The Red Pears
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The Red Pears are an indie/alternative band from El

Monte, CA. The band consists of Henry Vargas on guitar

and vocals, Jose Corona on drums, and their good

friend Patrick Juarez helping on bass. The group

started in the summer of 2014, when Jose and Henry

got together with talks of forming another band having

known each since high school and playing in different

groups, separately and together. Things took off from

there as they both shared similar influences, similar

backgrounds and similar mindsets and visions.

 

They started as a duo, with their first gig together

being an open mic at a church. Juan Aguilar soon

joined the band on bass that same year. The duo

became a trio and started playing anything from house

parties, to bars, to coffee shops, to open mics. Things

started moving fast as the release of ‘We Bring

Anything to the Table… Except Tables, We Can’t Bring

Tables to the Table’, garnered unexpected attention.

They continued playing and noticed a growth in their

audience throughout the years since.

 

Juan unfortunately left the band early 2017, and their

close friend Patrick kindly agreed to help the now duo

out. The band has gone a long way from playing open

mics at churches, to playing out of state, selling out

venues like The Smell, The Constellation Room, The

Echo, and The Roxy. Playing events like Dirty Penni

Fest, Echo Park Rising and Tropicalia. They have done

more than anyone would’ve thought or expected,

including themselves. With a very loyal and supportive

fan base, and with their latest record, ‘For Today, For

Tomorrow, For What Is, For What Could’ve Been’ the

group is reaching new heights and new territory that

has been seen inconceivable for any Latino coming out

of the San Gabriel Valley.