Making it to the top in pop.
Meet Supersonico. Pablo, Silvia, Carlos
and Pepe are from Argentina and well on their way to fame. ' We live in
Cordoba but we're taking part in an international music festival here in
London. ' The festival their first break on the international music
scene. Understandably, the band is elated : ' We're very excited that
people enjoy our music,' says Carlos. ' We're making a record in a
studio over here and we're meeting a lot of other musicians form around
the world. And on top of all that they're going to appear on the number
one British pop programme, Live Wire.
But, like most other new
bands on the pop scene, Supersonico have had to work hand and wait for a
long time to be discovered . It's long 'hard way to the top says
Silvia. We often play in clubs, but music doesn't pay enough. Not yet,
we all have jobs . ` Carlos and Pablo teach at a local school , Silvia
helps at her parents` shop and Pepe works as a builder .
In additon , they do backing music for established singers whenever
they can . Last year , after years of gigs around the country , the won
competition on a TV programe . The prize ? A chance to make a single .
The record did well in carts and things are looking goot for
then. The group don't have a manager. We can't afford one ! says Carlos.
So they take truns looking after the business side of things. On this
trip, Silvia is acting as singer and manager, Pablo organising the
recording studios, and Pepe is making contacts with produces and record
companies and arranging the TV recording. That's why we aren't all here
right now,' explains Silvia. Pablo`s visiting a meeting with the producer of Live Wire . They`re discussing tomorrow`s recording . `
language a problem ? `Not at all, `says Silvia . `We usually sing in
our ow language , Spanish . Music is an international language . You
don`t have to sing in English for people to appreciate you music . `
disagrees : `People expect good pop bands to record in English . We have
to write at least a few songs in English to be popular . `
, we`ll have to wait and see . At the moment , in English or Spanish ,
Supersonico look like being a winner .