk Festival 2017!

8th November, 2017

We are so happy to bring in the New Year with a BANG! It’s been a long time so we’re getting ready for action and engines ready for Woodford Folk Festival 2017/18. Here are the dates with the stage information and times.

Fri 29/12 10:45pm Dancehall Stage
Sat 30/12 6:40pm Grande Stage
Sun 31/12 11pm Dancehall Stage(Special 90 minute countdown set!!!) 
Mon 1/1 1pm Grande Stage

Follow this link to the Woodford Folk Festival site

Caliente summer Monday night residency at The Evelyn Hotel in December!

8th November, 2017

Monday nights in December are set to get tropical at the Evelyn Hotel where Melbourne’s own mavericks of Psychedelic Latin music San Lazaro are setting up camp for the summer. San Lazaro will be bringing their own blend of Salsa, Cumbia, Funk, Latin Jazz and Afro Cuban rhythms to Brunswick Street supported by special guests The Sengambian jazz band, The New Monos, Neon City Pilot and DJs Randy Castilla, Elle Young and Fairbanks Robinson.  All night long Tropical/Latin/Afro/Funk jams is the plan so if summertime dancing is for you, come and shake your thing with Melbourne’s most excellent collection of bands and DJs. 10$ Entry, Music from 8pm,  Excellent drink specials, super nice vibe guaranteed. No show Xmas day.
Check out the Facebook event!

Mildura Riverfront Festival 2017

2nd November, 2017

We are coming to you this Saturday Mildura! San Lazaro will be closing the 2017 Riverfront Festival. It’s going to be caliente mi gente!

Check out the link to the festival on our live page HERE

San Lazaro return to the funkiest little live music venue in Northcote

20th October, 2017

It’s that time again for some Open Studio style dancing fury!
San Lazaro return to our favourite live music venue in Northcote where the crepes are delicious and the music is rife.
Along with the friendly crew at Open Studio, San Lazaro will be rocking the dance floor with our own brew of Boogaloo, psychedelic Cumbia and Afro-Cuban music for you to bust out your grooviest moves! Doors Open at 8pm

Check out the Facebook event

Ladridos remix by Cy Gorman

10th October, 2017

San Lazarinos! It’s time to get down with our new deep electronic collaboration with the miraculous Cy Gorman entitled “Ladridos.”

It’s a digital ballad where Future Milonga meets Deconstructed Cumbia meets Space Tango. It also has more synth tuba than most people are used to dealing with but hey – the world is ready, right?

Psychedelic creature art by Fizzy Fingers and photography by Gabriela Isabel Gonzalez. Thanks everyone!!!! Streaming and downloading now!!! – get your ears around it!