Santiago Cruz

Santiago Cruz

BandPopSinger/Songwriter

I´m a songwriter and my music is pop/rock. Powerfull and with shades, very emotional. Great musicians, great melodies, feeling in every performance. Honest and unpretentious music. The only pretention is to reach the heart of the listener.

Biography

- Colombian songwriter. 31 Years old.
- “SENTIDOS” (2006) is his second álbum. This time under the independent label “Equilibrio Producciones”. “Solo hasta hoy” (2003) was his álbum debut, that was released by Warner Music.
- PARACAÍDAS is the third single from “SENTIDOS”, following the success of ACABADO and TUS REGALOS.
- Cruz has shared the stage with some of the greatest hispanic-american artists, such as Miguel Bosé, Alejandro Sanz, Fito Páez, Pablo Milanés, amongst others.

This songwriter from Ibagué (Tolima), at the age of 32, has spent more of half his life in the music enviroment, despite the Fact that he studied Finance and International Relationships, and has built a carreer based in firm convictions and artistics believes.

In 2006, his second álbum “SENTIDOS” sees the light, a giant leap comparing with his álbum debut, “SOLO HASTA HOY” (Warner Music/K Discos, 2003). It´s an honest, and well acomplished record that was released under the independent label “Equilibrio Producciones”, a record label created by Cruz, with the company of his musical producer, Julián Ávila, and Fredy Ardila, one the most respected sound engineers in the business.

“SENTIDOS” was recorded in Bogotá, under the production of Ávila, and the recording engineering of Juan David Ávila from “Buena Onda Studio”, was mixed by Ronaldo Lima in “Casa do Mato” (Río de Janeiro, BR), and mastered by Carlos Frèitas in “Classic Master” (Sâo Pablo, BR).

In “SENTIDOS”, Cruz had the participation of several musical guests, such as Inés Gaviria, Latin Grammy Nominée, 2006, and Johan Daccarett who is a memeber of “Los de Adentro”, one of the most important rock bands from Colombia. In Brasil he was honores with the presence of two great musician, in percussions Vanderlei Silva, from the Silva family, a respected music clan from Rio de Janeiro, and Jaques Morelenbaum, cellist who has placed with artists as Swing and Caetano Veloso, amongst many others.

“PARACAIDAS” is the third single from “SENTIDOS”. A song that defines the selfishness as a way of life, where the only thing that matters is the rescue of one self, without regarding of other´s feelings. A song with a permanent and growing tension, exposing one of the darkest sides of the human being.

The first single, “ACABADO”, had great acceptance from de audience and critics alike, and remain for 8 weeks in the National TOP 30. “TUS REGALOS” the second release, stayed during 10 weeks in the charts, both being one of only two independent projects at that time.

In his carreer Cruz has had the oportunity of sharing the stage with some of the greatest performers from the hispanic-american music industry. Artist as Miguel Bosé, Alejandro Sanz, Fito Páez, Pablo Milanés, Franco de Vita and David Bisbal.

“I feel, live and breath music with every inch of my skin. It´s the healthiest of my vicies, and the best psicologycal and sentimental therapy. To write songs is more a necesity than a task. I don´t have a scheduele to write songs, but a lot of experiencies to tell and to exorcise.”

I hope to share feelings with you, I hope you could built your oen stories based on what I´ve told you in my songs, I want to be your partner and lover. Let´s walk this path together, let´s have the certainty that is easier between two.”

Lyrics

Paracaídas

Written By: Santiago Cruz

No tienes que quedarte,
No tienes que decirme lo que piensas, ni el por qué.
No tienes que jurarme,
Hay cosas que nos pasan sin tener razón de ser.
No tienes que pensarlo, solo ven.

Te voy a ser sincero,
Hay muy poquitas cosas que te pueda prometer.
Se fueron escapando
Y lo que aún me queda es lo que me mantiene en pie.
Dejemos todo a un lado, solo ven.

Ven para ver que todo puede pasar.
El peso de lo que traes encima se puede soltar.
Ven porque se que yo no llego hasta allá.
El peso de lo que traigo encima me hala hacia atrás.

La luz está encendida,
Y todo lo que ves es lo que existe en realidad.
El polvo lleva días,
Y te agradecería si lo dejas como está.
Devuélveme a la vida, solo ven.

Ven para ver que todo puede pasar.
El peso de lo que traes encima se puede soltar.
Ven porque se que no te vas a quedar.
Ven y me alivias la caída y luego te vas.

Discography

2006: SENTIDOS. (Equilibrio, Indie Label) 10 Tracks and 2 Bonus Tracks. 3 Singles: Acabado, Tus Regalos, Paracaídas (This song was included in the B2 Magazine recopilation of new music from latinamerica, in Berlín).

2003: SOLO HASTA HOY. (Warner Music) 10 Tracks. 4 Singles: La Puerta, No mires atrás, Una y otra vez, Utopía de Mariana.

Set List

ACABADO

DONDE SE POSA LA SAL

LA PUERTA

SALVAPANTALLAS
(Piano y voz)

AQUELLOS DÍAS QUE VIVÍ
(Mi guitarra y voz)

PARACAÍDAS

TUS REGALOS

PETICIONARIO

ASÍ FUE
(Juan Gabriel)

CAPÍTULO UNO

LA EQUILIBRISTA
(Blues)

UNA Y OTRA VEZ