Fixed Idea is a 7 piece musical powerhouse from El Paso, Texas with roots of Latino Ska, Punk, Reggae, 60’s Soul and Rock N Roll. For over 24 years Fixed Idea has brought their original blend of Chuco style ska music to diverse audiences since 1992. All ages and backgrounds can be seen enjoying Fixed Idea perform at various venues throughout the desert southwest and beyond. The group consists of Daniel Villasenor on keyboards and back up vocals, a 3 piece horn section including Angel Almanez on Trumpet, Matthew Cordero on Sax and Jordan Quintana on Trombone , Adrian Estrada on Bass, Angel Gonzalez on drums and back up vocals and founder of Fixed Idea Pancho Mendoza on lead vocals and guitars. Through the years Fixed Idea has performed with many national acts including Reel Big Fish, Black Flag, Ozomatli, The Skatalites, The Slackers, Rancid, Left Alone, Voodoo Glowskulls, The Toasters, The Pie Tasters, The Queers, Los Skarnales, Chris Murray, The Meditations, Pato Banton, MU330, Mike Park, Alkaline Trio, HR (from bad brains), The Pepper Pots, Panteon Rococo and Roco from (Maldita Vecindad) among many others in the ska music genre. Fixed Idea has performed at a variety of venues and music festivals such as El Paso’s own Neon Desert Music Festival, El Paso Downtown Street Fest, Music Under the Stars at Chamizal National Memorial, the El Paso Tattoo Convention, Alfresco Fridays at the El Paso Civic Center, and countless varieties of Bars and Clubs throughout the city such as Aceitunas Beer Garden, Paulina’s Badlands, King’s X and many others. Besides playing El Paso, we have played shows throughout Texas, New Mexico, Arizona, California, and Mexico. We love to play, music is our life! While the band has seen members come and go over our 24 year history, in 2016 Fixed Idea is still growing strong!