Yelba’s Variety Band

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!

A Love that Will Last (Renee Olstaead)
Agua de Beber (Astrid Gilberto)
Affirmation (George Benson)
At Last (Etta James)
Breezin’ (Vinicius de Moraes)
Cheek to Cheek (Etta James)
Don’t Know Why (Norah Jones)
Fly Me to the Moon (Frank Sinatra)
How Insensitive
In the Mood (Glenn Miller)
Love That Will Last (Renee Olstead)
L.O.V.E. (Nat King Cole)
Manana de Carnaval (LuizBonea)
Mambo # 8 (Perez Prado)
Moonlight Serenade (Glenn Miller)
OuieOuie Si (Larry Carlton)
Perdido (Duke Ellington)
Smiles and Smiles (Larry Carlton)
Smooth Operator (Sade)
Spain (Chick Corea)
Summertime (Etta James)
The Way You Look Tonight (Frank Sinatra)
This Masquerade (Carpenters)
Unforgettable (Nat King Cole)POP/COUNTRY MUSIC
All My Exes Live in Texas (George Strait)
Against All Odds (Phil Collins)
All I Have to Do is Dream (Everly Brothers)
Amarillo By Morning (George Strait)
Angels (Robbie Williams)
Anything for You (Gloria Estefan)
Arthur’s Theme (Christopher Cross)
Bad Day (Daniel Powter)
Bless the Broken Road (Rascal Flatts)
Blowing in the Wind (Bob Dylan)
Blue Eyes Crying in the Rain (Willie Nelson)
Brown Sugar (Rolling Stones)
Can’t Help Falling in Love (Elvis Presley)
Change the World (Eric Clapton)
Colour My World (Chicago)
Crazy (Patsy Cline)
Crazy Love (Michael Buble)
Don’t Cry for Me Argentina (Madonna)
Don’t Speak (No Doubt)
Dreaming of You (Selena)
Every Breath You Take (Police)
Evil Ways (Santana)
Fields of Gold (Sting)
For the Good Times (Kris Kristofferson)
Freebird (LynnyrdSkynnyrd)
Give Me One Good Reason (Tracy Chapman)
Goodbye to Love (The Carpenters)
Guitars and Cadillacs (Dwight Yoakum)
Hang on Sloopy (McCoys)
Hard to Say I’m Sorry (Chicago)
Have I Told You Lately (Van Morrison)
Help Me Make It Throughthe Night (Martina McBride)
Hero (Enrique Iglesias)
Honky Tonk Woman (Rolling Stones)
I Can’t Make You Love Me (Bonnie Raitt)
I Fall to Pieces (Patsy Cline)
I Need to Know (Marc Anthony)
I Won’t Let Go (Rascal Flatts)
If I Die You (Band Perry)
If You Leave Me Now (Chicago)
I’m Yours (Jason Mraz)
It’s Gonna Take Some Time (Carpenters)
It’s Too Late (Carole King)
Just the Two of Us (Grover Washington)
Just the Way You Are (Billy Joel)
Keep Your Hands to Yourself (Georgia Satellites)
Killing Me Softly (Olivia Newton John)
La Bamba (Richie Valens)
La Isla Bonita (Madonna)
Leaving on a Jet Plane (John Denver)
Looking for Paradise (Alejandro Saenz)
Louie, Louie (Kingsmen)
Love Me Tender (Elvis Presley)
Love Song (Sarah Bareilles)
Margaritaville (Jimmy Buffet)
Money for Nothing (Dire Straits)
My Girl (Temptations)
Need You Now (Lady Antebellum)
Over the Rainbow
Ride Like the Wind (Christopher Cross)
Right Here Waiting for You (Richard Marx)
Sealed With a Kiss (Bobby Vinton)
Sometimes When We Touch (Van Morrison)
