"Villa 5 : Latin Stars On the Rise"
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Connected by blood and by music, ‘Villa 5’ is a musical group consisting of five siblings; Lizbeth Villa (lead vocals and guitar),Vanessa Villa (bass, tololoche), Iliana Villa (drums), Jasmeen Villa (Bajosexto) , and the only brother Joel Villa (accordion). All were born in Southern California to Mexican immigrant parents.
Their father, Joel Villa, had a passion for music and that is what influenced the start of the band. Thus, in 2001, he and his wife passed on to their children their love of music despite all the economic hardships they suffered.
Performing at churches, school, festivals they moved forward until they were discovered by an upcoming label Toro Music in the year of 2014. That same year they recorded their first album, completely written and composed by the band members.
Shortly after the release of their first single ‘Se Acabo El Amor’ in June of 2015, they began their international promo tour allowing their song to make it to the top 25 on Monitor Latino. They began in the U.S., headed over to Mexico, El Salvador, then Guatemala and back making them the first regional Mexican band to internationally tour with their first single.
Due to their rising popularity, they were booked to perform the Latin Grammys street parties both in Los Angeles, CA and Dallas, TX.
In such a short period of time, they’ve managed to open concerts for the top selling regional Mexican artists such as opening for act Luis Coronel at the Microsoft Theatre in Los Angeles, CA., Grupo Intocable at the House of Blues in Anaheim, CA., Larry Hernandez, Ramon Ayala, Montez de Durango, among others.
They have appeared on national as well as international television shows such as Despierta America, El Gordo y la Flaca, on Univision, as well as on other networks such as Telemundo and Estrella TV.