Latitude28 Band is a Lake Nona-based performance group founded by Avinash Singh in 2018. The entertainment band covers popular songs in diverse styles ranging from pop, rock, and hip hop to country, alternative, and dance. The band configuration is dynamic but usually consists of four core musicians and three to four vocalists.
The band’s first public show took place at Orlando’s iconic House of Blues in October 2018. Since then, Latitude28 has risen rapidly in recognition and demand. Performances in 2019 took the group from Florida to California as well as internationally to Spain and Holland.
Besides its frequent weekend performances, the band has also been hard at work writing original material. It released its first single, “Magic,” in September 2019 and plans a full-album release in early 2020.
Latitude28 Band launches the decade with shows in the Bahamas, United States, and South America. It is excited about a jam-packed year of new music, adventures, and performances around the world!
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Latitude28 Band show productions are in a league of their own, offering audiences a full-sensory experience with crowd-engaging performers, vivid LED backdrops, dynamic synced videos, bursting CO2 jets, mystical hazers, and a revolutionary light show app that allows viewers to both interact with the band and illuminate the venue en masse. Every show is an immersive adventure into light, sound, rhythm, and energy, leaving audiences energized, captivated, and wanting more!
There was never a dull moment with these guys!
Our repertoire includes Pop, Rock, Hip Hop, R&B, Funk, Top 40, Dance, Alternative, Reggae, Country, Tropical, 80’s, 90’s, Smooth Jazz, Classics, Party Favorites, and more. We also tailor our entertainment specifically for each event, making sure all guests leave having an amazing time.
Anisa is an award-winning international recording artist, song-writer, businesswoman, philanthropist, wife and mother. She has been the lead singer of The Supertones Band—USA’s most-toured international Chutney Soca band—since 1999. She now also performs with pop/rock band Latitude28.
Anisa is known for her hit single “Tek Sunita (Nadia’s Reply),” winner of the 2011 West Indian Music Awards Video of the Year. She was named “Female Performer of the Year” for the same awards two years later and last year was a finalist in the 18th Annual Deland Original Music Festival for “Most Unique Sound” and “Song of the Year” for her latest single, “Warrior.”
Anisa’s music has taken her around the world to perform in front of thousands of enthusiastic fans. Mastering performance in musical genres ranging from pop, dance, and rock to freestyle, Soca, and reggae has enabled her to collaborate with top bands and artists in the Caribbean music industry. She crossed into mainstream pop with her release of the single “Warrior” in 2018 and is looking forward to what this new journey has in store.
Heavy, a.k.a. Heavymetal Trvp, is Latitude28 Band’s newest vocalist. Already an established artist, Heavy enjoys combining heavy metal and hip-hop “trap” music on his solo shows and projects.
Heavy was born in Richmond, VA, and later moved to Florida, where he has rapped in recording studios since age 12.
Heavy fell in love with dance in high school; this pursuit led him to compete on America’s Got Talent. He also joined his high school chorus, which propelled him onto TV news and qualified him for district competitions.
After graduation, Heavy turned to music as a full-time career. He worked to gain proficiency in production, engineering, writing, artistry development, performance, and recording technique. Through his studies, he was fortunate to be able to collaborate with several household names in the music industry.
Heavy has two projects on Spotify and a solo album in the works. His desire is to become a household name in his own right. He enjoys being a part of Latitude28 Band, bringing his own flavor and energy to the group, and also contributing through song-writing and production.
Born in New York, Katie Metal moved to Florida when she was very small and has called the Sunshine State home ever since. Like the other members of Latitude28 band, Katie Metal is single-minded in her love for music. At age five, she started singing in school and church choirs and music groups and continued that involvement through the years. She added marching band in high school and was a member of a team that actively promoted music events.
As an up-and-coming central Florida artist and performer, Katie Metal has worked to develop her own musical style, even as she has enjoyed collaborating with other local artists on and off stage. She tirelessly promotes her fellow performers in the Orlando music scene.
Music is Katie Metal’s first love and she is excited to share this passion with Latitude28.
