Gentle Music Men

Gentle Music Men

 Badalona, Catalonia, ESP
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Gentle Music Men is a five piece indie pop band from Vilanova i la Geltrú (Barcelona - Spain). After two LPs and one special project (Saturday Morning Record Club based in sending each saturday to our fan database one cover from artists like Bowie, Belle ans Sebastian or Ron Sexsmith) they're ready to spread their word with their third LP (Sueño infinito) with the usual violin arrangements and beautiful melodies.

Biography

GENTLE MUSIC MEN is Dani Poveda’s project. He used to be the singer and guitarist of Flint (Bip Bip Records). It was summer of 2007 when he finally gathered a bunch of musicians to engage in this new adventure: Miquel Tello, David Charro, and Elisabet Barrau.

Pleasant melodies and subtle arrangements define this band from Vilanova i la Geltrú, Barcelona. The songs start in his own studio, “Le Güertal II”, from Dani’s soft voice and his acoustic guitar and grow with the undeniable talent of his fellow musicians: Miquel’s Beatle-esque touch, David’s emphatic lines and Elisabet’s delicate violin.

Those first songs became the self-published debut album “GENTLE MUSIC MEN”, later reissued (January 2008, PIAS Spain). The previous demo achieved several awards (Best 2007 Demo in Disco Grande at Radio 3, Proyecto Demo 2008 Live Contest First Award) and the album got excellent press reviews and public acclaim.

This success took the band to the most important Spanish festivals, as Primavera Sound and FIB Heineken.

After 2 years gigging and lots of hours in the studio, GENTLE MUSIC MEN released their self-produced second album “CUENTOS MODERNOS” (February 2010, PIAS
Spain), this time singing in Spanish. Dani retrieves the substance of that young power pop he used to play in Flint; he eagerly cultivates it and embellishes it. Influenced
equally by The Beatles and Ron Sexsmith, by The Zombies and Josh Rouse, by all those who traced the sentimental map of pop, those who were lucid and sensitive and
gave pleasure to our souls when we were young.

After almost 100 gigs, from el Puerto de Santa María to Tokyo, and several live formats, from Dani acoustic solo shows up to 8 musicians on stage at major festivals,
GENTLE MUSIC MEN got involved into an ambitious project, SATURDAY MORNING RECORD CLUB, covering 13 of their favourite songs from some of their idols. New recording and producing techniques were tested, and some friend-musicians were invited to this adventure. Almost 2.000 fans joined the club and free-downloaded the covers from www.gentlemusicmen.tv.

A special gig in Bikini (Barcelona) with all the contributors performing on stage closed this experience.

In summer of 2011, GENTLE MUSIC MEN get back to the studio to prepare the recording of their third album “SUEÑO INFINITO”, out in 2012.

Discography

SATURDAY MORNING RECORD CLUB :: CD, 2011 (Just for web fans, next edition 2012)

1. Dog on Wheels
2. Quicksand
3. Imaginary friends
4. Thirteen
5. Baby Britain
6. Wow Stars Man
7. Only Love can break your heart
8. Jesus etc…
9. Helplessly Hoping
10. Pretty Ballerina
11. Ask
12. Songs of love
13. Sister Golden Hair
Cover album
Recorded, produced and mixed by Dani Poveda, Gerard
Tomàs i Miquel Tello at “LeGüertal2” in 2011.

CUENTOS MODERNOS :: CD, 2010 [PIAS] Spain
1. Cuentos Modernos
2. Por la cuenta que nos trae
3. Dirán, dirán
4. ¿Quién dice que no estamos locos?
5. Redención
6. Nadie nos dijo
7. La Lluna
8. ¡Oye!
9. Sonrisas de Elisa
10. Frank
Artwork de Laura Encursiva.
All songs written by per Dani Poveda
Recorded, produced and mixed by Dani Poveda, Gerard Tomàs i Miquel Tello at “LeGüertal2” in 2009. Mastered by Pedri at SGAE studio in Barcelona

GENTLE MUSIC MEN :: CD, 2008 [PIAS] Spain
1. Universe
2. Peculiar Story
3. Cry
4. Happy Days
5. I Only Can Spell Your Name
6. Six Months
7. The Way To Come Home
8. You Are Always
9. Eve

Bonus Tracks
(only at [PIAS] Spain re-edition)
10. Only Love Can Break Your Heart
11. Peculiar Story (alt. version) First edition (sold out) with Gerard Marín.
artwork.
Cry video included.
All songs written by Dani Poveda y GMM, but “Only Love Can Break Your Heart”, from Neil Young.
Recorded, produced and mixed by Gerard Tomàs and GMM at “LeGüertal2” in 2007. “Only Love Can Break Your Heart” and “Peculiar Story (Alt. Version)”, April 2008.
Mastered by Alexis Psaroudakis at Hit Makers BCN Mastering Studio, BCN.

Cry video directed and produced by Jan Latussek and Sergi
Poveda (www.gorilladivision.com)

Universe video recorded at Proyecto Demo 2008 final and
directed by Nacho R. Piedra

Set List

Cuentos Modernos
Por la cuenta que nos trae
Dirán, dirán
¿Quién dice que no estamos locos?
Redención
Nadie nos dijo
La Lluna
¡Oye!
Sonrisas de Elisa
Universe
Peculiar Story
Cry