The Night Howlers are not new to entertaining. Valley natives, the group has been entertaining Valley residents for many years. Rene Deanda, drummer, and main vocalist has been performing since he was 15. The Night Howlers has been performing for Winter Texans now for seven years.
The group loves to entertain. Rene says they live for entertaining the Winter Texan community of friends. And he refers to them as friends. You can certainly tell how much he enjoys this gig when you see his pictures on Facebook posing with fans and taking large group photos.
Rene said he and the boys have a philosophy of being generous with their time and talent. They don’t ever take breaks. “Ever,” he said. He added, they might stop for a bit when the park wants to do their 50/50 or other door prizes and such, but they typically play right through their set, and sometimes longer.
“We start early, no breaks, and we play late,” he said. Quite often, they have a three-song encore or finale after the designated stopping hour.
The Night Howlers play a little bit of everything. They play classic rock, country, and oldies. So, you might hear them play Wipeout one moment, then to Elvira, and then Boot Scootin’ Boogie the next. You can be sure they will play something right up your alley.
The Night Howlers are typically a three-piece group, but also play as a duo from time to time. They play Happy Hours, shows, dances, and private events. Rene also hosts Radioactive Karaoke at places like the Icehouse in Mission and in Winter Texan parks. If you look at their Facebook, he’ll tell you where he, or the band, is going to be.
What he wants everyone to know is that the Night Howlers love their Winter Texan Community. They go out to each performance ready to entertain and have fun. The ‘boys’ love the excitement and thrill of entertaining and bringing people happiness.
You can see The Night Howlers perform during the Valley Star Awards show on February 21 at Mission Bell Resort in Mission. Tickets for this year’s Valley Star Awards Show are $15 each or $12.50 for groups of 10 or more and are now on sale online at www.wintertexantimes.com or at one of the following locations:
Winter Texan Times – 1217 N. Conway Ave., Mission
Mission Bell Resort/Tradewinds – Activities Office, 1711 E. Bus. 83, Mission
Winter Ranch RV Resort, 600 State Highway 495, Alamo