ISA

ISA

BandRockLatin

Highly Original Rock Music with a completely different feel and structure. Isabel Valencia from Colombia brings a Latin sense and style to great female Rock music. This sultry and powerful singer brings Colombian Passion to the stage in a highly energized show. www.MySpace.com/ISAMusicBand

Biography

OUTSTANDING PRESS REVIEWS ABOVE !!
LATEST PRESS: COLLEGE NEWS ISA Selected as Band to Watch http://www.collegenews.com/index.php?/ear_candy/band_to_watch_isa_082109424/

LATEST NEWS: ISA SELECTED INDIE MUSIC UNIVERSE Artist of the Week! http://indiemusicuniverse.com/artisthighlight/isa-indie-music-artist-week/#more-1016

BREAKING NEWS: ISA to Write Music for "The Mayor of Caracus, Venzuela" Documentary Score

BREAKING NEWS: ISA NETWORK TELEVISION BROADCAST INTO 200 Million US Homes across 143 cities!!! http://www.betarecords.com/beta/tv

PRESS REVIEWS:
"... A Non Stop Wave of Energy.." Music Connection Magazine

"... the Energy and Spirit of a Young Latina Gwen Stefani." EM Magazine

"Rock music may have found it's Next Dynamic Front Woman." RockWired.com

LATEST LIVE VIDEO: WHISKY on SUNSET: Copy and Paste: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WDoLaXoU2LA

ISA's BIOGRAPHY
Isabel Valencia was born in 1984, in Medellin, Colombia, in the valley between lush green mountains and the river Medellin. Pablo Escobar came to prominence when she was a young girl, and war soon broke out between the Colombian Government and the drug lords. Bombings and violence rocked Medellin in the late eighties and the economy suffered. Isa's father moved to the United States to look for work. Isa's sisters soon followed. Isa, the youngest, was left behind in Colombia with her mother. She became lonely and depressed. Her grades dropped. Her spirit faded. Then she found an old nylon string guitar beneath her bed one day. It changed her world.

Isa still has no idea where the guitar came from. After she learned her first chords and began to write songs, it became clear she had found a way to channel her sense of loneliness, isolation and abandonment into music. Rock music.

Isa's gift for songwriting was almost immediately apparent. By the time she was fourteen, she was writing the songs that the seniors at her high school performed at the closing ceremony of their graduations. The Nuns at her Catholic school, the same Nuns who only a year earlier had scolded her for losing focus in her studies - were now relying on Isabel to compose religious tunes for their Church services. Isabel formed her first band when she was only 15 years old, and she never looked back.

After high school, Isa attended The Fine Arts University of Colombia as a music major, then dropped out to move to Los Angeles when she was twenty years old. Rock music was not popular in her home country of Colombia, but her older sisters had sent her The Cure, Depeche Mode and Radiohead records from the U.S. and Isa had become obsessed with them. The music also helped her to learn English through the lyrics. Isa moved to Los Angeles, committed to starting her own group, which would blend her Rock influences with her roots in Flamenco, Salsa and Latin Jazz.

Isa is fulfilling her dream. Her band, ISA - is defiantly original, distinctively refreshing and highly unique. Odd time signatures, polyrhythmic song structures, and undeniable pop melodies combine seamlessly to form her band's unique sound. Jon Braver adds musical virtuosity to the mix as the group's lead guitarist. With a great Latin Rhythm section of Philippe and Andres, that is both smooth and powerful behind her, locking into the propulsive beats that are the cornerstone of Isa's inimitable rock pop sound.

ISA has already impressed audiences around Los Angeles at clubs such as The ROXY THEATRE, The VIPER ROOM, The WHISKY-A-GO-GO, Molly Malones, Safari Sam's and Santa Monica Pier, - The word of mouth has begun to spread. Isa is managed by Richard Gilkerson Esq. of the Foreign Sky Music Group (310 614 7887).

Lyrics

Not Enough

Written By: ISA

Not Enough
© 2008 Words and Music Isabel Valencia

Are you looking for answers?
You are looking for someone who never came.
You want a perfect life,
Polyester Soul, a material throne of hate.
Is it all you wanted?

