Los Cochinos – Celebrating Mexican Independence Day

Los Cochinos - Celebrating Mexican Independence Day

Los Cochinos is an established Latin rock and Soul band, said by many to have been “passed the torch” from Carlos Santana as one of the only original, Latin Rock and Soul bands that continue to create and perform original music in the style of Santana.

The band’s sound has been described as similar to that of Santana, El Chicano, War and Tower of Power. Alfonso’s melodic leads are unique and combine with the Latin percussion as well as the sax to create a unique, original Latin rock and soul sound; familiar, yet distinct. The band also includes some tasty covers that will keep you on the dance floor!

Los Cochinos have performed with El Chicano and many other notable bands and have developed a significant following throughout the U.S. and globally. The band features Alfonso Portillo on guitar, followed by the talented Donald Osborne on keyboards. Raj Gopal is our rhythm guitarist. Our solid Latin percussion section is led by Karl Perrazo (Santana) protege Tomas Montano. Our front man on vocals is the spectacular Darryl “Debo” Bishop. On sax is the fabulous Ric Alexander from Tony! Toni! Toné! On bass is Vallejo native Fauss Gamulo. Lorenzo “Lonnie” Macon is sensational on drums and vocals.

The band released the album “Los Cochinos” in 2017. The ballad “Feel the Same” from that album has been a hit song for the band and receives radio airtime in both Northern and Southern California markets. The band is currently working to complete new, original songs for our next album titled “Patricia”, in honor of Alfonso’s mother Patricia. The CD should be ready for release in late 2023.

Come to a live performance to see why the music of Los Cochinos is so loved by those that hear it… Listen to us on Spotify, Apple Music, IHeart Radio and most major music distribution services. Discover the music, the magic, and the passion of one of the best Latin rock and Soul bands in the SF Bay Area…Los Cochinos!

Food: Moctezuma Get ready to dance and when you get hungry Moctezuma will have flavors of Mexico for you to enjoy!

Misc: Minors welcome, kids 12 and under are free. Well mannered and well managed puppy dogs are welcome in the outside venue area. Gate opens at noon.


A $2 ticket fee applies to tickets bought online, at the door, or over the phone. This helps cover, event staff, ticketing, and credit card fees.

Table Reservation (NOT A SHOW TICKET). Reserving a table is an additional charge and comes with a bottle of wine. A table reservation guarantees a table for you and your guests (up to 8 people) and a bottle of wine for your table, but you and your guests must have a GA Event Ticket to enter the event. A Table Reservation Ticket is $95 plus a $5 processing fee.


Date(s) - Sat, Sep 16, 2023
1:00 pm to 4:00 pm



Vino Godfather
1005 Walnut Ave. @ Kansas St., Vallejo


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