CV BOYS band
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Webpage: http://www.cvboysband.com
Location: Boston, MA, USA
Description: Founded in 1996, this Boston-based nine-piece band released Un So Korasaun, (November 2005) an album now available in record stores such as Best Buy, Circuit City, Sam Goody, Newbury Comics, Virgin Megastore etc&
Biography: In 1996 five guys got together, formed a band, but never had the intention to play out or even record an album because they didnt know how to play any instruments but with dedication they thought themselves how to play in a short period of time. The boys decide to give themselves a name CV BOYS band and of course there was no girl in the group only after some time they did invite a couple girls to help doing the chorus but it did not last long.
After while Filomena which is sister of Manuel and Domingos start to grow the interest for music by listening the boys rehearsing in the basement even she started to attend some rehearsals and the boys did ask her if she wants to be a member of CV BOYS band and she did accept but the boys said that they will not change the name because they have the dream that one day everybody will know them as CV BOYS band. As the time goes by the passion for music start to grow and they start to make imaginary plans that if one day they could play on front of people and it didnt take long to happen because while they were in high school at Madison Park Technical Vocational in Boston in 1997 the Capeverdean Culture department were throwing a party in the school auditorium and one of the teacher were looking for somebody that could provide music to that party but they were afraid to present themselves because they never played before in front of people. Anyway they told the organizer that they have a band and the deal was done right there.
It was so fun after they saw people getting in line to get to the auditorium where it get to the point to close the doors of the auditorium because there were full. After the boys started to play the crowed start to groove with them and all the auditorium start to dance. After that first show they start to look for other gigs even get to the point to play for the visit of Pedro Pires (actual President of Cape Verde than First Minister) at strand theatre. It has been a long journey for the boys but never want to give up because now their dream is to follow the few Capeverdeans that are already on the top representing young Capeverdean music to the world. In 1998 the band member Manuel Gomes start to setup a home studio them along with his brother Domingos Gomes and couple friends they started to produce some songs but never thought that it would be so hard to find a studio where all the others Capeverdeans were recording their album because all their friends that had the dream to record an album were doing it without any problem but for CV BOYS band they were rejected time after time. Making funny excuses such as increasing the price of their studio from $30/hour to $45/hour but still they accepted it them at last they were told that the studio monitor were damaged. At that point the guys saw that that something were wrong because couple other studio were doing similar excuses to them. They finally found a Studio from a Haitian musician in Brockton in 2004 where they already had most of the arrangements done at home and then they did the final touch at Rollin Track Studio with the help of Frantz.

After finishing the recording process the boys did contact Djoy Delgado and Grace Evora from Splash which is the best Capeverdean band resident in Netherland but playing all over the world if they could help mixing the songs and of course they did open their heart and they helped them without any excuses.

Press Release:
Thursday, April 13, 2006 - CVMusicWorld.com

By: Osvaldo Dos Reis
CVMusicWorld.com Senior Editor

On Friday May 12th, CV BOYS band will compete in the Emergenza Music Festivals battle of the bands, the European and North American Live Festival for Up and coming Bands, to take place at the Paradise Lounge in Boston.

The band went through preliminary rounds in February (at the Middle East Club) and March, battling against several Rock & Roll bands before finally moving to this legendary rock club for the Regional Semifinals.

Founded in 1996, this Boston-based nine-piece band released Un So Korasaun, (November 2005) an album now available in record stores such as Best Buy, Circuit City, Sam Goody, Newbury Comics, Virgin Megastore etc&

Born fifteen years ago in Europe from a group of passionate musicians in need of expression, Emergenza has become one of the most prominent musical contests for up and coming bands as far as international dimensions and coordination are concerned. This festival has already organized over 5000 shows and attracted more than 4000 bands from around the world.

CV BOYS band
Um exemplo no palco e na vida

Por: Valdir Alves (http://www.caboverdeonline.com)
Nos Jornal newspaper (USA)
Posted: 16 de Janeiro de 2006

Era uma vez um grupo de meninos acabados de chegar de Cabo Verde, carregados de sonhos e ilusoes que todos nos trazemos da terra que nao nos dava muitas oportunidades. O grupo acabou por se envolver em gangs com consequ?ncias desastrosas...

A historia dos CV BOYS band podia comecar assim, como tem acontecido na ultima pagina da historia da nossa imigracao.

NAO! Esta nao e a historia dos CV BOYS band, um exemplo para a nossa comunidade. O grupo conta com 4 engenheiros: Os irmaos Filipe, Domingos e Filomena e o namorado desta, Antonio da Rosa. Os outros elementos do grupo sao igualmente conhecidos profissionais e chefes de familia.

Autodidactas da musica
Os CV BOYS band, todos da mesma aldeia nos Mosteiros Fogo, tracaram seu rumo na musica e projectaram profissionalmente sua vida fora dos palcos.

Tudo comecou com um teclado. Um instrumento magico, para quem, como muitos meninos da terra comecaram improvisando suas baterias e violas de latas, seus clarinetes de canico etc. Eram tres tocando a uma mao, no referido teclado, em casa.

Jose da Rosa tinha dedos mais grossos e pisava duas teclas ao mesmo tempo. Empurrouos outros para outros instrumentos. E assim comecou a formacao dos CV BOYS band que, depois de aprenderem sem um mestre, estrearam-se no Liceu Madison Park em Boston onde estudavam.

Ja la vao 8 anos e nao mais pararam, embora nao aparecam muitas vezes nos palcos. Devagar se vai longe e o lema do grupo que chegou a oferecer seus pr?stimos para animarem as noites do Bar Di Nos em Brockton e outros centros de lazer da comunidade. Gravar um disco e o sonho de qualquer artista ou conjunto. CV Boys nao era excepcao. Demorou cerca de 7 anos para que o sonho se concretizasse. Depois de sucessivas negas andando de estudios em estudios, apareceu Frantz Rolling que lhes deu um mao. O produtor haitiano que foi homenageado no dia do lancamento do CD no passado dia 19 de Novembro em Brockton.

Djoi Delgado e Grace Evora dos Splash encarregaram-se da mixagem em Franca e Holanda. Eis que CV BOYS band lanca Un So Korasaun.

O grupo planeia efectuar varios lancamentos em diferentes locais. O lider do conjunto e ambicioso. Filipe sonha com uma tourne mundial e fazer com o grupo venha a viver exclusivamente da musica.

Constituicao do grupo Manuel Filipe Gomes - Guitarra
Domingos Gomes - Teclados
Jose da Rosa - Teclados
Antonio da Rosa - Baixo
Luis Goncalves - Percussao
Chico Evora - Bateria
Benjamin Alves - Cantor
Mateus Soares - Cantor
Filomena Gomes - Cantora

Os artistas Grace Evora e Dina Medina dos Splash participaram nos coros no tema Menina Bonita. Este artigo foi publicado na edicao 20 do Nos Jornal.