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The band was born in 2003 with the name "Pegatina Sound System" after Ovidi i Adrià meet Rubén, who up to that moment was playing solo. They decided to throw forward the project, without knowing to where it would go. One year later they had more than 20 performances under their belts and were one of the most active groups in the Catalan market. The band were starting to take part in festivals and performances in different places in Spain.
Born in Badalona (Barcelona), Spain, in 1973 In 2007, he received the National Prize of Music for his great ability as a performer. When he was fifteen years old, he started to sing in the “Peñas Flamencas” circle.
In 1993, after winning four prizes including the “Lámpara Minera” (one of the most prestigious prizes in the Flamenco genre) in the national singing contest, “Cante de las Minas” in La Unión (Murcia-Spain), he started his professional career.
Robert Alan "Robby" Krieger is best known as the guitarist for the 60's rock band The Doors. With his unique fingerstyle guitar-playing and excellent bottleneck-technique he is widely considered one of the greatest rock guitarists. Krieger taught himself to play guitar in a private school where his parents sent him after having some troubles in study. At first, he was interested in flamenco, but soon he expanded his playing to jazz, blues and folk.
Bridie Jackson & The Arbour are from Newcastle Upon Tyne, UK . They launched their début album, Bitter Lullabies, with a sold-out show at The Sage Gateshead in January 2012.
More information can be found at www.bridiejackson.com.
The album can be bought online at http://bridiejackson.bandcamp.com. Bridie started playing guitar at five years old. She comes from a musical family, and while travelling Europe with her father, she was introduced to many musical styles including the Portuguese Fado tradition, the influence of which can be heard in her work.
Buika (b.1972) is a Spanish singer. Her music mixes flamenco with soul, jazz ,and funk. Born Concha Buika in Palma de Mallorca, Spain, her family came from Equatorial Guinea; she grew up among gypsy people. Ever since she was a child her musical talent was evident, but it was after a visit to London to study drama when, after being invited to a Pat Metheny concert that her life changed. From that moment she began her musical career. During the 1990s she took part in different productions, such as Ombra by La Fura Dels Baus and the soundtrack for the Spanish film Km.
Justin King is a self-taught guitarist, renowned for his percussive solo acoustic style which mixes elements of Flamenco, Jazz, Celtic, Classical, and African music. In 2001, King released Le Bleu. Named after the road on which he lived growing up, Le Bleu dramtically expanded on his acoustic instrumental abilities; out of the nineteen tracks, only one (Ashes) features vocals. The album, though independently released, would receive critical acclaim from many who heard it , and helped to expand Justin's fanbase.
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DEL CASTILLO began as a latin flamenco-style project between two brothers, Rick and Mark del Castillo in the fall of 2000. Up until that time, both had been playing guitar and recording on separate projects but had never worked together. After an initial period of writing instrumentals, their good friend, Alex "El Lobo" Ruiz began to write some wonderfully soulful lyrics and collaborate with them to create some vibrant, energetic songs.