Electric Piquete to Film Concept Video for New Single “Cut Me Loose” at Ball & Chain July 25


New funk / soul track a collaboration with vocalist Maco Monthervil, video to be shot and produced by Gary Pettigrew


Hialeah, FL – July 13, 2016 – Two-time Miami New Times “Best Latin Band” award winners Electric Piquete are venturing into new musical and creative territory. First, the band has written, recorded and is getting ready to release a single featuring a bonafide lead singer. Next, the group is working on shooting and issuing their first concept video. Already in production, Electric Piquete will be shooting scenes for the video at Ball & Chain (1513 SW 8th Street, Miami, FL 33135) on Monday, July 25, 2016, from 6 to 9 p.m. on the Pineapple Stage. Family, friends and fans who want to appear in the video’s live sequence are encouraged to attend the shoot.


Maco Monthervil grew up in South Florida, and is of Haitian-American decent. He first came to the attention of the band’s co-founder and bassist Michael Mutas one-half of the disbanded indie duo The Lovers Key. “I’ve long been a fan of Maco’s voice and when I learned that he was open to working with other musicians, I immediately reached out to him,” offers Mut. “He and the band clicked immediately and one of the results of the jams we had together is our new song ‘Cut Me Loose’, which we are very excited about releasing soon.”


Music for the song, a mid-tempo funk number, was a mostly composed and arranged idea by the time Monthervil came around. The vocalist, a fan of singers such as Sarah VaughanThe Mamas and The Papas and Esther Phillips, wrote the lyrics and melody. Recorded at Red Door Studios in Little Haiti and co-produced by Jose Elias (Spam Allstars, the Nag Champayons,Cortadito), the track was mixed and mastered by Ferny Coipel (I Don’t Know,Humbert) at the Shack North Studios in Hialeah. Coipel has previously worked with the band, both in the studio and as live sound engineer.


Drummer and band co-founder Ed Rosado contributed to the arrangement and production, and plays drums and percussion on “Cut Me Loose”. It also features Mut on bass, guitar and a primary song-writing role by band memberChris Correoso, trumpet by Rich Dixon, who is also a member, plus congas by Raymond Ayala, keyboard by CharlesChipGardener, and tenor sax byRobert Smiley (both of Fusik).


Pettigrew, a co-worker of Mut at a local Internet marketing company, has an extensive background in video editing and production and heads the Sunrise, FL-based production company Rush Media Studios. They specialize in creating professional TV commercials, music videos, promotional videos and sizzle reels. Pettigrew has done video production for Erica Mena and the IntroMusic Group, and has the fortune of being mentored by J. Jesses Smith, who directed Breathe, produced Before I Self Destruct, and produced music videos for 50 Cent, Erick Sermon, DMX, Eve, Akon, Bizzy Bone and others. More information is available at


The video will feature clips of the band in action live at Ball & Chain, and at work in the studio. There will also be a concept based loosely on the idea of Maco realizing his potential as an independent creative force.


The following day, Tuesday, July 26, the band will return to Ball & Chain for another #PiqueteSessions show, this time doing a set of songs “Made in the 80s” from 8 to 10 p.m. The group will perform one set of original material, and one set of songs recorded and released during the “me” decade. Electric Piquete will cover songs by Michael Jackson, Hall & Oates, The Police, Rick James, Neil Young, and more. 21 and over are welcome; there is no cover charge.


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Electric Piquete is probably best known for its fiery originals and inventive interpretations of Latin and jazz standards. A powerfully-tight drums / bass / guitar / keys rhythm section sets the groove for an incendiary horn section, taking listeners on an Afro-Caribbean journey of sound.


The band features drummer / vocalist Ed Rosado, bassist / vocalist MichaelMut, Chris Correoso on guitar, Rich Dixon on trumpet and flugelhorn,Raymond Ayala on congas, Chip Gardner on keyboards, Robert Smiley on tenor sax, and occasionally, Jose Miranda on trombone and Maco Monthervil, lead vocals.


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