Los Blancos Blues/Funk/R&B/Zydeco/Rock
Colin Aberdeen (electric guitar/vocals)
Mark Nanni (keyboard/accordion/vocals)
Steve Winston (bass/vocals)
Mark Tiffault (drums)
Los Blancos has been one of Syracuse, New York's favorite groups for over fifteen years. The genre-bending band is led by the soulful vocal and guitar work of Colin Aberdeen, and rounded out by multi-instrumentalist Mark Nanni and the driving rhythm section of Steve Winston and Mark "Tiffo" Tiffault.
Los Blancos has won a host of honors from the Syracuse Area Music Awards, Blues Connection and Syracuse New Times through the years, including best band, best blues band, best R&B band and numerous awards for best singer, guitarist, bassist, drummer and instrumentalist. Throughout their career, Los Blancos has shared the stage with a huge range of groups that includes sole opening slots for Little Feat, Los Lobos and the Derek Trucks Band. They have also shared bills all over the country with musicians such as Gov't Mule, Irma Thomas, Robert Cray, Double Trouble, Ronnie Earl, Duke Robillard, Gatemouth Brown, Magic Dick & Jay Geils, Jeff Healey, Pinetop Perkins and jammed with Merl Saunders, Hubert Sumlin, Bernard Allison and many, many more.
In 2010, Los Blancos backed up their founding member and Grammy award winner, Jose Alvarez, on his first solo album, "Diggin In", and also came out with a live cd of their own, entitled "Taj for Breakfast", a live acoustic album and incidental tribute to Taj Mahal from their ongoing Sunday residency at the Empire Brewery in Syracuse. The band is currently packing clubs in Syracuse on a weekly basis and maintaining a busy schedule of shows in the central New York area.