Poema (musical group)

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Poema
Origin Albuquerque, New Mexico, US
Genres Acoustic singer-songwriter
Years active 2008–present
Labels Tooth & Nail
Website poemaofficial.com
Members Elle Puckett
Shealeen Puckett

Poema is an American acoustic singer-songwriter duo from Albuquerque, New Mexico. The group is currently signed to Tooth & Nail Records and has released two EPs with them.

Beginning (2008)[edit]

According to the group's Myspace page, sisters Elle and Shealeen Puckett were surrounded by music their entire lives, starting with their parents being in bands to playing music since pre-adolescence.[1] The sisters never planned to be professional musicians until an extremely positive reception following a benefit show in 2008 in their hometown of Albuquerque, New Mexico. After pondering shortly after the show, the sisters formed Poema, won a "Battle of the Bands" competition and recorded two demos.[2]

Record deal (2009)[edit]

In 2009,[citation needed] Poema signed to Tooth & Nail Records. At the time, Elle and Shealeen Puckett were 17 and 19, respectively.[citation needed] The record deal came as a result of a personal call from Brandon Ebel, founder and president of Tooth & Nail Records. The call followed a demo play from a representative whose attention had been caught by one of Poema's performances.[3] Aaron Sprinkle worked with Poema on recent projects. In 2014, they announced their separation from Tooth & Nail Records to become an independent band. [4]

National tours (2010)[edit]

In 2010, Poema was featured on every date of the Warped Tour in the Girlz Garage.[5][6][7]

Christian faith[edit]

According to the group's Myspace page, the name "Poema" means "beautiful masterpiece, and God's poem."[1] Keyboardist Shealeen Puckett went on to explain, "We hope that our music is God's poem, and we want everything we do to be a beautiful masterpiece through Him."[1] One review of the group's material found the EP, Sing It Now, to be lacking in "lyrical maturity" but also went on to say that Poema "has got a certain spark about it".[8] Another review claimed the EP was simply about teenage love.[9]

Group members[edit]

  • Elle Puckett – lead vocals, guitar
  • Shealeen Puckett – backing vocals, keys

Discography[edit]

Studio EPs[edit]

Released Title Label(s)
March 23, 2010 Sing It Now Tooth & Nail Records
November 16, 2010 Once a Year: A Poema Christmas EP Tooth & Nail Records
September 11, 2012 Remembering You Tooth & Nail Records

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Poema: Free Music, Tour Dates, Photos, Videos". poemaofficial.com. Retrieved April 15, 2011. 
  2. ^ Jesusfreakhideout.com: Poema Discography, Poema Artist Database, Poema Lyrics jesusfreakhideout.com. Retrieved April 13, 2011.
  3. ^ Tooth & Nail | Artist | Poema toothandnail.com. Retrieved April 13, 2011.
  4. ^ "Poema - Hello all!". facebook.com. Retrieved 14 February 2015. 
  5. ^ News | Poema Get Warped | Indie Vision Music indievisionmusic.com. Retrieved April 15, 2011.
  6. ^ Poema to throw charity event | HM hmmagazine.com. Retrieved April 15, 2011.
  7. ^ The JfH Concert Reviews and Dates: Vans Warped Tour 2010 jesusfreakhideout.com. Retrieved April 15, 2011.
  8. ^ Jesusfreakhideout.com: Poema, "Sing It Now EP" Review jesusfreakhideout.com. Retrieved April 15, 2011.
  9. ^ Reviews | Poema – Sing it Now | Indie Vision Music indievisionmusic.com. Retrieved May 15, 2011.[dead link]

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