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 poemamusic.com
Members Elle Puckett
Shealeen Puckett

Poema is an American acoustic singer-songwriter duo from Albuquerque, New Mexico. The group, was formerly signed with Tooth & Nail Records and has released two EPs and a full-length album with them.

History[edit]

Elle and Shealeen Puckett, sisters born and raised in the American Southwest, comprise the band Poema.[citation needed] The female duo has been playing music ever since they can remember.[citation needed] At ten and twelve, the equal and opposites would walk to the local gas station to play Elvis covers for anyone filling up that day until they made enough money to buy candy.[1] They were surrounded by music their entire lives, starting with their parents being in bands to playing music since pre-adolescence.[2][better source needed] 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.[citation needed] After pondering shortly after the show, the sisters formed Poema, won a "Battle of the Bands" competition and recorded two demos.[3]

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.[4] Aaron Sprinkle worked with Poema on several projects. In 2014, they announced their separation from Tooth & Nail Records to become an independent band. [5]

In 2010, Poema was featured on every date of the Warped Tour in the Girlz Garage.[6][7][8]

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
July 10, 2015[citation needed] Pretty Speeches Independent release

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Poema Music: Bio". poemaofficial.com. Retrieved February 4, 2017. 
  2. ^ "Poema: Free Music, Tour Dates, Photos, Videos". poemaofficial.com. Retrieved April 15, 2011. 
  3. ^ Jesusfreakhideout.com: Poema Discography, Poema Artist Database, Poema Lyrics jesusfreakhideout.com. Retrieved April 13, 2011.
  4. ^ Tooth & Nail | Artist | Poema toothandnail.com. Retrieved April 13, 2011.
  5. ^ "Poema - Hello all!". facebook.com. Retrieved 14 February 2015. 
  6. ^ News | Poema Get Warped | Indie Vision Music indievisionmusic.com. Retrieved April 15, 2011.
  7. ^ Poema to throw charity event | HM hmmagazine.com. Retrieved April 15, 2011.
  8. ^ The JfH Concert Reviews and Dates: Vans Warped Tour 2010 jesusfreakhideout.com. Retrieved April 15, 2011.

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