Through the years Barela has been influenced by outstanding groups such as Tower Of Power, Chicago, Average White Band, Tierra, Earth Wind & Fire, and many more amazing artists of this genre.
The powerful brass sounds born in the 70’s and 80’s live on today in the music of Barela. When Brothers Tony and Richard Barela first formed their group in 1990 they knew they would need to incorporate a powerful Brass section to create their own style of soul with their roots firmly entrenched in 70’s Funk & Soul.
The 5 piece horn section is a rarity in most bands today, but is a vital part of Barela’s tight interplay and solid groove. There is no substitute for Barela’s sound! Barela treats you to many songs rarely covered due to the difficult task of mastering such challenging material both instrumentally and vocally.
The overall product of this sensational group is the inspired, tight, unique and driving soul of BARELA. The group intends to continue to perfect this powerful sound by adding their original material to the covers that exemplify the many influences of the band.
Barela has entertained thousands of fans since 1990.
Here are a few memorable moments:
Opened For Little Anthony
Opened For Pete Esquevido
Opened For Kieth Sweat
Orange International Street Far Since 1991
Host for MALO, Santa Ana Street Fair
Host For TOWER OF POWER, Santa Ana
Orange County Fair – Meadow Stage
The HOP, La Puente, With RIZE
Galaxy Theatre With Latin Playboys
Galaxy Theatre with Morris Day & The Time
Carlsbad Street Fair With Tierra
The Hop, La Puente, with DW3
Manhattan Beach Old Home Town Fair
Placentia Fireworks Spectular
Santa Ana Fireworks Spectacular