Poema (musical group)
|Origin||Albuquerque, New Mexico, US|
|Labels||Tooth & Nail|
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. 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.
Record deal (2009)
In 2009, Poema signed to Tooth & Nail Records. At the time, Elle and Shealeen Puckett were 17 and 19, respectively. 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. Aaron Sprinkle worked with Poema on recent projects. In 2014, they announced their separation from Tooth & Nail Records to become an independent band. 
National tours (2010)
According to the group's Myspace page, the name "Poema" means "beautiful masterpiece, and God's poem." 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." 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". Another review claimed the EP was simply about teenage love.
- Elle Puckett – lead vocals, guitar
- Shealeen Puckett – backing vocals, keys
|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|
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