But it’s Not Enough …
Not Enough Not enough Not Enough Not Enough

What can fill this emptiness?
What can fill me now?
This is all an illusion.
No words can touch me now.
Just when you think you got something

No it’s Not Enough…
Not Enough Not enough Not Enough Not Enough

Living a life just for wishes,
Looking for hope, for faith
Answers won’t come
Just today you live your life, you breath and shine but
In life nothing is true

‘Cause it’s Not Enough

It’s Not Enough.

All My Life is Wonder

Written By: Words and Music by Isabel Valencia

All My Life is Wonder
Words and Music by Isabel Valencia
(Full Length version Lyrics)

All my life is Wonderful
Nothing’s going bad
All my dreams are broken
All my hopes have gone

Now my tears have dried
And my laugh doesn’t sound
Now my skin doesn’t feel anymore
There’s no sense in my life.

All my Life is wonder
I am immune to anything
All my Life is Wonderful
So why do I feel so bad

My fear to Die has gone
With a whole new spirit of the Sun

Oh No tell me what is wrong
Why this Sadness won’t stop.

Asleep

Written By: Isabel Valencia

Asleep

Music and Words by Isabel Valencia

Life of Dreams
Dreaming in the sense
Where innocence is dead
Walking on the streets
Flying through the crowd
Looking at them so dead

Desolation
Condemnation
The Importance of Being

Dreaming al but you
Trying to understand life
Without you
Praying for the truth
Fighting for freedom
But nothing is real

How must I
Keep a lonely life
This world doesn’t belong to me

What are the dreams?
Gone what is real

All I dream of is you
All my dreams stay with you
Keep them for me
Make all them real

ESCAPA

Written By: Isabel Valencia

Escapa
Music and Words by
Isabel Valencia

Too many people are telling me
About how life should be lived

How cool is your life! Everything in it is perfect, isn’t it?

They say I have to live my life
With rules that will destroy my mind
I have new rules for you: live your life and let me live mine too.

No quiero atarme a todo esto, nooo!
Ni ser parte de sus metiras, nooo!

Now you can see me any time,
You’re in the box and I’m outside
No problem you keep walking now
No problem, I will fly

Quiero ser parte de una nueva evolucion,
Libre de gravedad, libre de Corazon
Cruzar caminos que nunca nadie mas cruzo
Irme mas aya de la razon
escapa!!

You're not the only one

Written By: Isabel Valencia

You’re Not the Only One
Music and Words by Isabel Valencia

I am standing paralyzed and I can’t breath
Spectator in a world of fear
You kiss me you push me you say you love me
And then you hurt me to see if I feel

Confusion
I don’t know what is real
The masses are screaming and laughing at me
You cry, you shake, you say you are real
But your thoughts and your words are nothing but dreams

Chorus:
You are not the only one
Who says you feel
You are not the only one who cries and bleeds
You are not the only one who feels pain and misery
Open your eyes, see the sky, put your feet on the ground

My hart is clean
I am what I live
I don’t ask for the price, I just give
That’s why I don’t owe anybody anything
But you…
What do you owe here?

Chorus:
You are not the only one
Who says you feel
You are not the only one who cries and bleeds
You are not the only one who feels pain and misery
Open your eyes, see the sky, put your feet on the ground

Get out of your hole, wake up, look beyond
There’s a wide world outside of your head

You kill ‘cause you white, ‘cause you’re yellow or black
You kill ‘cause you can, have the rank and hate

Chorus

By: Isabel Valencia

Discography

LIVE VIDEO LINKS:

ROXY on SUNSET: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qx2G4_D1Rvk

EP ILLUSIONS CDBABY LINK: http://cdbaby.com/cd/isamusic
Itunes Keyword ISA

MYSPACE PAGE LINK: http://www.myspace.com/isamusicband

LIVE FOOTAGE LINK: THE ROXY THEATRE SUNSET http://youtube.com/watch?v=a3BOX5lntfY&feature=related

SAFARI SAM'S: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U8iH6tSAhws

WHISKY - Go-Go http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WDoLaXoU2LA

Set List

Typical Sunset Strip Set:
10 + Songs 45 - 60 min gigs
ISA Could play for 2-3 hours!
You are in store for a Great Rock show!!

WHAT ISA BELIEVES:
ISA strongly believes in Environmental and Humanitarian Causes. ISA will especially play gigs promoting positive causes.
Coming from Colombia, a country of tremendous dichotomy, of beauty and destruction, of peaceful countryside and war and violence. ISA sees the potential the World has if we only work together. Peace and Love, Isabel.