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Art & Life with Dudeo Perez

Today we’d like to introduce you to Dudeo Perez.

Please kick things off for us by telling us about yourself and your journey so far.
We are Dudeo Perez, an alternative/pop-rock band from Ventura, California. Our band started in the summer of 2018 with members Noah Boland, Jackson Morris, Jackson Reynosa, and Spencer Cefalu, after nearly a decade of growing up with one another. The name Dudeo Perez stems from a childhood alter ego that one of our band members created when he was in elementary school. In essence, Dudeo Perez represents the underdog, the dark horse, and that one person who is very underrated in every aspect of life. Dudeo lives in the shadows and doesn’t ask for the attention, but is always nice to all, and is genuinely a great friend for anyone to have. Our songs resemble the feelings and perspectives of Dudeo Perez– from songs that capture the imagination of childhood to the struggles and perks of getting older. Ever since the release of our debut album, ‘Allons’y’, the band has been gigging up and down California every chance we get.

Can you give our readers some background on your art?
We write each of our songs with the hope that it resonates with at least one person. First, someone in the band will come up with a hook of some sort– a guitar riff or a vocal melody that they find catchy or appealing. From there, each of us crafts the song in our own way by adding and subtracting parts to reach a common goal– a song that people can dance and sing along to. Our band really strives to make a song that not only lyrically resonates with people, but has the energy and feeling that makes people want to sing the song in the car and make it their own. We think that music is powerful in that it has the ability to make people feel a certain kind of way, and we hope our songs resonate with our audience and provide them with joy in this way.

What responsibility, if any, do you think artists have to use their art to help alleviate problems faced by others? Has your art been affected by issues you’ve concerned about?
We think that now, the role of artists is a very working-class and prideful one. While big industries, record companies, and superstars dominate the radio and pop culture, there still exists an underside to the industry– one that we believe will always exist.

The DIY (do-it-yourself) community is still alive and well, and always will be in some capacity. There’s something incredibly unique about creating something from scratch and turning it into what you want it to be. That’s why we have such incredible pride in our music, and why we absolutely love traveling and playing for new crowds. We have been incredibly inspired by those who make their own art, of every medium, and will always support these artists in every way, shape, and form.

What’s the best way for someone to check out your work and provide support?
All of our music is available on Spotify, which I will link here! As well as any other listening platforms.

All we truly hope for is that people can hear the songs. We are incredibly grateful to be able to write and make music for others, and hope that people can hear it as well! We also keep updates regarding gigs, merchandise, and new releases on our Instagram.

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JL Cederblom, Carly Jensen, Jo Anna Edmison, Hannah Ford-Monroe, Sean Galusha

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