Calé creates an intimate relationship with their audience, connecting almost immediately with deep, guarded places in the soul. The origin of their Latin-fusion music, shaped and re-shaped through generations, is from Spanish-Arabic, North African and Romany regions.
Their first Cd is “Vente Conmigo” which captures a broad range of human experience, from the brazen, raw emotion of Quiero to the seductive reverie of Dos Años Atras.
Their second Cd, called “Noches de Mala Vida”, is a mixture of fresh Latin and Flamenco rhythms with pop/rock/funk and electronic elements creating a wide musical menu, ranging from “chill-out” instrumental songs to contagiously dancing rumba songs like “Noches de Mala Vida” or traditional tangos/flamencos and Latin/Pop songs like “Mujer Cruel”.
Calé fuses in its components a musical recipe for all music fans from traditional to modern crowds.
With a solid foundation in Los Angeles, Calé is poised to hit the touring circuit. Check them out at www.calemusic.com
Nand’s current work is the most fully integrated expression of his diverse experiences to date. His song “Perfect World” is a fine example, muscular and passionate, a richly satisfying tapestry of acoustic and electric guitar sounds backing a husky vocal that bridges the heartbreak of flamenco singing with the hopeful uplift of anthem rock. “This is the first time I’ve really been able to combine all the influences in one project—flamenco arpeggios with a big, fat electric guitar behind it.” Nand still creates his songs with just his nylon-string guitar, and they can always be stripped back down to that simple format. But in the studio, he frees his imagination—“no holds barred”—to create richly elaborated soundscapes, at once extravagant and deeply personal, flowering trees grown from the seeds of a singular musical life.
Aside from his own projects, Nand’s recording credits include Guitar Masters Vol 1 (featuring Jeff Beck, John Paul Jones, Joe Satriani, and Allan Holdsworth), Bozzio, Levin and Stevens’ Situation Dangerous, and Fredericksen/Phillips (featuring Allan White of Yes and Dean Costronovo of Journey). Nand’s songs have also appeared on two compilations, Siddharta – Spirit of Buddha Bar, Putumayo’s Rumba Flamenco, and Mondo Melodia’s Desert Roses and Arabian Rhythms, Volume 2. Nand has performed all over the world including solo performances at the Palais Des Festivals in Cannes and the Royal Albert Hall in London as part of a 2005 flamenco summit for Save the Children. For more about Marcus visit: marcusnand.com