Ryan Viafora is an artist in the central Florida area with 20 years’ experience in entertainment. After moving to Florida from New Jersey at age 5, Ryan immersed himself in art through his drawings. Dabbling in choir and drumming brought to light his true passion—the guitar—at age 17. Years of playing in a variety of bands led to the creation of his own one-man show, a unique production in which Ryan creates tracks on the spot. The tracks include loop pedals, guitars, bass, midi keyboard, and theremin, plus Ryan’s vocals over top. The result is a full live-band sound.
With degrees in Sound Technology and Audio Engineering, Ryan is proficient in the studio and in his profession as a stage technician (he is a fulltime stage technician at Disney’s Epcot Center in Orlando). Ryan is also a songwriter, DJ, karaoke host, and internationally traveling Battle Rapper.
Ryan approaches all his artistic endeavors with a sense of fun and humor that resonates with his audience.
Avinash Singh is a passionate musician, businessman, success coach, and published author. He entered the music world at age 7, following in the footsteps of his father, who was a very popular professional singer and musician in the Caribbean. The first time Avinash touched a keyboard, he fell in love with music and never looked back.
Avinash has produced music across multiple genres for more than 20 years. He has composed masterpieces for artists, including dozens of chart-topping hits, and shared the stage with many popular performers, including Kevin Lyttle, Sean Paul, and Beenie Man. Currently, he acts as Band Manager of The Supertones Band and Latitude28, playing keyboards and directing the music.
A strong believer in the Law of Attraction, Avinash credits many of his achievements to this law at work. He also stresses the importance of gratitude and its effect on everything one sets out to achieve in life.
Creighton Underwood is a veteran with decades of music performance experience under his belt. He grew up playing trombone in high school band before switching to bass guitar. It was the bass that gave him his ticket out of town, when after his high school graduation, he left home for life on the road with a touring band.
A man with an insatiable desire for learning, Creighton throws himself into all opportunities that come his way. He became Director of Technology for HarperCollins/NewsCorp in New York and London, a driving instructor specializing in the Porsche 911/GT2, and a successful freelance educational software writer. He since has made his home in central Florida, pursuing opportunities in music.
Although regularly sought out by other bands for his caliber of playing and the professionalism he brings to his craft, he has chosen, with joy and gratitude, to devote himself full-time to the people and the music of Latitude28.
Gregory Zigon moved to central Florida as a child, and although his work and music have taken him all over the world, he still calls Florida home.
Gregory has avidly pursued music since he was ten years old, interested in all forms of musical expression but focusing study on percussion, voice, baritone, and viola. He pursued education in percussion performance at the University of Central Florida and enjoyed performing with the Florida Ambassadors of Music for audiences in five European countries.
His varied career has included percussion instruction at three Orlando-area high schools, work as a Disney performer, and five years with the United States Marine Corps.
Today Gregory is a businessowner with a brick-and-mortar store as well as a sound engineer, producer, and composer. He is excited about the opportunities to contribute this skillset to Latitude28 band.
Aaron Class is a multi-instrumentalist and composer living in Central Florida. From humble beginnings banging on pans with wooden spoons, to majoring in percussion studies and music business at California State University, Northridge, Aaron has displayed passion for rhythm his entire life. He began assisting composers like Nathan Whitehead and Steve Jablonsky in 2012 out of college and has written and performed music for the last two decades. Today, Aaron is Latitude28’s drummer (and occasional audio engineer), accompanying the band on its domestic and international shows.Outside of the band, Aaron enjoys song writing, working on a startup tech company he co-founded in Los Angeles, and taking road-trips across the US with his partner and their two dogs.
Edgar Lopez serves Latitude28 Band in the many-faceted role of Band Tour Coordinator, liaising with venue decision-makers to schedule shows, craft contracts, and handle myriad on-site performance-day details.
Edgar’s experience, education, and personality uniquely suit him for this contribution to Latitude28 Band. He earned a bachelor’s degree in Human Communication, with a minor in Film, from the University of Central Florida. He has appeared in 11 films and TV shows and in many television commercials for major clients. He has also served as director, producer, writer, and director of photography on several projects.
