NEW EP OUT SOON!

"I am happy to announce that I recorded my EP of Blues-Rock originals this past May at the fabulous Greaseland Studios in San Jose. I'm currently putting together the finishing touches and will be releasing it sometime early next year. I can't wait to share it with all of you!" - Otilia

Welcome

Singer, Otilia Donaire came onto the California music scene in 2009, and has been tantalizing Bay Area audiences ever since. Otilia's powerful and gritty vocal style (reminiscent of rock and blues icons Janis Joplin and Koko Taylor) sings with raw depth and emotion, and has the adaptability to equally transition from a power driven rock song to a sultry, blues ballad in making her a crowd favorite. She is an exceptionally dynamic and versatile performer, who is as comfortable belting out hard core, down home blues standards as she is taking on vintage rock and soul classics. Booking a show of strictly blues or a combo of R&B and classic rock, Otilia will custom tailor a show to fit your needs. [Link to playlists]  
 
Otilia has a special ability to connect with her audience. Her confident and commanding stage presence, along with the passion and infectious energy she brings to every performance has drawn inspiration from music icons, Tina Turner and Mick Jagger, two of her childhood idols. Otilia consistently delivers a fun and interactive show filled with rock, blues and soul that'll make you want more. One thing you can always count on: when Otilia is singing, people are dancing. [Link to videos]
 
A native of San Francisco, Otilia began singing at a very young age. As a performer on the local talent show circuit, she realized early on that music was in her blood and that singing was her true calling. Sadly, her vocal talents lay dormant for several decades. She reignited her passion for music some fifteen plus years ago when she first enrolled in San Francisco’s  Blue Bear School of Music.  There, she was mentored by the late bluesman Johnny Nitro, who helped her refine her vocal abilities and encouraged her to pursue her dreams. 
 
In 2009, Otilia and one of her fellow students at Blue Bear – guitarist Tom Polling – formed the group Against Leo and played the Bay Area music scene for five years including releasing a CD of original blues, rock and country songs, titled “Need Band Will Travel,” in 2011 but disbanded in 2014 at which time Otilia went out on her own. 
 
Otilia’s current project – “Otilia Donaire and The Back Alley Boys” – has her combining her singing talents with some of the Bay Area’s finest rock and blues musicians. You can find Otilia and her bandmates rocking the house at clubs, bars, festivals and parties around San Francisco and beyond. [Link to calendar of upcoming gigs]

What to expect next? An EP of blues-rock originals recorded at Greaseland Studios in San Jose last May which will be released sometime early next year. 

The Fabulous Turf Club, Hayward, CA June 2015

TESTIMONIALS

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  • titus

    titus Nairobi-kenya

    This is great music! I enjoy listening to your music and can't wait to hear the new release.

    This is great music! I enjoy listening to your music and can't wait to hear the new release.

  • Rob Batey

    Rob Batey Pacifica

    Great music and you can catch them at their monthly show at The Surf Spot in Pacifica every third Sunday of the month. Fantastic growling rock/blues voice. I'll be back!

    Great music and you can catch them at their monthly show at The Surf Spot in Pacifica every third Sunday of the month. Fantastic growling rock/blues voice. I'll be back!

  • FRED  DOXSEE

    FRED DOXSEE BOONE IOWA

    HI OTILIA! SOUNDS GREAT!

    HI OTILIA! SOUNDS GREAT!

  • Ken Stites

    Ken Stites Sacramento Yacht Club

    We can't wait to get Otilia and the boys back to Sacramento. I have heard nothing but compliments from all who attended our New Years Eve Celebration. Otilia rocked the place all night. I've never seen the dance floor full for every song of every set!! This is one awsome band and the lady can sing!! They get a 10 plus from me and the crew!

    We can't wait to get Otilia and the boys back to Sacramento. I have heard nothing but compliments from all who attended our New Years Eve Celebration. Otilia rocked the place all night. I've never seen the dance floor full for every song of every set!! This is one awsome band and the lady can sing!! They get a 10 plus from me and the crew!

