I started off playing the guitar when I was 13 because my older brother bought a guitar. I started playing a lot of Spanish flamenco because I watched Once Upon A Time In Mexico and Antonio Banderas played a new hand made guitar in one of the opening sequences of the movie.
From there, I got introduced to Jack Johnson and the people he jammed with; Donavon Frankenreiter, G-Love and of course Ben Harper; all the while, I was trying to learn Red Hot Chilli Peppers' songs and tried to mimic John Frusciante's style; to which I got introduced to John Mayer and his style of playing.
Along the while, due to my destructive nature as a teen, my prayerful mother brought me to an African church in hopes I wouldn't die so early. To her success, someone ratted out that I played guitar, the second time I attended, by the third attendance I was part of the music team.
During my time, I was immersed in Gospel arrangements; free-flowing styles; improvisation; call-and-response vibes; a normal day as a gospel musician. One of the biggest influences was definitely Israel Houghton and Fred Hammond but some originals from the local church.
As years past my high-calibre artists would come by the church and show me new styles of playing and arranging music. It was during this time I got involved in song-writing processes, for different genres, rap, hip-hop, pop, Rn'b, and indie songs.
I went to a leadership college and got a chance to volunteer (to this day) one of the busiest and high-capacity events team I have ever seen; which has helped a lot of my organisational skills and emotional intelligence in contributing to helping me structure one a lot of my projects.
This year after I finished my course at Ableton College, I left my work as a private concierge for a very wealthy family in order to see what I want to accomplish in the next chapter of my life. I travelled Europe of a few months and found myself in Tel-Aviv (Israel), where I just happen to be smoking some weed with a Rabbi, and he posed me this question, "How can you help humanity, when your hiding your giftings?" Hence how this whole project started.
Ano-luz is Portuguese for "lightyears", and since I enjoy playing with meaning, it can also mean something else in Spanish, to which my response would be, "context helps us to understand".
Est. August 2018
Been on stage since I was 15. My special memory would be performing in an underground church in the Arab Peninsula *country can't be named for safety and security.
Lauryn Hill, Prince, Bob Marley, Bon Jovi, Kanye West, U2, Lil Wayne, Jack Johnson, Ben Harper, John Mayer, Red Hot Chilli Peppers, Skrillex, Odesza, Of Monsters and Men, Foster The People, MC G15, Aniita, Justin Timberlake, Justin Bieber, Alicia Keys, Cardi B, Nicki Minaj, The Roots, Israel Houghton, Fred Hammond, Jonathan Butler, Vybz Kartel, Estelle, Rihanna, Daniel Ceasar, H.E.R., Daft Punk, Wave Racer, Flume, Hermitude, Jamiroquai, Childish Gambino, Kendrick Lamar, Danny Ocean, J Balvin, Becky G, (just to name a few)
Ableton DAW, Ableton Push, Various Gretsch guitars,
I released 2 concept albums to test my ear in mastering, I didn't like it, but some say they do lol.