When Indigo Balboa and Paco Cerezo started to work together in 2008 they felt that their musical talents are a perfect match. At the time the Spanish duo started to compose songs together and founded the band INDICCO, Indigo Balboa had just returned from California where he was working on his second solo album with the well known musician/song writer/producer Mark Spiro and Paco Cerezo had just left the internationally renowned Spanish Melodic Rock band 91 Suite of which he was the co-founder and guitar player.
Three years in the making, “Karmalion” marks INDICCO’s debut album, a pure Melodic Rock affair of international quality, combining fresh new ideas with the classic AOR trademarks of the bands that inspired INDICCO’s sound, like Survivor, Giant, John Waite, Toto and Bad English.
“Karmalion” unites the Spanish Melodic Rock elite with three iconic AOR heavyweights, underlining the high musical standard the band is aiming for :
Jimi Jamison (Survivor), one of the best vocalists of the AOR genre, is sharing lead vocals with Indigo Balboa on three tracks, did backing vocals and co-wrote a song as well.
Mark Spiro (Bad English, Giant, John Waite, Mr. Big) co-wrote and recorded vocals for three songs of the album. He also played piano and keyboards and took care of parts of the production at his studio in Carlsbad, California.
Tim Pierce (Rick Springfield, John Waite, Eric Martin), one of the most in demand session guitar players on the globe is featured on additional guitars.
The album was produced by Indigo Balboa, Paco Cerezo and Mark Spiro and the band INDICCO is completed by Antonio Muñoz (ex-91 Suite) on bass, Lean Martinez (ex-91 Suite) on drums and Angel Valdegrama on keys.
In their home country where they toured with Jimi Jamison and several other international acts the band already won praise for their powerful live sound.
This year INDICCO will be on tour again to promote their album “Karmalion”, on some dates they will be sharing the stage with Jimi Jamison.
INDICCO are :
Indigo Balboa – Lead Vocals and Additional Keys
Paco Cerezo – Lead and Rhythm Guitars, Backing Vocals and Additional Keys
Antonio Muñoz – Bass and Additional Keys
Angel Valdegrama – Keyboards
Lean Martinez – Drums
Special Guests :
Jimi Jamison – Vocals on “Days Of Wine And Roses”, “Feel So Good”, “Ride The Wave”;
Backing Vocals on “Feels So Good” and “Life In Your Lightness”
Mark Spiro – Vocals on “Wrong”, ”Leaving Me”; Backing Vocals on “All About You”; Piano and Keys on “Wrong” and “Leaving Me”
Tim Pierce – Guitars on “All About You” and “Leaving Me”
David Palau – Additional Guitars
Produced by Indigo Balboa, Paco Cerezo & Mark Spiro
Mastered by Nick Litwin
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