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Veneno came to life in Sydney, Australia when brothers Cesar and Steve Marin began playing music together inspired by the music of bands such as Los Van Van and Irakere they found their path through the music of Cuba.
This musical endeavour led to the formation of Veneno. The early addition of young singer/songwriter Carlos Velazquez lifted the project to new heights. With a versatile mix of RNB, pop and soul, together with his domination of the Afro-Latin Sonero traditions, the band had found its unique and original voice.
The following years were spent performing around the country, building a healthy fan base and establishing themselves at the forefront of the music industry in Australia.
This momentum created the opportunity to collaborate with musicians outside of the Latin genre. The addition of talented young musicians Ivan Pineda, Marcus Salone, Daniel Goodacre and Dominic Kirk enabled the band to incorporate advanced elements of Funk, Reggae, Jazz and Rock into their music. This evolution contributed to the band’s success, becoming the first Australian-Latin ensemble to make its mark in the global music industry.
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