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Saturday, March 19 • 9:00pm - 10:00pm
Fernando Milagros

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Fernando Milagros // Biography A wooden guitar would settle Fernando Milagros proposal, a.k.a the theatrical designer Fernando Briones. After trying electric guitars with his previous band, María Milagros (2003-2005), the singer finally reached acoustic sounds almost casually in the loneliness of homemade composition. Thanks to this experiment his first record was created under the name of “Vacaciones En El Patio de Mi Casa” (Holiday in my backyard) this album picks the whole anecdote of the title to explain the way that Milagros gave life to his debut. After its release, the album became a huge local success. At the same time, the local press applauded Milagros imagination and succeeded strings melodies. That way, Fernando Milagros began a distinctive soloist career that has crossed the country boundaries. Conceived as a handcrafted creation and folk sound, “Vacaciones en el Patio de mi Casa” turned to be Fernando Milagros presentation card under the eaves of Neurotyka Records. Along with this showcase he feed a healthy tour through local bars standing out from the incipient litter of new local song writers and performers such as Gepe, Javier Barría and Manuel García. Songs like “Cumpleaños” and “Reina Japonesa” were transformed in little classics from the singer’s repertory. Because of his constant work over the stages, he captured the attention of French Jane’s Birkin organizers during her visit in Chile. In March 2008, Milagros opened Jane’s concert impressing a lot of people who attended. In that time, Fernando assisted the concert with his colleagues “The Falsos”. After this participation, Fernando once more had the chance to impress the public during the opening of Bill Callahan’s show (Smog) in Chile on September, 2008. During the show, Milagro’s sang some of the new songs that we’re part of his pretty much anticipated second album. With the production of Cristóbal Carvajal, bassist from the French band “Holden”, the singer entered the studio along with the help of The Falsos to record “Por Su Atención Gracias”. This disc represented the challenge of gathering Milagro’s guitar to the sounds of his brand new band with the fixes of the cello player Isidora O’Ryan. Thanks to Carvajal contributions plus mastering from prestigious Gonzalo González they delivered new waves to Fernando’s proposal. “Por Su Atención Gracias” marked a mature sound from Fernando Milagros, who declared his interest to bring close folkloric sounds from his compositions to the popular song format. The record had support from Armonica Discos along with the local distribution from Oveja Negra The album release took place on Cerro San Cristóbal at Tudor Salon in Chile in April 2009; this event actually moved local capital people to fill the place. During the next months, “Por Su Atención Gracias” received pretty good feedback and commentaries from national criticism becoming one of the press favorite’s albums according to annual revision of Musica Popular (www.musicapopular.cl). During 2009, Fernando Milagros held a tight agenda in the capital and also in some boundary regions. In August he participated on ‘Segundo Festival en Solitario’, event in which he shared stage with Manuel García, Camila Moreno, Leo Quinteros and the Argentinean singer Diosque in Art Cinema Normandia. In November, same year, Milagros went back to that same stage in company of Pedropiedra celebrating the huge success of Fernando’s second debut album. Later, Milagros traveled to Antofagasta as special guest of North Catholic University The first week of year 2009, Fernando began an extensive tour in Mexico City; he participated in the third edition of Festival Neutral organized by the Chilean label Quemasucabeza which gathered a big amount of public in a place known as Multiforo Alicia. The musician visited many Mexican locations as well, having a presentation at Centro Cultural España and also at the sixth edition of Festival Diego Rivera. During this period; Fernando’s songs reached the big screen thanks to the release of two movies in which Fernando contributed. The first case corresponds to the documental “El Poder de la Palabra” where the singer composed the whole soundtrack. Later the Chilean- Mexican production called “All- Inclusive” released with great success in Mexico City. During the early 2010's Milagros was contacted by the famous filmmaker Vincent Moon, head of the cult blog La Blogotheque who has recorded performances of bands like REM, Grizzly Bear, Fleet Foxes, Arcade Fire, among many others (http://www.blogotheque . net). He invited Fernando to shoot a "Take Away Show" in the city of Valparaiso, becoming the only Chilean artist that have a participation of its kind in the French blog.
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Saturday March 19, 2011 9:00pm - 10:00pm
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