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September 1st, 2013

CUPERO WINS THE 2013 LATIN CATEGORY OF THE INTERNATIONAL JOHN LENNON SONGWRITING CONTEST

http://jlsc.com/winners/2013a/winners.php

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Check out Cupéro’s interview in Sevilla on Canal Luz!

Cupéro rockin’ it at Lycian

October 1st, 2011

Check out Cupero in the October/November issue of Orange Magazine, p.9!

September 9th, 2011

New EP, Voces, now available digitally in iTunes, Rhapsody, eMusic, Spotify, Amazon mp3!! Check it out, keyword search “Cupero”

September 1st, 2011

I’m very excited to announce that my song, “Voces” (“Voices”) just became a finalist in the International John Lennon Songwriting Contest! This is the second time that one of my Latin songs has become a finalist in this competition following my song, “La Sombra” in 2009. “Voces” reflects the perspective of an outsider looking in on the struggles and suffering that still exists in Latin America. It’s a song about the people and their life, losing loved ones and hanging onto faith to remain strong. It’s certainly a step in the right direction on my road to becoming the first English to Spanish crossover. We’re gonna keep it going!!!!

NEW EP TO BE RELEASED DIGITALLY EARLY THIS MONTH!

August, 2011

Check out the latest live videos at facebook.com/cupero

New 4-track EP in production.

July 18th, 2011

Check out the video of Cupero’s full band performance at The Lycian Centre at facebook.com/cupero

Don’t miss her performance at Eddie’s Roadhouse, this Saturday at 10:30pm!

Jun 2nd, 2011

Catch Cupero this SATURDAY, JUNE 4th, 9:30pm Performing at Blarney Station in Warwick, NY!

May 2nd, 2011

New tracks, “Gone Again” and “Me Haces Sentir” to be featured in Australian podcast, Erkpod on Friday, May 13th! #mce_temp_url#

April 22nd, 2011

Band set, Cupero gears up for summer return to debut new songs in shows. Set for Lycian Center “On the Lawn” Concert series July 14th 6:30pm.

April 5th, 2011

Currently in Spain promoting music, perfecting Spanish, Clarissa Cupero interviews with Valerie Gurka from the Knitting Factory, BK #mce_temp_url#

March 4th, 2011

Cupero performs first gig in Sevilla at Bar El Bucaro, C/Alfonso XII, 30. Bilingual crowd with open arms…mission accomplished!

The International Songwriting Contest

Clarissa Cupero’s song, “La Sombra” was once again recognized in another songwriting competition called The International Songwriting Contest! “La Sombra” was a semi-finalist!

International John Lennon Songwriting Contest

Cupéro’s Latin track”La Sombra” named finalist in John Lennon International Songwriting Contest Yes, you heard right! Big voice, small town Cupéro’s hot Latin track, “La Sombra” receives its first international recognition!

Check it out officially under “Winners, Session I” HERE

January, 2010

Feminist Review
Clarissa Cupéro – Cupéro
When I found out Clarissa Cupéro was only nineteen years old, I did a double take. Her gritty alto is substantial, forceful; it speaks of experience. Cupéro, a New York state native, is currently a student at Sienna College, and in addition to taking classes, she performs her songs for campus benefits (including concerts to aid student organizations such as Students Active for Ending Rape). She is still unsigned to a label, but self-released her self-titled EP last year through The Cutting Room in Greenwich Village.

This bilingual album is pervaded by driving rhythms, aggressive yet playful guitar riffs, and of course, Cupéro’s meaty vocals. The influence of classic rock artists is evident in the guitar-centric instrumentals, but her self-assured lyrics make it her own. The first track, “I’ve Got Your Number,” prompted me to dance around my apartment the first time I popped the disc into the player. The lyrics speak of experience beyond her years with a confidence and independence that is believable:

I’ve got your number, baby,
I’m not digging the way you’re steering me,
You’re changing me…
I believe in what I stand for,
Dignity, oh can’t you see?

This track, which has elicited unexpected success, is this generation’s cure for the epidemic of dependence women often feel towards any lover that will give them attention. Cupéro is strong enough to recognize a toxic relationship, and joyfully maintains her independence, asserting her agency.

Her love for Colombian rock artist Juanes is evident in the track “La Sombra”, whose Latin flair shows her flexibility as a musician to combine various styles, and once again, make this self-proclaimed wallflower get the urge to dance. Cupéro lays down a contemplative piano track on “Life is a Moment,” which along with the addition of strings, adds a thoughtful depth to the EP. “You’ll Never Be There” treats the age-old ailment of unrequited love with a positive, almost flippant attitude; as the last track, this piece rounds out the album nicely, leaving the listener with Clarissa’s sense of self and empowerment.

