Rodrigo y Gabriela
Rock, Mexican, Spanish, Acoustic, Folk, Rumba Flamenca, Guitar, 1990s, 2000s, 2010s
Rodrigo y Gabriela (Rodrigo and Gabriela) are a Mexican classical guitar duo whose music is influenced by a number of genres including nuevo flamenco, rock, and heavy metal. The duo's recordings consist largely of instrumental duets on the flamenco guitar. Currently residing in Mexico City, they began their career in Dublin, Ireland, during an eight-year stay. They have released six studio albums, three live albums, and one EP.
In 2011 they collaborated with Hans Zimmer on the Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides soundtrack while also contributing to the soundtrack for the Shrek prequel Puss in Boots. They have toured internationally and in May 2010, performed at The White House for President Barack Obama.
Through relentless touring and terrific word-of-mouth support, Rodrigo y Gabriela has established themselves as an in-demand live act, particularly in America, where they sold out the Hollywood Bowl (two nights) and the Red Rocks Amphitheatre as recently as summer 2018. They have also sold out multiple nights at the Royal Albert Hall in London, Le Zenith in Paris and Radio City Music Hall in New York, not to mention venues in Australia, Japan, and Europe. They are recognized by their fans and critics alike as being one of the top live touring acts in the world.
“An absolute master class in pushing an acoustic guitar to its limits.” - Rockpit, Australia (Perth 2018)
“This exciting duo is truly a musical force, and had the entire Bowl mesmerized and immersed in the tunes the whole time.” - No Depression, USA (Hollywood Bowl, LA 2018)
“The entire audience was on their feet for a standing ovation.” - AV Hub (Sydney 2018)
“It felt like the end of a long magical night of neverending encores.” - Strait Times (Singapore 2015)
“At times, it was hard to believe this sheer rhythmic force all came from just two guitars.” - The Independent UK (London 2016)
“The transition that these instrumentalists go through from rock to jazz to psychedelic and more continued…