Nov. 22, 2018: Carlos Cubas
We are proud to feature Carlos Cubas as our third act from Mice in the Attic, Tonal Vision’s live streaming music series. Carlos is a singer-songwriter with a Latin flare and a heartfelt yet powerful voice that channels his true passion for singing. Carlos is accompanied by guitarist/producer Chad Gray and his wife Katia singing harmony.
To learn more about Carlos Cubas, listen to his music, find show dates and watch some of his music videos, visit CarlosCubas.com
Born in Peru, South America, Carlos Cubas moved to Baltimore, Maryland at the age of 8. Carlos inherited his natural gift for singing from his father, Luis G. Cubas, who also taught him how to play acoustic guitar. Hearing his father sing and play as he was growing up greatly inspired Carlos’ passion for music.
At a young age, Carlos taught himself how to play keyboard, and learned how to play melodies by ear. He continued to keep music as a major hobby growing up and was influenced by a wide variety of music in English and Spanish such as Marc Anthony, Dave Matthews Band, Ray Charles, Live, The Wallflowers, Carlos Vives, Bacilos, and Juanes to name a few.
Hidden TalentAs Carlos grew up, he sang, but mostly to himself. Carlos remembers his Mom, Yolanda Cubas, saying to him “you should try and sing, you probably have a good voice like your Dad.” She didn’t know that Carlos already loved to sing, but in the car, and especially to Marc Anthony salsa records.
A SparkIn his early 20’s he bought his first Fender amp, a plug in acoustic guitar, and his first microphone which sparked a stronger desire to sing, play, and record music. Carlos pleasantly surprised his Mom and Dad with a video of himself singing popular covers. Carlos remembers a call from his Mom with tears of joy she said “See, I knew you could sing!” Carlos began to teach himself more covers and started writing original songs. A party at Carlos’ house meant Live Music was on! While music was mainly for fun, Carlos knew then that one day he would release original music of his own.
While Carlos’ passion for music stayed true, the primary focus in his life was earning a degree from Towson University, solidifying his career as a professional Engineer, and starting a Family with his Lovely wife Katia. Carlos and Katia were blessed with two amazing children, Carlos and Tatiana. Carlos once recorded a duet for his Family of Marc Anthony’s “No Me Ames” with his beautiful wife while his son was deep asleep in his arms. Year after year, Carlos’ desire to record and play music grew stronger; but until recently, finding the time proved difficult.
Last year, Carlos launched his YouTube channel with acoustic covers recorded in his home. His first cover “Tu Con El” drew the attention of Juano Velazquez from the original band “Los Iracundos”, a legendary South American Band.
Carlos was thrilled with the praise he received from Los Iracundos, and even more so when they asked him to cover another of their songs “Te lo Pido De Rodillas.” His musical interaction and praise from drummer and founder of Los Iracundos, Juano Velazquez, remains a constant musical inspiration for Carlos.
Also impressed by Carlos’ voice, Dean Crawford, a well known Country Singer in Maryland, offered Carlos his first paid music gig. In preparation for Dean’s show, Carlos sang at a local open mic and the owner, Dave Smith, hired Carlos for a series of events at Woodhall Wine Cellars. Impressive performances at local open mics have landed Carlos many gigs around Baltimore. Carlos is usually accompanied by the talented Chad Grey on electric guitar. Carlos’ acoustic rhythm with Chad’s impressive guitar solos and Carlos’ voice make for great live music!!!
First EP “The Bridge” Now Available!
This year, Carlos recorded his first EP “The Bridge” featuring four original songs, 2 in English and 2 in Spanish. The Bridge was produced by Scott Smith at The Wood and Stone Room. Carlos’ first EP is now available on on iTunes, Spotify, Amazon, Google Play, and more!
Rhythm of You and I
Until I Have You Near Reach the Sun
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