San Miguel & Colin Hay Perform 'Un Poquito de Amor Everyday' in New Video: Premiere
publish date: 2017-04-27
The tres guitar player and Men at Work frontman take Cuban music to the streets of LA in new video for spirited bilingual song.watch video:
Colin Hay and tres player San Miguel perform together on “Un Poquito de Amor Everyday,” a happy summer-suited tune with universal appeal rooted in the sound and spirit of the music of Perez’s native Cuba. The bilingual song is the first single from San Miguel’s upcoming debut album of the same name, due on Compass records May 26.
The former Men at Work frontman and the 32-year-old Cuban musician came together through the Peruvian-born singer and producer Cecilia Noël, who can be seen dancing in the video. Watch Miguel and Hay start a street party in Los Angeles in the video for “Un Poquito de Amor Everyday,” exclusively on :
The exhuberant Noël -- who is Hay's wife and has been called “the Latin Tina Turner” -- met San Miguel when she recorded Havana Rocks, a surprising 2014 concept album that brought Cuban flavor to eighties hits (Havana Rocks includes a version of “Who Can it Be Now?”). The album features Noël’s band the Wild Clams and musicians from the island. San Miguel was enlisted to play tres on “The Boys Are Back in Town.”
“I thought the way this guy played around my melody was unheard of,” Noël recalled during a Skype interview together with San Miguel and Hay.
San Miguel had gained a reputation in Cuba for his fresh approach to the tres, whose acoustic sound international audiences became familiar with through the Buena Vista Social Club. In Cuba, he performed with Adalberto Alvarez’s orchestra, among other well-known bands.
After Havana Rocks was released, Noël discovered that he had left Havana for Tampa. She brought him to Los Angeles to join her band for some shows, and invited him to stay in the guest house of the couple’s home and studio in Topanga Canyon. “We discovered that he had not only had great talent as a musician but also for writing songs,” Hay says.
San Miguel was soon working on songs for his own album, while being exposed to new music by Noël and Hay, who signed on as producers.
“I grabbed Led Zeppelin, Jimi Hendrix, Stevie Ray Vaughan,” Noël recalls. “I took a whole pile of things and I said ‘this is music.’ Because in Cuba the people who tend to do son cubano or traditional music do that music. Whoever does rock does rock. They.don’t mingle very much. So I wanted San Miguel to know who Led Zeppelin is and be exposed to those anthems.”