DAHEBEGEBEES, Curtis Lee, Ben Cina, Lance Lane
2015 East Riverside
Austin, TX, 78741
Doors 8:00 PM / Show 8:30 PM
DaHeBeGeBeeS spawned from the very vibrant musical melting pot that is Austin TX. Austin's mix of Blues, Rock, Latin, Funk, and Soul helped in the making of Dahebegebees sound.
Ady Hernandez (guitar/lead vocals) a 3rd generation musician, son of the Legendary Little Joe Y La Familia started the band with the help from Cecilio Ruiz (Drums/vocals) and Jonas Saks (Bass). Later adding its newest member Miguel McDonald (vocals) as well as various other musicians along the way.
Countless shows and miles across the U.S. helped the band form into a tight unit.
Since then the band has made its name into some of the most elite circles in the music game from Los Lobos, Los Lonely Boys, War, Heart, Little Joe Y La Familia, Toby Keith, Ja rule, Malo, El Chicano, Asleep at the Wheel, Willie Nelson and many more. Dahebegebees have created a fresh sound with thoroughly danceable groove based songs compiled with melody, lots of harmonies, hooks galore and substance. The group is musically sophisticated with marathon live performances drawing from such artist like Santana, Maceo Parker, Stevie Wonder, Dave Matthews, and D'angelo. This band will put your soul in a happy place.
Dahebegebees have recorded three CD's, one EP and soon to be out a Live CD and studio release for the 2011 year.
Curtis Lee hails from Austin, Texas. He started his professional singing career in the music scene of Austin four years ago gigging nightly on 6th, 5th and 4th street at some of the most popular clubs and venues downtown with a 60 ‘s and 70’s Funk and Soul Cover band called The Bumps. He has also performed with such bands as The Atlantic's ,London Calling ,The 80h Project,M.A.S.K and is currently singing with a Soul band called Dahebegebees. Curtis Lee would like to take his singing career to the next level and become established as an original soul artist in the music business and create a nice sound for all ears to hear. So look out for him in the near future.
These days, seasoned Texan vocalist/guitarist, Benjamin Cina [see-nuh], is just plain cold. The soft-spoken 27-year old recently saw his self-produced single of the same name (“Cold”) garner thousands of plays online in the first 24 hours following its digital release. The song features Dallas-based rap phenom DeWun and was shot on location in Austin, Texas – where Ben and his band currently reside.
Performing on a weekly basis to triple digit crowds in the ‘Live Music Capital of the World’ has become a welcomed norm, with no one more humble and visibly aware as to the significance of the public’s reception than the charismatic crooner himself.
As a recent graduate of the World Famous Vocal Jazz program at UNT (University of North Texas), Ben joins the likes of elite alums Norah Jones, Eli Young Band and the eagles, writing, recording and performing original songs – modern soul combined with classic blues and jazz – for more than eight years.
In the past year (2012) alone, Ben was invited to showcase his talent at the highly competitive SXSW music festival, in addition to touring the Lone Star State with stops in Fort Worth, Austin, Dallas, Houston, Galveston, College Station, San Antonio and Denton. Included in these are multiple encores at the legendary House of Blues, as well as promotional appearances on both FM radio formats and major television networks such as NBC and FOX. ROC Nation artist Rita Ora shared the stage with Ben in October of 2012 for a late night rendition of Usher’s “Nice and Slow,” only to later rave on Twitter about her experience.
Influences include beloved classics like Al Green and Curtis Mayfield to more modern songwriters like John Mayer, Maxwell or Gary Clark Jr. All play an identifiable role regarding the quality of craftsmanship, as well as attention to detail that Ben instills within his own music.
With his boyish good looks, southern charm and a voice to rival any contestant on The Voice or American Idol, Ben Cina is sure of one thing – his position within popular culture:
“I make music for everyone, from the jazz enthusiast or backpack hip hop fan to the classic 70’s soul funk lover. My philosophy is to just do something original and pay homage to the music that inspired me to write the kind of material that makes my story and what I have to say, unique. I just want people to have a good time with it.”