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Eduardo Saez (VE)
#Los Pixel, Electrocirkus, Gillman


Paiste Artist Since Jun 2014

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At the age of 16, inspired and influenced by various artists , Eduardo began his career in music as a drummer. He founded his very first band named Cronos, with whom he toured across Venezuela. This band would become one of the most important bands of the Venezuelan rock music scene.

Timeline:

1989: The band Clowns is founded and he is asked to join.

1990: He earned first place as the best rock drummer ("Actitud Rock" magazione poll). Throughout those years he worked with many different Top 40 bands such as: Sex Pack, Pussycats, and Covers (…).

1991: Makes his first album in studio with Cronos titled “Al Fin Una Victoria” ("A Victory at Last”), positioning the band on new level of popularity. Their songs were being played by National radio stations. Eduardo would tour with the band one final time. He also worked at “TOGTRON”, as a producer on shows featuring artists such as George Benson, Al Di Meola, Chick Corea, José Feliciano, Luis Miguel, Jhon Hammond, Sepultura, just to name a few. He decided to leave Cronos and Clowns to travel to the U.S. (September of 1991 - May of 1992), and upon returning to Venezuela decided to rejoin both bands to record and would later track with Clowns for the first album titled “Loco Por Ti." The first single, “Loco Por Ti,” becomes one of the most-played songs at one of the most most important radio stations in Caracas.

1993: When the band Clowns disbands, Eduardo joins the band Gillman, one of the biggest and most important rock bands of all time in Venezuela with whom he records two albums: “Escalofrío” (Shiver) and “Vivo y en Vivo” (Live and Live). They would later embark on the Escalofrío Tour.

1996: He leaves the band Gillman to begin working with different performers of the Venezuelan music scene; he begins working as a session musician. He also works with actor/singer Guillermo Dávila, known worldwide for his acting career which includes over 30 films, along with 16 albums and over 20 singles for 3 consecutive years, touring all over Venezuela and Latin America. That same year he joined the band Alexis Peña, and other Top 40 bands such as Hamlet, Express, Remake, Post Data, Sexo Phone, By Pass, Fondo Blanco, to name some.

1998: Eduardo returned to the U.S. where he lived until 2001 and worked on many different musical projects as a session musician with artists such as Mike Lyons, Hijos Del Gas Nervioso, Septembers Band, Laura Píen, Jenny James, Mike Blue Band, Divas, Venus and Mars, Robert France and Coral Reef with whom he toured the Eastern U.S. playing in cities such as Miami, Fort Lauderdale, West Palm Beach, Valdosta, Atlanta, Gainesville, New York, New Jersey, Atlantic City, Ocean City, Poconos, Baltimore, Philadelphia, Tuscaloosa, Orlando, Pompano Beach, Deerfield Beach, Tampa, Naples, Key West, Homestead.

2001: Eduardo returns to his native Venezuela and begins working with Top 40 bands such as Fondo Blanco, Maldito Feed Back, Express, Todo Acústico (…) and joins the band Motor X with whom recorded two singles. In December, he was invited to go on tour with the band Laberinto playing with Santana and visiting Switzerland and Holland (Amsterdam, Baden, Interlaken, Wegen, Adelboden, and others).

2002: He begins to create what would later become Cronos' comeback album, “Rules,” and then later rejoins the band Gillman and records their final album. Subsequently, he joins Pablo Mendoza's band and records the album “My Destiny,” which is nominated to the 'Metal Hecho en Venezuela Awards' (Metal Made in Venezuela Awards). Eduardo wins the Best Drummer of 2003-2004 Award. He also earns another nomination for the album “Rules Antologia” by the band Cronos on the Rock n’ Pop Awards for Best Compilation from a National Band.

2005: Eduardo founds his recording studio called “SAEZTUDIO:” at this time he also founds the band Electrocirkus.

2006: Eduardo is asked to join the band Kashmir. During this period, the "Greatest Hits" album by Eectrocirkus is released. One year into the band's existence they find themselves positioned as one of the most important bands in the Venezuelan music scene. The band embarks on their very first tour in Venezuela and are later invited to perform at the Corp Banca Auditorium. That same year, Eduardo joins Pablo Mendoza on a national tour supporting Joe Satriani and Paul Gilbert. His other band Electrocirkus is asked to open for KISS.

The band Sibelius invites Eduardo to record a single titled “Venezuela Infinita” (Infinite Venezuela) and to play with them various performances for the promotion of the record.

2009: Eduardo tracks for new albums with Electrocirkus, Pablo Mendoza and Manuel Diquez (lead vocalist of the band Ultrachic and singer of Franco De Vita's band with whom Eduardo has previously performed in Venezuela). The singles “Ojos Rojos” and “La Noche Que Te Debo” reach #1 on the Pop/Rock in Venezuela. Sáez and Ricardo Parra, a highly-regarded snare drum manufacturer in Venezuela, design what would become the “Sáez style” snare drum. Electrocirkus is invited to perform with headliner Lou Gramm of Foreigner.

