About Rotel & the Hot Tomatoes

If you like to dance, if you like to watch a great show, if you like to party, if you’re looking for fun, then you’re going to love Rotel and the Hot Tomatoes. Named as one of the top ten party bands in the United States by Harper’s Bazaar magazine, their show captures the sounds, the look, and the fun of the 50s, 60s, 70s and 80s.

Rotel & the Hot Tomatoes are beehives for breakfast, leopard-skin for lunch, and satin for supper. The Hot Tomatoes are three dazzling female singers decked out in one outrageous costume after another: big hair, shimmy dresses, sequins, and leopard pants. When the Hot Tomatoes dance, strut, sing, and stomp, you’re sure to have as much fun as the law allows.

Rotel and the Hot Tomatoes combine world-class vocals and musicianship, stunning costumes, precision choreography, a “blast-from-the-past” repertoire, and hilarious comedy into a unique, dynamic and exciting show that never fails to leave audiences wanting more.

In their home state of Texas, Rotel and the Hot Tomatoes are legendary as a band that turns any event into an unforgettable experience. “We had just landed in Oklahoma City on Friday for a show when we got a call from Austin saying that Governor Bush wanted us to play his Christmas party at the Governor’s Mansion that Sunday.” said Rotel drummer James Cruz. “He danced all night and even got on stage with us.”

Press:

"They’d rather walk the poodle than do the dog,"
- Michael Corcoran, Austin American Statesman

"The act would be worth seeing purely for its off-the-wall showmanship, but it’s a musical act, despite all the hilarious melodramatics, that is strong even without the visuals."
- Michael Point, Austin American Statesman

"Rotel and the Hot Tomatoes make you bop ‘til you drop. They allow no one, no matter the age, to remain in their chair. Watching them perform is like being able to dance at a Broadway musical review."
- Detour Magazine

"Fabulous Texas-based cover band, Rotel and the Hot Tomatoes (played) one of the hottest parties [of the Republican National Convention]."
- Philadelphia Daily News

Notable Shows:

Governor Ann Richards’ Inaugural

Governor George Bush’s Inaugural Gala

Texas House of Representatives legislative kickoff party

Governor Bush’s Christmas parties

House Whip Tom DeLay’s Republican National Convention party

Congressional Ball in the East Room of the White House two years in a row

Texas Black Tie and Boots Inaugural Party

Republican National Convention New York

Ramses Exhibit (Dallas)

Grand Opening of the Dallas Symphony’s Mort Myerson Center

75th Anniversary of the Adolphus Hotel

Several Byron Nelson Golf Classics

Dallas Cowboys (before and after games at Texas Stadium)

The San Antonio Tourist Bureau sent Rotel and the Hot Tomatoes to New York to help attract conventions to their new convention center

Selected Client List

Conventions and parties across the United States for national organizations and corporations such as: IBM, Motorola, E.D.S., Mobil, Phillips Petroleum, Ace Hardware, Perot Systems, Schlumberger, Sakowitz, Texas Restaurant Association, The Dallas Morning News, Ernst and Young, Nikken, Dell Computers, GTE, Dazzle Corporation and numerous others.

Opened for: The Temptations, The Dixie Cups, Chuck Berry, Roy Orbison, Mitch Ryder, Paul Revere & The Raiders, Rich Little, Nancy Griffith, Joe Ely, Blues Traveler, The Drifters, The Coasters, Chubby Checker, The Supremes and The Four Tops.

Fundraisers for: The American Heart Association, American Cancer Society, Ronald McDondald House, The Red Cross, The Arthritis Foundation, S.P.C.A., Center for Battered Women, American Diabetes Association, Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, Children’s Fund of San Antonio, La Bonheur Children’s Hospital of Memphis, Cook Medical of Ft. Worth, Dallas Zoo, Ft. Worth Zoo, Museum of South Texas, McNay Museum of San Antonio, Dallas Art Museum