I am an independent Colombian Singer-Songwriter, Marca Colombia Artist and Member of the Chancellery Artistic Portfolio. I love to sing (I'm a soprano), do songs (Latin-Pop mainly) and write lyrics (English and Spanish)! “She has without a doubt, one of the greatest voices that have emerged from Colombia in the past years” Rolling Stone Magazine.
I have two bands where I sing and compose, Ságan (Electro-Pop) and Suricato (Avant-garde Colombian Jazz). I released my soloist project entitled MONTAÑERA (Latin-Alternative) last year, recorded and produced in Buenos Aires, Argentina.
7 of my 9 recorded albums have been included on "Top 10 Albums of the Year" in specialized magazines such as Semana, KEXP, Rolling Stone, Vice, amongst others. With my bands we've been invited to play in more than 10 countries, we've performed more than 300 shows, and we've also done more than 10 workshops on Songwriting with Colombian traditional rhythms. We've been invited to play at: Festival Estéreo Picnic, Mutek (Colombia), Free Flow Fest (Italy), Lollapalloza (Colombia), Estéreo Beach, MaMA Festival (France), Smithsonian Museum (USA), KEXP (USA), SXSW (USA), Kennedy Center (USA), Jazz al Parque (Colombia), Festival de Jazz de Buenos Aires (Argentina), and others.
“A great voice, and of the most consecrated artist in the scene” Rolling Stone Magazine
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Interview with MARÍA MÓNICA GUTIÉRREZ
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: Recording vocals - lead, backgrounds, etc. Songwriting - vocal melody with lyrics and harmony.
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: Bjork, Solange, Dua Lipa, Rosalía, St. Vincent, Bomba Estéreo, Sufjan Stevens, Kendrick Lamar, etc.
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: I work in my colleague's studio. Its a professional studio with all the suitable infrastructure and facilities.
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: I start with a melody that comes up to my head after hearing some references, after I have the complete melodic line, I add the harmony on my synthesizer. The last thing I do are the lyrics.
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: Singing in english and spanish. Composing Latin pop, Avant-garde Pop.
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: Latin - Alternative. Pop. Colombian Music. Electronic.
Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?
A: Rosalía. I love how she mixes the spanish traditional flamenco with more comercial genres without loosing her identity.
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: I have been with my band Suricato for 10 years, as the lead singer and songwriter. I've been singing for more than 15 years. I'v been with my band Ságan for 4 years. We've done more than 300 shows and I have recorder 9 albums as lead singer and songwriter and participated in more than 10 albums as invited soloist.
Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?
A: Give quality work on the deadlines.
Q: Analog or digital and why?
Q: What are you working on at the moment?
A: I am making new songs for my soloist project, and composing new songs with my band mates in Suricato for our next album. I am also a Yoga teacher!