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VenueConnection / Bio

The origins of the band date back to 2002 and are located in the Northeast corner of Spain, where Javier del Aguila, a.k.a. “The Lawyer of Groove” and Fara Alvarez, a.k.a. “Oriental Glamour Lady”, join forces to create a weird guitar-sitar-computer fusion that gives rise to the instrumental EP “Orange Light In The Panton Room”, exclusively distributed on the web and with a commercial success close to Absolute Zero, though with some good reviews that encourage the duet to continue to create music despite the difficulties.
Searching for the warmth they don’t find within computers, they stumble upon Angeles Dorrio a.k.a “Ms Angels Motown”, the perfect soulful voice that makes the duet become a trio and with whom they self-release “Strawberry Swan Lake” in 2005. This is an eclectic mix of electronica, jazz and soul, reminiscent of easy listening groove music.

After a two year hiatus, in 2007 there’s a turning point in the band’s history, now established in Madrid, when they work together with the South Carolina-born Karl Frierson, a.k.a. “Karlito”, main singer of the lounge music ambassadors “De-Phazz”. They release “Madrid Boogie” in 2008 through the German label Phazz-a-delic, an ambitious project that features other highly talented musicians of the Spanish jazz and soul scene such as Roman Filiu, Sergio Delgado or Mauri Sanchís. “Madrid Boogie” is acknowledged as “Best Album of the Year” by Acid Jazz Hispano, the most relevant web in Spanish for black music lovers, and takes the band to play in some of the most prestigious clubs in Spain and to be featured internationally in radio, TV and compilations.
As if this wasn’t enough, the band decides to take a step forward in search of the “perfect groove” and they gather in the summer of 2010 to record their third studio album, that claims to be groovier, warmer and more organic and powerful than its predecessor, a clear inheritance of the late 70’s American jazz-funk and soul. Release is expected in 2011.

General Info

Band Members
Karl Frierson - Vocals, Angeles Dorrio - Vocals, Igor Prochazka - Keyboards, Miguel Cabana - Drums, Fara Alvarez - Sitar, Javier del Aguila - Guitar, Bass
Artist Name
VenueConnection
Home Page
http://www.reverbnation.com/venueconnection
Genres
R&B/Soul / Funk / Jazz

Contact Info

Location
Madrid, ES

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