Arnaldo Lopez was born on 5 January 1979 in Alkmaar, The Netherlands, and grew up as an only child. He owes his Spanish name to his Dad who comes from Mallorca. His Dad is also the one responsible for introducing Arnaldo to various musical instruments from an early age.
When Arnaldo was around 12 years old, he wanted to start taking music more seriously. Dad brought his old guitar down from the attic and proceeded to teach Arnaldo his first real pieces of music: some old Spanish classics and a waltz.
By the end of the evening, Arnaldo was playing these pieces at least as well as his Dad, and it became clear that his football boots would have to be traded for a guitar. The bruises on his shins were replaced with calluses on his fingers.
Music lessons followed, but only lasted for about one year. Instead of reading the notes, Arnaldo just copied the teacher. The complete 'Unplugged' album by Eric Clapton and solo's from Mark Knopfler were practised over and over again.
The first band that Arnaldo joined was a Rock-a-Billy band complete with the hairstyle, in which he played lead guitar and sang background vocals. Over the years several other projects followed, including performances with an acoustic trio, where his love of the acoustic guitar really took hold. Arnaldo has played many instruments, but the acoustic guitar allows him to express his feelings and emotions perfectly.
Just like Chet Atkins is an inspiration to Tommy Emmanuel, Arnaldo's inspiration is Tommy. This Australian guitarist never fails to impress with his musical genius.
Arnaldo's great personality shines through his music. Every piece he writes and performs has something different to offer; something different to relate to. Soulful, melancholy and heart-felt tunes are equally mixed with joyful, up-beat and catchy ones; a variety which showcases Arnaldo's unique musical talent.
At present his first debut album is a fact! If you want to order the CD then please feel free to Email me your name and address at anytime, and I'll send you all the information you need. The CD is also available at www.coco-records.nl, www.cdbaby.com and seperate tracks at www.legaldownload.nl.
Tommy Emmanuel, Chet Atkins, Stephen Bennett
Maton EBG808-TE, AER amp.
For more details on my music, please visit www.arnaldolopez.nl