Bad Habitz is Pueblo's ultimate party band. While Tejano music is their specialty, the group also enjoys playing a variety of music ranging from funk, '80s, country, Top 40 and rock 'n' roll. This variety is sure to hook anyone in the audience, as is their audience interaction and dance choreography. They will not only get you on the dance floor and try to keep you there, but will also entertain you and dazzle you at the same time.
Bad Habitz is an eight-piece class act like no other, featuring band leader Tony Samora (drums), John Ballesteros (vocals), Serena Tapia (vocals), and Emanuel Gauna (keyboards, accordion and vocals), Mike Herrara (congas and vocals), Dan Trujillo (guitar and vocals) and Emiliano Gauna (bass).
Bad Habitz's CD release, "Por Primera Vez" ("For the First Time") has been praised by the Pueblo Chieftain's Jon Pompia as "an entertaining 11-song disc that accurately captures the band's lively Tejano sound."
Bad Habitz has played throughout Colorado and the region including Pueblo's B Street Bash, Chile and Frijoles Festival, and Wild Wild West Festival; Fort Collins's Northern Colorado Tejano Showcase; Trinidad's Santa Fe Trail Days; and Colorado Springs'Springs Spree. They have three times been invited to perform at the Tejano Music Awards Fan Fair in San Antonio, Texas.
Several members of Bad Habitz are recipients of the Pueblo Music Awards. In 2013, the band received the Cojano Award for "Best Colorado Tejano Band." In 2012, Bad Habitz were voted second place for best band in the "Best of Pueblo" awards. In 2011, they were awarded "Best Band" in the Colorado State Fair Fiesta Parade.