Yelba is a beloved and well-known performer based out of The Woodlands, TX, but she was actually born in Nicaragua to a musical family and has been involved in music since she could speak. Yelba's gift for harmonies was perfected by singing with her four siblings and her mother and father, and by age 9 performing live on the Nicaraguan TV show “Junior Panthers”. She learned to play guitar by watching her father serenade her mother, and soon became aware of the joy music could bring to the lives of others.
The "voice of an angel” combined with a vivacious personality, Yelba interprets every genre of music with her high powered vocals and tireless energy. Making music fun and inspiring, Yelba has been performing professionally since 2001. She has personally been the master of ceremonies and substitute "wedding planner", dance instructor, ultimate performer and inspired non stop dancing at over 2,500 events! Her repertoire includes over 1,000 songs - from Sinatra to Bruno Mars, and from Gloria Estefan to Celia Cruz!
Yelba presents her shows with a polish and professionalism based on her corporate experience working for Fortune 500 companies. Her undergraduate and MBA degrees from Texas A&M and University of Texas means you not only hire a band, but a planner, assistant, dance instructor and motivational speaker. She particularly enjoys fundraisers, some with thousands of attendees: Interfaith of the Woodlands, Houston Arboretum, IGoPink, CASA, John Cooper School, Cy-Woodlands Jr. Forum to name a few.
Yelba can perform for you at a Regional, National and International level, with her show-stopping performance at the Boquete Jazz and Blues Festival in Panama being one of her very special memories.
Please take the time to check out Yelba's beautiful voice by listening to her music samples, and be sure to sign up to be on her mailing list so you do not miss one of her shows.
Set 1 Dinner 7-8 You're Beautiful by James Blunt Inolvidable by Luis Miguel The Way You Look Tonight by Frank Sinatra You Sang To Me Rikki dont lose that number by Steely Dan Sabor A Mi by Luis Miguel Killing me softly Royals Somebody That I Used To Know Besame Mucho by Luis Miguel Paradise by Sade Peg by Steely Dan Mariposa Traicionera Come Away With Me by Norah Jones Quizas Quizas Quizas by Nat King Cole ATTENTION by Charlie Puth Corcovado by Astrud Gilberto La Puerta by Luis Miguel
Set 2 My Girl by Otis Redding Uptown Funk by Bruno Mars La Vida Es Un Carnaval La Negra Tiene Tumbao KC Medley by KC & The Sunshine Band Get Down Tonight by K.C. and The Sunshine Band Shake Your Booty by KC & the Sunshine Band That's The Way I Like It by KC & the Sunshine Band Oye by Sonora Dimamita The Lady In Red by Chris Deburgh HAVANA by Camila Cabello Billy Jean by Michael Jackson Mi Nina Bonita by Chino y Nacho Play That Funky Music by Wild Cherry Cake By The Ocean Stand By Me by Prince Royce Brown Eyed Girl Amor Prohibido by Selena Bidi Bidi Bom Bom DESPACITO by Justin Bieber
Set 3 Danza Kuduro Smooth by Santana Gravity by John Mayer Can't Stop The Feeling by Justin Timberlake Blurred Lines September by Earth, Wind and Fire Bailando Suavemente Quien Sera by Celia Cruz Good Lovin by Young Rascals Como La Flor by Selena Shape of You by Ed Sheeran Brick House by Commodores I Will Survive by Gloria Gaynor Car Wash by Rose Royce Tu Amor Me Hace Bien Vivir Mi Vida
We hired Yelba's Variety Band for our wedding in January 2016 and were absolutely blown away by how great they were! I must have heard at least 2 dozen positive comments about the band during the wedding and many more in the days following. Yelba's band is talented and really knows how to get everybody out on the dance floor. As a groom running around making his rounds trying to say hello to everybody every time I looked up I saw our guest dancing and having a great time. In addition to their talent, Yelba was professional, quick to respond, and courteous during our communication prior to the event. We went the route of planning the wedding ourselves so we had to make a ton of decisions. By far the decision to hire Yelba was the best one we made. - Victor