Aside from the chicano rock and brown-eyed soul, they also incorporate other genres such as funk, blues and salsa. Still active, they have been performing up to the present, with new members playing together with the original musicians of the group.
They are Viva Tirado - El Chicano - Viva Tirado / Cantaloupe Island of the more well-known bands performing chicano rock and brown-eyed soul. El Chicano mined their own style from a lot musical inspirations — such as fellow Chicanos and soul group Cannibal and the Headhunters, soul-jazz artist Pucho and salsa legends such as Tito Puente.
After creating Happy Birthday - Gamine - Sabotage buzz on the local scene, El Chicano was signed to their first recording contract with MCA records in But over the years the song has become a brown-eyed soul classic.
They became relatively inactive at least in terms of recording during the s and s, but late in the latter decade they returned to the studio. Result was another album Painting the Momentwhich was released in In they came out with a compilation, Masters Collection. Despite the ever-changing lineup, El Chicano continues to be active in the music scene.
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