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Guillermo Monroy Juan Carlos Arenas Latin Duo
Guillermo Monroy Juan Carlos Arenas Latin Duo
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Latin Duo, cumbia, son, salsa, bolero, acoustic guitars, voices
Two of the most experienced Latin guitarists in the London Latin music scene, Guillermo and Juan Carlos join forces to create an exciting acoustic sound. Juan Carlos Arenas - Lead Guitar: Band leader with London based Latin ensemble Calarcá, Juan Carlos is an always inventive improviser. His distinctive style makes him a favoured player with bands like Conjunto Sabroso, La Charanga del Norte and Leo Duanys Los Yumas. Guillermo Monroy - Rhythm Guitar: Well established singer-guitarist, Guillermo has played with Merengada, Coco Xpress amongst others. His characteristic voice brings to life the unforgettable tunes of Latin-America. Everything from Boleros, Son, Cumbias to Mexican corridos. He is a natural when entertaining the most varied of audiences.
Band/artist history
Both of us have been playing with different bands for a long time. Creating the Duo was intended to get to a wider audience in small intimate clubs and venues.
Your musical influences
The traditional cuban son from the 1950s, the great cumbia bands and singers from Colombia, and the popular music of latinamerica in general.
What equipment do you use?
Acoustic guitars (Almira, Alhambra), small aacoustic-specific amplifiers.