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#3 David Repullés – veu

Corria l’any 2005 quan una companya de classe a la universitat es va acostar a dir-me que hi havia un cantant a l’aula (senyalant-me al David) que escoltava la mateixa música que jo, que per aquells temps era el rock progressiu. Llavors ell duia el cabell llarg i aquella noticia va fer acostar-nos per intercanviar les primeres paraules. Al poc temps ja formava part d’un dels meus primeres projectes, “With the Calm”, que gràcies a la seva incorporació deixava de ser un grup instrumental. En no molts mesos la formació es va dissoldre però la nostra amistat va romandre sencera fins avui, i malgrat no haver coincidit en gaires ocasions dalt d’un escenari sempre ens hem seguit d’aprop i qualsevol event ha estat un motiu suficient per retrobar-nos i posar-nos al dia. De formació clàssica i influències metaleres, la seva experiència professional passa per moltes categories, desde cors lírics i de gospel (com els Gospel Messengers), fins a cantant solista de bandes de versions i de hard rock (com ara La Banda del Coche Rojo), combinat així mateix amb l’activitat docent de tècnica vocal en diverses escoles de música.

 

 

It was during 2005 when a classmate from the university I studied came to me in order to inform me that there was a singer in class (pointing at a young man with long hair, David) who listened to the same music I did, which was progressive rock. That was the reason why we started to talk to each other. He joined one of my first projects, “With the Calm”, which, thanks to his incorporation, stopped being an instrumental band. Although the band didn’t last much longer together, our friendship kept the same. We’ve kept in touch even though we didn’t have many chances to meet on stage. Any event has been a perfect excuse to meet and update.

He has classical formation and metal influences. His professional career goes from lyric and gospel chorus (such as Gospel Messengers), to versions and hard rock soloist (for example, La Banda del Coche Rojo), combining it with teaching vocal skills in different music schools.

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#2 Alessio Arena – veu

Fa uns quatre anys, algú em va felicitar pel concert que vàrem fer els Llúmia la nit anterior al Nun-Art, al barri de Gràcia de Barcelona, comentant que invocàvem l’esperit de Nick Drake. Aquest era l’Alessio Arena, cantautor napolità que també tocaria uns dies després al mateix festival, de la veu del qual em vaig enamorar tan bon punt el vaig descobrir. Les seves cançons són poesia cantada, com els antics juglars pregonaven abans que la música es separés de la paraula recitada. Vaig escriure “Plou a la Lluna” pensant en el seu color original, aeri, ple de melismes, i us confesso que una eufòria profunda va sacsejar el meu cos quan fa unes setmanes la posàvem en comú per primer cop al piano del teatre del Raval. Als dos dies ja dinàvem mentres no em podia creure que l’enregistrament hagués passat tan ràpid.
L’Alessio és un artista de cap a peus, reconegut aquí i al seu país, també com a autor de noveles i textos teatrals.  No dubteu en visitar la seva web 
http://www.alessioarena.com

 


Four years ago, someone congratulated me for the concert Llúmia gave the previous night at Nun-Art, in Gràcia (Barcelona), and also said we summon Nick Drake’s spirit. This someone was Alessio Arena, a singer-songwriter from Naples. He would be playing during the following days at the same festival. I fell in love with his voice at the moment I heard it! His songs are sung poetry, like the ancient jongleurs proclaimed just before music got separated from the recited words. I wrote “Plou a la Lluna” thinking of his original voice colour, with air, full of different shades. I must confess: when, a few weeks ago, we sang it together with the piano available at the Teatre del Raval an euphoric sensation was spread out my entire body. Two days after we were having lunch together and I still couldn’t believe the recording had been so quick. Alessio is nothing else than an artist. He is recognised here, as well as in his country, not only for his voice, but also for his writing skills as a novelist and theatre plays writer. You can visit his personal web http://www.alessioarena.com .

Dani Campos

#1 Gabriela Richardson – veu

Sona molt pel·liculero, però vaig conèixer a la Gabriela el 10 de febrer del 2011 (ara fa 3 anys) a un concurs concert de talents. Cantava amb només 16 anys acompanyada del Max,  un guitarrista amic seu, i vaig quedar bocabadat del color de veu tan autèntic que treia i del seu accent anglés (el seu pare és de Chicago).
Allà hi era també l’amic Miguel Manzo que m’explicava que era alumna seva de cant i reia de la meva cara de tonto. Encara recordo que ho veia molt clar: vull fer algo amb aquesta veu! pensava. Allà m’hi vaig quedar esperant fins que vaig aconseguir demanar-li que passés un dia per l’estudi.  Durant els tres anys següents vàrem quedar unes quantes estones per a provar les possibilitats de la seva veu en diferents registres i escoltar les seves preferències estilístiques on es trobés més còmode cantant de manera natural. Després de col·laborar amb artistes com Raúl Quílez o Coque Malla sembla que aquest 2014 serà l’any finalment escollit per a editar un EP a Wave Factory Studio sota la meva producció i iniciar una carrera com artista que promet de segur un bon futur! Us mantindré informats!


 

It might sound quite showy, but I met Gabriela the 10th of February 2011 (3 years ago) in a talent show. She was only 16 years old when she was singing up there, accompanied by a guitar played by her friend Max. I was absolutely astonished by the sound of her voice and her English accent (her dad is from Chicago). My friend Miguel Manzo, her singing teacher, was also there and he laughed at my face, since I was open-mouthed. I remember it perfectly: “I have to do something with this voice”, I thought. I stood there waiting until I spoke to her in order to ask her if she would visit me at the studio. In those 3 years, we’ve met a few times. We’ve been testing her voice in different singing areas as well as in various styles. After having collaborated with artists such as Coque Malla or Raúl Quílez, Gabriela and I are going to edit an EP at Wave Factory Studio this 2014, under my production. We are about to start a promising career!! I’ll keep you informed!

Dani Campos