Members featured in the album
JORGE ARAUJO - Drums, nylon guitar and vocals
TITO FARGO - Electric guitar, ukelele, synths and vocals
GUSTAVO JAMARDO - Bass and vocals
BARRY SAGE - Vocals
Gran Martell was formed in mid-2004 in Buenos Aires.
Jorge Araujo (drums and vocals), Tito Fargo (guitars, synthesizers and vocals) and Gustavo Jamardo (bass and vocals).
With five discs released, “Gran Martell” 2005; “Dos huecos” 2008 y “Un volcán” 2010, have been able to reflect its particular style in the sonorous and rhythmic treatment, without losing the format song and the work in the melodies, obtaining an unusual combination for the local Rock scene.
During all these years, the trio has appeared in the main cities and scenarios of the country.
In 2010 Gran Martell, with the artistic production of the engineer César Silva publishes “Un volcán”, which was born with the peculiarity of being realized in two parts; The first of them in electro acoustic format and the part that gives closing, “Un volcán lado B”, purely electric and produced by Tito Fargo, will be published and presented live on July 7, 2012 in Niceto Club, room located in the neighborhood of Palermo of the city of Buenos Aires.
At the end of the year 2016 they publish a new work of study, "4", where they add like a fourth integral to the recognized recording engineer Barry Sage (Rolling Stones, David Bowie, New Order), that carried out next to the band the vertiginous one process of recording, in just two days, improvisations without previous schedule and compositions to open tape in a single shot.
Different landscapes manifest as you listen to the album. And then new sounds are discovered every day. The rebellion of three musicians and a sound engineer bring to the new material the flight that distances them from the conventional and that is the hallmark of Gran Martell. Nine own songs where Jorge Araujo's lyrics and master drummer, Tito Fargo's guitar solo and sinthes, the incorporation of the ukulele and a version of John Lennon's “Cold Turkey”, where, in addition to contributing all his technique as a bass player, Gustavo Jamardo sings. This is the voice of Barry Sage. A kind of spoken word that completes the sound collage.