The Company Band

Biographies

Veronica CarrilloLead Vocals
Veronica has been a lead vocalist & percussionist for over 20 years and is experienced as a professional musician in Chorale, Opera, Latin, Pop, Soul, Top 40, R&B, Funk, & Country. She has also recorded with Eusebio Cortes, Los Bukis, Arcelio Garcia, MALO.
She has performed with Brenton Wood, Sonora Dinamita, Pasteles Verdes, Tinta Blanca, Los Diablos, Johnny Canales Show, Tierra, El Chicano, Brenton Wood, Joe Bataan, Sly, Slick & Wicked, The Intruders, Barbara Mason, The Temprees, The Midniters and The Delfonics to name a few.

David DiazLead Vocals
David has been singing professionally since he was thirteen years old. He grew up in Burbank where he was part of the nationally acclaimed show choirs at his high school, which is where he began to hone his music and performance skills. David studied vocal music at Azusa Pacific University and attended the world famous Musicians Institute in Hollywood, where he studied in the VIT and Independent Artist programs.
Recently, David was signed to the independent French label Doggybag Records. He flew to Paris and spent a month beginning work on his debut album. The album is still being recorded, and David along with the label are seeking a distribution deal through a larger label company to release the album.

Eddie GarciaKeyboards & Vocals – Band Manager
Eddie plays keyboards, lead and background vocals and has over 40 years of experience behind him. He has been performing with many bands up and down Northern and Southern California, performing on the bill with "Peaches and Herb", "The Shirelles", "Eddie Floyd", "Lakeside", "Zapp", "Thee Midniters", "El Chicano", "Malo", "Tierra", "George Lopez" and also playing backup for "Rosie" of "Rosie & the Originals" (Angel Baby) and "Tony Allen" (Night Owl).

Christian BurrolaBass
Christian is the youngest member of the group. He has been playing bass for 10 years and in his short time has rapidly become a well seasoned pro. He is currently majoring in music. His influences include "Basia", "Level 42", Teena Marie", "Jamiroquai" and "Tower of Power". He has performed in many musical genres.
He continues to hone his craft as he lays down the foundation for T.C.B.

John LopezKeyboards
John is responsible for most of T.C.B "s arrangements and brings to the group years of live and studio experience. He has been playing in bands, all over Southern California, for many years. He is our maestro.
He continues to influence the band with his sultry taste of music.

Eddie AvilaDrums
Eddie is one of the best drummers in town. His timing is impeccable and his beat is a perfect clock for THE COMPANY. From funky R&B, to rock, latin and salsa. He is our go to for rhythm patterns. He has toured with groups like "TIERRA" and "EL CHICANO and performed in South East Asia, Korea and Hawaii . He has also performed in many venues throughout the US. T.C.B. is very fortunate to have him as part of our family.

Phillip BautistaGuitar
Phil, a lifetime guitar enthusiast, he began playing when he could barely hold his first guitar. It was a scaled down acoustic guitar, which ultimately endured countless hours of playing until Phil finally received his first electric guitar from his parents. A well-rounded and versatile performer, Phil plays along the entire musical spectrum from Jazz to Funk, Blues to Latin arrangements. Phil also sings and is not shy when it comes to tapping out a dance move or two on stage. Phil has played with "Joe Houston", "Cannibal and the Headhunters", members of "Tierra" and "Thee Midniters", and shared the billing with such performers as the "Thunder Brothers", "Bobby Womack", "Big Joe Turner", "KC and the Sunshine Band" and "Teena Marie".

John BurrolaSax
John's influences are "Jr Walker","Lenny Pickett", "Gato",and "Maceo Parker". His credits include "Tierra", "Thee Midniters", "The Coasters", "Lenny Williams", "The Intruders", "Brenda Holloway", "Danny and the Jrs", "Maricela, "Friends of Distinction" and many local bands.

Leonard LunaTrombone
Leonard is an excellent trombonist who has played with many artists and toured with many groups. He has played with "Malo", "The Four Tops", and "The Temptations". He has also played with many local group and is a great addition to the T.C.B. crew.

Jeff LewisTrumpet
Jeff toured as lead trumpet player for Michael Jackson and the Jacksons, Lenny Williams of Tower of Power, Tom Johnston of the Doobie Brothers, Johnny Guitar Watson, Bill. Summers and Summer's Heat (including an appearance on Soul Train).
Jeff is the trumpet player and co-producer of the band Tierra since 1999. He has had concert appearances with Shiela E., The Shirelles, The Coasters, The Drifters, Little Anthony and the Imperials, Frankie Avalon, Dick Clark and more.
Jeff is producer/audio engineer of Moonlight Studios since 1981 and has taught record production at UCLA Extension for 23 years, receiving the Deans Distinguished Instructor Award.