Son de Rey

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Son de Rey
OriginAustin, Texas, United States
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WebsiteOfficial Website
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Son de Rey is an American Latin rock and world music band from Austin, Texas, United States.[1] Son de Rey's Latin Alternative sound blends traditional cumbia, and Latin beats with pop electronica.[2][3]

Biography[edit]

In 2014, the Austin Music Awards named Son de Rey #2 Best Performing Latin Band and #4 Best Performing World Music Band.[4]

In May, 2015, Son de Rey performed at Pachanga Latino Music Festival.[1]

Ojos Azules EP and album[edit]

In August 2012, Son de Rey released Ojos Azules – EP produced by Grammy Winner Fabian Hernandez,[2] noted for his work with Little Joe Y La Familia, Ruben Ramos & The Mexican Revolution, and Hamilton Loomis. The album reached the top 100 downloads in the iTunes Pop Latino Category and has consistently remained at the Top 10 in the ReverbNation Austin Latin Charts.[2]

They were soon invited to join the top Mexican Regional and Tejano artists in a music video filming of “Somos Hermanos,” as featured on Univsion’s Primer Impacto in an effort to fight children’s hunger. Todo Austin Magazine hailed the group as “Austin’s next wave of Latin Rockers.”

They began touring across Texas, with showcases in popular music festivals including Pachanga Latino Music Festival, Pecan Street Festival, Tejano Music Awards Fan Fair, Poteet Strawberry Festival, and El Camino Real Music Festival.

During SXSW 2014 they took home 3 Austin Music Award Nominations including Best Latin Rock Act, Best Latin Traditional Act, and Best New Austin Act.[5][6] Soon after, the group was ranked among the top 30 Latin Bands in Telemundo's 'Buscando Mi Ritmo' competition, which searched for the best latin groups in the US. Later that year they released the new single and video “Pray For A Lover"

Having shared the stage with some of the best in the music (A.B. Quintanilla and Los Kumbia All-Stars, Del Castillo, Ruben Ramos & The Mexican Revolution, Michael Salgado, and Dennis Quaid) Son de Rey continues to raise the bar for new wave Latin music with their dynamic performances, and unforgettable beats.

During SXSW 2015 they were nominated once again for 2 Austin Music Awards including Best Latin Band and Best World Music Band.[4] In May, 2015, Son de Rey released their first full length Album project Ojos Azules, also produced by Fabian Hernandez,[2][7] with plans for a second statewide and national tour.

Ramírez's departure from Son de Rey[edit]

In December of 2022 Luis Miguel Ramírez the then frontman of the group announced on social media that he had left the group to pursue the launch of his solo project.[8] He began using the pseudonym "Miguel St. Michael" as an homage to the famed New York City Club Kid "James St. James." St. Michael began teasing new material on his blog beginning with a trailer for his upcoming single "No Soy Lorenzo"[9]

Discography[edit]

Singles and EPs[edit]

  • Ojos Azules - EP (2012)
  • "Pray for a Lover" - Single (2014)

Albums[edit]

Current Members[edit]

Former Members[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "The Pachanga Files: Rockanroleando In Austin". NPR.org(Alt.Latino). 22 May 2015. Retrieved 24 May 2015.
  2. ^ a b c d "Bio - SON DE REY". sonderey.com. 2015. Retrieved 25 May 2015.
  3. ^ a b "La cumbia del rey|Periodico El Mundo - Noticias para Hispanos - Hispanic newspaper for Austin and Central Texas". Emundonewspaper.com. 21 May 2015. Retrieved 17 June 2015.
  4. ^ a b "Austin Music Awards - 2014 - Best Performing Bands - The Austin Chronicle". austinchronicle.com. March 2015. Retrieved 25 May 2015.
  5. ^ "Austin Music Awards - 2013 - Best Performing Bands - The Austin Chronicle". austinchronicle.com. March 2014. Retrieved 18 June 2015.
  6. ^ "Austin Music Awards - 2013 - Best of the Year - The Austin Chronicle". austinchronicle.com. March 2014. Retrieved 18 June 2015.
  7. ^ a b "May highlights Frida Kahlo-inspired dance, local Latin music|News OK". newsok.com. 23 April 2015. Retrieved 13 June 2015.
  8. ^ a b "Biography - Miguel St. Michael". miguelstmichael.com. 2022. Retrieved 21 Oct 2022.
  9. ^ "Miguel St. Michael Releases New Music Video Teaser". miguelstmichael.com. 2022. Retrieved 21 Oct 2022.

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