As a musical group,
the talented, young artists known as Renegade have enjoyed uncommon
success. With worldwide sales of more than 30 million units,
Renegade found their fan following to be loyal and rabid. But, after
making an international name for themselves with gold albums in
Mexico, platinum singles in Mexico, a double platinum album in
Japan, a double platinum album in three additional countries and a
gold album in Canada, how will the musical sensation known as
Renegade top themselves? A new project featuring the signature
Renegade sound and vocals should do it.
In the year 2005, Allied Artists Records has brought the talented
quartet together to release a new album and hit the road to rekindle
a love affair with their fans across the globe.
Collectively, Kenny Marquez, Luis Cardenas, Tony De La Rosa and
Danny David Flores have carved their own significant niche in the
music industry. As one of the first Latin rockers to hit the music
scene, the members of Renegade faced their share of adversity and
closed doors. But as their moniker implies, these guys were
determined to carry on, follow their dreams and make a name for
themselves in the states and around the globe. Now, they're poised
to do it again.
Growing up together in east Los Angeles wasn't easy. The four first
met in school, singing in choir. Magically, a connection was made
early on. When the individual families all migrated to neighboring
Whittier, the die was cast and soon thereafter, Renegade was born.
Still in High School, the band was constantly rehearsing and gigging
around Los Angeles. A CBS Records development deal led to the band
being snapped up by Allied Artists. Their youth and ability to
create killer vocals and music was soon apparent as executives at
Allied mapped out a strategy for the group. The first release, "Rock
'N Roll Crazy!" proved to be a career maker. Renegade was off and
running. A string of hits ensued as Renegade album sales literally
went "rock and roll crazy. "33 million units and several US and
world tours later, Renegade was rolling. The group released
additional hit albums ("Renegade II, On The Run," "Nuns on Wheels"
and "Renegade Live") that spawned several successful solo projects.
Drummer and one of the four lead singers, Luis Cardenas received a
Grammy nomination for his video "Runaway" and a hit single from his
"Animal Instinct" album, "Hungry for your Love." The boys took an
extended hiatus, enjoying their break from each other by "shredding"
and acting as guns for hire on various projects.
Having honed their chops for the last few years, keeping busy as
in-demand studio musicians, these "Renegades" yearned to once again
take the stage with their no excuses, take no prisoners attitude.
The resurgence of the Allied label afforded Kenny, Luis, Tony and
Danny the luxury of rehearsing in a new studio, working on the
dozens of tracks and tunes the band has prepared for the new
project. They note, "The hard part will be selecting the 12-14
tracks we need. We're hip deep in new tunes and we can't wait to
perform together, live, once again." The return of Renegade is upon
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