La Vagancia is a group of musicians addicted to the life of music with a Powerful Modern-Rock blend of jazz, soul, latin-experimental, and funk textures. An original flight, everyone can enjoy with tight live shows, clever song writing and a grooving ambiance. In 2000, Raul meet Joe Hager and the two began joining their abilities, creating ideas focused on tight live shows that flowed with emotion, musicianship, and soul. As the two booked shows through out San Diego they heard of Juan Sanchez (congas). Juan heard about Joe and Raul through a mutual friend, and their idea of mixing various styles, that Juan himself loved to play and above all, original material. They set up a rehearsal and there was instant magic! The room was vibrating with the rhythm that Raul and Joe had envisioned, Juan was in! Raul Rivera and Joe Hager have worked diligently, writing, rehearsing, and producing a 5 song EP Entitled 'CINCO ROLAS EP', co-produced with long time friend/engineer Phil O'Keefe (Alien Ant Farm, Skeletons, Voodoo Glow Skull, Shoppy) establishing La Vagancia as a force. Despite the lack of a permanent bass player, La Vagancia plays parties and clubs through out San Diego, Riverside, LA, and Orange counties. At such venues as: Winston's (Ocean Beach, San Diego), Blind Melon's (Pacific Beach, San Diego), Café Sevilla (Downtown San Diego) The Famous Whiskey A GoGo (Hollywood, Ca), The Westwood Brewing Co. (Westwood, Los Angeles), The Knitting Factory (Hollywood, Ca), Zen Sushi (Silverlake, Los Angeles), the 2002 Rock and Roll Marathon (San Diego) with live coverage of their music by NBC Channel 7, Dream Street (San Diego), and regulars at The Rhythm Lounge (San Diego). La Vagancia is able to travel in their 15-passenger van to any venue in the country. They are able to play acoustic or electric for clubs/bars, radio stations (commercial or college), and are available for interviews. They currently are promoting their new release 'Cinco Rolas EP'.