The Vox
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The Vox

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"Quitofest (2009)"

"... an attendance of 35,000 people. The climax of the event was in the afternoon, where it took off with The Vox and their progressive rock that hit well in the spirits of the most radical audience. The group proved their credentials since Rolling Stone Magazine gave them a 4 star review.” - El Telégrafo

"Nocturnal Evening at a Rock Rhythm / by Ivan Marquez"

February 2, 2009
At 11:15 pm, national band, The Vox, began to play with a very particular style of alternative and progressive rock.

It's vocalist Fred Maduro was dynamite on stage. He did not stop moving, running back and forth to the keyboard, throwing himself to the floor and interacting with the public in english and spanish. - La Prensa


Thursday, July 17th, 2008
Rod Richards, former lead guitarist for the platinum records late
60’s and 70’s rock & roll band Rare Earth, will be performing Live
with Panama’s best rock & roll band “The Vox” this Wednesday, July
16th starting at 8 p.m. at “The Roof” disco club above the Super 99
Farmacia in Plaza Punta Pacifica.

If you look up “Rare Earth” on search engines, especially Wikepedia;
you will learn how popular this band was in the era of classic rock
& roll.

$15 – Admission includes free copy of Rod’s newest CD “Panama City
Blues” to the first 300 ticket holders. The first 100 ticket
holders will also receive a free copy of The Vox CD “Hysteria

Wear Blue as this is a Blues concert.

Free covered Parking


"Hats off to Panama / by Vicky Baker"

"Everyone's talking about the property boom here, but the country's music is equally explosive," says Fred Maduro, lead singer of the Vox, a metal and prog rock band that I see play at La Casona. "There's huge diversity here - bands are fusing native music with rock, creating a really fresh sound."

It seems the region at large is finally taking note of the country's talent too. Last November, a homegrown band, Los Rabanes, won a best album award at the Latin Grammys with their mix of ska, punk, reggae and rock.

The jazz scene is also attracting attention. If you miss the huge January festival, try Platea ( in Casco Viejo, a cosy joint with bare-brick walls that alternates live jazz nights with salsa. "James Bond was here recently," the barman tells me proudly. Daniel Craig was in town shooting the latest 007 film, Quantum of Solace, with Panama standing in for Bolivia and Haiti. - The Guardian

"Possibly Legendary / 4 stars / by Fabricio Mejia"

I dares to say that "Hysteria Queen" is the best production in Panama since the celebrated album "Madretambor" from Señor Loop. Recorded in PTY Studios under the production of Ignacio Molino and mastered in Plant Mastering Studios, California by John Cuniberti, "Hysteria Queen" is an album that does not have anything to envy from any anglo production, as in sound, interpretation or execution. Fred Maduro does an almost perfect job with his voice, and his band-mates in strings and percussion are the perfect complement in this production that stems back to 1998. Was it worth the wait? Without a doubt. The Vox offers pure rock from the opening song, "Come On," mellows down with the tranquility of Serpentine and hits the summit in songs like Love for the Killer and One Beautiful Life. Alternative rock? Pop? Heavy? Simply we can define it as Rock & Roll of the good ones. - Rolling Stone Latin America


February 17, 2009
And almost closing the concert, The Vox appeared to be an alternative band that breaks through with force and attitude. The history of rock and roll is definitively present in this band, that borrows a little personality of classic bands like Queen. The Vox robbed the show with its presentation, and not to mention, as organizers of ISTMO ROCK FEST as well. Unfortunately I could not interview them, but you can check their myspace at - ARTSTUDIO MAGAZINE

"I Recommend The Vox / by Bethy Garcia"

A couple of years ago I saw a band play in a theater after a fashion show, and I couldn't help but listen to them. Their energy was impressive and all who were present were awe struck. The Vox, in that time was an unknown band, nationally. In 2006 they released their first record, "Hysteria Queen," which was a hit in the Panamanian rock scene. The band garnered 4 nominations (including Best Album of the Year & Best Upcoming Band) in the Panama Rock Awards 2006. A gripping voice perfectly in tune, powerful guitar riffs, drum and bass in perfect harmony. - Rolling Stone Latin America / March 2007


Hysteria Queen (2006)
A World Upside Down (2009)
Underneath The Well (2011)



The Vox is a Panamanian rock band with a unique style that sets them apart from the pack. Having released three albums since their formation in 1999, The Vox has produced a unique discography filled with a range of emotions. Rock, being their foundation, they've managed to fuse a theatrical approach with heavy riffing and still keep it mainstream.

The Vox launched a festival, Istmo Rock Festival 2009, attracting worldwide sponsors and acts from neighboring countries. The band has played the Quito Fest in Equador and El Farolito in Costa Rica.

On mid 2011, the band made a musical journey to Ireland and England's Liverpool where they played over 30 gigs in a span of 2 months and a half. The reception was overwhelmingly warm, and the band developed great affinity towards Ireland.

They’ve had the opportunity to open for such international acts as: Torture Squad, Angra, Walls of Jericho, Babasonicos, Die Toten Hosen, Cienfue and Bagatelle.

FACT: In the summer of 2008, The Vox collaborated with Rod Richards, former guitarist of legendary rock bands Rare Earth and Road (Noel Redding).