Sunday, 29 March 2009


CalatrilloZ is the name of a Circus Family, protagonist of a tale created by the Brazilian Luciano (vocals), who, after many years of singing Classic Opera, decided to create a new musical project. Bizarre enough, instead of starting from writing songs, he created a story that could inspire his music. His tale brought him to write songs mixing gothic, rock, jazz, theatrical opera and circus vibes.

The first track of theirs that i listened to on the groups MySpace was 'My Show My Gold,' and i was very impressed. This is easily something that could (and should) be played on the radio - very catchy and well formed/written and constructed. The vocals have a wonderfully theatric sound, as does the piano throughout - which contrast perfectly with the guitars and i love the circus organ segment that comes in just before an excellent little piano solo.

Despite the title, 'Dying Love Sonata' is an upbeat track, with a carnival, almost marching band sound to it until it switches about halfway through and gains a little speed just before dying out and slowing down again to a haunting ballad, and then going back to the carnival, marching band rythm. This is a busy and varied track to say the least, but definitely in a good way - giving the feel that each changin part of the track is a change in the story, like acts of a play.

I loved everything i heard. To me, Calatrilloz sound like a mix of the best bits of Queen, Tenacious D, and Andrew Lloyd Webber! The band has a very professional sound and the theatrical element i mentioned earlier is something i have always wanted to see the return of in Rock music and Calatrilloz are carrying the flag.

It's safe to say that they have a new fan and they have some live shows coming up at the following venues;

26 Apr 2009 20:00 - Tommy Flynn's London and South East
5 May 2009 20:00 - The Rythm Factory London and South East
9 May 2009 20:00 - Custard Factory Birmingham
14 May 2009 20:00 - Dark Mill Festival London, London and South East (Private Night V.I.P Only)
26 May 2009 20:00 - The Good Ship London and South East

Judging by the following verdict of one of their live shows, it looks like they are definitely worth a look!

"Their performances on stage are as theatrical as their music –replete with makeup , masks, gothic attire and two back-up singers who perform in fishnets and corsets."
Friday 13th of March 2009 -

If that doesn't do it for you, check out the video below of them performing The Marionettes Poem and Dying Love Sonata;

In case you missed the link at the start of the post, you can find CatrilloZ on MySpace HERE.

1 comment:

Unknown said...

Wow!!!! Intelligent! Ironical! Performatic! with a glimpse of satyre! feel like dancing! (Lêda-from Florianópolis-Brazil)

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