Important news for the followers of the Cordovan group based in Lucena ARÁBIGA, and for the followers of 5 LUNAS. Arábiga and 5 LUNAS reached an agreement to produce and publish the band’s third album with our label. The album will be called “Amores y desengaños” and will be composed of 12 new songs that have been recorded with renewed ideas and some changes in the formation of the band, but maintaining the backbone of Mario (guitar), Pepe (keyboards) and Raúl (bass).
We believe that it will be very well received by the entire Arabic family, 5 Lunas and the Andalusian rock in general. The satisfaction is mutual, the agreement has been fast, the two parties have been clear, and each one bets on the other. We will already notify of the release date because at the moment we are finishing details of the mixes and finalizing the graphic part of the design so that it is of a high level.
After having exhausted all the stocks of our Andalusian rock t-shirts, we have received the replacement for those who ran out of their shirt to get it. Fortunately the shirt has been more successful than expected, so we want to show our gratitude to everyone who has collaborated with us.
Yesterday, Wednesday, October 27, we held a long meeting with members of the Granada group Varekai and 5 Lunas in the Malaga town of Fuengirola. We talked about everything a little, we analyzed the musical news of his area of activity and we saw the possibilities of working together in some way.
We sincerely believe that there are possibilities to do things together and show that the city of the Alhambra is musically very active. As we already know, one of our goals at 5 Lunas is to support music “made in Andalusia” and we continue to work on it.
5 LUNAS PRODUCCIONES – WE PRODUCE THE END OF THE 2021 TOUR OF
“ANDALUSIAN NIGHT, TRIBUTE TO ANDALUSIAN ROCK” AT THE SIERRA DE ARACENA THEATER ON DECEMBER 4
An honor and a pride for 5 Lunas Producciones, to announce the production of the last show, for this year (since next year will continue), of NOCHE ANDALUZA, TRIBUTE TO ANDALUSIAN ROCK. After touring practically since the month of May by many localities of Andalusia.
We review as a tribute, the most representative songs of the so-called
. An emotional journey back in time to the Andalusia of the seventies, where this historic musical and cultural event was born, which meant a before and after in the music of this country. Triana, Alameda, Medina Azahara, Lole y Manuel, Imán, Camarón, Guadalquivir, Mezquita, Miguel Ríos, Cai, Diego de Morón or Smash are some of the groups and artists honored. The show, in addition to live music, is supported by strictly documented voice-overs. This makes it have a clear cultural and informative character, and that the spectator enjoys a dynamic, fun, magical, and full of emotions concert, knowing at the same time in depth the history and music of an era that marked an entire generation.
Again the progressive rock of Andalusia with international projection. Once again, 5 Lunas Producciones collaborates with the International Progressive Rock Festival SANTIAGO ART ROCK in its eleventh edition (STGO ART XI). The Spanish bands that we contribute on this occasion are the Sevillian VÁNDALUS with their Andalusian rock full of strength and forcefulness and the Jerez band ONZA with its progressive Spanish classic, neo prog point and typical touches of the Andalusian land. We are convinced that they will like them and it will be a new international window for the two Andalusian bands.
They will participate with bands such as TRETTIOARIAGA KRIGET (Sweden), ENINE (Russia), BUBU, PABLO EL ENTERRADOR (Argentina) and the Chileans EVOLUCION, SHILENSIS and ESPIRAL
The festival will be held on Saturday, August 28 in streaming through the Mylodón youtube channel, whose link we will announce in time so that we all enjoy it.
One of the main objectives of 5 LUNAS PRODUCCIONES is to support Andalusian rock as a musical and cultural heritage of Andalusia that cannot be missed. In the province of Jaén there was never an Andalusian rock group, that we have reference, until today, that we have discovered a band that begins to take its first steps with a tremendous illusion.
5 LUNAS will publish for the end of July, beginning of August, the first album of the Jaennense group GRANDE CRUZ that will be called “Regreso al sur”. New initiative with its own themes to reinforce the reconquest of Andalusian rock town by town, province by province throughout Andalusia. It is evident that there is a resurgence of rock music in Andalusia and 5 LUNAS continues its fight in defense of it. First group of Jaen, hopefully continue to emerge more, it seems that the new Andalusian rock continues its march.
During the visit to Malaga of Manel Cantón, singer and Spanish guitarist of the group Montoro, we met with him to talk about everything a little. Between memories and laughter, we reviewed the current musical panorama and of course, we talked about projects.
Manel was the leader of the band, the one who pulled the cart and talking to him came up with the idea of making a CD edition of Montoro’s first album “Esencia” published in 1991. This first album of the Catalan group with Andalusian components, was recognized over time and after the dissolution of the band. Montoro were loyal admirers of Triana. Its members had Andalusian roots (Córdoba and Granada) and were so impacted by Triana’s music and philosophy of life that their music was highly influenced by them. So much so that they even dedicated a song to Don Jesús de la Rosa.
