Arriving on the Los Angeles music scene, Cupero is resonating in the ears of bilingual music lovers alike. Her aggressive, rhythmic guitar playing and powerful vocals quickly dubbed her as “the Swordfish” by producers at The Cutting Room Studios in New York City in 2008. Now 25, she continues to expand her presence on the LA scene as the 2013 winner of the Latin category of the John Lennon Songwriting Contest (“La Historita de Nosotros”), as well as having been a finalist in 2011 (“Voces”) and 2009 (“La Sombra”). She also was a finalist in the International Songwriting Contest in 2013 for her song, “La Bestia Dentro.” In 2010, she got her first taste of the Grammy’s landing a spot on the first-round Grammy ballot for Best Female Pop Vocalist (“I’ve Got Your Number”) and Record of the Year (“La Sombra”). In the Spring of 2012, Cupéro made the final three in the OurStage/MTV Tr3s video contest for a chance to sing with Juanes during his Live MTV Unplugged performance in Miami.
In New York she got her start working her way through Manhattan and Brooklyn rocking at venues such at The Bitter End (solo and with Richie Cannata, Billy Joel’s saxophonist), The Red Lion, The Village Underground, Kenny’s Castaways and The Knitting Factory. This created her foundation to grow and prepare for Los Angeles, where the market was wider for pop/rock bilingual acts.
Though she does not solely sing in Spanish, singing in both languages enables her to connect with people both culturally and emotionally. When she lived in Sevilla, Spain, her host dad took her around Seville, taught her flamenco licks, and put her into bars to perform. Perhaps her most anticipated song for each gig is, “Olé,” appropriately named as an ode to Sevilla for their passion for life, love and music. Whether with a band or solo, or in Spain or in LA, Cupero shows up with energy and pipes ready to entertain. When she is not playing out, Cupero can be seen playing the Third Street Promenade in Santa Monica every weekend. ‘Like’ her on Facebook and follow her on Twitter to connect!