Camila the Mexican pop band known for their power ballads brought their live act to the Rosemont Theatre on October 20. The trio is from Mexico City composed of Mario Domm, Samuel Parra, and Pablo Hurtado.
Mario played keyboards and showed a broad talent coming from his early background at the Escuela Nacional de Musica. He is the only member of the band to have a solo album and has worked with such greats as Thalia, Paulina Rubio and Alejandra Guzman.
Samuel or better known as “Samo” belted out lyrics with a voice that made the girls scream. Sometimes it seemed too easy for him but may be from being comfortable onstage with singers like Cristian Castro and Yuri.
Pablo stuck to the guitar that he was born to play having started at the early age of five years old. Together the group has been nominated for a Grammy for Song of the Year and Best New Artist at Premio Lo Nuestro in 2007. The following year they took home two awards from Premio as Song of the Year and Group of the Year.
This was the Dejarte de Amar World Tour and proved that the band could carry a whole show. They began with “Mientes” after finally arriving with no opener except for a DJ, who played top 40 dance songs. They followed this by “Dejarte de Amar” and the girls did not want to stop loving them. Mario wore a Project Runway tunic that he showed off after standing up from the piano. With songs such as “Abrazame” and “Besame” the audience seemed to feel every moment and didn’t seem bored with the heartfelt lyrics. Everyone sang along or at least tried to. People wanted to capture every moment as flashbulbs brightened the venue. The “No Photography” was promptly ignored and YouTube videos are already popping up from the show.
Domm paid homage to chanteuses of his past with Thalia’s “Equivocada” and Guzman’s “Volverte a Amar” with acoustic versions of their hits. The lighting and orchestra on the balcony overlooking the three performers were great touches to the show, though not even needed as these guys can milk an audience and note for days.
Their huge hit “Todo Cambio” was saved until the end for their fans. This gold and platinum record in Mexico brought the house down to a big finish with a lit up “Gracias Chicago” in the background. For a group that is relatively new but very talented there was nothing to worry about with carrying a fairly lengthy show. This trio hit all the right notes and showed you don’t need to have many Billboard hits to put on a good performance. Follow their music and tour at www.camila.tv