MEXICO CITY, MEXICO
Matilde Band was formed in September 2013 in Mexico City. Within a short time span, the group has managed to position itself as one of the most powerful and fastest growing bands in the history of independent Mexican groups. Playing at every bar, forum, festival and some private events, the group has created a base of very loyal fans in Mexico City and surrounding areas. Released in 2016, their first album entitled, “No Makeup” is a work of 11 songs that are sang in Spanish, French, and English. The band released their first music video “Corazones” shot in a little restaurant in Mexico City. The music video’s public response was greater than expected, which lead the band to plan and start their #WarmUpTour, playing on more than 50 shows in 35 different cities in Mexico and the United States over a period of three months (late May to early September 2016) ending the tour with their sold out #NoMakeUpShow in Mexico City at Sala Corona.
The band’s unique sound has allowed them to play with different recognized groups like Capital Cities, Mon Laferte, La Gusana Ciega, OV7,The Risin’ Sun, Little Jesus, Big Big Love, Paulino Monrroy, Guacamole, Apolo, Los Santisimos Snorkels, Mollinet Cinema,Rebel Cats, Felipe el Hombre and many other national and international artists. French-Mexican Vocalist Mad Rapsodia will leave you in shock with her extensive vocal range that allows her to deliver a truly impactful performance while she creates soulful and dynamically original melodies. On the bass is Alonso Rodriguez, expanding your senses with his low frequency and funky rhythms. On the lead Guitar is Jose Carlos de la Parra, one of the most creative guitarists out there. On the acoustic guitar, Pavel Acevedo lays down the rhythm foundation where the band can explore and play with improvisation. Ulises Court is the MD for Matilde band’s horn section; consisting of baritone, tenor, alto and soprano saxophones, bass clarinet, alto clarinet and transverse flute. On the piano Omar Escorza creates jazz harmonies filling the air with melodic tensions. Holding everything together and keeping impeccable time is Jorge Samperio on drums.