With the essence of a nomadic musician, Mexican rocker Cuevo Perez, known simply as “Cuevo”, has been traveling the Latin Alternative rock scene with his bluesy riffs and lyrics of love, life and rock n’ roll.
His debut solo project “Hasta Que el Sol Se Vaya“, featuring drummer Enrique “Bugs” Gonzalez (Los Lobos, Aleks Syntek), guitarist Fran Iturbe (Enrique Bunbury, Mikel Erentxun), and bassist Cesar Pliego (Kinky), showcases Cuevo’s ability to seamlessly combine deep, powerful lyrics with pure rock n’ roll melodies, equally filled with yearning and hope, light and darkness.
Latin indie favorites Kinky, Zoe, Mikel Erentxun, Ruben Albarran, Mana, Carlos Santana, Ozomatli, Moenia and Juanes, are included in the long list of stellar musicians who have collaborated and shared the stage with Cuevo. His powerful vocals, lyrical originality, and versatility have been showcased on legendary stages like New York’s CBGB’s and L.A.’s Whiskey A GoGo, House of Blues and The Roxy.
iTunes’ offered this stellar review after promoting Cuevo’s single “Para Ti” as their Single of the Week:
“You might recognize Cuevo Perez’s brambly vocals from his alma mater, the Mexican grunge band Emaue. Para ti, culled from his debut solo album, Hasta Que el Sol Se Vaya, starts like a My Morning Jacket jam, with thumping kick drums and bluesy electric guitar licks. A mollifying melody hints at the sweetness that lies just beneath the surface of this turbulent tune.” — iTunes Store
Accolades continued later in the year as Enrique Bunbury expressed his admiration for Cuevo during an interview:
“Bunbury is known for his generosity with up and coming artists and for discovering underground talent. Near the end of our interview he said that among the artists that he has seen in Los Angeles, he admires the work of Cuevo Perez and of singer Gaby Moreno.” – Enrique Bunbury (alborde.com Dec 15, 2011)
Cuevo released his new full-length album “Pajaros en la Bruma” in the Summer of 2014. Recorded in its entirety with Argel Cota (Palenke Soultribe, Ceci Bastida) on drums and Cesar Pliego (Kinky,
Amandititita) on bass, and featuring guest vocals by Claudio Valenzuela (Lucybell), this new journey hints at an impressive and exciting evolution from his already powerful blues-tinged Latin Alternative sound, delving deeper into sonic and lyrical landscapes that take longtime and new fans through the blues, rock and roll, Latin soul, punk rock and even a go through rockabilly and country music. The first reviews had these glowing words to say about the album:
“Cuevo is able to fuse the sounds of both sides of the border in a way that’s so organic and natural, it makes you believe that they were created to be played together. These tracks transport you from romance to melancholy without leaving behind that dark and poetic aspect that in Cuevo becomes a fascination.” La Banda Elastica 07/03/14
Alborde Magazine had the following to say about the new album: “Few artists within the Latin alternative scene can sustain a sound like Cuevo can. His rhythms remind us that, even in these uncertain times, you can still make an innovative rock & roll record.” Alborde.com 06/05/14
The new album was mixed by Grammy Award winners Sacha Triujeque (Gustavo Cerati, Ely Guerra) and Alfonso Rodenas (Los Tigres del Norte), and mastered by Tom Baker (Bajofondo, Nine Inch Nails).
“Pajaros” has already started making waves, getting exclusive airplay and premieres in some of the most
important independent radio stations in the country, including KEXP (El Sonido), and Los Angeles’ KPFK (Travel Tips for Aztlan) and world renowned KCRW (Liza Richardson). Upon interviewing Cuevo on KPFK where he performed a full set live on air, DJ Mark Torres had this to say: “Cuevo Perez is a huge talent. He is among the artists that make me want to throw all my radio’s in the ocean. Cuevo is the perfect fusion of music, art and poetry.”