EXSIMIO, is a band from Chile formed in 1995 by Carlos Perez (bass guitar), Claudio Corcione (guitar), Juan Ignacio ?Inaki? Varela (guitar) and Fernando Jaramillo (drums). The band records their first Ep with 4 songs live recorded. It was a limited edition and mainly for broadcasting.
In january 1999, the band starts to record their first Lp. An independent production with 11 songs and named "Exsimio". The recording and mixing was financed by the band and the fonds for the mastering and the edition of copies were given by FONDART - Fonds For The Development Of Chilian Arts And Culture. FONDART is only given to a few amount of projects, and the selection is made by a specialized committee. This important goal was made by EXSIMIO with a main purpose: to project the band in the national and international market.
In november 1999, EXSIMIO is invited to L.A. -California to play at the opening of the Julie Rico Art Galery. The band gave interviews to La Opinion, the most important latin newspaper in U.S.A, Al Borde Magazine, and TU MUSICA, music tv program at channel 54 where the video clip of the song Cigoto - the band first single- was presented. Back in Chile, ESIMIO presented their first album live. The Lp started to be distributed by Musicland label through Chile and Argentina, and recieves excellent critics by the specialized press. This same year the band creates their own web site, www.exsimio.cl.
In October, the band receives a call from Mexico, telling that EXSIMIO will be part of the 5th version Of the BajaProg Fest - one of the most important progressive music festival around the world.. EXSIMIO would be in representation of Chile, togheter with bands from France, Germany, U.S.A., Spain, Poland, Indonesia, Hungry and Mexico. The band went to the festival recieving flathering words from the local press and putting EXSIMIO within the 5 best bands of the festival. The band also recieved an invitation to play in Chihuahua with the italian band FINISTERRE. Later the band would go to the University Of Baja California to play with a local band called ARIA. The presence of EXSIMIO in Mexico, would open the door so that two new chilean bands would be invited to the festival in the year 2002.
Back in chile EXSIMIO appeared in the press as "The new conquerors Of Mexico" (Rockaxis Magazine and web site), the band also played for a live recording on Radio Futuro in the studio of the radiostation, and later was invited to play at the Celebration concert of the 12th Aniversary of the station, next to other national bands and in front of thousands of people. During this period EXSIMIO appears in important foreing magazines such as Acid Dragon - France, Margen - Spain, Progressive Newsleter - Germany and Nobody's Land - Italy, among others, and in a lot of web sites specialized in progressive rock music. Likewise EXSIMIO is distributed by Mylodon Records-Chile, Cuneiform Records-U.S.A., Musea Records-France, Lizard-Italy and Record Runner-Brazil.
In march 2002 EXSIMIO is awarded as the Best Chilean VANGUARD Band by the specialized music magazine and web site Rockaxis. On the same month, the band recieves an invitation to participate at the second version of Bahia Prog festival, rock festival that takes place in Cadiz - Spain. In july 2001, EXSIMIO receives Us$ 5.000. From the goverment of chile in order that the band could go to the festival in Spain and also to do an European tour on november 2002, including Italy, Belgium, France, Netherlands, Germany and finishing on Spain.
Before going on Tour the band performs at the Second Vanguard Festival on the Municipe Theater of Valparaiso - Chile, and in an Alive Transmision Concert for the University of Chile Radio Station program: Chile Musica en Vivo. Back in Chile the band opens a Concert for the Mythic Italian Band Il BALLETTO DI BRONZO that was touring on Chile and also played together with the famous bass player Jorge Campos (CONGRESO, FULANO) and his drum & bass project Machi.
In December 2005 the band starts to record their second LP called "Carbono 14" financed again by the Chilian goverment FONDART. and distributed in Europe by Musea Records.
In November 2006 the band performs in Rio de Janeiro and in Macaé city, in Brazil, where Eximio has a legion of fans.
In March 2007 happens the last performance with the drummer Fernando Jaramillo, who goes to EUA for individual career.
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