In The Mixx Members
Rudy Aviles Musical Director, Lead Vocals & Lead Guitar
Born and raised in Los Angeles, I come from a family of musicians, but the most influential was my father. He sang in various Mexican trios but what left a lasting impression in my memory were their harmonies. I try to bring harmonies to the band. I am very lucky to have these professional musicians around me. In the 80's opened up for such acts as John Mayal and Bob Welsh I even had the chance to Jam with The Lobos. My mentors are Carlos Santana, Terry Kath, Duane Allman, Jimi Hendrix and Eric Clapton
Layla / Lead Vocals & Backup Vocals
I have been playing Rock, Dance and Latin tunes for many years. Playing in small bars, at Weddings, Private Parties, Festivals, and Charities. My Father was a drummer and I have memories as a child of band Rehearsals in our Living Room, then one day I found myself on stage it just came naturally. It is Physical work but i do enjoy it. The Members of In The Mixx Band are talented Professionals, Team Players and it's a Pleasure Performing with them.
Rudy Araiza / Congas & Timbales and Bongos
Rudy G. Araiza born September 28th, 1949 in Compton ca. Instruments of choose are the Congas, Timbales & Bongos his Influences are Willie BoBo , Ray Barretto, Mongo Santamaria, Tito Puente, Santana. Some of the Bands he has performed with are the Bands Brothers Seven , Home Cooking Band, Sudden Moves Band, The Band Connection, Rudy Roman Band and The Smooth Response Band.
Ken Self / Keyboards & Backup Vocals
Ken a.k.a. ''Kenny Keys'' has been filling in for Local ( and not so Loco ) bands for the last couple of decades. Traveling in his earlier years, over Land and Sea he has finally settled into his own time zone. Equally at Home playing, writing, recording and mixing, he enjoys working with others or challenging himself when everyone else is to busy. Ken is Currently with "In The Mixx" band.
Art Rodriquez / Drummer
Art Rodriguez born in New Mexico and grew up in Norwalk Ca. Art was in his first band in 8th grade along with Poncho Sanchez who was the singer. Arts dad was the manager and drove the band to various gigs like the Teen Post, High School Dances, the Battle of the Bands. Art then took over the drumming duties for Thee Apollos Band, a very popular group in the late 60's who would open for a Lil Willie G and Thee Midnighter's at the Big Union, and the El Monte Legion Stadium for Sold Out Concerts.
It was in the early 70's Art would work with the band War as a drummer for groups that they were producing. It was during the next 8-10 years he would log many hours of Studio Work. Through that work he met and became friends with Brian Haner, who is know as the ''GUITAR GUY'' Brian hired Art to play on his Album and go on tour.