Based out of San Antonio, Texas, Grupo Maldad was born in September of 2006, and has been playing at all kinds of events such as the TTMA Nominees Dance, TTMA Industry Awards, TTMA Fan Fair, Los Aguilares Anniversary Dances, Tejas Records Party, Houston and San Antonio Livestock Show & Rodeo, and also a numerous amount of clubs. Every performance is gratifying upon receiving positive feedback from the crowd, as well as fellow musicians.
Members of the band include one of Rodeo’s original singers, Marco Jaime, brother of tejano female vocalist, Esmeralda. Marco is on lead vocals. Back in ’93, during the time with Rodeo, Marco and his brother Alfonso won the Rising Star Award for TTMA, not to mention a numerous amount of nominations. Marco has sang with many bands including Los Hermanos Jaime, which was led by him and his brother, and is also writing some originals that were included in Grupo Maldad’s debut cd, “Tradicion Humilde”.
On accordion and vocals is J.R. Ramos. J.R. started playing the accordion at the age of 6, and went to classes with one of the greatest accordionist of all time, the late Don Valerio Longoria. J.R. was also nominated for Best Instrumental of the Year back in ’94 for “La Polaka Polka”, which was recorded with a local conjunto led by him and his dad, Cone Ramos, who also made a presentation on Tradicion Humilde by recording the song “Que Suerte La Mia”. J.R. has played with many well-known bands including Grupo Escandalo, Steve Jordan for the president of Mexico, and Little Joe y La Familia all around Texas, Arkansas, and even Kumamoto, Japan at the age of 10. He was recently with San Antonio’s own Los Aguilares from 1999-2009.
On drums is Santos Aguilar, son of the late Emilio Aguilar Sr. of Los Aguilares. Santos has been around music all of his life, traveling all over the U.S. with his father and uncles. He also played for Grupo Escandalo, and Conjunto Volcan, which, back in 2002, won three TTMA awards including Best Conjunto Uprising, Best Bajo Player of the Year, and Best Instrumental of the Year. Santos is now keeping the solid beat for Grupo Maldad.
On bass guitar and vocals is Charles “Guero” Howton, who has been in the music industry for 25+ years. Charlie first started out with his step-father, Patricio Salinas, and his band Los Dynamos, which later went on to become La Herencia. Charlie has played with Jimmy Edwards, Roberto Pulido y Los Clasicos, Nick Villareal, and Ram Herrera and has played with Los Aguilares for around 20 years.
On behalf of Grupo Maldad, thank you for all the support throughout the years.
Their goals are to keep tejano music alive, keep the tradition going, and stay humble to all our fans.