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Havana NRG! to release hot Merengue Electronico version of classic “Ladies Night” 10/20/17 via Music Access, Inc.

October 17, 2017

In the midst of crazy times we are currently living in the time is always right to add new, fun music to your catalog and Dallas based Havana NRG!, whom have always produced, performed their brand of Salsa, Merengue, Timba, Cha Cha Cha and other genres are set to release another hot Merengue Electronico remake of the Kool and The Gang classic “Ladies Night” this Friday, October 20, 2017 worldwide everywhere digital music is sold, distributed by Music Access, Inc./Music Access Latino. You can visit Amazon now and pre-purchase your copy now and it will download this Friday or visit iTunes, AppleMusic and more to come.

This fierce remake done in pure Merengue Electronico style has been performed by Havana NRG! for the past couple of months and the diverse crowds are loving it! Performed in English like their previous hot releases, “24K Magic” and “I Ain’t Your Momma”, it’s no wonder how they have managed to maintain one of the most diverse and youthful audiences in the marketplace, from their weekly residence at Gloria’s Addison to tours around the USA, they are the true definition of the New Rythym Generation, hence Havana NRG! The band has most definitely moved into a category of their own as Mariela Suarez, Band Director/Manager had this to say, “It was something we always wanted from the very beginning when we chose our name, to be the New Rhythm Generation and not continue with the same as in the past, but instead always inventing new sounds and ways to keep our fans wanting more, we as a band are so thankful to our fans for their loyal support over 15 years and we hope they love Ladies Night as much as we do!”


DaYou can see Havana NRG! each weekend at Gloria’s in Addison, located in the Dallas area and it’s always great to check in to see when they are there as demand is high for their tours, private events and concerts. Follow Havana NRG! via Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and for bookings contact Creative Talent at 214-549-1201.


Rikki Rincón

Havana NRG! Celebrates their 15 Year Anniversary at Gloria’s Addison Saturday, August 12th

August 12, 2017
Contact: Rikki Rincon

(Dallas, Texas) Many bands deserve the label “hard working”, “talented”, “committed”, etc,  but this band, Havana NRG! ads a few more words to describe what they have achieved in the wonderful city of Dallas, Texas, their home base and those are “record setting”, “amazing” and “consistent”. Havana NRG! will celebrate not just their 15 Year Anniversary, but 15 years of performing every week, both Friday and Saturday at the same venue, Gloria’s Addison! No other Dallas band has accomplished this in any genre of music so today is a very special date in Dallas music history.

In 2002 the newly formed Havana NRG! took the city and market by surprise as under their previous name they had worked to earn a wonderful reputation as the premiere Salsa/Merengue band of Dallas but something major had changed, not just the name but the attitude and goals for wanting more, much more. So the New Rhythm Generation began, thus the “NRG”. Not just Salsa and Merengue, this band was going after it all, Cubaton, Timba and in 2015 the band began producing hot remakes and remixes of popular hit songs such as “Uptown Funk”, “24K Magic”, “I Ain’t Your Momma”, “All About the Bass” and the list goes on, so their fanbase grew immensely with capturing and maintaining the Millennial audience, from one event after another while still catering to other audiences both older and younger via festivals and private events. From tours throughout USA, two recorded full length CD’s “Camino al Cielo” and “Receta Perfecta”, Havana NRG! continues to record and release new work today online for their fans.

Havana NRG! has not just set records but are working to break them by never resting, never settling for what has already been achieved, they plan to conquer much more. To arrive at this 15 Year Anniversary, the band is super appreciative of their fans, Owner/Staff at Gloria’s Addison, to the thousands upon thousands of guests both local and from around the world that have danced to them, they celebrate in your honor.

On Saturday, August 12th, Havana NRG! will have a big celebration at Glorias’s Addison during their regularly scheduled packed night and we invite the public, 21+ over to join them! Gloria’s Addison is located at 5100 Beltline Rd. just off the North Dallas Tollway. Typical Saturday nights reach up to 1,500, so we advise you plan extra early for tonight. You may purchase their music online everywhere music is sold via Music Access, Inc. For bookings and media relations contact 214-549-1201.


Havana NRG! continues to set record for Dallas band performing the longest weekly residency in history of city!

In a market such as Dallas, Texas where one would think a Tejano, Mexican/Regional or Urban group would create this major buzz level has turned out to be a hot band originating from Cuba. What had originally started as another orchestra in 1999 eventually had made major adjustments and changes to convert into one of, if not the hottest Tropical orchestras in the Southwest and many have gone even further than that in their description of this amazing band. Havana NRG! officially rebranded and launched as their new name on July 31, 2002 under the band direction and management of Mariela Suarez of Havana, Cuba.

Just to give you a brief background overview of Mariela Suarez as many, if not most do not know, from the age of four she began to appear in TV, radio, documentaries and theater as part of a musical children’s group, “Meñique”. She studied at the music academy specializing in piano and violin. In 1987 she won first place in a national contest for violin students. Mariela graduated with a technical and professional title as instrumentalist and violin professor. In 1989 she was selected to participate the Young Musicians World Orchestra as a violinist becoming the first Cuban in history to be accepted for this kind of event. In 1992 she was part of the prestigious orchestra of the Cabaret Tropicana in Havana, Cuba as keyboard player. Along with Ivan Martinez was musical director of the band “Cuestión Seria”, which won the 1995 Novel Orchestra award in Cuba. During three years she participated as violinist in the symphonic orchestra of Nuevo Leon and was professor of violin in the Instituto Superior de Musica in Monterey, Mexico.

