Sunrise to Sunset
Acústyka is a Latin-flavored Adult Contemporary Rock group from Austin, Texas featuring John Ardila (vocals, guitar), Ron Tindle (guitar, keys & vocals) Frank 'Buffalo Thunder' Del Toro (percussion), Eric Nanyes (bass guitar), and Salvador Cipres (drums). Acústyka began in May of 2003 setting out to combine rock, Flamenco-styled guitar-work, and R&B with an irresistible Latin back beat. Hot Spanish and electric guitars, masterful keyboards, driving rhythms, soulful vocals (English lyrics) and great, catchy hooks create an exciting new style that's destined to turn some heads and set some trends in the music industry! Acústyka recently released their debut CD, Sunrise to Sunset, in July of 2004. This hot collection of tracks covers a wide spectrum of sounds from sweet, melodic, acoustic pieces to danceable, soulful rock numbers reminiscent of classic Santana, but with a unique flavor all their own. David Lynch of the Austin Chronicle describes their music as '...Journey meets Santana, with a touch of Strunz and Farrah thrown in for good measure'. Acústyka was honored that excerpts from a live performance in Austin, TX and from their newly released CD contributed to the Austin Latino Producers winning of the 'Best Soundtrack' and 'Best Sound Design' awards in the international film-making competition 'The 48-Hour Project'. Recent shows include Bayfest in Corpus Christi, Texas, and the Lone Star Rally in Galveston, Texas, both times on the main stages and both large audience events where attendance numbered in the tens of thousands. Acústyka has successfully managed to secure regular rotational airplay in the #2 radio market in Corpus Christi, Texas: 94.7 Texas Radio. Acústyka was selected to perform in the Dallas New Music Festival on October 2nd to an enthusiastic and receptive Dallas audience, which included several management and independent label interests. Acústyka is a talented band on the fast track to success with great music and a powerful live show that displays an obvious love for what they do. They've re-introduced Art, Style and Class back into Rock and Roll!!