July 9th, 2011 in Steve Clayton Blog
This Venezuelan band integrated for: Leo Borges (bass guitar), Ricardo Sosa (guitar and vocals), Daniel Vargas (drums) and Enrique Márquez (guitar and synthesizers) began its musical trajectory in the year 2001. In the year 2003, 1st Edition emphasizes for his participation in the National school band contest organized by the “Fundacion Nuevas Bandas” (www.nuevasbandas.com.ve), throwing them as indisputable winners of that year. In 2004, the band was invited to be part of a CD compilation of the prestigious magazine “Platano Verde” (www.platanoverde.com) with the song “Alguna Vez”. The same year 1st Edition took part in a contest organized by the television channel “Puma TV”, where there were selected 30 bands of the whole country so that by means of a song the public would had to vote for his favorite, 1st edition again was selected as the winning band, achieving hours of recording in Rock and Folk Studios. In the year 2006, 1st Edition was chosen to represent the national talent as the opening band for the prestigious Californian band, NOFX in their concert in Caracas.
In 2007 1st Edition was part of the lineup of bands that played in the URBE magazine awards (www.planetaurbe.com) For 2008 1st Edition releases their first studio album “Es Tiempo De Actuar ”, considered by URBE magazine as “ a collection of radial singles ”, placing 3 of them in the different juvenile broadcasting stations of the country, where the song “Creeme” came up to the position number 1 of the top ten of “La Mega 107.3 FM” (www.lamegaestacion.com), and having a record of permanence of more than 12 weeks in the count. This same year the band goes on a national tour as support and promotion of their album, achieving this way a major attention and national expansion. In turn in the same epoch the band takes part in ” Battle of The Bands Warped tour 2008 ” where it obtains the attention of the American public being one of the bands with major acceptance from the visitors and fans. By the ends of the year “ Es Tiempo De Actuar” whas nominated in the first round of the Grammys Awards 2008 on the category of “ Best Latin Rock/Alternative Album ” this came along with creating an alliance with “ Ingenious Records “ in Miami, Florida, bringing as consequence an internationalization of the work and talent of this band. Also the band creates important partnerships with “World Sound Bank” (www.worldsoundbank.com) and “Pilla Discográfica” (www.pilla.keloide.net) to carry out a special edition of “Es Tiempo De Actuar” where can be appreciated three new songs that the band includes to show their fans the new sound that will represent their second album, which is in recording process right now. By the ends of this year, 1st Edition happens to be a part of the important catalogue of bands supported by the prestigious brands such as Vans, Fender, Gretsch, Bad Cat Amps and Trailer Trash Pedalboards, being the first Venezuelan band provided with so important alliance. 1st Edition brings to us a proposal loaded with energy, naturalness, and charisma that characterizes them both in their music and staging.The motivation of this band is as well as arises for obtaining the music that truly defines them, an innovative, high quality and captivating sound.
For more on the band check out their Facebook, they have been endorsed with us since 2010.