All six tracks exhibit an aspect of Cupéro’s resilient, albeit human personality, and display her lovely voice in concert with riffs that are simultaneously catchy and classic. I definitely look forward to hearing more from this young woman in the future. Her drive and tenacity got her noticed by two producers in the small Greenwich Village recording studio, so I am certain that as she matures and finishes her studies, she will have more music to share, and won’t stop until she gets the big break she deserves.

Review by Cristin Colvin

December, 2009

Cupéro is Wildy’s World #4 EP!
The Wildy’s World Top Ten EPs of 2009 #4: Cupéro

Clarisa Cupéro really might be the next big thing. The bilingual singer/songwriter follows in the footsteps of Juanes by creating a sound that’s is equally accessible to both English- and Spanish- language speaking markets. Aside from the demographic advantes, Cupéro has one of those voices that melts microphones and hearts. The first time I head this EP I was hooked, and it keeps getting better. Someday the name Cupéro will be instantly recognizable.

August 2009

Interview with iProng Magazine! (Now Beatweek Magazine)

June, 2009
Wow.
Warwick, NY native Clarissa Cupéro just bowled me over. Cupéro’s self-titled 6-song EP is the sort of introduction that knocks a listener off their feet. Whether it’s the distinctly mature tone of 19-year-old Cupéro’s songwriting, the no-holds-barred emotional strength of her songs or the absolutely amazing instrument that is her voice, Cupéro is a purely unexpected and welcome surprise on the musical scene. The Siena College student has influences all over the music map, from KT Tunstall to various classic rock artists to Columbian rocker Juanes (17 Latin Grammys). Juanes has inspired Cupéro to be a bilingual artist, writing and singing in both English and Spanish. The EP, Cupéro, was produced by Patrick Ermlich and E-Shy Gazit, who brought Cupéro’s songs to life in ways even she didn’t suspect when she contacted them as a high school senior. Now, Cupéro is a college student trying to build her fan base in the Albany, NY and New York City markets who has her eyes on bigger stages down the road.Those bigger stages shouldn’t be a problem at all. Not since Marian Call came along with Vanilla have I been so utterly stilled by a debut album. Cupéro makes you want to just drop everything and listen, and she handles active rock tunes and ballads with equal aplomb. With a voice that falls somewhere on a line between Sarah McLachlan and Bonnie Tyler, Cupéro makes fans every time she opens her mouth to sing. Cupéro opens with I’ve Got Your Number, a song she wrote for a high school talent show that has become her signature song. I’ve Got Your Number could have been a hit anytime in the last 25 years, and with the right breaks would vie for radio spins even in today’s fractured market. La Sombra is a Spanish language song, and while I can’t comment on the lyrics (no habla), the song has a powerful, sensuous feel that borders on overwhelming. Cupéro rips the roof on this vibrant rocker.I Thought I Knew Love is a commanding love song that’s chart ready as you read this. It’s a bit off the beaten love song track but ideal mix-tape material and the sort of song that lights up request/dedication lines. Life Is A Moment is a song about striving for dreams and never giving up. It’s a powerful message delivered in a powerful vocal performance. The arrangement opens with Cupéro and piano, adding in cello and other instrumentation as the song progresses. There’s a Paula Cole “I Don’t Want To Wait” feel to this song that’s unmistakable. Don’t be surprised if Life Is A Moment ends up licensed, movies or even gets covered by big name artists down the road (by then Cupéro may be one herself). Quiero Tu Amor is the other Spanish language song on the EP, a gorgeous ballad that would sell a million copies in an English version. I have to say though that the Spanish language brings out a certain sensuality in Cupéro’s voice that’s more reserved in English, increasing her marketability in an increasingly multi-ethnic culture a hundred fold. Cupéro closes out with You’ll Never Be There, an urgent acoustic rocker with Americana leanings that just about proves that she can do, play or sing almost anything.Clarissa Cupéro has everything but the breaks. Talent and composure well beyond her nineteen years and a killer voice make it very possible that down the road the name Cupéro will be as familiar as names like Prince, Madonna and Beyonce. Yes, it’s a grand statement, and practically everything in Cupéro’s life and career would have to go just right for that to happen. But based on what I’ve heard on Cupéro, it’s not out of the realm of imagination. Yes, she’s that good. Find out for yourself. Cupéro is a Wildy’s World Certified Desert Island Disc. Don’t wait, get it now.