El Trio


“Breaking the artful serenity, Dominican trinity inject wild idiosyncrasy into prog idiom.”– Dmitry M. Epstein., DME (Dec 05, 2014)

“I’d seriously suggest taking advantage of their offer to learn more about the quality progressive music that’s being created in this corner of the world without much fanfare. ” – Mike Pollack, Progressive Tracks (Sep 27, 2014)

“No nonsense original and always interesting music, very professionally done by talented musicians. Good stuff!!”- Marc, Proggnosis (Jun 02, 2013)

“Well recommended excursion from your normal tastes. This Dominican band can rock…and prog…and well just about play any kind of music.” – Mark Johnson, Sea of tranquility (Sep 14, 2013)

Live DVD dropped last September !!! Get it!  


El Trio released its firs live-in-concert DVD, called Leña!!!(Wood )last fall. It was recorded on December 20th 2013 in a show at a small local bar. The DVD is available for sale and  the digital album can be downloaded for free. This project and others, including a free compilation of 16 songs taken from all their albums, are part of the band`s 10`th anniversary celebration releases. The compilation, called Balance, will be available soon.

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 From Santiago, Dominican Republic


Kilvin Peña, bass. Johandy Ureña, drums. Jonatan Piña Duluc. vocals, guitar and composition.

Kilvin Peña, bass. Johandy Ureña, drums. Jonatan Piña Duluc. vocals, guitar and composition.

Influences: Living Colour, Luis Alberto Spinetta, Screaming Headless Torsos, Luis Días.

El Trio`s music is a genre-bending meld of influences that combines classic rock, Jazz, Prog, Latin troubadour and Afro-Dominican Folk. Their style has been called “hard to label”,”crossover-prog”,”Rock/jazz fusion”.

El Trio has remained alive in the Dominican “underground” scene since 2003, playing, recording and promoting a music that is very different from the country’s traditional radio and tv music, different from the glam-rock scene in the country`s capital which mostly influenced by American and British pop-rock and different from the traditional latin jazz that is played in festivals and high-class venues. The group is the only rock band from the city of Santiago that has remained active releasing albums and playing shows over the years, something which they have achieved with no more reward than the music itself. El Trio also belongs to the minority of bands from the Dominican Republic that chooses to develop a style of rock that acknowledges their cultural heritage as a Caribbean people.

The band has earned good reviews from various progressive music magazines and web pages like Progressor, Prog-Archives, Prog-ears, Proggnosis, Sea of tranquility, DME, DPRP among others. Their music has been featured in progressive radio shows all over the globe, such as La villa Strangiato (Canada) and El Retorno del Gigante (Argentina), Progressive Tracks (USA), Prog Extended (Germany), Cerca de la Orilla (Mexico), Art.Rockowy Świat (Poland), and many others. El Trío`s song Canterbule pt. III was selected to represent the Dominican Republic`s independent music movement in the July 2013 edition of the MUSIC ALLIANCE PACT compilation of music from all over the world. Also the band managed to be included in Prog-Sphere`s Progstravaganza XIII compilation of international prog. as well as Progshine`s collection #1 in December 2013. Las Manos (2013), their most recent studio effort, made it to the number 45 position in Rick Dashiel`s (The Rikter Scale/Delicious Agony Progressive Radio) Best 100 prog albums of 2013 and also made it into La Casetera`s (leading page in independent Dominican music) best 10 albums of 2013. El Trio`s live DVD Leña!!! was included in The Rikter Scale`s top 100 albums of 2014 at the 19th spot. This is an internet radio show hosted by Delicious Agony Progressive Radio, one of the most popular progressive music networks. On the 17th of last December, along with two other artists, El Trio was chosen by Brazil`s Yo no hablo.com to represent the Dominican Republic`s independent scene for a live-interview-special featured on their website. This page is dedicated to connecting fans and independent artists in the Americas.

They have four records, realeased independently:

eltrio3Siempre que hay un corazón, 2007

La Blanca y la Gris, 2009

Las manos, 2013

Leña!!! El Trío en vivo, 2014