This amazing band consists of top notch industry musicians such as Michael Romero (Lead singer, Composer and lead trumpet), Ivan Martinez (Vocals/Timbales/Engineer), Ilumin Avila (Vocals), Jeff Fort (Saxophone, Flute),  Luis Avila (Congas/Percussion), Melvin Garcia Rivera (Percussion), Geobar Nodal (Trumpet), Ramon Rodriguez (Bass). Go to their website www.havananrg.com to read their many accomplishments in their prospective careers and see why things have shaped up the way they have. This is just one of many reasons why, that above and beyond the majorly and classically trained musicians in the band is her ability to direct the band and maintaining way ahead of her competition in setting trends, not merely following them.

What started at Gloria’s in Addison was initially viewed as a longshot dream and those back in the early days of the band felt there was a shot a weekly residency in a time where it was rarely taking place in Dallas, Texas, a city that had it’s share of Salsa and Merengue at a few festivals, rarely on radio and only a couple of Salsa clubs so doing this would take a major risk. So after much convincing by then member Willie Martinez and others in the band, owner Jose Fuentes gave it a green light and said “let’s try it”. During this same time in 2002 Havana NRG! were performing at another major Wednesday hotspot called Sipangos and the buzz carried over into this new Friday and Saturday night weekly location. All this at a time where nothing was going on Friday and Saturday nights in Addison, Gloria’s decided to open and no cover from 10pm-2am.

It took several months to catch on and when it did it created a massive buzz in the market and had grown to such proportions Gloria’s had to seek out much larger space next door that formerly housed a Brook Mays music store.  Many famous international talent have either visited Gloria’s Addison to see Havana NRG! perform or have also shared the stage with them. Artists such as the famous Dave Valentin, Ana Maria Polo (National Television Host of “Caso Cerrado”Show), Tito Puente Jr. Afro Cuban All Stars just to name of a few.

Havana NRG! released their debut CD “Camino al Cielo” in 2004 worldwide via NRG Records and received rave reviews from major publications such as HISPANIC, Dallas Morning News, Latin Beat Magazine, Timba.com and a host of others as tours took place in NYC, Miami, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Alaska, Seattle all over Texas just to name a few. In 2009 the band released their second and long-awaited CD “La Receta Perfecta” and this was a strong follow up to their debut CD containing new sounds and production styles by Ivan Martinez, Michael Romero and Mariela Suarez. The CD continues to sell well today and fans from Spain, Italy, Mexico, Cuba, London, USA, Switzerland, etc have joined the band in celebrating la musica Cubana!

Today in 2016 Havana NRG! continues to perform every Friday and Saturday since 2002, that is more than 14 years solid. Their fan base is another of the most interesting things as they are not your “typical salsa band”, not Havana NRG!. The NRG in their name means New Rhythm Generation and for that and many other reasons they are always inventing New Rhythms! From Cuban Timba, Cubaton, Merengue, Top 40 Remixes done 100% by the band in remix fashion from Bruno Mars, Jennifer Lopez, Taylor Swift, Meghan Trainor to others on the way, Havana NRG! fans are not just Latino, but almost 50% are a wide range of diverse nationalities. This makes their brand hot then, now and the future.

In a city such as Dallas, Texas much is written and reported about Rock, Hip Hop, Country and Pop but rarely do you see local publications writing features about Salsa, Merengue and the huge loving movement by its locals. Every once in awhile you will read about mega stars touring through our market but little do many realize that Havana NRG! has performed for millions of visitors and locals for over 14 long years and non-stop! Yes, there are many other Top 40/Funk/Country bands that have been performing even longer in this market but at the same venue and packing the crowds in on Fridays and Over 1,500 on Saturdays? Yes, this is rare but so is Havana NRG! At this rate Havana NRG! appears to have a very long future packing in the #1 hotspot Gloria’s in Addison.

Follow their social movement via Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and www.havananrg.com. A little early buzz is being brewed that the band is back in the recording studio hmmm more to come! For all media relations and bookings contact rikkirincon@creativejuice.mobi.


Rikki Rincon

Havana NRG! to Officially Open @New Gloria’s Addison tonight

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We are excited that after 14 successful years, Havana NRG!, the official “house band” of Gloria’s Addison will debut an all new showcase, never seen before, tonight, Friday, November 7th, 2014 at the all New Gloria’s Addison, located in the same Village on the Parkway at the intersection of the Dallas North Tollway and Betline Rd.

Havana NRG!, the New Rhythm Generation have not only made Gloria’s Addison their home based venue of choice but year after year they have entertained fans from coast to coast as they have visited one of their favorite hotspots in the city.  Fans from Los Angeles, Miami, New York City, London, Mexico, Cuba and beyond, have all visited this metroplex mainstay!  Havana NRG! have always taken pride in providing their fans with someone new, always re-inventing themselves, evolving with the latest trends and never settling to be just another “tropical band”, in fact, Havana NRG! has some great surprises in store tonight that no one has seen them perform before, so you must be present to see and hear for yourself.  So, make plans to attend their Official Opening Night with Havana NRG! and get ready to be dazzled by the new Gloria’s Addison. For booking and media relations contact our office at 214-549-1201.

~Rikki Rincon

HAVANA NRG! #ALSIceBucketChallenge

Our client Havana NRG! were challenged to take the #ALSIceBucketChallenge less than 24 hours ago and being the very dedicated group they are, after a very long day and night performance at Gloria’s Addison, Texas they took their 9 buckets and stunned their fans as they were leaving the venue at 2:15am!  Check out their video here and look who they called out to next to take the challenge!

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