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Hot off the release of their self-titled debut, Miami based band Falseta is a solidified sound force. They musically take you on a journey of melodies, harmonies and heavy rifts, all neatly wrapped in the astounding showmanship of seasoned professionals. With live sets that are explosive, bold, and fresh, the band’s signature sound has been described as, “Melodic hard rock with a prog rock underbelly,” by Paul Catledge of Spanish Indie Pop group Hola Hi. Romulo Bernal, drummer and founder of Falseta sums it up as, “Aggressive polyrhythmic music combined with melodic voicings, which come together to conceive our musical style.”
It is this winning combination that has sparked interest in not only musicians and local rock fans, but also in places one might not expect. If you happened to catch Pablo Malco’s Hip Hop Symphony at the Broward Center for the Performing Arts, you would have seen the band perfectly at home on the large theater’s stage.
“Falseta has a certain drive behind their music that draws in several different genres of music lovers. When I first heard them rehearsing it sounded like a concert - the melodies, the hard knocking but funky drum patterns, and the clean yet grungy guitars,” says Malco, director of the non-profit Pablo Malco Foundation, which oversees the international performance troupe Pfuzion and The Hip Hop Dance Academy. “After speaking to the guys, it was apparent to me that they were the real deal - true artists. They are simply the best.”
Based on original concepts by Romulo Bernal, Falseta emerged from the jungles of Hialeah in 2009. Coming from a diverse musical background, Romulo's experience as a musician spans across many genres and cultures. This influence has undoubtedly become the creative driving force behind the writing style of the band. “I had these songs kicking in the back of my brain and all these recordings I made just lying around; and I thought, I want to play these live,” he explains. “So I went on a mission to try to find, more than anything, not just good musicians to be in the band, but good musicians that were good friends and fans of my music.”
Once he had written the bulk of the album in its raw form, he took on board his long time friend, guitarist and co-songwriter, Vishnu Saiz. Vishnu's unique style complemented Romulo's, and together they were able to finish fleshing out the tunes by incorporating Vishnu's songs and ideas. They then added to the mix another longtime friend, frontman Marcus Fernandes, whose vocals and musical taste brought a new dynamic to the Falseta blend. Kitova Mccarthy on guitar and Trevor Talbot on bass add the finishing touches to the band's current line up.
With the release of their EP, which was recorded by John Garcia of Bazooka Studios, the band is preparing to film another music video to accompany their debut. Falseta will be collaborating once more with Shutah of Shutah Films, who also filmed their video for, "Running Low on High," a track from the band's EP. Having conquered South Florida stages small and large, Falseta is making plans to tour for 2013. You can stay up to date with the band's events by going to their official website at FalsetaMusic.com or to facebook.com/Falseta.