PALO! is a Miami band that plays a style of extremely danceable music they call "Afro-Cuban Funk". Their appeal lies in their unmatched musical energy, catchy original songs, and amazing display of impromptu virtuosity. A mix of Latin and Urban sounds gives PALO! their unique, infectious style.
PALO! was formed in 2003 when Steve Roitstein invited fellow musicians Leslie Cartaya (vocals), Philbert Armenteros (vocals, percussion), Ed Calle (sax) and Raymer Olalde (vocals, percussion) to join him in an improvised musical experiment combining Cuban music with funk beats. PALO! immediately began a residency at Hoy como Ayer, one of the area's best live music clubs. PALO! has been featured at events such as Carnaval on the Mile, Art in the Park, the Amigos For Kids Charity, Miami Book Fair, Arsht Center Fall for the Arts, and the Miami Music Festival.
PALO! has performed for packed houses of enthusiastic audiences at New York's legendary SOB's, plus club shows and festivals in Boston and Chicago. The band often appears at venues throughout South Florida, including PAX, Hoy Como Ayer, and The Stage.
Their CD, "This Is Afro-Cuban Funk" is available on gopalo.com as well as in music stores, on iTunes and other digital stores.