Ask Me To Dance
I Can See The Brite Spot From Here
Listen and buy the entire album,
I Can See The Brite Spot From Here.
Beto Cuevas, well known for his 17-year tenure as the frontman of the Grammy-winning Latin alternative rock band La Ley, embarked on a solo career after the band’s breakup in 2005 and released his debut album, Miedo Escénico in 2008 on Warner Bros. Records. The lead single, “Vuelvo,” was a Top Ten hit throughout most of Latin America.
The band took a long time to make their first full-length album, Ghostly Life, because members were on tour with Damien Rice in 2003, Our Lady Peace in 2005, and also took time out to record and tour with other artists. Ghostly Life is inspired by “art, politics, love, hate, life, loneliness, chaos, and good Scotch.”
In the middle of an early morning session, “Mr. Drums” (as he demands people to call him) – Blair Sinta – had to run to the Qwickie Mart for a fresh pack of Marlboro Lites and gummy bears. Brendan happened to be hanging out that day, and was exploring and discovering Blair’s stool, spinning around on it, examining the cushion softness… Joel was fiddling on his guitar and had to try out an idea immediately… tape was rolling and Brendan started playing along… like a Christmas miracle, magic and sparks did occur…
Latin pop underdog Fulano was born Elsen Torres in Havana, Cuba. Like many Cuban families, Elsten soon relocated to New York City with his mother and brother (leaving his father behind in Cuba as a political prisoner).
Eventually, Torres moved to the Latin music mecca of Miami and formed the Latin rock band, “Fulano de Tal.” After releasing two critically acclaimed albums, the band broke up and Torres released Individual as a solo artist under the name “Fulano.” That record went on to be the only independently released album to be nominated for a Best Latin Pop Album Grammy in 2006. In addition to his solo career, Torres has been writing for other international artists and performers, including Luis Fonsi, Obie Bermúdez, Alejandra Guzmán, and Julio Iglesias, Jr.
Wash U Clean
Raised in Birmingham, Alabama by two classical musicians, the now L.A. based singer-songwriter Beth Thornley grew up submerged in the pristine sounds of Beethoven and the “fantastic gospel music” heard each Sunday on the radio. She earned a classical music degree, then landed in Los Angeles in the late ’90s to pursue her rock karma calling.
Beth’s songs have been in a bunch of TV shows and movies. AllMusic describes her music as “classic sounds of ’70s pop/rock with the earnestness of Aimee Mann and Beth Orton for her own playful kind of sweetness.” Her latest album is Wash U Clean. Brendan plays drums all over it. Booyah.
Wash U Clean.
Laundry Service (Servicio De Lavandería in Spanish-speaking territories) is Shakira’s first bilingual studio album and third studio album, released on November 13, 2001 by Epic Records.
After achieving superstardom throughout Latin America, Colombian-born Shakira became Latin pop’s biggest female crossover artist since Jennifer Lopez. Noted for her aggressive, rock-influenced approach, Shakira maintained an extraordinary degree of creative control over her music, especially for a female artist; she wrote or co-wrote nearly all of her own material, and in the process gained a reputation as one of Latin music’s most ambitiously poetic lyricists. When she released Laundry Service, she became an instant pop sensation, thanks to her quirky poetic sense and a sexy video image built on her hip-shaking belly dance moves.
Beginning in the late ’80s, Chayanne, one of Latin pop’s premier heartthrobs, sustained a bountiful hitmaking career as a balladeer and even found time to pursue an acting career on the side. Brendan plays drums on his latest hit, Amorcito Corazon.