My name is Gabriel Soriano and I was born to play music. It is my passion, my love, my redemption, my strength, and my creation. My goal is to work with a label that cares about releasing quality music and supporting artists to be career musicians. Here's some info about me:
As an independent artist I have self-recorded and self-released 4 CD's: "Demo 2005" (my first demo), "Into The Noise" (my first EP), "The Love Juice Sessions" (my second EP), and most recently, "The Sailor and The Siren" (my first full-length, to be released Spring 2010). I play all the instruments and sing all the vocals on my albums. Iâve booked and played over 500 shows in the last four years including five tours that have taken me from San Diego to Seattle. I currently perform as a one man band, using a loop station (BOSS RC-50) that allows me to create live loops of guitar, bass, vocals, percussion, keys, and saxophone into layers of sound. My music can generally be described as blues, funk, jazz, soul, reggae, latin, and rock. I use no backing tracks or CD's of any kind when playing live. I build the song piece by piece in front of the audience, often times pulling people out of the crowd to give them cowbells and shakers and help me build a loop.
Iâve been fortunate enough to have played in many bands in many positions: guitar, drums, bass, vocals, etc... this experience has turned me into a multi-instrumentalist and a singer/songwriter. I love everything from Sinatra to Slayer but my favorite music in the world is blues, funk, soul, and rock. I love to write and play all types of music from metal to jazz. And, in no particular order, my top 5 bands are Pink Floyd, Dave Matthews Band, Radiohead, Thrice, and The Beatles and Led Zeppelin and Jeff Buckley. Ok thatâs seven.
I currently live in Santa Barbara and perform in the band, "Wrong Again". You can check us out at www.myspace.com/wrongagainsb. We just recorded our new EP, "Bootleg Melodies" which is available in entirety on myspace. You can purchase my CDâs and download free music through my website at www.gabesoriano.com or through iTunes or CDBaby. Thanks for taking the time to check me out. Now all I need is for you to tell a million people and I should be squared.
Been playing music since I was about four years old. I play guitar, bass, drums, piano, vocals, and a little bit of sax.
I play live all the time. My favorite moments are in new towns on tour when a new crowd is getting down to my tunes for the first time. I love playing live. It's my favorite thing to do.
Big Organ Trio, The Holy Goats, Whiskey Circus, FearMia, Keller Williams, Eric Clapton, Dave Matthews Band, Sarah McLachlin, Incubus, Nirvana, Stevie Ray Vaughn, Pink Floyd, Radiohead, Cave In, Every Time I Die, Slipknot, Jane's Addiction, Thrice, Johnny Cash, Casual Sex, Jimi Hendrix, Led Zeppelin, Jimmy Eat World, Bela Fleck & the Flecktones, Fugazi, Smashing Pumpkins, No Doubt, Michael Camilo, Rage Against the Machine, Diana Krall, Fuel, Joss Stone, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Robert Randolph & the Family Band, Prodigy, Guster, Earl Klugh, Juan-Luis Guerra, Phil Collins, Foo Fighters, Amos Lee, Casket Salesmen, Paramore, MuteMath, Sara Bareilles, Maroon 5, Minus The Bear, Jeff Buckley, Jimmy Cliff, U2, 311, Johnny Lang, Bob Marley, Mieka Pauley, Erick Baker, Cobalt and the Hired Guns, Greg Mayo Band, Zach Hillyard Band, Damon Vohn, Benny Strange, The Allman Brothers Band, Marc Broussard, Margot and the Nuclear So and So's, Elliott Smith, etc...
Ibanez Guitar, Kramer Bass, BOSS RC-50 Loop Station, D-Addario Strings, LP Bongos and Congas, Various Percussion.
Thanks for taking the time to check me out. Download all my music for free at www.gabesoriano.com