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Santana Tribute!
Rock to Old School to Salsa!

  1. Some of the best words to descibe the Santana Tribute Band are:

  2. Tribute band

  3. Latin rock

  4. Classic rock

  5. Guitarist

  6. Musician

  7. Concerts

  8. Live performances

  9. Carlos Santana

  10. Cover band

  11. Tour dates

  12. Band members

  13. Fan community

  14. Album covers

  15. Music videos


As a teenager, after hearing Carlos Santana play guitar for the first time, Al Bruggman(
band leader and guitarist) began listening to and fell in love with his music. He developed an interest in, drew inspiration from and began playing his guitar in the style of this musical icon. Al says, "He was always the one I looked up to and who inspired me to be a better person and musician."


In 2003, Al, created The Sacred Fire Band. This nine-piece Santana tribute band is based in the San Francisco Bay Area and is comprised of former members of Santana and other legendary Latin Rock bands. They are seasoned, experienced touring musicians and pull out all the stops to bring out the energy in a crowd with your favorite Santana songs.


The toughest crowds to win over are in the Bay Area, they've been raised on Santana and Latin Rock, so the fact that Sacred Fire Band is one of the TOP Santana tributes shows the quality of this band. Sacred Fire Band has opened show for The Ohio Players, War, Los Lonely Boys(Carnaval San Francisco) to name a few.

In 2019 The Sacred Fire Band won the Northern California Entertainers Music Award for "Best Latin Rock Band". Collectively, in its 15th year and spanning all genres and many decades, they have been trusted to share the stage with legendary artists, such as Santana, War, The Ohio Players, Los Lonely Boys, just to name a few.

This year has been a great year for Al and The Sacred Fire Band. Myron Dove(Santana, Miles Davis, Robbin Ford), a new member and amazing addition is the bass player from Santana's "Sacred Fire" Live album. Myron brings his "Santana" knowledge, amazing bass chops,  professionalism, and great vibe the band and each performance.

Al, says, "Because we are doing what we love best and we are surrounded by people who are passionate about the same things we do, we are excited to see what the future holds.” The Sacred Fire Band also performs Old School, Funk, R&B, Salsa, Latin & Classic Rock songs that are sure to get the audience up and dancing. 


Diane Rekow-wife of Raul Rekow(Santana)  recommends Sacred Fire Band - Santana Tribute.

"I saw this band at the Solano County Fair. We couldn't stop dancing. The band and vocals were FANTASTIC! They vibe with each other and the audience. They sprinkle a little humor in there as well. My daughter and I highly recommend you check out their show. We'll be looking for future show dates with these guys!"
-Arisha M Seamstress




- Rachel Magnavite

"Santana music and great R & B ! Bring your dancing shoes!"

- Delma Lujan Anderson

"They always Rock da House!!You will not be disappointed!! Check it out for yourself"
-Yvette Cardera Cruz


Great band! Great Sound! Great Atmosphere! Santana Approved!!!
-Mike Rodrigues


"I love the talent, the energy and the showmanship of this band! Anytime you hear they are playing...go see them! You will have a great time!"


The nine members of Sacred Fire Band have been trusted to share the stage with legendary artists spanning all genres and decades, such as Santana, War, The Ohio Players, Los Loney Boys. To name a few.


Performance Videos

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Upcoming Performances





TV Appearances:

  • GoodDay Sacramento

  • Fox 40 News




  • San Francisco Carnaval (4 performances) Main Stage

  • Mountain View Art & Wine Festival 

  • With KARL PERAZZO of Santana @
    Alma West Latin Music Festival - Main Stage

  • Gilroy Garlic Festival

  • Fremont Festival Of The Arts

  • Monterey Art Festival

  • Fremont Festival Of The Arts. Attracts Nearly 400,000 People Annually 

  • Fiesta En la Calle - largest festival in Sacramento
    (5 performances)

  • San Bruno 4th of July

  • Albany Mone "n" Groove 5k celebration

  • The Sacramento Taco Festival

  • Stockton Garlic Festival

  • San Leandro Hot August Thursdays Stage

  • Tacos and Tributes Benefit Concert Visalia California

  • Rossmoor - Latin Night

  • ​Livermore Downtown Music in the Park

  • San Jose Flea Market (Berryessa) Main Stage

  • Festa de la Familia - Sacramento (4 performances)

  • Meadowview jazz Festival (Opening for The Ohio Players, War)

Clubs & Casinos:

  • Thunder Valley Casino

  • Gold Country Casino

  • The Little Fox

  • The Smoking Pig BBQ Fremont Ca

  • Maverick's Bar & Grill 

  • Latin Halloween Bash – Pick 6 Lounge

  • Kick' n Mule Sports Bar and Restaurant

  • Midtown's Cantina Alley

  • The Union Roseville, Ca

  • La Cosecha Sacramento, Ca

  • Facebook


Northern California
Entertainers Music Award for
"Best Latin Rock Band
of the Year" in 2019

Band Members:

  • Al  Bruggman - Band Leader/Guitar/Vocalist

  • Rudy Ramos - Lead Vocalist ( Third Sol, Somar )

  • Javier "Crow" Carranza - Drums/Vocalist

  • Myron Dove - Bass (Santana, Miles Davis, Robbin Ford)

  • Art Arriola - Trumpet

  • Ace Ofri - Keyboards (Malo, Sapo)

  • Tomas Montano - Timbales (Patron)

  • Darrel Gardere - Congas (Cisco Kid)

Guest players:

  • Tony Lindsey (Santana)

  • David Margen (Santana)

  • Leanardo Rosalas (Malo - Original member)

  • Calixto Manriquez - Keyboards (Malo, Sapo)

  • Gibby Ross - Timbales (Malo)

  • Alberto Torres - Congas

  • Kiko Lopez - Bass (Patron)

  • Amado Tuazon ( Sapo, Malo)

  • Mio Flores ( Sapo, Malo, The Whispers))

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