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Based in Houston, Texxas Heat is a power trio that occasionally adds a keyboardist to the line-up. The band works clubs, sports bars and roadhouses throughout southeast Texas. They’re fronted by Arthur Valenzuela (a cousin of Richie Valens) of Victoria. 

An accomplished lead vocalist and lead guitarist, Artie is a true showman. His ability to work a crowd and hold their attention is unmatched. He’s worked in the past with notable band HIGH RISK that played all the clubs on the Richmond Strip back in the day.

On bass and vocals is Joe T Holland. Born and raised in the Memphis area Joe comes from a heritage of Blues, R&B and Country. He came to Houston with TYRANT, a hard rock & Heavy Metal band that was touring on the road. Tyrant was known for performing at the original Cardi’s, The Limit, The Dome Shadows, and other various clubs in the area.

The youngster of the group, drummer Dennis Oquendo worked with 80’s & 90’s dance bands such as SPIN CYCLE. Denny is a little ‘spark plug’ on and off stage. He’s very outgoing and personable towards the audience and an accomplished vocalist in his on right.  

Their repertoire includes covers of Classic rockers such as: AC/DC, Aerosmith, America, Bon Jovi, Deep Purple, Doobie Bros., Eagles, Eddie Money, Eric Clapton, Grand Funk, Hendrix, Judas Priest, Led Zepplin, Lynyrd Skynyrd,  Robin Trower, Santana, Stevie Ray, Tom Petty, Thin Lizzy, Van Halen, ZZ Top, and many more.

In the Modern rock genre they perform songs by groups such as: Billy Idol, Chevelle, Creed, Los Lonely Boys, Prince, Puddle Of Mud, Rick Springfield, Stone Temple Pilots, The Cult, among others.

Country includes songs by: Brett Eldridge, Brooks & Dunn, Darius Rucker, David Nail, Florida Georgia Line, Garth Brooks, George Strait, Gregg Allman, Jason Aldean, Johnny Cash, Luke Bryan, Marshall Tucker Band, and Zac Brown.

They also play blues and many long-time standard favorites by artist such as: B.B. King, Ben E King, Bill Withers, Dobie Gray, Jimmy Buffet, and Van Morrison.

This is a band of very capable artists that will fulfill the needs of any performance situation be it clubs, private parties or outdoor events. They have their own P.A. and light show consisting of the most up to date equipment available.      


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