We will work on the idea of publishing on CD that wonderful work called “Essence” with the intention of disseminating his music and offering the possibility to those who no longer have turntables to play that LP, to be able to listen to this group.
Yesterday, Wednesday, June 9, the latest album of 5 Lunas was presented in Jerez. This is the reissue of the first and only album so far, by the Jerez group Sherish: “El Candil”. The place chosen was the room La Guarida del Ángel, where musicians, professionals and amateurs coincided who were welcomed with a glass of Xerez.
The event was presented in a very natural and close way by Salvador Vélez Cortés who began by talking about Sherish’s career and the links that since its inception always existed with 5 Lunas. He spoke of the importance of the continuity of Andalusian rock and the role that Sherish takes in keeping the flame burning, among other things hence the name “El Candil”. Later took the floor Juanma Rodríguez, keyboardist of Sherish, who on behalf of his colleagues showed the gratitude and support that the band has always received by the fans and especially by the producer that represents them. He commented anecdotes and experiences of the recording of the album and showed his happiness for this edition. Then Juan Antonio Vergara Soto, on behalf of 5 Lunas, commented details of the production of this reissue and expressed pride and satisfaction with the level of finish of the work. The notable improvements in the audio and graphic design (Totem GrafiArt) of the album were also highlighted and ended talking about the recording that is being carried out of Sherish’s second album and all the record projects that 5 Lunas Producciones has underway for this year.
He also attended the event as a representative of the legendary musicians of Andalusian rock, Andrés Olaegui (guitar of the group Guadalquivir), a musician in whom at the beginning of 5 Lunas the producer trusted him by publishing his third solo album and the first for the producer. He also talked about his new musical projects. Another musician who was called to take the stage was Mike Starry (Omni) who talked about the album that 5 Lunas is producing with them and that in the world of progressive rock has raised a lot of expectation, it will be Omni’s fourth. And to end the act, José Ramón Sánchez of the Nashville Studio also took the stage and thanked 5 Lunas for having them again on this occasion, because they are also united by many links with Sherish who was commenting.
The attendees could hear and acquire the album while various Sherish merchandising and between applause an act of coexistence was ended where everyone agreed that it was really worth deciding to make an edition with quality of that dream that four young people had in 2017.
Yesterday, Monday, May 17, 5 Lunas had an important meeting to find new allies to promote Andalusian rock in the province of Malaga. Varo (media) and Iñaki (former politician) support the new ideas and initiatives presented by 5 Lunas to continue with the expansion in the area. As the projects are consolidated, we will report.
Yesterday, Friday, May 7, a talk – colloquium on Andalusian rock was held at the facilities of “La Térmica” in Malaga. Organized by the Diputación de Málaga and presented by Héctor Márquez, the origins and evolution of Andalusian rock were discussed. Pepe Roca from the Alameda group and Manuel Imán, from the Imán Califato Independiente group were the invited musicians to tell and directly share their experiences. Talk very well directed by Héctor who knew how to get out of Pepe and Manuel the most human and spontaneous side of each of them.
They dared to sing between the two some brushstrokes to illustrate musically the act that was widely applauded by the attendees.Activities like this and a lot of promotion in the media is what we need to increase the attendance of the public in the concerts of any band or musician that sustains an Andalusian rock show.
We attended the event very interested accompanied by the musician Juan Delola, who is also contributing his grain of sand to the genre, and we show once again the support and our commitment to Andalusian rock that we love passionately.
The Noche Andaluza 2021 tour begins with the participation of 5 Lunas Producciones
ANDALUSIAN NIGHT Tribute to Andalusian Rock. Show produced and directed by the guitarist JuanDelola, where the most representative songs of Andalusian Rock of the late 70s are reviewed as a tribute A whole musical and cultural movement that marked a whole generation, creating a before and after in Andalusian and Spanish music.
