Based in San Jose, CA Tortilla Soup was founded in 2003 by Trumpet Player Robert Payne. One thing for sure the talent and experience of each and every member of Tortilla Soup is amazing. From the beginning days of Tortilla Soup the talent of musicianship started at a high level where half of the members had toured and played with Tower of Power and the other half had played with MALO. Tortilla Soup is now a 9 piece band that includes a three piece horn section that plays a variety of music from the 1960's to the present with an emphasis on groups such as Tower of Power, Tierra, Malo, Santana, James Brown, Aretha Franklin, Etta James, The Gap band and Michael Jackson just to name a few. It is amazing that even though Tortilla Soup is a cover band we have been called several times to share the stage and open up for top musical legends in the HISTORY OF MUSIC !! such as
Little Joe y La Familia, The Texas Tornados, Malo, Tierra, El Chicano, Thee Midniters, Sunny Ozuna, Rene Rene, Joe Bataan, Pete Escovedo, Confunkshun, Club Nouveau, Barbara Lewis, Deniece Williams, Zapp, Rose Royce, Evelyn Champagne King, The Delfonics, Lenny Williams
We give all praise and glory to our creator for the blessing to live our dream as musicians and artist.
Tortilla Soup averages over 50 performances a year from San Francisco to Sacramento and San Jose to Los Angeles. Playing events such as Casinos, Festivals, Wineries, Corporate parties and on Carnival Cruise Latin Legend Concerts. If you are planning on booking Tortilla Soup for your event we ask that you please call early so you can lock us in then get ready to have a great musical experience with THE SOUP !!! We look forward to seeing our long time fans and meeting new ones along our musical journey that will now be going on 18 years in the business.
Catch you in a city near you soon.
We are a family of great musicians with a passion for music. Music is not what we do... It is who we are! Our passion carries on to our fans who we value and embrace.
Founder, Robert Payne has been in many bands focused on one genre of music. He has always had the desire to create a band with great musicians that play a variety of music...that's Tortilla Soup. When coming up with a band name the word "Soup" was put into the name first because of the variety of music the band wanted to play (a mixture...like soup). Then with a large majority of its original members being Hispanic they came up with the word, "Tortilla" therein TORTILLA SOUP !! Tortilla Soup definitely adds its own mixture of ingredients to create its own flavor of music. From Pop, R&B, Latin, Country, Blues and more Tortilla Soup plays it all! Not limiting themselves in the type of music they will play makes for a exciting performance. It is what they bring to the stage that creates the special sound of Tortilla Soup. Sure to bring you to your feet!