  • regis

    regis france

    Big Big VOICE ! really good rocky blusesy sound ! Congratulation to all !!

    Big Big VOICE ! really good rocky blusesy sound ! Congratulation to all !!

  • Richard Marquez

    Richard Marquez Hollister Ca

    I went to see my buddy Mike Osborn, and his band play at the District in Gilroy, Ca Saturday nite. And I had the plesure of meeting Otilia. At the time I had no idea she was a guest singer that Mike had asked to come and sing a few songs. Her and I danced along with others, and to my surprise she was on stage singing some SRV, I have to say that she knocked it out of the park. Otilia is a very personable lady and the talent she has as a singer is second to none. With that being said, I highly recommend that you check her website and attend one of her shows. She will be in Capitola at the Wharf House on October 17th from 1:00 to 5:30pm Come out and support this beautiful lady, I guarantee you will have an awsome time. See you all on the 17th.

    I went to see my buddy Mike Osborn, and his band play at the District in Gilroy, Ca
    Saturday nite. And I had the plesure of meeting Otilia. At the time I had no idea she was a guest singer that Mike had asked to come and sing a few songs. Her and I danced along with others, and to my surprise she was on stage singing some SRV, I have to say that she knocked it out of the park. Otilia is a very personable lady and the talent she has as a singer is second to none. With that being said, I highly recommend that you check her website and attend one of her shows. She will be in Capitola at the Wharf House on October 17th from 1:00 to 5:30pm
    Come out and support this beautiful lady, I guarantee you will have an awsome time. See you all on the 17th.

  • Anthony

    Anthony Mosesto CA

    Wow Fabulous Vocals Awesome Tunes You Rock!!!

    Wow Fabulous Vocals Awesome Tunes You Rock!!!

  • John Stewart

    John Stewart Otilia is a beautiful woman who knows how to rock you right out of your seat and get you dancing! Don't miss her next show! Red Rooster

    Otilia is a beautiful woman who knows how to rock you right out of your seat and get you dancing! Don't miss her next show! Red Rooster!

    Otilia is a beautiful woman who knows how to rock you right out of your seat and get you dancing! Don't miss her next show! Red Rooster!

  • Nancy

    Nancy Oakland

    Thank you Otilia Donaire for a fantastic night of rock, blues and soul music to dance to. I was impressed with the range of songs you know and your amazing voice. I also enjoyed your sense of humor. I loved watching how you drew the crowd in and kept them enthralled. I am looking forward to seeing you and your band, perform again.

    Thank you Otilia Donaire for a fantastic night of rock, blues and soul music to dance to. I was impressed with the range of songs you know and your amazing voice. I also enjoyed your sense of humor. I loved watching how you drew the crowd in and kept them enthralled. I am looking forward to seeing you and your band, perform again.

  • Naomi & Steve

    Naomi & Steve Concord

    We were so pleased and lucky to have Otilia and band come to Vinnie's. They're so danceable, their music timeless, and you can't help but notice her command of the stage. We'll be looking forward to having Otilia and friends come here again, and grace our town with their fine show!

    We were so pleased and lucky to have Otilia and band come to Vinnie's.
    They're so danceable, their music timeless, and you can't help but notice her command of the stage.
    We'll be looking forward to having Otilia and friends come here again, and grace our town with their fine show!

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I will resume my monthly show at the historic Condor Club in the North Beach district of San Francisco every 2nd Sunday of the month.

An infamous bar on the Broadway Strip, the historic Condor Club broke sexual boundaries when it became known as the world’s first topless bar in 1964. The lascivious customs of the old Barbary Coast are maintained here with naughty drink names, striptease, lap and pole dancing and nearly naked hostesses. BUT it is also a music venue that supports local live music Friday's through Sunday's in the lounge and absolutely no stripping during the musical performances.