Angel Reyes was the featured Guitarist with R&B singer Sylvester in the early seventies in San Francisco after Sylvester disbanded his group "Sylvester and the Hot Band " and fled to Paris, France. Upon his return to San Francisco, (courtesy of the French government, who frowned upon his particular kind, and especially if you could not prove that you had return air fair), He quickly formed another musical troupe with Amadeo H Barrios on Drums, His Brother Adrian Barrios on Bass Guitar and Horace Washington on keys and later Archie White on keys and added Angel Reyes on Guitar and in effect taking a pay cut to bring him onboard. It was well worth the pay cut but Sylvester didn't want his own pay cut - just his band members.
Sylvester’s band quickly became the toast of the town, having sell-out crowds every night at their regular gig at the Cabaret Club, later to become Rock City and then simply The City. They also ventured down to sunny Southern California and played the Whiskey A Go Go in December of 1974 in Los Angeles. Before heading off to L.A., they played the famed California Hall on Polk St. in San Francisco, headlining over Dan Hicks and His Hot Licks, Frankie Beverly and Maze, Anna Rizzo and the A Train and others, including Christine (Perfect) McVie who later joined Fleetwood Mac. He toured extensively throughout the Midwest, Canada and the Pacific Northwest Regions with recording artists the Francisco Brothers.
Angel has played with blues singer and Hammond organist Glenn Lane and the Soul of the Blues, with Sly and the Family Stone former madman drummer Anthony (Zap) Warren. He has also played with Lady Bianca in Sylvester’s band, backed Roosevelt “Booba” Barnes from Chicago, and Guitar Shorty. Recently he has been playing Northern Ca. gigs with friends Mere Mortals and with Willie G, which he joined at the same Time and has played the Monterey Blues Festival backing up delta guitar player Guitar Mac. With Mac he also has played the Mount Shasta Blues Festival and the California State Fair. He has opened for Johnnie Taylor, Bobby Blue Bland and backed Vernon Garrett, Joyce Lawson and B.B. Queen from Oak Park, Mi.
In August, 1999 he was chosen by the Jimi Hendrix Family to compete in a guitar competition in New Orleans, Louisiana performing his rendition of You Got Me Floatin’ off of Axis Bold As Love. Later, he was featured in Vol. 3, Issue 6, Jan/Feb 2000 of the Official Jimi Hendrix Magazine - Experience Hendrix. He has also played at Eli's in Oakland, benefiting Sonny Rhodes, the Texas slide guitarist whose touring van caught fire while on tour in Florida. For the Last 12 years in December of 2016 He was the principle guitarist for Oakland by Way of Texas Blues Singer Willie G playing numerous Festivals and nightclubs too many to mention. Currently Doing Session Work and Live Performances with His Recently Reformed Group Heather Glenn hence the moniker “The New Heather Glenn”.