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Born in Ecuador and raised in the United States, Martín Better Longo blends his love for indie rock, pop, and Latin American music through his band, Fruta Brutal. During 8+ years spent in the bustling music scenes of New Orleans and Denver, as well as traveling through South America, Martín gained exposure to various styles that influenced his bilingual (English & Spanish) repertoire. Fruta Brutal’s latest EP, Madre Serpiente, produced by Grammy Award-winning New Orleans-based producer, Mack Major, and Denver-based Neoma producer, Danny Pauta, showcases the band's signature sound. Contributing a message of celebration of cultural diversity, the band has gained love and support across Latin America through thousands of followers and listeners on Instagram, Youtube, and Spotify.
Performing as a quintet, Fruta Brutal has headlined and sold out Denver's Globe Hall, and performed at Marquis Theater with Latin Grammy Award winning band, Flor de Toloache, and the Levitt Pavilion with Izcalli. The band has also performed at Boulder's Fox Theater with Banshee Tree, as well as at New Orleans' iconic Tipitina's, and Gasa Gasa with internationally acclaimed, Making Movies.
Band members: bassist Zoe Moff, drummer Michel Stahli, percussionist Leo Corona, synth player Ben Weirich, guitarist and singer Martín Better Longo