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Grupo Lumbre, Originted in the 80's we have been able to maintain a strong backing; playing mainly at
private parties, weddings, quinceaneras, festivals and we have donated our time to many charities. The
The group has recorded at, Joey Records and Sugar Hill, Fuerte Studios. Hacienda Records where we recorded El Nuevo Mundo, and our latest Querido Amigo. The group consists of seven musicians who have been in the music industry for a varying many years. We have recorded many singles and CDs and in the late 80’s and early 90’s had one of the songs Volver Volver make the charts as # 1 for five consecutive weeks in Alice, Texas. The original “ Mi Linda Mujer” made #1 in Pueblo, Colorado. Lumbre continues to produce a lot of original material that the fans continue to enjoy. In September of 2016 Grupo Lumbre signed on with Hacienda Records, Recorded our lasted CD "Querido Amigo". Which has been doing well, Since the first single has been released "Mentiras", It has been # 1 for 12 consecutive weeks on Mas Chingon Radio 12 Pack Challenge, and # 1 for 3 consecutive weeks, on Jon's Tejano Icehouse Radio (Elenena's Top 5 Countdown). The group has been nominated in the TTMA several times in different categories, Grupo Lumbre is a part of the ELSA FOUNDATION and is sponsored by Jorge Gonzales with Cazadores Tequila / Party's for you. With our original and unique sound we are proud to perform and be a part of the Tejano Music Industry.
TONY ROMO, is from Houston Texas and has been in the music industry for over 50 years. He has performed with many well known musicians, Isidro Lopez, The Royal Six, Latin Sounds and many others. In the 70’s he started the group Tony Romo and The Delmarks and they were very successful for 8 years. In the 80’s Tony started Grupo Lumbre and lead the group through many fun and difficult times.
GIL AYALA JR, is from Houston, Texas and has been with Lumbre since 1989. He first got started playing the guitar at the age of 11 during his school years. He then got the opportunity to sing with Grupo Lumbre in the late 80's and he became the lead male vocalist. He is a song writer and has written a few originals for the group. He has learned to play the accordion and keyboard and now manages those instruments and vocals with the group.
CHRISTINA BONILLA, is from Houston, Texas. She was born into a very talented family. Her grandfather was a great musician during the depression; her father a great musician since the age of sixteen with numerous uncles and cousins who are well-known musicians have had a great influence in her decision to become a singer and musician. She was very active in the school choir and the church choir. She got the opportunity to show her talent with Lumbre in 1987 with her fathers group. She then became the lead female vocalist in 1988. She also played the saxophone and keyboard. Christina was encouraged by the late Laura Canales to change her name to Kristi and to never give up her singing. Then in the late 80’s she received an award for best Female vocalist in the Houston area.
GILBERT AYALA III, is from New Caney, Texas and joined the group late this year. For a 6 year old he has a love and passion for tejano music which was influenced by his parents Gilbert & Rita Ayala. Gilbert III currently plays the tambourine and the guiro and has plans to learn other musical instruments as well. He has taken up playing the congas for the group, and is catching on very fast.