What is your name?
What is your genre of music?
Give us a little bio about you.
Born in Quito, Ecuador. Been playing music since the age of 14, passionate for entrepreneurship & music business. Studying business in King’s College London. I play guitar, piano, bass, and drums. I am the oldest of 3 sons, my brother is a semi-professional Golfer at Savannah College of Art and Design. I love films, specially films by Steven Spielberg & Martin Scorsese. I enjoy walking in St James Park as well as going for drinks in Sketch.
You are set to release your new single ‘Blue Car’ tell us more about it.
The song was originally written in 2012 but was impossible to release due to the lack of market for English Music and no record labels. The song was written to have a very melodic verse and chorus that allows audiences to engage with me during shows and to sing it with passion. It is a song of memories, some good, some bad. It a song that came to me in a difficult part of my life, in a time of transition in my adolescence. The song was originally written as an acoustic version; I will definitely play that version in shows.
What was the writing process like?
It was good, very relaxed and mellow. It came very easy to me at the moment. The first part I composed was the chorus, so once I knew how the chorus was going to sound like it was easier to write the rest of the song. The outro part was written at Metropolis Studios on the recording session, the engineer encouraged me to add lyrics at the end of the song. The original version did not have the final lyrics.
What was the recording process like?
I started in a small studio in Berwick Street, SoHo. At the beginning it was hard, as I did not know which path to take on the production. After a 5 sessions there, I was able to see where the song was going. The song was not produced at Metropolis Studios originally, I only re-recorded some parts at Metropolis Studios, specifically, the vocals and some aspects of the guitars. It was a great challenge for me producing this song, the next songs will be easier.
Describe the tracks in two words.
Do you have a EP or Album coming out soon?
The songs for the EP have been written.
If so what can you tell us about it?
I can tell you the next single is called “Fantasy” and the EP name is “Dreams of Thunder”. Very excited, I believe audiences will be happy with what I have to offer.
Will you be heading out on tour or have any gigs?
Hopefully once I get back to London we can start setting up a small tour.
If so where will you be heading?
It would be great to do some concerts in London, Manchester, Liverpool & Edinburgh.
what is your message you are trying to tell your fans?
I want to be an artist very close to its fans. I want them to be able to contact me, to talk to me & to meet some fans from time to time. I want to give fans a different type of musical experience. I want to make it more personal and become friends with the people that follow me.
What else can we expect from you?
Hopefully great songs, great shows and closeness with my fans.
Are you a signed?
I have a deal with Metropolis Labels, part of Metropolis Studios for the release of the record and further tracks.
Who are your influences?
I love Pink Floyd and classic rock bands, but they do not influence me when I write songs. I try to be original and just write what I feel. I love the way The Killers write their songs, very powerful music.
Where do you see yourself now in 5 Years?
Hopefully being able to continue releasing song.
When you’re not doing music, what do you do?
I study business, I have a strong passion for investments and venture capital. I am an active investor in many things and I try to be as diversified as I can on my projects.
Where would your dream venue to play in your hometown?
Estadio Olimpico Atahualpa.
Would you be up for collaborating with an unsigned artist or band? If so how can they contact you?
Of course, I love meeting new people and listening to new ideas. I would be very happy to collaborate with unsinged artists. They can contact me to my personal email: firstname.lastname@example.org. I like to keep things personal.
What was the song you listened to most that influenced you to go more in to the music scene?
Tough question. There is a lot but if I had to say one I would say Michael Jackson’s Billie Jean is a very inspiring song for artists.
Where is your dream festival to perform?
What made you go in to music?
Well the passion that I’ve always had for songs and artists. It is such a great industry, and the impact that music has in people’s lives is the most important factor when deciding to go into music.
What’s the best advice you have ever been given?
Seize the day, enjoy every day as if it were your last.
What advice would you give to aspiring musicians not just about the industry also just as an artist/band?
My best advice for artists/bands is to be original, learn to suffer and be persistent. Write songs that you would like, before expecting other people to like it. That is the best advice I can give.
What quote or saying do you always stick by?
Carpe Diem or Seize the day.
When you are at a gig, what are 5 things you cannot forget?
My Fender Stratocaster.
Pics, they are always missing.
Bottle of water.
You come off Tour
1/ Where is the first place you go?
A nice restaurant.
2/Who is the first person you see?
My beautiful mother.
3/What is the first thing you eat.
A delicious medium-rare steak with salad and a nice glass of water with plenty of ice.
Do you have social media accounts so your fans can follow you?
People can follow me on Instagram, Facebook & Twitter.