Sunday Morning (Maroon 5)
Superstar (Carpenters)
The Lazy Song (Bruno Mars)
The Rose (Bette Middle)
Those Were the Days
Time After Time (Cindy Lauper)
Top of the World (Carpenters)
Unchained Melody (Righteous Brothers)
Waiting on the World to Change (John Mayer)
Walk of Life (Dire Straits)
What Hurts the Most (Rascal Flatts)
When You Say Nothing At All (Keith Whitley)
Wind Beneath My Wings (Bette Midler)
Wonderful Tonight (Eric Clapton)
Yesterday Once More (Carpenters)
You’re Beautiful (James Blunt)
You Are So Beautiful (Joe Cocker)
You’re the Inspiration (Chicago)
All Summer Long (Kid Rock)
Bailamos (Enrique Iglesias)
Beat It (Michael Jackson)
Boogie OogieOogie (Taste of Honey)
Billie Jean (Michael Jackson)
Brick House (Commodores)
Brown Eyed Girl (Van Morrison)
Car Wash (Rose Royce)
Don’t Be Cruel (Elvis Presley)
Don’t Stop Believing (Journey)
Drift Away (Doobie Brothers)
Funkytown (Casablanca)
Get Down On It (Kool&The Gang)
Get Down Tonight (KC & The Sunshine Band)
Get Ready (Tempations)
Harlem Shuffle (Earl & Bob)
Have You Ever Seen the Rain (CCR)
Hey, Soul Sister (Train)
Hit Me With Your Best Shot (Pat Benatar)
Hot Stuff (Donna Summer)
Hound Dog (Elvis Presley)
I Gotta Feeling (Black Eyed Peas)
I Love Rock and Roll (Joan Jett)
I Need to Know (Marc Anthony)
I Will Survive (Gloria Gaynor)
Johnny B Goode (Chuck Berry)
Last Dance (Donna Summer)
Le Freak (Chic)
Lay Down Sally (Eric Clapton)
Lowdown (BozScaggs)
Mercy (Duffy)
Mustang Sally (Wilson Pickett)
On the Radio (Donna Summer)
Paradise (Sade)
Play That Funky Music (Wild Cherry)
Poker Face (Lady Gaga)
Proud Mary (CCR)
Rolling in the Deep (Adelle)
Rude Boy (Rihanna)
September (Earth Wind and Fire)
Shake Your Body Down (Michael Jackson)
Shake Your Booty (KC &The Sunshine Band)
Single Ladies (Put A Ring On It) (Beyonce)
Smooth (Santana)
Sunday Morning (Maroon 5)
Sweet Home Alabama (LynnyrdSkynnyrd)
That’s the Way I Like It (KC & The Sunshine Band)
The Hustle (Van McCoy)
This Love (Maroon 5)
We Are Family (Pointer Sisters)
Whenever Wherever (Shakira)
When Love Takes Over (David Guetta)LATIN JAZZ
Besame Mucho
Girl from Impanema
Contigo Aprendi
La Barca
La Mentira
La Puerta
Manana de Carnaval
Sabor a Mi

Abriendo Puertas
Bemba Colorado
Caballa Viejo
De Que Callada Manera
Estoy Aqui
La Bomba
La Cumbia del Sol
La Negra Tiene Tumbao
La Vida es un Carnaval
Mi Tierra
Moliendo Café
No Le Pegues a la Negra
Petalos de Fuego
Que Le Den Candela
Yo Vendo Unos Ojos Negros

A Fuego Lento
Cana Brava
Don Goyo
Es Mentiroso
Fruta Fresca
La Bilirrubina
Negro Batey
Palo Eh
Sopa de Caracol
Tu Sonrisa

Alumbra Luna
Amor a la Mexicana
Baila Esta Cumbia
Canoa Ranchaa
La Mucura
La Piragua
La Pollera Colora
La Suegra
Parece Que Va a Llover
Ultimo Beso
Corazon Espinado
Oye Como Va
Quien Sera

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