As one of the finest Santana Tribute bands, Caravanserai is a project of love and devotion. Conceived as a fantasy band by lead guitarist Leo Herrera, Caravanserai has grown to include material from all eras of Santana’s 30+ year history. From the 1969 hit “Evil Ways” to monster hits like “Smooth” This band performs the music to satisfy Santana fans young and old.
Painstaking care has been taken in the recreation of Santana’s sound from the guitars, keyboards, bass, horns, drums, timbales, and congas. The music performed by experienced and professional musicians from the San Francisco Bay Area.
The Caravanserai group includes Leo Herrera on lead guitar, Carolos Elizalde on vocals and percussion, Ray Uribes on bass, Bernie Bersamina on keyboards, Vernon Eakin on drums, Frank Parise on Timbales, and Oscar Zavaleta on Congas. The band also has a fantastic horn section known as the “Bay Area’s Cali Horns”. They can be enjoyed live on stage at select performances throughout the year.
Professional and exact in every detail, Caravanserai will fill your venue with great Santana hits like “Black Magic Woman”, “Oye Como Va”, “She’s Not There” and “No One to Depend On”. Their sound fills the air and gets the audience dancing and swaying. This band is perfect for casino entertainment and large concert halls.
The only thing outliving Carlos Santana’s illustrious 30-year career is the swarm of tribute bands that have materialized in his Grammy-filled wake. There’s no doubting the impact Santana’s first few albums had on rock & roll, but who would have guessed that at least a dozen cover bands would earn their pay playing his hits on the bar circuit? Indeed, even if they’re not the real thing, Caravanserai certainly stands at the top of the Santana tribute list, meticulously re-enacting a wide repertoire of Santana material that includes the well-known stuff as well as more obscure B-sides that never made the charts. Leo Herrera does the honors on guitar, while a full band including horn section completes the Latin rock sound we’ve come to know and love.Garrett Wheeler (San Jose Metro)
Without a doubt the finest Santana Tribute Band in the Country.San Francisco Chronicle