Edgar’s experience in marketing and optics was birthed in his work as a promo model and brand ambassador. He has represented an extensive range of brands including Paul Mitchell, Nike, Maserati of Central Florida, Florida Hospital, Visa, and INC 5000.
Enjoying the diverse demands of his role as Latitude28 Band Tour Coordinator, Edgar is excited to represent this up-and-coming brand as it takes on the domestic and international music scene.
Eric has been mixing and production managing a wide variety of bands and events for the last 20 years. He and his company, Bunt Backline Event Services, have provided production for artists such as DJ Khalid, T Pain, The Drifters, The Temptations, Fantasia, Ziggy Marley, and many more.
Eric loves being behind the console and in the crowd, curating what sounds come from the stage. His mixing is heavily R&B influenced, but he enjoys an eclectic mix of music and mixing all styles. He and his team joined Latitude28 Band as audio engineers and production managers in 2019. Eric loves traveling and working to get the crowd hyped through great sound and production.
Since graduating from University of Florida in 2012, Matt Elliot has become one of North Florida’s most in-demand mix engineers. His style is eclectic. The music he mixes runs the gamut from oldies to hip hop and praise and worship to rock. He’s worked with artists like Young Thug, Frankie Avalon, Sean Curran, X Ambassadors, Sister Hazel, and Sean Kingston (to name a few). He’s equally at home mixing an early morning church service or a late-night heavy metal show. Matthew has been engineering with Bunt Backline Event Services since 2016.
Bruno Ufret, who hails from Mayaguez, Puerto Rico, is an established musician with 25 years of drumming experience under his belt. As a pro drummer for the past twelve years, he has toured nationally with performing acts such as Jon Gazi, Beebs and Her Money Makers, Resinated, and Beebs (solo) on the Warped Tour 2016. Bruno also enjoys contributing as an instrument technician for Blue Man Group Orlando.Having been on the cover circuit for ten years, Bruno brings experience and excellence to all his roles on stage and in the studio. He is pleased to be stand-in drummer for Latitude28 to ensure top show quality at any and all venues.
Richard Simon fills the vital role of back-up vocalist for Latitude28 Band. This means that should the need arise, Rich can step into the front-line vocal team and ensure the delivery of an energizing, professional show.
A Florida native, Rich grew up in Miami where he sang in choirs as a child. Although he enjoyed other pursuits and hobbies, it was singing that brought him alive.
A serendipitous meeting with Philip Michael Thomas (actor and musician most well-known for his role opposite Don Johnson on Miami Vice) propelled Rich into a career in music and film. He acted in two Hollywood movies, was offered a record deal, and released an album. These career opportunities allowed him to travel and experience other places and cultures.
Rich now owns and operates New Home Title, a title company with offices in Florida, Texas, and Colorado. He makes his home in Orlando with his young daughter.
Rich is excited to contribute his love for singing and his exceptional vocal skills to Latitude28 Band.
Latitude28 played at my wedding and absolutely crushed it. Everyone was so impressed. They are a great band in Lake Nona FL. They are professional and easy to work with. The talent is outstanding!!!
Latitude 28 is a great band that has the ability to play in a multitude of styles, there’s something for everyone. It’s always a joy to watch them perform, a wonderful foot tapping, head nodding, body grooving time.
Latitude28 played my stage at The Deland Original Music Festival last fall. They gave us a good show!
Latitude28 did a fantastic job at my sister’s wedding! Everyone was up either dancing or singing along! There was never a dull moment with these guys. Their music selection and their voices are amazing! Great job guys!
Latitude28 is a very forward-thinking young group of very ambitious and talented singers, who give their fans FIRST priority. Always thinking of how to improve on their next performance, rather than be “satisfied” with their present circumstance. They always try to bring something new and fresh for every event. A Young Group who has a bright and exciting future ahead. All the BEST Guys!
One of the best bands I have heard in a long time! Very talented hands down one of my favorite bands. There’s a certain energy about them that sets them apart from all others