New “Reality Show” for SESAC Latina affiliate Memo Ibarra
Memo Ibarra along with fellow members of the group Alerta Zero are now starring in their own reality show which premiered Saturday, May 11, across the United States on mun2. Based in Chicago, this group opens itself up to the cameras while it travels from city to city on tour, and takes us behind the scenes to show us its experiences on and off stage. It's an all-access pass to the reality of their daily life and work. Described as a youthful "docu-reality" show, the 10-episode, one-hour program emphasizes that being in a touring band is hard work. That's especially the case for Memo Ibarra, who has challenged himself to find renewed success in the music world after a stint as a member of the very popular group Alacranes Musical.
This SESAC Latina-affiliated songwriter says that thanks to the program, "TV viewers can see how we find new members of the group, along with all the drama, the triumphs, the difficulties and the constant fun of this family-in-a-family."
In a statement, mun2 added that "a recurring theme of this series about Alerta Zero is the musical past of Memo Ibarra. It's the story of a lead singer who's making a comeback and regaining fame while he publicizes his new band after leaving his old group."
The premiere of this reality show coincides with the promotional campaign for Invencibles (Invincible), the group's second album. Their members are: Memo Ibarra, lead vocals; Sahrel López,backing vocals; José Luis Carrisoza, tuba/baritone horn; Andrés Gutiérrez Jr., tuba; Pedro Celis, sax; Joel Rosales, sax (also a former member of Alacranes Musical); Narciso Rodríguez, drums; and Miguel Montero, bombo drum.