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Gonzalo Carrera: KEYBOARD PLAYER

Gonzalo was born in Vigo ( north west Spain). He studied Classical music for piano at the Conservatory of Vigo and continued further studies of jazz and modern harmony. He performed with Madeleine Green covering music by Pink Floyd, Genesis & jazz greats.

At the age of 19 he moved to Madrid working with the well known Spanish progressive band ‘Galadriel’.  They toured Europe extensively and were signed to ‘Musea’ a French record company. In 1996 he moved to London and became a much in demand session player.  He has worked/toured  in the uk with many great musicians such as Wild Turkey featuring the original rhythm section of Jethro Tull with Glenn Cornick and Clive Bunker on bass and drums  and vocalist Gary Pickford Hopkins (from Rick Wakeman)

John Pugwash Weather (Gentle Giant) Mick Dyche on guitars (from Sniff and The Tears and Joan Armatrading).

Later he work with soul divas Angie Brown and Kym Mazelle, the Yes tribute band ‘Fragile’ and the Supertramp tribute band ‘Logical Tramps’ getting great reviews from Yes & Supertramp members.

Gonzalo worked Bob Dalton (from It Bites) Nick May (from The Enid) and recently recorded a new album with jazz rock band ‘Db Infusion’ featuring special guests: John Helliwell from Supertramp on sax, arranger conductor Mike Gibbs (from Peter Gabriel , Mahavishnu Orchestra), former Yes guitarist Pete Banks, John Etheridge (Soft machine),  with John Hackett on flute ( Steve Hackett’s brother).

He recently released a new album with cult celtic prog band Karnataka titled  "The Gathering Light” distributed by voiceprint. The album has received great reviews from the media and from Rick Wakeman recently interviewed on Plant Rock.

Gonzalo collaborated this year on an EP to raise funds for the classic rock society organizaion (a charity) based in Rotherham among whose patrons are Rick Wakeman , John Wetton, Carl Palmer. The EP features Denny Laine on guitars (Wings, Moody Blues) Gonzalo on keyboards, Heidi Jo Hines on vocals & Hugh McDowell from ELO.

Gonzalo is really thrilled to work again with his great friend Huw Lloyd-Langton who he met through Tony Ciniglio (Cafe Racers, Mark Khopfler). 

More News on Gonzalo:

Gonzalo, March 2012 was invited to record at Angelic Studios, Banbury, Oxon owned by keyboardist and songwriter Toby Smith from Jamiroquai. Gonzalo recorded keys and Grand Piano on the new album of up and coming American female singer Sonya Titus. The album is being produced by Joe Barboza with contributions from Sound engineer /guitarist Mark Ralph.

End of May: Gonzalo was invited to perform with Drummer & Grammy Award winner Narada Michael Walden alongside up & coming Canadian female singer Maria Aragon. They performed at the prestigious private party organized by google called Zeitgeist at the Grove Conference centre at Hertfordshire. Other attendees at the event were Bill Clinton , Annie Lennox. Lily Cole , Jimmy Wales founder of wikipedia and Bill Paloma Faith,

Note: Maria Aragon is a 12 year old sensation who was invited recently by Lady Gaga to perform a duet in Toronto in front of 20000 people.

June:  Gonzalo recorded some keyboards with Michael Oloyede at South London Studios for collaboration with the American Celtic rock band, Mimi Burns Band, featuring Mimi Burns on lead vocals , Steven Tyler on guitars, Derek Reeves from Trans-Siberian Orchestra fame - links below: 





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