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Rodrigo Y Gabriela
A sensationl instrumental duo of blazing fast-fingered guitarists that make highly inovative use of the guitar to add a percussive dimension to their music. Originally form Mexico City, they moved to Ireland in 1999 and now make Dublin their base.

About Rodrigo Y Gabriela

Rodrigo Y Gabriela are an acoustic guitar duo that play a unique brand of acoustic rock music influenced by Latin music and Jazz as well as their trash metal roots. They add a percusive dimension to their music by drumming on the body of the guitar and on the dampened strings. Some people find a resemblance to Flamenco music which is but one of the many influences on their music.

Rodrigo Sanchez and Gabriela Quintero started their musical careers in Mexico City playing in trash metal bands and teaching Metallica licks to local kids. Gabriela joined Rodrigo's band, Tierra Acida, which put out an album and managed to get a record deal but they decided not to persue it because they did not see a future in it. Instead the pair focused on honeing their guitar skills and they decided to travel to Europe and try to see if they could live off playing music there. They landed in Dublin and started out busking on the streets but soon built a bit of a reputation and started landing some small gigs. Their first gig was actually a First Communion party in Bray. After a detour to Denmark and Barcelona they got their big break in 2003 when former busking friend, Damien Rice, invited them to support his shows.

In 2003 they released the album "Re-Foc" followed by "Live Manchester and Dublin" in 2004. Their big commercial breakthrough came with their self-titled 2006 release produced by the acclaimed producer, John Leckie, who has produced for the likes of Stone Roses, The Verve, Radiohead and Muse. The album went to number one in Ireland. The duo generated an international buzz and tours and TV appearences in the United States and Europe followed. Due to their impressive live performances, the pair have become a major concert and festival draw worldwide.



Music and a few words from Rodrigo and Gabriela

Jaun Loco - Amazing use of the guitar as a percussive instrument!

Live radio session, performance of Tamacun, and interview in Los Angeles

Rodrigo & Gabriela disect one of their pieces to show us how their sound is created - AMAZING!


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