For questions and bookings, contact Kelly Aronica, (408) 426-0377, email thehitmenband@aol.com



The Hitmen have been delivering high energy dance music for audiences at benefits, festivals, fairs, concerts, nightclubs, corporate events, weddings, and other private functions for over 20 years.

The unique musical backgrounds of the 7-piece band mix their abilities and experiences to create and perform a musical dance review that transcends musical boundaries. The Hitmen play a variety of hits from the 70's to modern day favorites.  

The Hitmen have performed with the likes of Cameo, the Ohio Players, Confunkshun, Harold Melvin's Blue Notes, Pete Escovedo and with members of Santana and Tower of Power and has become the unofficial band for KISS 98.1 FM "Classic Soul and the best of Modern R&B." 

 

Meet The Hitmen

 

Kelly Aronica -  Guitar, Vocals

Entertainment .... that's what it's all about. From the Master of Ceremonies at many of our corporate and wedding gigs, to the songwriting skills that have led to the famous "Birthday Song", Kelly is the Total Entertainment Package! Come see him at any of our shows, and you'll know what we mean.....

Victor Montez - Guitar, Vocals

Victor brings his own style of guitar playing from the funkiest rhythms to screaming' solos to the band. His on-stage expressions are often so intense, we just don't know if he will survive another guitar solo. Come on by and find out why Vic has earned the nickname "Wrecking Ball".

Marc Spooner - Keyboards, Vocals

Favorite 8-Tracks : Jeff Beck - Blow by Blow;  Steely Dan - Greatest Hits;  YES - Close To The Edge;  Genesis - The Lamb Lies Down On Broadway;  The Beatles - Revolver;  XTC - Black Sea;  Happy The Man - Crafty Hands;  Dave Brubeck Quartet - Time Out; Stravinsky - Le Sacre Du Printemps;  Led Zeppelin - Physical Graffitti;  Elton John - Goodbye Yellow Brick Road;  The Who - Quadrophenia;   ELP - Tarkus

Check out my other band - METAPHOR

Ernest (Ernie) Herrera - Trumpet, Latin Percussion, Vocals 

Ernie is the Trumpet player for The Hitmen, and also provides much of the percussion that make our Latin songs shine. He has previously played with: Albert T. & The Cool Breeze, Kickin' , The Nite Life Band , Rhythm & Brass , Lumbre'

  Tony Abena - Saxes, Vocals

Playing music has always been a part of his life. He initially started on the clarinet in Jr. High, but eventually chose the Tenor Sax as his axe in High School, and have been playing it ever since! The Soprano was added to the gig bag over the last couple of years.  

Favorite Cocktail: Stoli Martini, 2 Olives

Brandon Renteria - Drums, Vocals

Inspired by parents who loved music, Brandon was taught to play the drums at the age of five by his older musical brothers, Johnny and Robert. Johnny taught him a style that he learned by taking lessons with the Bay Area's own, Chuck Brown. As his mentor, Robert gave him a broad knowledge of all music. Brandon played the drums for the middle school band and started playing clubs by the age of 12. His musical experimentation includes an array of percussion instruments, electric drums, keyboard, guitar, bass guitar, and trumpet. Brandon has had the privilege and honor to play with a variety of notable musicians and artists such as Joe Bataan, the legendary percussionist Pete "Pops" Escovedo and his son Juan Escovedo, Malo, Rose Royce, and Tower of Power horns Mic Gillette and Skip Mesquite—just to name a few from his impressive list.

Robert Renteria - Bass, Vocals

Born and raised in San Jose, Robert is a multi-talented musician, composer, and sound tech with more than 37 years of experience. He's had the pleasure to perform in many local bay area groups, and is very blessed to have met and performed on stage with top musical performers including Mary Wells, Brenton Wood, Little Joe Y La Familia, Sapo, David Ladd, Mic Gillette, and Skip Mesquite—to name just a few.