Since forming in Hampton, NH in 2009, Todo Bien has been grooving almost constantly, and with the release of their new album, “Here We Go,” it’s pretty clear that they won’t be stopping anytime soon.
“Here We Go,” the fourth album for the roots-rock outfit, has the kind of heart-felt, upbeat songs that fans have come to expect from members Skip Brunette (lead vocals, rhythm guitar), John Coretto (upright bass), Johann Robledo (lead guitar, background vocals), Aaron "AP" Pearsall (drums), Renee Dupuis (keys and vocals) and Eric German (percussion). Lush with harmonies, the album sways between strong messages and light vibes with the ease of a rolling tide. Todo Bien is particularly proud that they were able to fund “Here We Go” by pooling their funds from playing gigs, and they credit the support of their fans for making the album possible.
Todo Bien’s first foray into the studio was a self-titled release in 2010, followed up with sophomore effort “Will To Be…” in 2011. Both albums were well received by local press, and led to People’s Choice nominations for Favorite Band and Best in Folk/Rock/Reggae at both the 2010 and 2011 Seacoast Spotlight Awards, as well recognition as The Wire’s Readers’ Favorite Local CD of 2011 for “Will To Be…”
Given the overwhelmingly positive reaction to their live shows as well as their albums, Todo Bien decided to release a live album in 2013, and it, too, was met with ovation. “For Todo Bien, releasing a live album makes sense. This is how they cut their teeth and became good at what they do. … Not to mention, the record is fun all the way through, making it a great play in the car, in the backyard, or at the party” (Craig Robert Brown, The Wire).
As they’ve toured throughout the northeast and beyond, Todo Bien has been honored to support such national acts as 311, John Butler Trio, Soja, Slightly Stoopid, Donavon Frankenreiter, Badfish, The Dirty Heads, and Rome. They’ve also enjoyed multiple features on Boston 92.5 The River’s Homegrown Showcase and are in rotation on many northeast college radio stations.
It would seem that all really is good for Todo Bien, as they look forward to doing what they love and sharing their new music with the world. After all, “this music is as much for the listener as it is for the band. It's engaging, and hence, you're supposed to engage. Bob your head, clap along, and feel free to smile" (Chris Hislop, Seacaost Spotlight Magazine).