Nelson Poket

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Nelson Poket
Birth name Nelson García
Also known as Nelson Poket
Born (1976-10-30) October 30, 1976 (age 41)
Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
Origin Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
Genres Rock en Español, pop, rock, indie rock
Occupation(s) Singer-songwriter
Instruments Vocals
Years active 1995-present
Labels Viuda Records
Associated acts Gonzalez, Poket
Website Nelson Poket Official Site
Members Eduardo Coronado, Miguel Martínez, René Taveras, Nelson García

Nelson Poket (born Nelson García, October 30, 1976 in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic) is a singer-songwriter.


He was member of the band Poket (1995–2003) then Gonzalez (2003–2006) then decided to start a solo career. Since then, he has released two studio albums; Otra Bestia - Released on June (2007), Produced by Rafael Lazzaro in New York, NY, with songs such as "Electrico", "La Pared" and "No Hablemos de Amor".

On October 2007, "Otra Bestia" was chosen by MTV and Smirnoff from submissions from 2,500 bands to represent the country in the contest 'La Zona del Combate'. In the same year, he was nominated for a Cassandra Award, in the category of Best Rock Band In Dominican Republic.

Bonanza (2008) was the second album released, songs include; "Mala Persona", "Las Bombas Del Armagedón", and "La Vida Mata".

Poket also had a radio show, called Generacion X about the best music highlights on US and UK, and including a part of the show dedicated to local bands and the local music scene, which himself has contributed majorly. Was kept on air for six years with himself as host. He decided to quit it (early 2010), due personal projects he wanted to develop giving more focus on his music career.

On 9 February 2010 released a new single called "Los Juegos (Que Juega la Gente)" for his upcoming album, Fulminante, which is due for release in July 2010.[1]

As cited on various occasions, his music has been influenced by mostly indie, brit-bop and folk bands, such as Oasis, The Smiths, Richard Hawley, Voxtrot, Camera Obscura, Sean Lennon, Feist, M. Ward.

Band members[edit]

  • Nelson García (lead singer, guitar)
  • Eduardo Coronado (lead guitar)
  • David Taveras (keyboard)
  • Miguel Martinez (bass)
  • René Taveras (drums)


  • Otra Bestia (2007)
  • Bonanza (2008)
  • Fulminante (2010)


  1. ^ Rodrígues, Joselin (12 April 2010). "Nelson Poket Fulminante". Hoy (in Spanish). Archived from the original on 16 April 2010. Retrieved 7 June 2010.

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