Leche de tigre


Latin Gypsy Funk

The blend of musical styles referred to as “Latin Gypsy Funk”, often laced with rock influences is characteristic of     Leche de Tigre (LEH-CHEH-DEH-TEE-GREH). Our main focus is to make you move.

Recipe: Adrenalized Latin Percussive rhythms.
                    Healthy dosage of Spanish,
Gypsy and Rock inspired vocal and guitar arrangements.                                                Driving Funk foundation of bass, drums and horn.

Result: A potent concoction, triggering long lasting excitement and bringing harmonic life to every Leche de Tigre performance.

The bands sound relies on percussive grooves the melodic impact of the acoustic guitar and the eloquent and soulful vocal and musical formula that connects and evolves spontaneously engaging every audience. Standard Rock band backline fused with Spanish, Cuban and South American instruments along with Trumpet complement both male and female multilingual lyricists. Nylon String, Acoustic steel string Guitar, Cuban Tres, Drums, Bass, Congas & Bongos, Trumpet and Vocals compose the group, started in 2009 in Kona, Hawaii. With material from the first studio album Lactophilia and abundant collection of original tunes, covers and traditional songs in their repertoire, Leche de Tigre followed a string of theater concerts in Hawaii with three successful tours to California and Las Vegas since 2012.

Band Lineup

Dan Brauer Vocals, Acoustic Guitar, Cuban Tres
Lee Motter Vocals
Michaeloha Elam Trumpet
Chris Wilson Drums
Robby Malovic Bass
Ruben Ruiz Percussion 


Press Mentions of Leche de Tigre

Notable Performances

Vinyl @ Hard Rock Hotel & Casino GuitarFish Music festival
Aloha Theater New Years Eve Kahilu Theatre

Ashkenaz (summer tours) SOhO Restaurant and Music The Catalyst Club
Maui Arts and Cultural Center Burning Man

Las Vegas, NV 2012
Lake Tahoe CA 2012-2015 Kainaliu, HI 2011-2014 Waimea, HI 2014 Berkely Ca 2012-2014 Santa Barbara Ca 2013 Santa Cruz Ca 2013 Maui, HI 2013 Black Rock City 2014

“Leche de Tigre dishes out tunes with a retro feel that will have you hankering for a second serving.” - Fuse Tribal Magazine Review of Lactophilia Summer 2011 Issue

“A potent musical brew.” HPR (Hawaii Public Radio) - The Conversation August 2011

“Their music is exciting, their vision unclouded, their name truly inspiring, a mere hint of the scope of their talent and originality. Latin Gypsy Funk is an easy label, but one feels confident that someday their music will simply be known as Leche de Tigre Music.”

- Chris Lee Aloha Update January 2011

Booking Dan Brauer (808) 640-3003 lechedetigremusic@gmail.com

Video Links

Song: La Iguana a film by Grotote http://youtu.be/MBheIPungwE

Auld Lang Syne/Desconocido NYE Aloha Theatre