1998 - Son Veneno came to life in Sydney, Australia when brothers Cesar and Steve Marin began playing music together as kids after emigrating from Latin America. Inspired by the music of bands such as Los Van Van and Irakere they found their path through the music of Cuba.
The decision was made to find like-minded musicians, with the intention of forming a band dedicated to raising the standard of Afro-Latin music in Australia.
This musical endeavour led to the formation of SON VENENO.
The early addition of singer/songwriter Carlos Velazquez lifted the project to new heights with a versatile mix of RNB, pop and soul, together with his domination of the Afro-Latin Sonero traditions, the band had found its unique and original voice.