Enter. Nochand Andaluza (1983) ALAMEDA. On the Lake (1975) TRIANA. Aires de la alameda (1979) ALAMEDA. Walking through the mosque (1980) MEDINA AZAHARA. A Night of Desperate Love (1981) TRIANA . Baila gitana (1978) GUADALQUIVIR. Rumor (1977) TRIANA. Open Night (1980) CAI. Memories of a Night (1974) TRIANA. The March of the Dwarfs (1980) INDEPENDENT CALIPHATE MAGNET. Mr. Troncoso (1977) TRIANA. Al Andalus (1977) MIGUEL RÍOS. Everything is colored (1975) TRIANA. El garrotín (1971) SMASH. The legend of time (1979) SHRIMP. New Day (1975) LOLE AND MANUEL. Fresh Air (1977) DIEGO DE MORÓN. I want to tell you (1979) TRIANA. Recuerdos de mi tierra (1979) MOSQUE. Open the Door (1975) TRIANA. Your coldness (1980) TRIANA. MEDLEY MEDINA AZAHARA, 40 YEARS OF EXPERIENCE: Everything Has Its End (1992) – Words of Freedom (1993) – Cordoba (2003) – Speed (1989) – I Need to Breathe (1992 )
When SHERISH recorded “El candil” in 2017 it did not belong to the office of 5 Lunas Producciones and they did it in a self-produced way. When we were their manager we always wanted to produce a reissue of this album because we were convinced that we could get much more sound performance.
We are currently immersed in a pure work of sound archaeology, dusting off tracks and recovering sounds from that recording that Sherish made in Nashville Studios, because we do not want to record it again, it would not be the same, and the “magic” that that album had would be lost. We have reached an agreement with the technicians of Nashville and between them and 5 Lunas, we are dedicating time, care and a lot of love in reviewing track by track, second by second all the content of the recorded material. We can tell you that the result is being amazing and very surprising. The effort is worth it because 5 Lunas always bet on Sherish, and as in all previous editions of 5 Lunas, we are also very proud of this work.
So in full preparation and recording sessions of what will be Sherish’s second work, we launch with this reissue of “El candil” with a new format with the healthy intention of leaving the work in the place it deserves.
¡¡¡¡Sesigue defending and betting on the continuity of the legacy of Andalusian rock¡¡¡
Meeting in Jerez de la Frontera with Juanma Rodríguez (keyboardist and one of Sherish’s composers). We begin to address the production of what will be the second album of this magnificent Andalusian progressive rock band where they are especially characterized, apart from their originality and forcefulness, the arabesque and Andalusian sounds.
We face this work with great enthusiasm and with the conviction that it will end up being a discazo.
Jaime Padilla (ONZA) and Juan Antonio Vergara (5 LUNAS) meet to study details of the production of ONZA’s new album. We have for sale some merchandising items in our online store https://5lunas.net/producto-categoria/artistas/onza/ and we agreed to reveal on our website the name of the album: “Divergence and convergence”
There are many tracks recorded and I can assure you that we are facing a pleasant and important evolution of the band, for now we will only detract from the name of the album. Little by little we will advance information.
“ After it rains in the eyes it always scampes in the heart”
On February 14 at 20:00 hours, 5 LUNAS PRODUCCIONES and SHERISH will present exclusively the premiere of the video clip of our new song “Escampa”.
In this production we have had the important collaboration of Manuel Martínez (Singer of Medina Azahara), along with other musicians. We think that with “Escampa” we take another step forward to keep intact the goal of continuing to give a lot of life to Andalusian Progressive Rock.
Alberto Ramírez: Vocals and Drums.
Juanma Rodríguez: Keyboards and Piano.
Juan Antonio Ramírez: Electric guitars.
Diego Fernández: Electric bass.
*Lyrics: Alberto Ramírez & Manuel Martínez
*Music: Alberto Ramírez & Juanma Rodriguez
Produced by 5 Lunas Producciones and Sherish
*Sound Recorded and Mastered in “Estudios Audiorama” (Puerto Real – Cádiz)
*Voice of Manuel Martínez and Choirs of Manuel Ibáñez recorded in “Estudios Samurai” (Córdoba)
*Flamenco guitar recorded at “Estudios Naninartwork” (Madrid)
*Videolyric: Underground Visuals
“After it rains in the eyes it always scampes in the heart”
5 Lunas Producciones will present in a few days the new video clip on the impeccable theme of our group: SHERISH. We are very satisfied with the production of “Escampa” because once again they demonstrate the potential of composition and execution of the band. From here we want to thank the outstanding collaboration of Manuel Martínez (Singer of Medina Azahara) and Manuel Ibañez (Medina Azahara). Jesús Melli (D’Caramelo) has also collaborated with the choirs. And Antonio Ramírez (Casa Andalucía de Leganés) with flamenco guitar.
Another peculiarity that “Escampa” has is that after 47 years, SHERISH reunites two musicians who played together in the first stage of “Retorno” (Juan Antonio Ramirez – guitar and Manuel Martínez – voice), a band that preceded MEDINA AZAHARA.
With them, “Escampa” became even bigger.
“After it rains in the eyes it always scampes in the heart”
5 LUNAS continues to work on new productions in addition to those previously announced. Creativity, enthusiasm and passion for music, as always, are the engine that generates the energy for 5 LUNAS to continue forward. Your support is important, we perceive it, and it motivates us to continue.