Q: What's the most common phrase heard at a DC-3 concert?
A: "Oh my god! That guy is singing and playing the drums standing up!!!"
This Miami-based band has it all: Great songs, extraordinary musicianship, hard-rockin' live shows, and a frontman who simultaneously handles lead vocals and drums while standing. And we're not talking simple drum parts. We're talking full-throttle, kick-ass drums! Their fun-yet-ferocious performances have earned them shared stages and studio gigs with various major artists including Buck Cherry, Tommy Lee & Vince Neil of Motley Crue, Creed, Everclear, U.K. pop sensation Mika and even a recent number one hit by Enrique Iglesias!
On stage, lead vocalist/drummer/frontman Derek Cintron delivers the material with incredible energy and passion, pushing his voice to the limit and pounding the drums as if his life depends on it. He sets up his drums front and center stage. From this position, Cintron connects with the audience as a singer, but adds the physicality and showmanship of a drummer. When compounded with Fernando Perdomo’s explosive bass playing, and Tony Medina’s aggressive guitar work, it’s freakin' impressive, to say the least. Medina and Perdomo take on backing vocals as well, creating three-part harmonies that soar over their fiery music.
Without a doubt, the band has their own sound - and it’s a BIG one (especially for a trio!). It’s classic arena pop-rock - in other words, it's music that rocks AND puts a smile on your face. It’s music that's meant to be played in stadiums and amphitheaters. And while DC-3 definitely has the old-school pop-rock thing down, they add a fresh spin to it with their high-energy performances. Maybe that’s what gives their music its timeless quality and appeal…
Lyrically, DC-3 nails it on the interpersonal/introspective stuff. “Too Much Time Has Passed” beautifully describes the inner turmoil encountered while trying to better one’s self. “Divorced” depicts an adulterous liaison with a married woman. On “Athena”, a lament about wanting to keep the girlfriend and “the girl on the side”, the vocal performance and the sentiment in the lyric is so genuine, you find yourself feeling for the guy! But that’s not even half the story, because the band covers as much ground lyrically as they do musically. From historic human achievements, political correctness, individuality, Star Trek and space travel to music itself, these guys sing about everything.
And people must like what they're singing about, because they've sold completely out of their first pressing, and they're already halfway sold out of their second one. And all those sales were either at shows or on their website! And speaking of websites, FRIEND THIS PAGE!!!