La Mosca have received significant buzz across Canada, attracting large and enthusiastic audiences.
Bandleader/bassman Marvin Kee (aka ‘the fly’) had been touring across Canada and the USA since 2000 with his previous rhumba flamenco outfit, Los Morenos, playing over 3000 shows in support of three studio albums. Since his departure from the group in 2016, he has since joined forces with guitar virtuoso Manuel Jara, a Juno recipient who has composed and performed withmulti Juno Award winner Narada artist Oscar Lopez. Marvin and Manuel have tailored a new collective with flamenco guitar player David Matyas (12 Musas Flamenco Ensemble/Salero Calo) and drummer Brent Van Dusen (Conundrum/Youssou Seck) to form, the fly…LA MOSCA.
They debuted in 2016, supporting Miles Electric Band at Arts Commons in Calgary. Since seizing that opportunity, La Mosca has been catapulted to the forefront of an (again) burgeoning Western Canadian performance community. They are now consistently invited to play for ever-larger, more enthusiastic, and more diverse audiences.
Whether for corporate events, late-night club shows, theatrical galas, institutional functions or private parties, large or small, they never fail to entertain and get the party on edge. They’ve been summoned to rock out Calgary’s Canada Day celebration at Fort Calgary last year and have had numerous invitations to perform at the National Music Centre.
La Mosca’s versatility, professionalism and dedication to craft is clear. Add to that the sheer amount of talent, passion and experience shared in equal measure among these gentlemen and the sum is singular. Simple joy.
La Mosca’s sound is not easily categorized or defined. Their influences vary to the likes of Paco De Lucia, Rodrigo Y Gabriel, Funkadelic and Earth Wind and Fire. The result upon hearing them however is without peer. They sound like La Mosca. Not funk…under-funk. Not soul…every-soul. Jazzm. Gypsick. Flamencool. Journey and arrival. Jarrival. Desire and satisfaction. Satis-fire. La Mosca are best described as ‘Spanish erotica laid on a bed of groove’.