A sound that harks back to a time of paranoid androids, dummys and wonderwalls.
Daniel Beahero is a Germany-based artist who makes rock tinged trip-hop that’s atmospheric, emotive, and richly textured. His use of live instrumentation mixed with drum loops and synths, provides one of the most innovative examples of trip-hop around. Evoking the emotional extremes of early Portishead, Daniel Beahero makes post-trip-hop that’s hopelessly happy yet deceptively intense. His songs are full of anxious melodies, shuffling beats, and poignant vocals. They marry the late-night moodiness of vintage trip-hop with an acute awareness of our modern obsession with self-improvement.
Daniel got his start in the gritty 90's South Beach club scene, playing everything from dive bars, to queer parties, to goth clubs. He became fascinated with all the different sounds being offered every day of the week. Mondays was house and drag-queens, Tuesdays was 60s soul, Wednesdays pubs and jukeboxes, Thursdays drum n' bass, Fridays rock and new wave, Saturdays glamour and glitz and closing out Sundays with gothic and industrial rock.
Cygne Noir is an American singer/songwriter and producer whose mix of Beatles-style melodies, cascading guitars and knack for emotional songwriting and atmosphere, have earned him comparisons to such acts as The National and The Verve. His songs are accentuated by a vocal style that blends experimentation along the lines of John Lennon and Depeche Mode's Dave Gahan, with a more direct punky howl inspired by The Cure’s Robert Smith.
Marqui Adora is a blend of Rock and Dance music, with vocals in the styles of The Cure, U2 and Duran Duran... soaring over pulsating House and Dance beats, thumping bass lines, Glam Rock guitars and Dream Pop melodies.
I fronted Marqui Adora from 2004 to 2010. During that time we wrote many songs, released 3 EPs and a few singles. In 2010 I moved to Germany, but we still managed to release one more single in 2011 and another EP in 2014.
Danny Ashe: Vocals and Guitar
John Tooker: Bass and Synths
Joe Shockley: Drums and Programming
Howard Melnick: Guitars
Lunabelle was a shoegaze-style group who reigned the South Florida stages from 1995 to 2003. A cunning cross between Spiritualized and Echo and the Bunnymen.
Lunabelle was the first band I sang in. My song writing really began to evolve at this point because I was able to tailor songs to my voice and range. This was a very prolific time in my career as I wrote around 100 songs in the span of 8 years. Unfortunately not a lot of material was released, although we recorded quite a bit. We released 1 album and 1 single and toured around the US backed by plenty of college radio support.
The band broke up before our second album was finished.
Daniel Guzman: Vocals and Guitars
Matt Burrows: Bass