This trio of new generation Mexican Regional corrido and banda trio is led by the teenage singer, multi-instrumentalist, and songwriter Ulices Chaidez.
The band hails from Navolato Sinaloa, and its name is an homage to one of Chaidez's heroes, the late Airel Camacho y Los Plebes del Rancho. Chaidez has been playing music since he was six. Besides guitar, he plays fife, bass, and drums, and is studying accordion and violin. He worked solo with another group of guitarists while he was in high school (Ulices Chaidez y Sus Humildes), playing festivals and talent competitions locally and regionally. A Del Records executive caught one of their YouTube videos and signed the young singer, who was then 15. His new band, the Plebes, were formed with the same instrumentation as Camacho's group. Ulices Chaidez y Sus Plebes issued their first single, "Andamos en el Ruedo," in August 2016. It went straight to the top spot on several Latin Songs charts, and the band was profiled in Billboard. The song's video received over one million views. Their debut full-length, also titled Andamos en el Ruedo, was issued in October, with the group's sophomore effort, El Elegido, arriving the following year. ~ Thom Jurek