I play both electric and acoustic guitar, building my sound if needed with different sound effects and loops. I take care of any style, and have entertain successfully private and corporate events, as well as wedding receptions. I tailor my performance to each client requests, to keep it as personal and special as possible. Also play with an American duo (Girl On The Side), so a vocalist can be added if needed.
Price Range: $150 and up
Gig Length: 30 - 240 minutes
Languages: English, Spanish
What to Expect
Elegant set up, clean and melodic background guitar for all kind of events.
Intimate guitar playing.
Can accompany a singer of any style, as well as complement a band if needed.
Can put together more upbeat, energetic set ups, using different effects & loops.
Can improvise over dance music played by a DJ (extremely fun!)
I grew up in Madrid, Spain, where I attended school, university and lived until 2012, when we moved to Big D. I started playing music when I was a kid (keyboard) and classical guitar at 15. Soon I went electric, mainly motivated by the Dire Straits record Brothers in Arms, and it's beautiful resonator. Went to studio with my first pop/rock band, Akiles, with 17, where I played lead guitar. Very influenced by Dire Straits and Police.
Hard rock covers band during college named Nag, and bass player for Tactica (Spanish - Argentinian original band) during 2010. Guitarist for classic rock cover band Man's Cave Band from Keller, TX (2015).
I play guitar, ukulele, keyboards, bass, basic percussion and harmonica.
Live with wife and 2 kiddos in Dallas, TX.
Additional Booking Notes
I will provide guitar and amplifier. Have to check additional needs depending on audience and indoors/outdoors.
No lighting provided.
No mics provided.
Set list example for a wedding reception :
Ed Sheeran : Thinking out loud, Shape of you, Perfect
Police : Every breath you take
Elvis : Can't stand falling in love
U2: With or without you
Clapton : Wonderful tonight
Jazz classics : All of me, Autumn Leaves, others
Coldplay : Yellow, The Scientist, others
Joni Mitchell : A case of you
Cindy Lauper: Time after time, others
The Beatles : Blackbird, others
Taylor Swift : Blank Space, others
Jimi Hendrix : Little Wing
Almost anything, I take special requests
Influences & Inspiration
70's to 90's brit and US pop-rock, blues, americana, Spanish pop-rock.
Early exposed in the 80’s and 90’s to AOR and R&B, his earlier and deeper influences were Andy Summers (The Police) and Mark Knopfler (Dire Straits). Later, Led Zeppelin and Queen entered in the game, as well as Hispanic rock bands and songwriters, like Los Rodriguez, Andres Calamaro and Ariel Rot, who capture all the fusion of different genres he develops playing. Melodic, soft, likes to create intense and unexpected moments with few notes, like his other idol, B.B. King.
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