ALWAYS written by NR Bautista - a Love song that says 'my Love will always be strong for you and I will Always dream of you because you are Always on my mind!' A feeling we should Always have for the one we Love!
The song has a very nice Montuno Piano played by Keyboardist David Farrell, tight drumming of David Black and nice Latin Bass lines by Jim Allen.
GOT THE HOTS Written by NR Bautista - Now this is a excitement at first sight type of Love Song where you're blood circulates faster whenever you're around this Beautiful Creature. I've Got the Hots for you, Babe!
The Montuno feel has been put on the Bass while a smooth Rythym Guitar is played over it! This song has an interesting passage focusing on the Conga Player with a backbone driving Rythym! The Rythymists are creative!
BEING WITH YOU written by NR Bautista - This is Norm's first song written to be played in a band and has changed some over time with the creative breaks and bright ending. Jim Allen plays a great Latin Bass line and is supported well by Drummer Dave Black.
This is most definately a Love Song about the beginning of a great relationship or the awesomeness of Love re-newed. Love is Grand!
In the current version that we play Live there's an added Section in the middle where Conguero Paul Sonnabend and Timbalero Mark Briseno have Dueling Solos. This is very Cool to see!
MEAN MACHINE written by NR Bautista - this is one Funk styled tune about how rough living life can be, working all day and not having much after bills, finding someone to be with and not being what it's made out to be. Life is a Mean Machine indeed!
This is also a live performance of the band at the Shoreline Ampitheater on July 12, 2003.
Norman Bautista is interviewed by KSVY DJ James M. Berry on September 9, 2004. Includes an acoustic version of "Forever" and "Being with you" and explains how he started singing and playing guitar.
BAUTISTA Set List
LOVE IS STRONG ALWAYS EASY LIFE SIMPLICITY MEAN MACHINE I DON'T WANT IT ALWAYS BEING WITH YOU SIMPLE LOVE DON'T FORGET ME A LITTLE BIT OF LOVIN' FOREVER HIT ME UP SOME KIND OF BEAUTIFUL GOT THE HOTS GET ALONG IN MY LIFE THE DARK SIDE OF LOVE
MARVIN GAYE MERCY, MERCY ME
WAR SUMMER ALL DAY MUSIC
SANTANA EUROPA GOLDEN HOURS OYE COMO VA
GROVER WASHINGTON JR MISTER MAGIC
NEIL LARSEN SUDDEN SAMBA
GEORGE BENSON ON BROADWAY
SADE KEEP LOOKING
STEVIE WONDER GOLDEN LADY
CLASSSICS IV STORMY
BAUTISTA Samba Rock - Latin Rock - Funk Rock - Jazz Fusion Original Music Influenced by Early Santana, Tower of Power, Doobie Brothers Al DiMeola, Jean-Luc Ponty, Stanley Clarke and more