Eliel Uceta

Eliel Uceta
Eliel Uceta

Eliel Uceta

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Eliel Uceta
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Eliel Uceta, the ambassador of Latin Soul has a sound that integrates the honesty of 70’s Soul with the romanticism of Latin music. From the sexually provocative to the socially conscious, his upcoming release The Chicago Sessions, paves a new musical path. A seasoned stage veteran, Eliel has opened shows for acts such as 2009 Latin Grammy Nominee CuCu Diamantes and R&B singer Jeremih. A back to basics approach is not only reflected upon his sound but also on stage. Behind the keys, Eliel Uceta delivers a powerful voice that carries pain and conviction. From Florida to New York, Michigan and Illinois, he has graced many stages. From an early age in the Dominican Republic, Eliel displayed flashes of his musical talent. The mini-piano his mother bought for him at the age of three lead to his great passion for Keyboards. His extensive repertoire which ranges from soul greats such as Bill Withers and Marvin Gaye, to Latin Legend Luis Miguel, take you through a truly diverse background as he was exposed to a wide range of artists growing up in the Caribbean.

 

After many years of producing self-financed demos, Eliel Uceta took a decisive step to making music his career. In early 2009, he headed into the studio with veteran Chicago producer, David Johnson. In the quest for a unique and sincere musical expression, Eliel decided to mix live instruments with synthesized sounds. The archetype is displayed in the instrumental introduction Azoth, which takes you on a psychedelic joy ride. The first single A Mi Lado–a sensual Spanish ballad, blends Eliel’s soulful voice with a modern bolero feel. The second single Feenin (For your Lovin’) is a mid-tempo classic. It incorporates electronic instruments, with a rock laced guitar riff and a bouncy bass that invokes Bill Withers. Waiting Game, a Jazz tinged rhythmic ballad reminisces about the many hurdles of long-distance relationships. More than 30 years since Marvin Gaye’s 1971 classic, What’s Going On?, Eliel’s Where Are The People? picks up where Marvin Left off asking, “And then you wonder, what Marvin wondered...” The young artist seeks to transform society's ills (including war and poverty) through reflection. This is only the beginning in the musical journey for Eliel Uceta. Dedication, perseverance and self-motivation will prove to be a winning formula for the daring musician, who maintains, “Life is my hobby, music is my life.”