John Welsh & Los Valientes
John Welsh & Los Valientes began with the belief that music has the power to bring people together regardless of language, age or culture. With a global sound that appeals to a wide audience the band has been compared to artists such as Michael Franti and Manu Chao.
For his latest project John Welsh has recruited a talented group of Canadian and Colombian musicians incorporating instruments such as accordion and the Colombian tiple. Blending upbeat rhythms from latin, reggae and soca music John Welsh & Los Valientes get crowds dancing and singing along wherever they perform.
A favourite at summer festivals and outdoor events, the band was nominated for “World Artist of the Year” at the Western Canadian Music Awards. In 2017 their #FACTORFUNDED album “Vamonos Mi Chica” debuted at #2 on the iTunes Canada World Charts, with their lead single“Sayulita” surpassing over 700k streams on Spotify.