Miami Beach, FL
Powerful songs, beautiful songs, get-up-and-jump-around songs, sit-back-and-take-it-all-in songs; all of them with great melodies, vocal harmonies and a strong musical backbone of drums, bass and guitar. Woven with classic rock/pop songwriting sensibilities and strong yet sensitive lyrics, DC-3's music is both uplifting and memorable. And that's not just hot air. Look around the audience at their next concert. You'll see their fans singing along. And more importantly, you'll see other people start to sing along with them.
On stage, lead vocalist/stand-up drummer Derek Cintron delivers the material with incredible energy and passion, pushing his voice to the limit and pounding his drum kit as if his life depended on it. When compounded with Fernando Perdomo’s explosive bass playing and Tony Medina’s aggressive-yet-agile guitar work, the resulting physical performance is both powerful and riveting. Medina and Perdomo take on backing vocals as well, creating three-part harmonies that sweeten their fiery music.
They’re musical anomalies in Miami, where Latin dance and rap music styles abound. These guys have never wavered, sticking to rock n’ roll tooth and nail and making a name for themselves in the process. Without a doubt, the band has their own sound – and it’s a BIG one. It’s classic arena pop-rock, and it’s meant to be played in stadiums and amphitheaters. And while DC-3 definitely has the nostalgic, old-school pop-rock style down, they add a fresh spin to it with their high-energy performances. Maybe that’s what gives their music its timeless quality and appeal. Their stuff could be released in 1977 or 2007; either way it would still be relevant.
Lyrically, DC-3 nails it on the interpersonal/introspective stuff. “Too Much Time Has Passed” beautifully describes the inner turmoil encountered while trying to better one’s self. “Divorced” depicts an adulterous liaison with a married woman. On “Athena”, a lament about wanting to keep the girlfriend and “the girl on the side”, the vocal performance and the sentiment in the lyric is so genuine, you find yourself feeling for the guy! But that’s not even half the story, because the band covers as much ground lyrically as they do musically...
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