Jean Cabbie & The Secret Admirer Society is an alternative rock group based in San Juan, Puerto Rico. “Paper Doll”, the band’s new single, was produced by Jean Cabbie & The Secret Admirer Society and recorded by Jacob Rodriguez at Back Door Studio. The band’s latest track, “Paper Doll” is currently in promotion at online radio stations, radio shows, interviews and live performance.
Jean Cabbie & The Secret Admirer Society have recorded three cd releases including “Anthem”, “Good Things” and its latest
titled “After Hours”. This album marked a new direction for the band as they captured its live sound on record in tracks such as “Red Blue Skies”, “Everything”, “Do” and “Ride On”. “After Hours” is comprised of fourteen songs which reflect musical influences ranging from alternative, classic rock, power pop and roots rock. “After Hours” was produced by the group and Jose Vila at Spellbound Recording Studios. As part of their promotional campaign, the group has promoted tracks from “After Hours” to a great variety of internet radio stations including: Belter Radio, Indie Scene Radio, Lucky Star Radio, Radio TFSC, The Night Flight Radio Show, FSC Radio Philadelphia, XRP Radio and Museboat Live Channel along with featured live interviews at XLevel Multimedia Channel, YouTube Channel and the Ralphy’s Music Of The World radio shows.
Jean Cabbie & The Secret Admirer Society is comprised of Jean Cabbie (Lead Vocals/Rhythm Guitar), Eric Cabrer (Lead Guitar/Backing Vocals), Jacob Rodriguez (Bass/Backing Vocals) and Marcos Rivera (Drums).
Have you always been interested in music? What is your story and how did you start making music?
I started with music around my teens. During the early days I was involved in a series of cover bands although it was during this early period that i started writing songs. There came a time where I did a complete reassessment of my musical career down the road and decided that the best course of action was too keep doing the songwriting and to start recording my own compositions with the purpose of establishing a music career. Jean Cabbie & The Secret Admirer Society started around this period with the recording of their first release which was the “Anthem” CD EP. The recording took some time and we did not do live performances around the time although the band was featured in a local Miami program “A Oscuras Pero Encendidos” and a lot of promotion was done for online radio stations, radio shows including tv appearances and interviews. Along the way two more full length albums titled “Good Things” and “After Hours” have been released including four singles: “Breathe”, “Even Close”, “It’s Gonna Be Alright” and our latest one “Paper Doll” which is currently promoted to online radio stations, radio shows, video promotion and interviews.
What are you working on now? Any future releases we can look forward to?
Jean Cabbie & The Secret Admirer Society is finishing up its new single “Possession” which is scheduled for release during Spring 2021. We are looking forward to do new recordings during the upcoming months which will serve as singles and possibly a future album release compiling the already released tracks plus new material. We are also working on the band’s YouTube Channel by adding more material and giving more spotlight to videos already added to the channel.
What Is Your Ultimate Goal In The Music Industry?
The ultimate goal for Jean Cabbie & The Secret Admirer Society is to establish the band as a bona fide musical act in the international market covering the United States and abroad. Currently we are promoting to music to places such as United Kingdom, Germany, United States, Canada, Spain, Hawaii and Australia. These promotions deal mainly with music promotion to radio shows, online radio stations and live interviews. We do plan to become more proactive in this area during the upcoming months along with social media and video promotions including streaming at platforms such as Spotify and Pandora along with additional music streaming services.
What Has Been The Biggest Challenge In Your Career Thus Far?
My biggest challenge has been the promotional aspect and learn to discern to whom you should promote your music. It is very important to find out who is your audience and then take it from there. Also it is very important to keep in mind all the legal background you need to know in order to avoid scamming from companies that are not legit. Also learn to avoid naysayers and haters; when you are working in your own projects with a clear goal in mind you don’t need that sort of people in your life.
How do you go about writing a song? Do you have a melody in your head and then write the other music for it or what’s Your typical songwriting process?
The songs always start with the melody and the structure. After I have that down I play it to myself or tape it in order to find out whether I have to change anything in the song. Sometimes it takes several tries to get the right melody down. For the lyrics I take my own time and a lot of thought is given in what is written down. It is very important to be concise and clear if you want to reach more listeners.
How do you feel the Internet has impacted the music business?
The internet is very important right now in reference to music promotion. In recent years the music business has changed so much that nowadays today the online music presence is very important. There is no excuse right now for not developing a music career for all the resources can be found online. I believe this new model will continue for a long time. Technology has lend its helping hand for music lovers and musicians in general.
List some famous musicians currently on your playlist
The Beatles, Faces, Rolling Stones, Panic At The Disco, Oasis, Cheap Trick, Queen, The Cure, Ed Sheeran, Barenaked Ladies, Elton John amongst many others.
What Did You Do Before You Started Making Music?
The moment I decided to become a musician nothing else mattered anymore. I do have a regular job as a means to an end as it helps me to finance the musical projects. The main priority is to develop the band’s musical career by releasing new music, do live shows and keep doing all the daily online promotions.
Would you have any advice for young people wanting to follow in your footsteps?
Persistence is very important in this business and also reading about the music business in order to get acquainted with all of its nuances and avoid scams. Do not work for free. The time invested in your musical career is important so always make sure you get paid.
If you could change anything about the music industry, what would it be?
I would bring more organic music to regular radio. There’s a lot of stuff out there which is a byproduct of too much technology and it loses its soul in the process. It is always good to learn a musical instrument and I believe there is a lot of creativity that can surface if you focus on becoming a great musician. It helps as a performer and also in developing as a songwriter and producer.
How do you feel about originality?
Originality is very important as it defines your sound. It is good to have your influences as it is equally important to bear in mind to develop your own sound and voice. It always important to keep your ears open for all types of music as these influences might crop up during the songwriting process. Every little bit helps in developing your own sound and style.
Is there anything else we should know about you? or Something that you would like to add?
You are welcome to listen and join Jean Cabbie & The Secret Admirer Society at following music/social media links:
Jean Cabbie & The Secret Admirer Society Music/Social Network Links:
Jean Cabbie & The Secret Admirer Society YouTube Video Collection: https://www.youtube.com/c/JuanCabrer
Jean Cabbie & The Secret Admirer Society “Paper Doll” Music Promo Video: https://youtu.be/iWWBAoms_OI