“Music is the universal language of mankind.”
—Henry Wadsworth Longfellow—
Born and raised in Pinar de Rio Cuba and now based in Las Vegas, United States of America, Noybel Gorgoy is a gifted musician, singer-songwriter and pianist. Her sound is influenced by the Latin music owing to her Cuban roots. She has a track record of countless performances, touring around the world on grandeur platforms.
Noybel carries on her career with an aim of showcasing her culture on international platforms through her music.
Multi talented musician, songwriter and pianist Noybel Gorgoy is an artist on a mission; to elevate Cuba's name by representing her ethnicity through her intense energy, musical diversity, and feminine allure.
Born and raised on the island of Cuba, Noybel credits her choice of genre to a land largely defined by its significant influence on the Latin Music industry. She draws her inspiration from her father, Mr. Noel Gorgoy, a top-notch songwriter and one of the pioneers of Nueva Trova Musical Genre in Pinar del Río.
Noybel’s first brush with the world of music was performing with Titirivida, a group she would later partake with in song creation for a record collaboration with Pinar Son, a popular Cuban music group. At the age of six, she had her first professional recording in the local Pinar del Río radio station. At seven, she joined the School of Arts of Pinar del Río to study classical piano, musical theory and vocal training, later becoming part of the school female choir as one of the lead soloists.
Subsequently, she joined the National School of Arts, Habana, delving into the theory and history of music, harmony, piano and vocal training. Afterwards she enrolled at Habana University of Arts at nineteen. Her mission was simple; to expand her skill in classical vocal training and advanced musical theory. While there, she became part of a team of educators for the Middle- Level School of Pinar del Río, an opportunity that sharpened her skills as an independent musician.
Noybel was featured in the record “Calle 66 la Nueva Onda Cubana” and “Soy Latina”, records aimed at exposing young musicians at the time. That did propel her career. She was invited to perform on Super 12, a television show presented by Gerardo Piloto, one of the best drummers in Cuba and director of the band, Klimax.
Noybel boasts of great musical experiences at a young age: an invite as a special guest for the first solo concerts of Leo Vera at the Amadeo Roldan Theatre; membership at the renown Cuban band, Azucar Negra; being part of the National and European Tour and Gorgoy; a feature in the “Sin mirar atras”, a recording released in 2004 and sharing a television show, 23 y M, with Leo Vera and Tania Poantoja to celebrate El Chispa y Los Complices, a famous band at that time among other experiences.
A budding young talented lady with broadening opportunities, Noybel would join the Azucar Band in the summer of 2004, a well established group of musicians with an international music approach and unique taste of choreography. Thereafter, she became part of the Cuban Show, Lady Salsa, gaining a platform to showcase her musical and dancing skills on international stage.
In the winter of 2004, Noybel travelled to the United States of America as a cast member of the show, Havana Night Show. The cast delivered performances in Seminole Hard Rock, Miami, and in Stardust Casino, Las Vegas, a production show residence. Due to their popularity, the group recorded the DVD “Havana Night Club, Live in Miami”, and the CD, “Havana Night Chill”.
She often assumed a backup role for various female dancers in the show. At the same time, Noybel was introduced and trained in the Speech Level Technique of Singing by Greg Enriquez, one of the most effective Vocal Technique Instructors in Las Vegas. All the while, she kept up with writing her own music and improving her dancing skills by incorporating ballet, modern dance, hip hop and Cuban folklore. These would later attribute to her improved stage presence and diversity as a singer.
After the closure of Havana Night Club, Noybel made performances in Raw Talent Live, acting, singing and dancing with a python snake; perform with headliner bands Michito Sanchez y su Salsa Orchestra, Vice Ganda and perform with artist Lani Misalucha. She also performed in various such as The House of Blues, Book and Stage, Django Vegas Festival 2011, “NAMM Show 2012 in Los Angeles and at the Salsa Congress of Las Vegas.
Upon receiving her United States of America citizenship, she joined the Gypsy Jazz Band The Hot Club of Las Vegas whose band’s director remains the lead guitarist for Wynn Hotel's highly acclaimed and award winning production, "Le Reve-The Dream as the lead singer, then co-created “Summer Score”, an album that was debuted at the Palms Hotel and Casino, amidst performances by Frankie Moreno and Phat Strand Strings. In the same year, Noybel showcased her Cuban musical roots in the “Aganda Diva North American Tour” with Ms. Lani Misalucha and Vice Ganda.
At the end of 2011 and beginning of 2012, Noybel became part of PBS Special, “Benise Live in China” a show that emblazoned her alluring voice and dancing skills. In 2013, she was featured on the newest record of Michito Sanchez y su Salsa Orchestra in their song, “Let Me be the One”. It was also a time when she had the opportunity to work with the techno band, Soul in the Machine. Together they collaborated on the co-writing and recording of the singles, “I Am Going Home” and “Like the Ocean”. She also had the privilege to work with Martin Nievera, a music icon in the Philippines.
In the preceding years, she has shared the stage with the international production Ballet Revolución, the international show El bar de Buena Vista and with the Salvadorian, Multi Gold and Platinum record winner, Alvaro Torres who described her as “a true and upcoming star!” She is honored to have been featured in the production “Between the Lines” alongside entertainer Clint Holmes as the female vocalist of the show. To crown it all, she has shared the stage with Latin Grammy for Best alternative music winners Ozomatli, playing the role of background vocals on the song “ La Bamba” for the band’s latest recording, “Non Stop Mexico-Jamaica”.
Noybel release her second album “Hamajang” in 2016, with the Hot Club of Las Vegas as a lead singer and one of the song writers. She has also received invitation as an artist for the concert “Jerry Lopez and Friends”, a concert held towards the National Latino Behavioral Health Association. Not only did the concert create an opportune moment to share a stage with Jerry Lopez, a guitarist, vocalist, musical director and creator of Santa fe and the Fat City Horns but also gave her a podium to captivate the audience with her song writing and piano playing skills. She also had the golden opportunity to play homage to her father’s work, “Déjame que te lleve”, a performance she did with Jerry Lopez that completly captivated the crowd.
Noybel hosted and performed her original music at the Miss El Tiempo Nevada 2017 pageant, powered by the Las Vegas Review-Journal and the Southern Nevada's Largest Hispanic Newspaper El Tiempo.
In 2017 Gorgoy was also featured in Paul Shaffe'rs Show at the iconic Caesar Palace in Las Vegas. Paul Shaffer was David Letterman's musical director, band leader and sidekick on the entire run of both late Night With David Letterman.
At hand are endeavors to foster her musical skills by dint of her grandeur performances and adept music writing. She continues to make performances within Las Vegas, countrywide and around the world whilst creating a resonance with her audience.