Yelba is a joy to watch and a wonderfully versatile entertainer. With her variety band she can play anything from smooth jazz for a cocktail set, Disco, and current pop dance hits! She sings in English, Spanish, and Portugese with a band can perform as a full 7 piece combo, an acoustic duo, and any size band in between!
Nicaraguan-born Yelba came into this world with a gift for harmonies and a joy of entertaining. She learned to play the guitar by watching her father strumming while he sang Nicaraguan folk tunes to his five children. The gifted family performed in Pittsburgh, PA for Roberto Clemente’s Memorial Service in 1972. Yelba and her sister were featured every week on Nicaraguan television during their childhood. Since then Yelba has traveled to and performed in many different countries, including Guatemala, El Salvador, Costa Rica, Bolivia, Ecuador, Colombia, Spain and Peru. While residing in Peru for three years, she performed music of South American and African descent with an all-girl band. Her globetrotting allowed this versatile vocalist/guitar player to appreciate music from several different regions of the world, and because of this unique heritage, she brings music to us with a zest and gusto second to none
Yelba’s Variety Band is available to perform for galas, corporate events and conventions, weddings, holiday open houses, and any party that needs a great band in Houston, Austin, and any other city across the great state of Texas!