Jose De Castro: guitar9 interview

Jose De Castro:
Actually, my parents moved to Madrid and I've lived all my life here. I started studying classic guitar when I was 10 and when I was 16 I already had a band. We recorded a disc and won some important prizes. Since then, I started to learn how the record label world works from the inside out. Moreover, we played gigs in so many places and we were paid for it!

I started to combine this band with some other projects playing versions of Red Hot Chilli Peppers, Steve Salas, and SRV and it really was funny. We learned a lot.

I also played in some bands that went all around Spain doing many concerts each year, and playing all kind of music from "Pasodobles" to '70s music.

When I started my solo project, I did it because of the necessity of bringing to life all the music that I had in my head in that moment. I was 26 years old and I was starting to work with important pop artists in Spain. I felt that if I didn't start recording my music, I would drift away from it, as have other musicians I know.

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