MYRANDAS is a Latin urban act based in Los Angeles, created in Havana in 2011 by Cuban guitarist / Grammy-nominated engineer Marciel Miranda and Russian-born Armenian singer Kristina Miranda. Initially, the duo built their fanbase as a rock project, but 2022 marked a new chapter for the band. In September, they released their last EP as High Grass and announced the name change. Their upcoming music is full of Latin beats and has a fresh and unique touch of urban and pop genres. MYRANDAS form the current lineup of the band along with Cuban-Puerto Rican percussionist Richard Herrera.
The story began in 2009 with Kristina's arrival in Cuba to record her solo album. She and Marciel met inside the recording studio, where they started writing music together and fell in love. In 2010, Kristina moved from Moscow to Havana, and the couple joined forces, creating a project High Grass. At the end of 2015, the band started to attract media interest, performed at the Havana World Music festival, and collected a nomination for The Best Rock Band of Cuba at the "Cuerda Viva" Awards.
In 2016, Kristina and Marciel made the decision to take their music overseas and settled in Los Angeles. In 2017 they started to perform around LA. Their first show took place at the Last Frame of Sand movie fundraiser, where the band opened for Stanley Clarke. Throughout 2017-2019 they played at legendary LA venues and performed at local festivals such as Echo Park Rising and Mar Vista Music & Art Walk.
In 2020, the couple started to bring awareness to the situation in Cuba through their music. In December, the duo released their single "90 Miles", mixed by Grammy-winning producer Jacquire King. Referencing the distance between the US and Cuba, the song reflects the strained political relations between the two countries. In July of 2021, they released “Home” to shine more light on the situation on the island. The song features the remarkable talents of Matt Bissonette (Elton John, Ringo Starr) and Christian Paschall (Maren Morris, David Crowder).
Known for its rebel music, High Grass was featured in Rolling Stone and Buzzbands LA, among others, and supported by Planet Rock, Maxim Rock radio stations, and many more
In 2022, the band started its transition and unveiled a brand new MYRANDAS music. In May, Kristina and Marciel performed for the first time as a trio along with Richard at the Next Fest at the LA County Fair. They played a set of unreleased songs that the couple wrote, influenced by Bad Bunny, Rosalia, Tainy, and Bomba Estereo. During summer, the band has performed at popular events of tropical, dance, and Afro-Latin music, including Subsuelo Sundays and La Junta. As for now, MYRANDAS are preparing a release of their first EP in Spanish.