Above: Ben Florio (pianist), Felipe Guzman Martinez (drummer), Menchie Caliboso (producer/guitarist), Marley Rae (vocalist), and Vanessa Luciana (vocalist/trumpet).

Above: Ben Florio (pianist), Felipe Guzman Martinez (drummer), Menchie Caliboso (producer/guitarist), Marley Rae (vocalist), and Vanessa Luciana (vocalist/trumpet).

Born in 2015, multi-instrumentalist/producer Menchie Caliboso and vocalist Vanessa Acosta founded Bootleg Orchestra, a neo-soul/electronica collective inspired by the sounds of social progressive movements manifested in jazz, R&B, electronica, and rock music. In late 2015, the Bootleg Orchestra sound has only become more diverse, full, and electrifying with the addition of vocalist Marley Balin, pianist Ben Florio, and drummer Felipe Guzman. 

Bootleg Orchestra debut their self-titled EP in May 2015. With the production work of Menchie Caliboso and former co-producer Chris Walker, layered with the militant vocals of Vanessa Acosta, the EP culminated into an eclectic compilation of their creative capacity in soul, electronica, jazz and rock music. In 2016, Bootleg Orchestra released three singles ("Feels Like Whoa", "In Control", and "So Called Love" and aim to release another EP in the following year. 

Within the first year of debuting their self-titled EP, Bootleg Orchestra has shared the stage with Free The Robots, Tiffany Gouche, Jungle Fire, and Avi Buffalo. Shortly after, Bootleg Orchestra landed a slot at the inaugural Music Tastes Good Festival in Long Beach where the share the same bill as De La Soul, Sylvan Esso, Christian Scott, Warpaint, and more. Following Music Tastes Good Festival, Bootleg Orchestra performed at Village Fest where they opened up the bill with Talib Kweli, Murs, and Pharcyde.

Bootleg Orchestra's elusive soul, jazz, and electronica-inspired sounds are finding their nest in listeners' playlists.