2010: Eduardo begins performing with the Latin Grammy Award nominated band Los Pixel. The band tours across Venezuela to promote their final record titled “Cuánto Cuesta” (How Much Is It).

In addition to being a respected drummer, Eduardo also owns a professional recording studio called 'Saeztudio,' where many bands from all across Venezuela have recorded their albums. 'Saeztudio' receives a Latin Grammy nomination for its involvement in the recording of the 'Best Rock Album of 2010' nominee Viniloversus' album (with producer and guitarist Rodolfo Pagliuca of the Venezuelan band Malanga).

2011: The band Resistencia asks Sáez to join. A national tour opening for bands such as Judas Priest and Whitesnake begins; the band later shares the stage with bands such as Rata Blanca, Overkill, Uriah Heep, La Misma Gente, Trendkill, Kraken, Tren Loco, Destruction, and others. During this time Eduardo records the next album by Manuel Diquez; meanwhile the Venezuelan rock band La Vida Boheme earns two nominations for Best Rock Album and Best Rock Song categories. The Sáez/Pagliuca collaboration at Saeztudio is recognized by NARAS and LARAS.

2012: Eduardo is nominated as Best Drummer for his work on the “Anti Ídolo” single by artist Manuel Diquez -- the song is nominated as Best Rock/Pop song at the Latin Grammy Awards. That same year Sáez and Electrocirkus play with guitarist Slash and later their second album is released with the title “Rock On" which wins two Melomaniac Awards in the Best Drummer of Rock in Venezuela and Best Band Returns (Resistencia) categories.

2013: The band Electrocirkus is chosen to play at the Gillman Fest with the band Saxon. Electrocirkus records their third album; Pixel's fifth album, recorded live at the Hard Rock Café Caracas is released on Amnistia Internacional. Eduardo and the band La Vida Boheme are awarded their first Latin Grammy Award for the album “Será.” He also records and produces for artists Juan Carlos Nuñez, Sifting, Krueger, La Vida Boheme, Mantra, Dischord, Forget The Fallen, Lado B, La Mueka, Sifting, and many others. The band Electrocirkus tours nationally; Gillman records two albums "Escalofrío" and “Escalofrío 2;" this latter is released mid-year on double CD format.

2014: Pixel’s fifth album titled “Live” is released - the band tours in support of the new album.

Latin Grammy Award:
2013 - "Best Rock Album" by La Vida Boheme (“Será”)

Latin Grammy Award Nominations:
2010: Category: Rock - Band: Viniloversus “Si Nos Mata”
2011: Category: Best Rock Album. Band: La Vida Boheme. Album: “Nuestra”
2011: Category: Best Latin Pop Album Band: La Vida Boheme. Album: “Nuestra”
2012: Category: Best Rock Song - Artist: Manuel Diquez - Song: “Anti Idolo”

Recorded Performances:
CRONOS - “Al Fin Una Victoria” / “Rules” / “Antologia”

Tours (1987-1990 + 2002-2003):
CLOWNS “Loco Por Ti”

Tours (1991-1993):
GILLMAN “Escalofrio” / “Vivo y En Vivo” / “15 Años” / “El Despertar De La Historia” / “25 Años” / “Cuauhtemoc” / “Escalofrio” 2012 / “Escalofrio 2”

Tours (1993-1997 + 2002-2003):
GUILLERMO DAVILA

Tours (1996-1998):
MOTOR X - “Girar”

Tours (2003):
PABLO MENDOZA - “My Destiny” / “En Concierto 2011” / “En Vivo Valencia 2005” / “Together again live 2011” DVD

Tours (2005-2007-+ 2009-2011):
MANUEL DIQUEZ - “Ojos Rojos” / “Anti Idolo”
ELECTROCIRKUS - “Grandes Exitos” / “Rock On”

Tours (2006-2013):
LOS PIXEL - “En Vivo”

Tours (2010-2012):
RESISTENCIA

Tours (2011-2012):
USA: w/CORAL REEF REVIEW, SEPTEMBER BAND, LAURA PYNE, ROBERT FRANCE AND MIKE LYONS

Tours (1998-2001):
HOLLAND: w/SANTANICO

Eduardo plays Paiste cymbals, Regal Tip sticks, Instrumentos Allegro and Parradrums.

saezdrum@gmail.com
www.facebook.com/eduardosaez
www.twitter.com/eduardosaez
www.youtube.com/eduardosaez
www.lospixel.com
www.facebook.com/electrocirkus
www.paulgillman.com
www.pablomendoza.com