The Centaurettes is the passion project of Bionca Maldonado, Derek Hibbard, and Daniel L. Jackson. All three of them are vocalists for the band and represent a diversity seldom seen in rock music today. With three Queer and 2 People Of Color members, that diversity helps to create something that is truly original. While the songs ooze sass and irreverence, the artists also find time for soft moments, causing them to rebrand themselves as “pastel punk.” Modern in every sense of the word, while simultaneously paying homage to the Rock & Roll from the past. Yet there’s a lightness to it – a joy that shines through from these friends who truly love the art of creation.
“Trust Fund Tree is an ode to putting yourself first, even when it hurts. It recalls my youth of being trapped by controlling family and crushing expectations dangled on strings of generational wealth. I chose to break away and carve a path of my own happiness, even though it meant stripping myself of every hand-out that comes along with the blood-money-funded cookie-cutter lifestyle. It reminds me that I fight for passion, self-expression and freedom over capitalist convenience.”– Bionca Maldonado