SHANGRI-LÁ LIVE + DJ CHARLIE WOODS from KRISP
Hometown: Miami, FL Genres: Indie / New Wave / Rock Members: Mango Sterling, K Sevilla, Felix Ovalle Shangri-Lá is an upcoming electronic, independent rock band from Miami, FL, consisting of, Felix Ovalle (drums and synth), Carlos Sevilla (guitar, synth and vocals) and Mango Sterling (Vocals). These three strangers from three different parts of the world (Venezuela, Peru, and the Dominican Republic) came together to form a collective out of the box music experience, for a culture that seems to have forgotten their musical roots. Even though the band is in its infancy they have performed live in many of Miami’s popular hot spots. Like, Kill Your Idol, Bardot, The Stage, and The Vagabond. Just recently they participated, in the international music festival Forever Fest sponsored by IROCKE.com. Their live set was broadcasted all around the globe from the Blackbird Ordinary stage in Downtown Miami, FL. Shangri-Lá is due to release their first studio album later on this year. The lyrics of the album are laced with psychological theories, the guitar riffs are haunting and the drums carry the addictive heartbeat of the songs. The band uses the modern technology of synthesizers to unify these diverse music concepts with precision and charm. A recent Tropicult article said “Shangri-Lá rises to the top in a city full of cookie-cutter, mundane sparkly poppy keyboard fueled groups.” The most pivotal aspect of creating music for Shangri-Lá is to connect with people in an authentic, profound way. To them creating music is their truest form of expression. As one can see, Shangri-Lá is a fully formed band rising from the ash like a phoenix, ready for its first flight.
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Bio: Shangri-Lá is an upcoming electronic, independent rock band from Miami, FL, consisting of, Felix Ovalle (drums and synth), Carlos Sevilla (guitar, synth and vocals) and Mango Sterling (Vocals). These three strangers from three different parts of the world (Venezuela, Peru, and the Dominican Repub...See Full Bio
“Shangri-Lá uses tools of modern synth-rock to create a unique sound that is is unmistakable and just plain good. Some bands just make you want to just vibe out, but some bands make you feel something deep inside – while grooving out of course. Shangri Lá is quite good at making both those things happen at once. Shangri-Lá rises to the top in a city full of cookie-cutter, mundane sparkly poppy keyboard fueled groups. Right off the bat the songwriting is flawless. Unconventional harmonies weave in and out of Mango Sterling’s catchy vocal melodies. It’s the cherry on top of instrumentalists Felix Ovalle and Carlos Sevilla’s beautiful soundscapes. Synthesizer melodies and four-on-the-floor beats come together in a beautiful warm arrangement. Ovalle and Carlos extract the best colors out of the past three decades of electro-pop, while Sterling’s unique voice still seems to touch on the best points of every indie pop singer from Emily Haines of Metric to Skye Edwards of Morche”