501 Band, as the name suggests, is a group of talented musicians who represent the diverse culture of Belize . The band was formed in 2009 prior to the Punta Fest held in Las Vegas , which headlined former members of the Punta Rebels band, namely Supa G, Reckless and Lloyd. Upon their requests, top musicians needed to make a collaborative effort to back up this trio and from that day forward, 501 Band was formed. The band is comprised of the former Key board/Base player of Punta Rebels - Skull Flores, the Lead Drummer/Singer of Caribbean Dynamics Band - Roy Da Drumma, former Base player of Punta Cartel Band – Sonny Enriquez, former guitarist of Santino’s Messengers Band – JJ, and lastly, Producer/Keyboard Player/Drummer – Glen Q Garcia. Indeed a powerful line up, a line up that is versatile, committed, disciplined and destined to keep the culture and music alive.
501 Band has been on the forefront for many of the recent shows taking place in the Los Angeles Area. It’s genre of music caters not only to the Belizeans but also to the Latin Community of Honduras, Guatemala and neighboring Central American Countries. Major shows in which 501 Band has played includes the 2-Day September Celebration event held yearly at the Hollywood park Casino. 501 Band showcased its lead singer Roy Da Drumma and also backed up the following artists: Mimi Martinez, Garif Garcia and Lova Boy. In addition to the Las Vegas Punta Fest and the September Celebration 2-Day Festival, the band has been making waves in the music industry performing at the Urumein Punta Festival, backing up James Lovell, Saps, Mime Martinez, Mohobub Flores, Jobo, El Sheriff of Honduras among many others. The band was also headlined in the Punta Extravaganza Concert held in November of 2011 backing up artists such as Concego from Belize City and Paula Castillo from ---------. They have also backed up international world music artist, Aurelio Martinez on several occasions for park fests and concerts. On a weekly basis, the band takes on private gigs for Birthday Parties, Weddings and Quinceaneras.
In the mere three (3) years 501 Band has existed, it has risen to the very top and this current year, new clients have been added. Based on demand, the band is scheduled to travel and undertake gigs within the Chicago , New York and Houston areas. This is merely the beginning; for in the years to come, the band will become one of the common household names, and destined to claim the title of being one of the best bands out of Belize (Area Code 501).
Roy Da Drumma
Cocoman Bio Click on the flyers for futher information on the September 1, 2012 concert