The Bailouts: March 26, 2011
at The Bar

Bailout not needed for The Bailouts for they raised The Bar in Coral Gables. Ana said, “ . . . fun party band that makes you wanna dance . . . ” Voted 2009 Qool Awards Best Cover Band. Above are Ray Veunes on lead guitar and vocals, Kristen Borrego on bass, Pete Alvarez on drums, Annie Lord on lead vocals, and Casino Brown on keyboards and vocals. The Bailouts’ website is at, they’re on Twitter at, on FaceBook, on MySpace, and have a channel on YouTube.

Annie Lord on lead vocals and acoustic guitar. This was the first of Annie’s last two appearances with The Bailouts, as demands on her time prevent her from continuing with the band. Annie Lord is replaced by singer Angela West Cioffi (scroll to see photo).

New member Ray Veunes on lead guitar and vocals. He replaces founding member Tony Cruz, who now plays guitar for Push.

Casino Brown on keyboards and vocals. Casino is a classically trained pianist. He grew up in Detroit influenced by the 80s and 90s synth/garage rock sound and writes & records original synth/powerpop music. Casino’s favorite keyboard is the Roland Juno-D (he has three of them!).

Kristen Borrego on bass. Kristen, who also plays bass for Rock Star Karaoke, recently resigned, leaving room for founding member Jorge Cruz (scroll to end to see photo) to return. Jorge said, “I’ve known Pete since high school and we’ve played together pretty much since then. We have been in only a handful of bands – Status Unknown, Naked Bootleg, The VoodooCasters, and the Bailouts which I think speaks volumes about our friendship and musical chemistry.” Jorge’s influences include Jack Cassidy, John Entwistle, Jack Bruce, John Paul Jones, Jaco, etc. “ . . . but it all stemmed from one group and one man—The Beatles and Paul McCartney.”

Founding member Pete Alvarez on drums.

The Bailouts.

Angela West Cioffi.

Jorge Cruz.

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