[4/10] Preview: Jay Perez at Desperados in Kyle

jay perezFriday night, Apr. 10, Desperados in Kyle welcomes “The Voice” Jay Perez. The San Antonio superstar will make his debut at the new club, which has grown by leaps and bounds already this year and booking some of the biggest acts in Tejano music.

Now with Freddie Records, Perez is known for his ability to sing nearly every genre. He effortlessly switches from Tejano to country to soul, giving the crowd some variety at each of his shows. His cover of soul standard “Me and Mrs. Jones” and his country tune, “Steel Rain” are just two examples of his versatility. He is also known for his version of the unofficial Tejano national anthem, “Don Luis El Tejano.” A consistent hit maker with a strong fan base, Perez won Male Vocalist of the Year at the Tejano Music Awards from 2003 to 2010 before being unseated by Jesse Turner of Grupo Siggno in 2011.

Long story short: Look for classic hits not only from his solo career but also from his time as a Latin Breed frontman and lead singer for David Lee Garza y Los Musicales.

Desperados is located at 110 W. Center Street, just west of I-35 in Kyle. The doors open at 8 p.m. The cover charge is $15 all night long.  21+ are welcome. For more information, message Desperados on Facebook.

Piper LeMoine

Piper LeMoine manages all things technical, promotional, and creative at Austin's own Rancho Alegre Radio, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to preserving and promoting Tejano and Conjunto music. She also co-hosts Rancho Alegre, playing Tejano and Conjunto music every Monday from 9-10 a.m. on KOOP 91.7 FM in Austin and online at koop.org.

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