"Viva Vallenato Badass Accordion Band plays happy music. Vocalist/accordionist Phil Passantino said, 'The accordion is like a happy machine, you start playing and people's spirits lift up.'" - Montclair Times, 6/19/14

"These guys spread joy and happiness!" - Mary See, “Make Music Montclair”

As featured on Telemundo 47 (NYC) "Acceso Total"
and Telecafe, Telecaribe, & Telepacifico TV (Colombia)

Blazing accordion melodies, dangerous percussion....
Guaranteed to make people dance!

"El Gringo Del Vallenato"
Recent performances:
  • Telemundo Channel 47 NYC "Acceso Total"
  • Telecafe and Telecaribe Television (Colombia, South America)
  • Silvana Lounge, NYC
  • The Way Station, Brooklyn
  • Sussex Community College
  • Bergen County Colombian Festival 2014, Overpeck Park
  • Dover Colombian Festival 2014
  • Montclair NJ "Make Music Day" 2014
  • Maplewood Cultural Heritage Festival 2014
  • Rutherford Multicultural Festival 2014
  • Desfile Colombiano Del Condado De Hudson 2014, 2013
  • Bayonne Hispanic Festival 2013
  • Unitarian Universalist Congregations of Lincroft NJ, East Brunswick NJ, Toms River NJ, Stamford CT
  • Terra Cafe, Montclair
  • Crossroads, Garwood
  • DLV Lounge, Montclair
  • Jigg's Corner, Butler


CONTACT: (973) 907-0200

EMAIL: spruceweddings@yahoo.com

Phil "Felipe" Passantino, accordion & vocals
Sal Carollo, percussion
Louis Conselatore, djembe & vocals
Jose "Cano" Crespo, timbales & vocals
Hugo Lascarro Jr, caja vallenata & vocals
Hugo Lascarro Sr., guira & vocals
Gustavo "Flash" Palencia, bass
Michelene Rhymer, percussion & vocals