Always in demand, the HOUSE ARREST Band brings their energetic blend of music to stages and dancefloors across Southern California.
Playing dance hits from many genres: Old School Funk, Soul/R&B, Latin Soul, Cumbias, Boleros, Cha-Chas, Classic Oldies, Rock & Roll and everything in between, HOUSE ARREST always brings the party wherever they perform. With its polished horn section, funky rhythm section and smooth vocal harmonies, the band is known for putting on lively, passionate, and memorable performances. So whether you want to go back to a time when music was live and uncut, or you just want to go back...to the back seat, hop in with HOUSE ARREST and they'll take you there!
The HOUSE ARREST Band began performing in August of 1995. Since then, HOUSE ARREST has performed for nearly 1000 events and regularly entertains people at weddings, parties, music festivals, dance clubs, restaurants and bars. In their 17-plus years of performing, HOUSE ARREST's following has grown to over 2,500 people and they have shared the stage with legendary performers such as WAR, Lakeside, Los Lobos, Rose Royce, The Dazz Band, Little Joe, Tierra, El Chicano and many others. In the past year they also headlined the California Strawberry Festival, Santa Barbara Fiesta Days ,the Avocado Festival, the Santa Paula Citrus Festival and the Fillmore May Festival.
A fun-loving, high energy band, HOUSE ARREST enjoys performing and entertaining people. They are known for drawing maximum-capacity crowds and for keeping dance floors packed.
The band is comprised of talented musicians from the counties of Ventura and Los Angeles. William Melendres plays trumpet and arranges all the horn parts, Dennis Akesson plays tenor saxophone, and Johnny Jacinto plays alto saxophone and sings lead vocalist. Rounding out the band is Travis Lee on lead vocals and percussion, lead guitarist John Grimaldo, bassist Paul FitzGerald, and drummer Lonnie Ponce.
Together they take you down memory lane as they perform dance tunes from the 60s, 70s, 80s, and today. With a genre spanning show that features the best Old School Funk, R & B/ Soul Oldies, Latin Classics, Latin Soul, Cumbias, Classic Rock & Roll, Blues, and Swing, the HOUSE ARREST Band brings the party wherever they go!