Performing is not a new idea for the five-man band Salvador. Lead singer Nick Gonzales with brother Art on drums and cousin Josh on Bass started playing music together as kids in their parents' church. The three served as an inexperienced praise and worship team before joining with members Eliot Torres on percussion and Jonathan Rangel on keyboards to form the present group Salvador.

Now in their late teens and early twenties, Salvador, which means "Savior" in Spanish, has moved from playing at local churches and coffeehouses to major appearances at long-running Christ Fest in Austin and opening for noted evangelist Nicky Cruz.

It was during a Gospel Music Festival performance last fall that the band's talent caught the attention of Michael Smith and Associates Management in Nashville, who readily signed Salvador to management contract.

The Texas-based band has just released its debut album "Live in Austin" which takes its name from the group's hometown and is filled with the city's rich, musical heritage.

With songs like "Lord I Come Before You" and "Maybe Tomorrow", this group of young men is making themselves known while sharing their deep faith in Christ. And between Nick's markedly soulful, gritty voice and the band's harmonious combination of rhythm & blues, Latin and pop music, Salvador is sure to be a crowd pleaser.

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