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Segonamà prepares a farewell tour… or see you later

Like so many groups, Segonamà was formed with adolescent adrenaline, in high school. Kids of 15 or 16 years old, friends since kindergarten and with hardly any musical notions, got together with no other intention than to play in front of their classmates, in Riudoms, in a cultural conference. «They told us that if we put together a band we could play. We had no instruments, we took from our brothers and bought a cheap second-hand drum set. Hence our man», remember Òscar Ruiz and Ignasi Mir, singer and guitarist of this formation made up of seven musicians from Baix Camp.

They started doing English versions of Green Day or Simple Plan. What was worn then? Then came the mestizaje boom, with La Pegatina, Bongo Botrako or Manu Chao, and they jumped on the bandwagon. After the concert at the institute, another one arrived at the opening of the 2011-12 academic year of the Esplai de Riudoms, where Ignasi was a monitor. «They were calling us to play in places and we began to meet objectives. First we set out to play at the festival of Riudoms. We did it. Then in the Plaza de la Font de Tarragona. We got it too. After one thing came another”, explain Òscar and Ignasi. Segonamà had taken off and the future held success for him.

But eleven years, an EP and three albums later, the band has decided to stop. This summer she will make a farewell tour of the places that have seen her grow up on stage. It will start on June 18 in Vinyols i els Arcs and will last until October or November, especially at festivals and festivals. Tarragona, Reus, Riudoms, Terres de l’Ebre, Barcelona or Valencia are marked in red -still without a specific date-.

“We need to make a stop to reflect. We don’t know if it will be a final goodbye, if we will return or if we will do it with another name. All possibilities are open”, says Òscar.

«After an uninterrupted decade of experiences, many concerts and style changes we have decided that Segonamà no longer does justice to our aspirations and it has to end. Also for the sake of our friendship. It is not that we have stressed each other, but with the pandemic the relationship has not been as intense as when we were on tour. In addition, we work outside of music and we don’t have as much availability”, says Igansi, who clarifies that the members of the group -all of them are from the beginning- “we have a very good vibe”.

The band changed course with its latest album, Erial (2020): it went from festive sounds to more American R&B. «The response from the public was good, but it is true that our first and last songs have nothing to do with each other. They seem to belong to two different groups”, assures Òscar. That diversity of genres is clear in the single No m’amago, published in March and with which they close the drawer of their compositions. The theme is close to disco music, with touches of rhythm and blues, soul and funk.

«On this tour we will play songs from all our albums. They will be festive concerts with a fusion of miscegenation and R&B. And with people standing up and without a mask, who was already playing, ”they say.

Like so many groups, Segonamà was formed with adolescent adrenaline, in high school. Kids of 15 or 16 years old, friends since kindergarten and with hardly any musical notions, got together with no other intention than to play in front of their classmates, in Riudoms, in a cultural conference. «They told us that if we put together a band we could play. We had no instruments, we took from our brothers and bought a cheap second-hand drum set. Hence our man», remember Òscar Ruiz and Ignasi Mir, singer and guitarist of this formation made up of seven musicians from Baix Camp.

They started doing English versions of Green Day or Simple Plan. What was worn then? Then came the mestizaje boom, with La Pegatina, Bongo Botrako or Manu Chao, and they jumped on the bandwagon. After the concert at the institute, another one arrived at the opening of the 2011-12 academic year of the Esplai de Riudoms, where Ignasi was a monitor. «They were calling us to play in places and we began to meet objectives. First we set out to play at the festival of Riudoms. We did it. Then in the Plaza de la Font de Tarragona. We got it too. After one thing came another”, explain Òscar and Ignasi. Segonamà had taken off and the future held success for him.

But eleven years, an EP and three albums later, the band has decided to stop. This summer she will make a farewell tour of the places that have seen her grow up on stage. It will start on June 18 in Vinyols i els Arcs and will last until October or November, especially at festivals and festivals. Tarragona, Reus, Riudoms, Terres de l’Ebre, Barcelona or Valencia are marked in red -still without a specific date-.

“We need to make a stop to reflect. We don’t know if it will be a final goodbye, if we will return or if we will do it with another name. All possibilities are open”, says Òscar.

«After an uninterrupted decade of experiences, many concerts and style changes we have decided that Segonamà no longer does justice to our aspirations and it has to end. Also for the sake of our friendship. It is not that we have stressed each other, but with the pandemic the relationship has not been as intense as when we were on tour. In addition, we work outside of music and we don’t have as much availability”, says Igansi, who clarifies that the members of the group -all of them are from the beginning- “we have a very good vibe”.

The band changed course with its latest album, Erial (2020): it went from festive sounds to more American R&B. «The response from the public was good, but it is true that our first and last songs have nothing to do with each other. They seem to belong to two different groups”, assures Òscar. That diversity of genres is clear in the single No m’amago, published in March and with which they close the drawer of their compositions. The theme is close to disco music, with touches of rhythm and blues, soul and funk.

«On this tour we will play songs from all our albums. They will be festive concerts with a fusion of miscegenation and R&B. And with people standing up and without a mask, who was already playing, ”they say.

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