bocastria

bocastria

 
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“Bocastria is an amazing flavor of sounds with strong vocals, big beats, and fearless rhythm. To really appreciate this band, you must go to a live show to hear, see, and feel the energy.” -Brian Stubbs, Bexar Naked Productions

Biography

Bocastria’s first full-length album, Texicana, takes you on a spiritual journey from Rock to Ranchera to Tejas Reggaeton - all in Spanglish harmony. Texicana describes a unique musical style that is Bocastria’s own, and it places the band at the forefront in helping define what Latin Fusion means in Texas today.

Latin Grammy Nominee, Jonny Martinez assisted on several of Texicana’s recordings. In 2006, he recorded Bocastria’s first E.P., Enter the Groove, which gained local and worldwide attention with its single and music video for “Cuanto.”

Bocastria has been together for three years, and it has been steadily gaining recognition. On May 17, 2007, the band was honored by the City of Austin with “Bocastria Day.” It has performed in several well-known showcases such as the Pachanga Festival, Tejas Records VIP Party, SX-Tex-Mex Awards, and 107. 1 KGSR’s Social Club. Bocastria has appeared on several TV programs and has shared the stage with a variety of Latino musicians such as Vallejo, Grupo Fantasma, Molotov, Michael Salgado, and Los Desparadoz.

Bocastria started in the living room of singer/keyboardist Tanya Martinez and drummer Nathan Cardenas. Joined by guitarist Buddy Villanueva, the trio began to write and record. Later it was joined by bassist Kenneth Null and harmony vocalist, Deann Wilson. Each member’s musical taste varied so much; the end result was an eclectic Tex-Mex sound no one could have imagined. Wilson left and was replaced by Tanya’s younger sister, Maddie Briones, who stepped in and added to Bocastria’s energy.

You can visit Bocastria at www.bocastria.com and www.myspace.com/bocastria for information on purchasing Texicana and live music dates.

Lyrics

Cuanto

Written By: Tanya Martinez

The way you make me feel
I forget who I am
my hands start to sweat
and my mind can't sleep

Do you know what you've done
I could lose my soul
to this intense pain
I hold in my hands

The way you make me feel
I think I could lose my mind
cause I want your eyes for me
don't look the other way

Cause you found me
when you wanted me the most
and I wanted you the most

Cuanto te quiero
Cuanto te quiero...

Embrujar

Written By: Martinez/Cardenas/Villanueva/Null

Lyrics by Tanya Martinez

La Curandera se sienta
Con los brazos
Abiertos y grita
Mueve sus manos
Sus dedos flacos
Y apunta a mi corazon

Dice mijita miro tus
Venas me dicen
Que tu puedes ser
Que tu abuelita
Que era India te dio
Regalo Embrujar

Estas son las manos de una curandera sin querer
Estas son las manos de una curandera sin querer

La curandera me dijo
Nina cuidado
con tus deseos
Porque cuando piensas en algo
Vas a crearlo
Es tu destino

Pense de mi vida
Y me dio alegria
Abre mis brazos y grite
Tu y tu y tu
Te voy a embrujar

Estas son las manos de una curandera sin querer
Estas son las manos de una curandera sin querer

Estas son las manos de una curandera que tiene fe

Tejana Pride

Written By: Martinez/Cardenas/Villanueva/Null

Lyrics by Tanya Martinez

Cuando oigo una ranchera
Mi Corazon canta
Recuerdo mis dias como nina
Tengo la musica ranchera en mis venas
Y voy a cantarla
Hasta la madrugada,

No matter what I do
I cannot forget who I am
Soy una Mexicana –Americana
I am from two worlds
My flag is red white and blue
But my heart bleeds red white and green too
Kiss me on my cheek
And I ‘ll give you something sweet
You know I’m good for it
Cause no one does it like a Tejana

I like my French fries
With lots of hot sauce and jalapenos
I’m not confused, I’m not confused
I’m just fused
Why is it so hard for you to understand my Spanglish
When I mix up my "chairs" for shares
My favorite words are gacho y pendejo
That’s why I talk the way I do
That’s why I walk in my old boots
I cannot forget who I am
Soy una Mexicana-Americana

Cuando oigo una ranchera
Mi Corazon canta
Recuerdo mis dias como nina
Tengo la musica ranchera en mis venas
En mis venas
Y voy a cantarla
Hasta la madrugada

Encanto

Written By: Tanya Martinez

Encanto
by Tanya Martinez

No en el
Mente Pero en
El corazon
En el espacio
En medio de
palabras

Dentro la vida
No del vida
Ni en la dia
Ni en el noche
Cuando no piensas
Se revela en la estria
Bocastria bocastria

Cuando seintes
la alegria

Discography

Texicana

1. Creación
2. Embrujar
3. Chingón
4. Pellizcar
5. Corazón de Mi Vida
6. Espíritu
7. Encanto
8. No Mientas
9. Change Your Mind
10. Tejana Pride
11. Over the Ocean
12. Creación (Acoustic)
Enter the Groove

1. Abra el Cielo
2. Shakeyar
3. Cuanto
4. La Candela
5. Neptune Landscape
6. Stay

Set List

1. Stay
2. La Candela
3. Neptune Landscape
4. Espiritu
5. Embrujar
6. No Mientas
7. Shakeyar
8. Chingon
9. Abra el Cielo
10. Creacion
11. Cuanto
12. Over the Ocean
13. Dreams
14. Who's Driving?
15. Puesta del Sol
16. Pellizcar
17. Encanto
18. Corazon de Mi Vida
19. Change Your Mind
20. Tejana Pride
21. Lockout
22. Jimi's Warning