B I O G R A P H Y
Known as one of Miami’s most popular “Rock en Español” bands, Tango36 is Rock n’ Roll, which happens to be sung in Span-ish. The dictionary defines rock n’ roll as “a form of popular music arising from and incorporating a variety of musical styles,” and Tango36 exemplifies this definition. It is the product of its members’ diverse musical, cultural and educational backgrounds.
Tango36 was formed in 1991 in Miami, Florida by lead singer Jorge Delgado, guitarist Jorge Garcia and drummer and backup singer Carlos Garcia-Menocal. After a few changes in the lineup, Tango36 was finally completed years later when guitarist Daniel Lazo and bass player Ricardo Bigai joined the band. This combination proved effective as it added the final ingredient for Tango36 to achieve its signature raw energy sound.
Although influences are diverse and many (U2, Led Zeppellin, Soda Stereo, The Police, The Smiths, Stone Temple Pilots, Dave Mathews Band, La Ley, among others), and the lineage of Tango36 can be found in Anglo rock of the late 70’s, 80’s and 90’s, their melodies and lyrics are true to the band’s Hispanic heritage. Add them up and the result is a formula for rock n’ roll that transcends any language. This is evident in their fans –it is not uncommon to find non-Spanish speakers at their live performances- as well as the bands they have been invited to play alongside of, Three Doors Down and Godsmack, for example, with whom they shared a stage at Zeta’s Banzai Festival in 2003. They have also performed with Grammy winners and international acts such as Aterciopelados, Bacilos, Cabas, Los Rabanes, La Secta All Star, Volumen Cero, Los de Adentro, and Jorge Correa, to name a few.
Following the release of their debut album, Camino al Sol (Circo Records/Sony-BMG), Tango36 is already gaining international recognition and steadily amassing a remarkable following. Their website (tango36.com) and MySpace page (myspace.com/tango36) have enabled fans all over the world to hear their music and keep current with the band’s upcoming performances and news. It shouldn’t be too difficult to find them elsewhere: the band has been featured in internationally tele-vised programs like Telemundo’s Cada Dia, Primera Edicion, Primer Impacto, Mun2’s The Roof, Vidavision’s Rock Total, Galavi-sion’s Acceso Maximo and many more. Additionally, they have been on the cover of La Revista del Diario and Que Onda! Magazine, and singer Jorge Delgado was prominently displayed and quoted on People en Español’s annual “Los 50 Mas Bellos” issue. Various online portals such as Yahoo Musica, Univision.com, NativoRock.com, Batanga.com, Fabrika.com and elhood.com have also showcased the group.
Their first video, Vaquero, has been on rotation in MTV3, MTV Puerto Rico, VHUno, LATV as well as many other music video programs. It also receives constant hits on their websites and the popular YouTube site where it broke records during its first week of inception. The highly anticipated release of the second video for the title track “Camino al Sol,” a collaboration between acclaimed director David Rosseau (Creativeseen) and Hoodiny Productions, is due to hit the airwaves in June 2007.
The term “Rock Alterlatino” was recently coined to refer to alternative rock bands whose songs are written in Spanish. To pigeonhole this band into that category seems unfair. Their sound is bigger, richer, better. It is the culmination of five talented musicians and everything that has brought them together. It’s Rock n’ Roll to its core.
A B O U T T H E A L B U M:
Camino al Sol
“Real Rock en Español without any fusion at all,” and “pure rock with a message” are words often used to describe Tango36’s debut album. Recorded at Kokepelli Studio by renowned engineer Keith Morrison of KMM Group, and produced in New York by Push Music’s Greg Wiktorski and Tango36, Camino al Sol was launched by Circo Records/Sony-BMG on November 14, 2006. The album includes 11 songs and a bonus track.
With lyrics and melodies rich in imagery, Camino al Sol is a musical journey that takes you into the hearts and minds of Tango36. The songs, like the name of the album, tell the story of a path they have followed in their search for something better, something brighter. The lesson shared is the lesson that brought them to their goal: dream, hope, fight, persevere, achieve. From the haunting tune of the title track, to the anthem of the immigrants, "Llegué", the colorful "Circo", or the darker, heavier "Siempre", each song will captivate you with its layers and flavors.
R E V I E W S / P R E S S
Camino al Sol has received excellent reviews from publications such as Ocean Drive en Español, Boom Magazine, Diario las Americas, Que Onda! Magazine, Mira Magazine, TV y Novelas, and The Miami New Times, among others.
Chosen as the #1 Editor’s Pick for Rock en Español by CDBaby.com, Tango36 has proven they are also a force to be reckoned with online: from their unprecedented sales on iTunes, to the constant plays of their songs and videos on elhood.com.
The press raves about the band and their debut album:
“Tango36 has released an album that will never be confused with any other artist from the past, present or even future…” - Melissa Vargas, Fabrikalink.com
“Real rock en español without any fusion at all. Pure rock with a message.” – CD Baby
“Tango36 is a rock en Español band that has conquered Miami with their particular style.” – Lorena Flores, Al Dia, Texas
“Now it’s Tango36’s turn to be on the A-list.” – Julienne Gage, Miami New Times
“Camino al Sol is the album that puts Tango36 in the public eye…” – Beatriz Parga, La Revista del Diario Las Américas
“…thanks to Vaquero, their first single, Tango36 begins to cross international borders…” - Daniza Tobar, Ocean Drive en Español
“Now this is what you call rock!” – Nestor Torres, Grammy winning Latin jazz artist
“Camino al Sol, the long awaited album by Tango36, has arrived like a volcano to demonstrate that pure rock still lives on.” – Betty Marriaga, Univision On Line
“Rock is the first word that comes to mind if you want to describe the album…” – Kike Posada, Boom Magazine
“With their first album, Camino al Sol, they are trying to conquer the rest of the country with talent. And they have lots of it to share.” – Paula Santilli, Semana News, TX