La Santa Cecilia
2014 Grammy Award winners La Santa Cecilia, have gone from performing on the streets of Los Angeles to being called The Best Latin Alternative Band of 2012/13
They take their name from the patron saint of music, and represent the epitome of our new bi-cultural generation-fully immersed in the modern music and art of the country they have called home from their youngest days, while adventurously fusing together a new sound that also pays homage to the rich traditions of their Mexican heritage. Fronted by the distinctively strong voice of “La Marisoul”, the often irreverent, but always artistically serious band is composed of accordionist and requintero José “Pepe” Carlos, bass player Alex Bendeña and percussionist Miguel “Oso” Ramirez.
In 2013 the band shared the stage and collaborated with artists such as Elvis Costello, Ryan Bingham, Stevie Wonder, Los Lobos and Los Lonely Boys.
Their music was the sound bed of many movies, documentaries and TV series like The Bridge, from FX.
La Santa Cecilia started the new year with sold-out club dates, a Latin Grammy nomination and 2014 Grammy win already to their credit, a creative partnership with the innovative multiple award winning producer Sebastian Krys, a major record label deal with Universal Latin and now their release of ‘Someday New.’
Produced by multiple Grammy and Latin Grammy award winning Sebastian Krys, the album features seven new tracks, which include a heartfelt Spanglish rendition of The Beatles iconic Strawberry Fields Forever, plus the unforgettable Mexican Classic “Como Dios Manda”, as well as a fres new radio-edit of Monedita and the full version of their moving, and militant ICE- El Hielo.
“Someday New” is a bilingual, album featuring an electric style that combines different rhythms and genres. From norteño and Bossa Nova to Soul and Rock, the album’s rich and diverse mix offers a broad experience that will please all kinds of music listeners.