Anthony “Romeo” Santos, lead singer and featured composer, was born on July 21st, 1981 in the Bronx, New York to a Puerto Rican mother and a Dominican father. At twelve years of age Anthony became a member of the church choir. Around the same time, he commenced his love affair with Bachata, long before the style became so explosively popular. A natural songwriter, Anthony’s early compositions were steeped in the tradition of legendary artists such as Blas Duran. Undoubtedly Anthony’s sweet, soulful voice has played a key role in the group’s success. However, Anthony’s songwriting is unique – progressive, poetic and down-to-earth; he is like a Bronx version of Juan Luis Guerra. Spinning tales of the tough reality of growing up in the concrete jungle, Anthony’s tunes captivate audiences from all walks of life, young and old.
HENRY "HUSTLE HARD"
Henry Santos Jeter, singer and composer, was born on December 15, 1979 in Moca, Dominican Republic. As a youngster Henry was already a diehard music fanatic. He moved with his family to New York at age 14, where he continued to develop his musical skills. He subsequently joined a band called Los Teenagers with his cousin Anthony. Henry is the group’s comedian, delighting the audience with spontaneous antics on stage. He is also a hard working business person with a myriad of creative projects on the burner
LENNY PLAYBOY "LEN MELODY"
Lenny Santos is the group’s guitarist and musical producer/arranger. Born in the Bronx, New York on October 24th, 1979 Lenny fell in love with music at age 15. Like most kids his age, his music of choice was hip hop. However, with Dominican parents, Bachata was a permanent household staple - the soulful twang of the “requinto” always in the background, day and night. It was only logical that Lenny would experiment by blending his two favorite musical styles – bachata and hip hop. It is Lenny who created unique the Aventura sound; his excellence and creativity as a producer are evident from the first bar of any tune on Aventura’s albums.
MIKEY "MAX AGENDE"
Max Santos, the band’s bass player, was born in 1982 in the South Bronx. He started playing at 12 years of age, borrowing a bass at school. At home he collaborated with his brother Lenny experimenting with rhythms in duo, bass and guitar. Max was always a rock lover and thus brings elements of rock into Aventura’s sound. Max is also an excellent rap artist and is featured on the latest album LOVE & HATE on a track entitled “Don’t Waste My Time.”