WHO WE ARE
There are many good artists and bands out there who have the ability to reproduce a cover exactly as the original artist, which it itself is a TRIBUTE to those who influenced them. Then there are those who excel in producing their own unique sound. They borrow here and there from those who have influenced them, this is also a TRIBUTE to those before them. This is what we are trying to achieve, to be ourselves, draw from those who have influenced us in the World of Music. If we succeed, it will only be evident by the amount of time we are known, by those after us who cover our music, by the fans we still have after we are gone, by what we have accomplished, and the amount of influence we bring to those after us. This is the type of band we want to be and what we work hard to achieve. And to achieve our goals we always give 110%
The band started in 2002 with Alvaro Villota-electric gutar, vocals- and Deneb Bassist-bass, vocals, and composer, just one of those typical high school rock bands with a vision. With some of their high school friends they embarked on a few gigs for the school in an unplugged fashion, getting their feet wet and the hankering for better things in the future. After looking around for a lead singer they happened upon Oscar Tabon and he has been here ever since and his voice just keeps getting better. Around 2004 we began looking for a good name for the band we adopted the name CYGNUS in 2007 we began using the name CYGNUS ROCK BAND. We took the name from the Cygnus constellation and it is ours till the end. Around this time our drummer Diego Tamayo left to work in a studio (Chunga Records) and we took on Thomas Botero as another guitarist and after one year he left to return to Medillin.We were in need of a drummer and during our casting a childhood friend of Alvaro and Deneb came and auditioned. We saw in Andy Triana -RuXx- which for his young age showed a lot of talent, and has been with us ever since. Wanting to expand and better our sound we began looking for a piano man and guitarist and after a few auditions we choose Andres Samboni a friend of Deneb's from University del Valle to play keyboard and he has been with us until now. In 2009 we participated in a national rock band contest in Bogota and out of over 100 bands took 4th place. In the fall of the same year Alvaro left to play for another band and we took on Juan Calos Samboni who learne 50 songs in one month to be our lead guitarist and back up vocalist. In 2011 we were stuck again without a guitarist, but Juan Carlos still plays now and again with us. In January of 2011 we recorded SUPERNOVA didn't release till May 2012. In 2012 Johnathan Kantana alias Johnny B. Cool (a name given to him by our mentor and English lyrics writer Cajun Cole who was Deneb's English teacher) an old friend of Deneb and a great singer came on board to be our front man on guitar. Until something new happens we are still CYGNUS ROCK BAND.
Oscar Tobon: Lead vocals & Percussion. RuXx: Drums, Percussion & Backup Vocals. Sam: Keyboard, Piano, Sound Effects & Back Up Vocals. Johnny B. Cool: Lead Guitar and Vocals Deneb: Band Leader, Bass, Cello Vocals
ABOUT OUR MUSIC: Our composition style can be defined as rock fusion, combining elements from Blues, Metal, Progressive Rock, Hard Rock, Old Time Classic Rock giving us a very commercial music without leaning too heavy to anyone side, leaving us with well made and rounded music, also the application of amalgams mixed with modern harmony makes up part of our music. We use lyrics that may have an important message, ideas, or feelings that we want to portray making known to our fans things about reality, human behavior, love, or just human nature........
ARTIST WHO INFUENCE US AND WE LIKE: First and foremost, The Beatles. then Dream Theater, Iron Maiden, Children of Bodom, Gun n' Roses, Mago de Oz, Mana, Rhapsody of Fire, Deep Purple, Led Zeppelin, The rolling stones, Sweet, Symphony X, Queen, Sonata Arctica, Metallica, Nightwish, Rata Blanca, Red Hot Chilli Peppers, Alice Cooper, Kiss and many other great bands.
CYGNUS ROCK BAND
- Cali, Valle del Cauca, Colombia
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- Rock, Blues Rock, Metal
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- CYGNUS ROCK BAND
- BEATLES, DREAM THEATER, MANA, G n Rs, Deep Purple, Bon, Jovi
WHO WE ARE