Grupo Fantasma is an 11 piece latin funk orchestra from Austin, Texas. Formed in 2000, the band is best known for their exhuberant live shows and their recent association with Prince and his 3121 Club in Las Vegas. The band has backed Prince on numerous occasions, including his jawdropping performance on the ALMA Awards in 2007 and often perform at his afterparty jam sessions.
"They're the best band in Austin" confesses Austin Chronicle and Village Voice music critic Jim Caligiuiri, "The only other band I've seen get that kind of response was the Ramones." This group of enthusiastic youngsters has grown into a monstrous and masterful ensemble that has sold more than 20,000 albums independently. Allmusicguide.com said "the grassroots success of Grupo Fantasma marks them as one of the decade's most important independent artists in the latin genre. The band successfully obliterates the clichés that often plague the current Latin music market, all the while keeping their feet firmly planted in the traditions that they love and deeply respect.