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Freedonia / Bio

Freedonia is a 10 musician band consisting of a mighty rhythm section, a powerful brass-metal wind section. The mixture of all makes the audience feel pure emotions in their shows.

Since their beginning in 2006 the band has been searching for their own style studying different roots of soul, funk and R&B. Artists such as Etta James, Marvin Gaye, Jackie Wilson, Edwin Starr, Sharon Jones or Barbara Acklin have been a big influence however during these years they have built their own style.

“Freedonia” is also the name of their first album self-edited with the help of the crowdfunding (more than 200 people have co-financed their album). It has been recorded 100% analogue in Funkameba´s studio with the production and advice of Santi Martin (Sweet Vandals & Sweet Records). Masterized by Kai Blankenberg the final result has been a 12" LP, CD and a 6" single (including a Rolling Stones cover). It has been a very long process and enriching. “Freedonia” is a powerful recording different to productions nowadays and licensed under Creative Commons.

After many concerts launching their first album (Madrid, Sevile, Segovia, Valencia, Cádiz, Cáceres, Granada, Oviedo) and festivals (Black is Back, Cultura Inquieta), the numbers of audiences are increasing rapidly, with many coming back for more. The Great Theatre of Cáceres or Sala Caracol in Madrid are just some examples where all the tickets were sold out weeks before the concert.

Part of their success and appeal is down to their interaction with the audience, which includes the Soul Train where the audience dances and participates as part of the show.

Spanish media is also watching closely the launch of “Freedonia”. Interviews in RTVE, Radio 3, Cadena SER, La 2, Onda Cero, Punto Radio, Mondo Sonoro, El País Digital, El Semanal Digital, La sexta, Musicópolis...and many more agree on the authenticity of their Music.

Also, during the past months, the band was nominated for many music awards. The Pop Eye 2012 awards selected Freedonia as best Black Music artist and “Heaven Bells” as best song.

They are also included in the Girando Por Salas Tour subsidise by the Spanish government in collaboration with Spanish promotors. The tour is starting on 2013 and will take Freedonia´s soul to Barcelona, San Sebastian, Palma de Mallorca and many more.

Pure soul and pure feeling is the flag of this land.

General Info

Band Members
Maika Sitte, Israel Checa, Fran Panadero, Angel Pastor , Joaquin Rodríguez , Roberto García, Luis Soler, Israel Carmona, David Pérez, Alejandro Fernández
Artist Name
Freedonia
Profile Page
https://www.reverbnation.com/freedonia
Genres
R&B/Soul / Soul

Contact Info

Location
Madrid, ES
Manager
miguel.peira@gmail.com

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