Where did your name originate and what does it mean to you?
Our name “Grupo Fuego” means “The Fire Group”. We decided to go with that name to describe the intensity and flavor of our music. We play music that makes your body move with hot and sexy dances.
How would you describe your music in your own words?
We cover the genres of Caribbean music including merengue, salsa, and bachata. We also include the genres of reggaeton and occasional ballads. Our music concentrates on festive, romantic, and patriotic themes, which have one thing in common: to please the dancer and the listener at the same time.
Is your music exclusively in Spanish or do you have English songs too?
So far we only do Spanish songs, but in the past, we have played music from Santana, which is in English. We’ll probably do an English song in our next album.
How do you feel that everyone has treated you since you started in the music biz?
Well, since we started, we have enjoyed a big support from Ohio’s Latin community. We are at the point on which we are promoting our music at a national and international level, and so far we have been welcomed everywhere with open arms.
Is there any new albums, demos, videos or anything else that is scheduled to be released in 2005?
At the moment we are still promoting our first CD, “Grupo Fuego”. We are already working on new material for our next album probably coming out on 2006. We just finished shooting a music video for the song “Fuego” which is still being edited.
If so, can you tell us about them?
Well, the CD “Grupo Fuego” released on November 15, 2004 on EsNtion Latino Records, is full of rhythm and melody and includes the Latin genres of merengue, bachata, reggaeton, and ballad. The first promotional cut “Fuego” has done real well on Record Pools and is getting decent radio airplay. The music video for it was done in Miami and promises to be real hot like the song.
Where can people go online to listen to your music?
They can visit www.grupofuego.com
How do you promote your music & website?
We are promoting our music through radio, presentations, festivals, DJ record pools, Internet, E-mails, newsletters, you name it.
What do you hope to accomplish before the end of 2005?
To be known at a national and international level and of course sell a lot of records!
What is your official website?
How can people get in touch with you for more info or bookings?
They can call (216) 832-6248, or e-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org .
Is there anything that you want to say to your fans and other up and coming musicians?
We would like to thank all our fans because we wouldn’t be here if it wasn’t for them. Thanks for all your support. To up coming musicians, we tell them to never give up on your dreams, stick together as a band on good and bad times, and never to forget the people that got you there.
Discography: Grupo Fuego (2004)
Influences: Grupo Mania, Elvis Crespo, Limite 21.
Shout outs: To all the wonderful people at EsNtion Records in Chicago. We love you guys!!
Anything else you want to add?
We always like to remind people about the importance of supporting the local music acts, in our case, Latin music. There are many good bands in different cities that break up because the lack of support. Music is a beautiful art. Don’t let it go to waste. Also, we would like to thank you for this great opportunity on letting people know a little bit about Grupo Fuego.
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