In the year 2000, three musicians from Panama, Iñaki Iriberri (Guitars, Keyboards and Battery), Carlos Ucar (Bass) and Rodrigo Colon Sanchez (Vocals and Guitars), started Señor Loop. They became known immediately in the Panamanian rock/pop scene.
Soon, new band members joined: Carlos (Drums and Guitar) and Jose Sanchez (Percussion) and introduce in all his concerts some short films of Jonathan Harker (well known local music video director), with this the band presents a strong visual language including contemporary art. Some Artists and Desingers, like Miki Fabrega, Ian Chang and Daniel Silvera, join later to the troop.
From the begining, the band always be supported with other local musicians like: Roberto Varela, Jesus Caballero, Oscar y Rey Cruz, Eduardo Irving, Jaime Arroyo, Ricky Ramirez and Beyaco. Señor Loop worked too in other music and artistic projects, like the production between 2001 and 2003 of the short film of Jonathan Harker "El Plomero" and support in the soundtrack, created by Ingmar Herrera, another close friend of the band.
In 2001, the band presents his first album (Señor Loop Vol. 1) produced completely in Loop Audio (Iñaki Iberri Studio, make sounds for Commercials), this disc with direct distribution, impacted to everyone because present a "crude" sound, mixed with ingresdients like: rock,, funk, reggae, hip hop, a little of salsa rock, among others, for produced songs with themes taken for the panamenian's streets. For this work, the band was nominated in 5 categories in the first Panamarock Award, this fact made grow a lot the popularity of the band and open up the doors to a new commercial market.
In the end of the same year, band ended the record of his second album that was called "Madretambor", this album was record in Cerro Punta, where tne band take all his studio for among 1 month exclusively for the record of this album.
His influences with the emergent visual art, has taken the band to join events of contemporary art Ciudad Multiple, Habitart-Kent, Explora, and in two of the three versions of the San Felipe Summer's Festival. In Other ways in 2001, Señor Loop appearas in a exclusively presentation in the Panama Museum of Contemporary Art, with a insatllation and concert, that was take completely all the building. With his first musical video, Señor Loop win the second place in the Maxell Video Contest in 2003 and the respective song for the making of this video was "Señor llega al sarao y se roba tu pareja" winning the award of best band unpiblished.
In February of 2004, the final mix of the album
"Madretambor" was send to Secret Labs Studios in Ney York for his mastered, maded completely by Dennis Rivadeneira. the albums came to the panamenian's stores the 1st of april 2004. That year, the band was invited for a international concert in the museum of art and design contemporary in San Jose, Costa Rica.
For The Third Edition of the PanamaRock Awards, the band is was nominated in 5 categories, winning awards to: Best Musical Video of The Year (Señor Loop llega al sarao y se roba tu pareja) and Best Album of the Year (Madretambor), This Album was consider too in the latinamaerican Version of The Rolling Stone Magazine like one of the 50 best albums more important of the year.
because all members except the Bassist are drumers, and for that reason that name.
Actually they are working in his third album, and all his fans are waiting son anxious for it!
Felipe "Pipo" Almengor. (CrovaxBourne)
Some dates extracted from: Panamarock.com
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