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 2022.
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 Donald Osborne on keyboards. Raj Gopal is our rhythm guitarist. Our solid Latin percussion section is led by Karl Perrazo (Santana) protege Tomas Montano. Our front man on saxophone and vocals is the spectacular John Marin. On bass is the incredible Kevin "Kiko" Lopez, who has a long and storied history in the Latin rock scene of San Francisco's Mission district. Kiko performed with Zorro (along with founder of Zorro and later Malo, Arcelio Garcia), and Ramocue. Later in his career Kiko played with Los Mocosos. Lorenzo "Lonnie" Macon is sensational on drums and vocals. He is standing in on drums until our drummer Art "King" Cooper recovers and returns from a serious auto accident.
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...
Los Cochinos Schedule 2022
March 12, 2022 Firehouse Grill
Special guest on congas from Santana, Karl Perazzo!
April 22, 2022 Las Positas Winery
May 7, 2022 Vinnie's with Dakila!
May 14, 2022 La Placita Restaurant/FunFest
May 21, 2022 Buster's BBQ
July 9, 2022 Nostra Vita Winery
July 23, 2022 Suisun Valley Filling Station
Sept. 10, 2022 Tomato Fest
Oct. 8, 2022 Fire House Grill
Alfonso with good friend and Dakila Band leader David Bustamante
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...
From our performance with master percussionist Karl Perrazo of Santana