Fruta Brutal

Fruta Brutal performs at 2:30pm at The End

Born in Ecuador and raised in the United States, Martín Better Longo blends his love for indie rock, pop, and Latin American music through his band, Fruta Brutal. During 8+ years spent in the bustling music scenes of New Orleans and Denver, as well as traveling through South America, Martín gained exposure to various styles that influenced his bilingual (English & Spanish) repertoire. Fruta Brutal’s debut album, produced by Grammy Award-winning New Orleans-based producer, Mack Major, and Denver-based Neoma producer, Danny Pauta, is set to release in late 2023 or early 2024.

Performing as a quintet, Fruta Brutal has headlined and sold out Denver’s Globe Hall, and performed at Marquis Theater with Latin Grammy Award winning band, Flor de Toloache. The band has also performed at Boulder’s Fox Theater with Banshee Tree, and at New Orleans’ iconic Tipitina’s, and Gasa Gasa with internationally acclaimed, Making Movies.

Fruta Brutal continues to contribute a message of celebration of cultural diversity to the vibrant music scenes of Denver and New Orleans. With the release of their latest single, Cultura Vampira, the band has gained love and support across Latin America through followers and listeners on Instagram, Youtube, and Spotify. Fruta Brutal is planning their first U.S. and Latin American tours following the release of their debut album.

Band members: bassist Zoe Moff, drummer Michel Stahli, percussionist Leo Corona, synth player Ben Weirich, guitarist and singer Martín Better Longo

“El baile de la vida tiene más sentido cuando sabes que se debe terminar”

“The dance of life is more meaningful when you know that it has to come to an end”

  • From “Cultura Vampira”
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