Alex Ruiz is the singer and dynamic frontman of the bands: “The Night Mothers” and “Chingon”, the periodic collaboration with film director/producer Robert Rodriguez. His voice, songs, and persona have been featured in such films as: Once Upon a Time in Mexico, Sin City, Kill Bill 2 and most recently Machete.
The Night Mothers recorded its most current album “Sunrise” in Bloomington, Indiana with famed producer Gary Katz known for his work with Steely Dan.
Over the last decade, Alex has recorded and performed with Carlos Santana, Willie Nelson, Los Lobos, Los Lonely Boys, Del Castillo, Raul Malo, Carlene Carter and many others.
Alex recorded “I Never Cared for You” with Willie Nelson, which has become Willie’s “favorite version”. Recently, Alex was honored to be asked to write and perform for “Voices of a Grateful Nation”. The project put forth by Jamie Oldaker (former drummer of Eric Clapton) and Charles Gallagher, in support of the homecoming troops.
Described by many as a Latino Steven Tyler, Alex’s live shows are legendary for being as dynamic and energetic as they are enigmatic and unique. Always a surprise, always fresh. His prowling the stage keeps audiences on the edge until the last note, leaving all waiting for the next time he and the band return.