San Francisco's own Original Latin Rock and Soul Band


Los Cochinos is an established Latin rock and Soul band, said by many to have been “passed the torch” from Carlos Santana as one of the only true, original, Latin Rock and Soul bands that continue to create and perform original music. Los Cochinos has developed a large following and has released two CDs, most recently “Los Cochinos” in 2017. The band is currently working to complete new songs for our next CD titled "Patricia", in honor of my mother Patricia. The CD should be ready for release in 2023.

The band’s sound has been described as similar to that of Santana, El Chicano, War and Tower of Power. The band also includes some tasty covers that will keep you on the dance floor! Los Cochinos have performed with El Chicano and many other notable bands and have developed a significant following throughout the U.S. and globally.

The band features Alfonso Portillo on guitar, followed by super talented and seasoned player "The Professor" , Donald Osborne on keyboards. On Sax is the spectacular Ric Alexander. Ric plays two saxophones at one time and also performs with Tony! Toni! Toné! On rhythm guitar is the phenomenal Raj Gopal. Our solid Latin percussion section is led by Karl Perrazo (Santana) protege Tomas Montano and includes up and coming conguero Miguel Martinez. Our front man on vocals is the spectacular John Marin. On bass is the phenomenal Fauss Gamulo. Lorenzo "Lonnie" Macon is sensational on both drums and vocals. Lonnie also plays guitar, bass and keyboards!

The ballad “Feel the Same” from our last CD "Los Cochinos" has been a hit song for the band and receives radio airtime in both Northern and Southern California markets.

Come to a live performance to see why the music of Los Cochinos is so loved by those that hear it... Listen to us on Spotify, Apple Music, I-Heart Radio and many other major music distribution services...

Link to the Electronic Press Kit (EPK) which contains music and video of Los Cochinos:

Next Show...

Los Cochinos live at Toot's in Crockett, CA, on February 18th, 2023!

2022 Schedule

March 12, 2022 Firehouse Grill

Martinez, CA


Special guest on congas from Santana, Karl Perazzo!

Sold Out!

April 22, 2022 Las Positas Winery

Livermore, CA


Sold Out!

May 7, 2022 Vinnie's with Dakila!

Concord, CA

Doors 7:00

May 14, 2022 La Placita Restaurant/FunFest

Orangevale, CA


May 21, 2022 Buster's BBQ

Calistoga, CA


June 18, 2022 Solano County Fair

Vallejo, CA


July 9, 2022 Nostra Vita Winery

Lodi, CA


Sold Out!

Call winery at (209) 334-0274 to see if they can accommodate you and your party...

July 23, 2022 Suisun Valley Filling Station

Fairfield, CA


Aug. 21, 2022 Fire House Grill

Martinez, CA


Sept. 10, 2022 Tomato Fest

Fairfield, CA


Sept. 17, 2022 Jorge Santana Mural Celebration

24th/Mission St. (West side BART Station Plaza) San Francisco, CA

Time TBA


Sept. 25, 2022 Private Event

Lodi, CA


Oct. 2, 2022 Vallejo Waterfront Weekend

Vallejo, CA


Oct. 8, 2022 Fire House Grill

Martinez, CA


Sold Out!

Oct. 22, 2022 Suisun Valley Filling Station

Fairfield, CA


Nov. 2, 2022 Vacaville Dia de los Muertos

Andrews Park, Vacaville, CA


With Ross Valory of Journey

Sold Out!

Call winery at (209) 334-0274 to see if they can accommodate you and your party...

Performed at capacity on July 23rd in Fairfield, CA!!

From our sold out show with Santana's Karl Perrrazo on percussion for Los Cochinos!

From another sellout performance!

Alfonso with good friend and Dakila Band leader David Bustamante

Special show with Dakila!!

Our Orangevale show!!

Great show at Buster's BBQ in Calistoga!

Our show at the Solano County Fair!!

2022 Solano County Fair | SC Fairgrounds

Los Cochinos music part of "Jorge Santana" film soundtrack!

Los Cochinos' music, along with that of Jorge Santana's nephew Salvador Santana, was used on the soundtrack of a recently released documentary on Jorge Santana created by Texas film maker Cynthia Garcia. We are honored to be a part of this tribute to one of the beloved sons of San Francisco-Jorge Santana...

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From our performance with master percussionist Karl Perrazo of Santana