ARIADNE, born in Mexico, was influenced musically by her father, a drummer from La Habana, Cuba. Composing songs, singing, and dancing became part of her childhood games. At the age of 13, Ariadne began her journey in the world of show business when as a student of the "Estudio Gensollen" in Houston, TX she performed in a variety of local festivals and sang in UNIVISION’s KXLN-45 Morning Show.
As a Vocal Major from The University of St. Thomas in Houston, Ariadne received a BA of Fine Arts in Music Performance. At UST, Ariadne was involved in a variety of genres such as Classical, Baroque, Jazz, and Broadway as well as her continued focus on Pop Music and Rock.
In 1999, she joined “Mango Punch” as the Female-Lead and back-up vocalist for the band, which included Latin styles like Salsa, Merengue, Cumbia, Top-40 in English and Spanish, and shared her influences of Pop, Rock, R&B, and even some Flamenco.
The band participated in the "Triunfando Awards" for the Hispanic Chamber of Commerce of Houston, opened for ELVIS CRESPO, ODALYS GARCIA, Latin Male Group SON BY FOUR, and performed on morning shows for ABC and Univision. Currently, ARIADNE leads her own band of rock-pop-fusion called L’UNA SOUL, and is involved in various musical projects that include songwriting and working on a CD of her own original songs, produced by Jose Angel Martinez-Elias from 33rd Dimension Productions.
Jose Martinez-Elias (guitar)~
This native of Cuernavaca, Mexico brings his personal touch to the band with his rock inspired guitar licks. Jose has been playing the guitar since the age of 15 when he received an acoustic Mexican guitar from his uncle. As a self- taught musician, he has explored various styles of music, particularly influenced by his "idol" Carlos Santana.
Jose’s experience includes playing with various musicians and artists in genres such as Hip-hop, rock, experimental, and R&B.
Besides the guitar, Jose plays bass, keyboard, percussion, drums, and trumpet.
He is the founder of 33rd Dimension Productions, his self-operated music and video production studio which has allowed him to work with various artists. He is currently producing ARIADNE'S debut album and produces and co-writes all of the bands music side by side with ARIADNE.
Yvans Jean-Michel (bass)~
Picking up the bass at the age of 13 years old, Yvans Jean-Michel built and polished his bass skills by displaying his talent in his home church. Yvans has become a modest expert at being 'nasty' on the bass guitar. He has been influenced by some of the best bass players on the planet such as James Jamerson, Marcus Miller, Bootsy Collins, Victor Wooten and many others. This Brooklyn native has a particular ear for and knowledge of many different styles and genres of music. Yvans personal style of playing has been described as being a true pocket bassist with a twist of amazing improvising. He enjoys keeping the mood light while still staying focused. This has allowed him to mold into the broad spectrum of musical styles that exists. He understands the importance of patience, discipline, personality and last but not least, rhythmical timing.
SHELDON CLAY is one of the most talented drummers in NYC. His early start in Sunday Church service has paid off to the fullest. While he continues to serve at his Church, Sheldon has expanded his musical horizons by playing with a couple of local bands, including L'una Soul; allowing him to discover new styles of music, breaking barriers including those of race, ethnic backgrounds, and language.
Sheldon's drumming cannot be described in a few short words. He makes the most difficult beats seem effortless and without any flaws. Sheldon as the backbone brings his funky and soulful rhythms to this latin rock-fusion experience called L'una Soul.
ARIADNE: Lead Vocals
JOSE MARTINEZ-ELIAS: Lead Guitar
YVANS JEAN-MICHEL: Bass
SHELDON CLAY: Drums
CD to be released
L'una Soul @ La Kueva November 10th, 2006
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"A must see show.... one of the new bands that's heading the future of rock !!! " -Rospi...
"A must see show....
one of the new bands that's heading the future of rock !!! "
This is a list of songs played, the order is not fixed and the amount of songs can be adjusted to the length of the set.
Set list is changed according to venue (English or Spanish Clubs)
original songs and covers played (no particular order)
Originals in Spanish:
1.Vete---(by G. Candiani)
2.Buscandote--- (by Ariadne/J. Martinez-Elias)
3.Loca--- (by Ariadne/J. Martinez-Elias)
5.Mientes--- (by G. Candiani)
6.Te necesito--- (by Ariadne/Martinez-Elias)
7.Recuerdos de ti---(by Ariadne/Martinez-Elias)
8.Siempre en mi mente---(by Ariadne/Martinez-Elias)
9. Ya no siento---(by Ariadne/Martinez-Elias)
Originals in English:
1. Comin' to getcha ---(by Ariadne/J. Martinez-Elias)
2. Tell Me---(by Ariadne/J. Martinez-Elias)
3. Tonight---(by Ariadne/J. Martinez-Elias)
4. Close to you---(by Ariadne/J. Martinez-Elias)
5. Mid-East Crisis---(by Ariadne/J. Martinez-Elias)
6. The Way---(M.Mantro/J. Martinez-Elias)
7. Changes--(M.Mantro/J. Martinez-Elias)
1. Tengo derecho a estar mal--- (Alejandra Guzman)
2. Mucho por vivir--- (Spanish Flamenco-Funk byRosario Flores)
3. Ay que pesado--- (Mecano)
4. Persiana Americana--- (Soda Stereo)
5. Loca--- (Alejandra Guzman)
6. Inevitable--- (Shakira)
7. Te aviso, Te anuncio--- (Shakira)
8. Eres para mi--(Julieta Venegas)
9. Besos de ceniza--L'una Soul rock version (Timbiriche)
1. Right to be wrong--- (Joss Stone)
2. Plush--- (Stone Temple Pilots)
3. Are you gonna go my way?--- (L. Kravitz)
4. Addicted ---(K. Clarkson)
5.Hope you're feeling better--- (Santana)
6. Black Velvet--- (Alannah Miles)
7.Everybody's Fool--- (Evanesence)
8. Objection Tango--- (Shakira)
11. Missing (Like the desserts miss the rain-Sade)
12. Faith--Rock version(G. Michael)
13. Genie in a bottle Remix--(C. Aguilera)
OTHER STYLES: TOP 40, 80'S, FUNK, R&B, & MORE UPON REQUEST
There are no upcoming dates at this time.