Latin Alternative Music
Latin Alternative Music
Gustavo Angeles is a passionate guitarist, singer, composer, songwriter and producer from Mexico City, Mexico, who can combine a fusion of musical styles in Latin Rock, Flamenco, Blues, Classic Rock.
Gustavo has been performing professionally for over 25 years and began playing guitar at age 11 when he would sneak the effort to learn how to play his older brother’s instruments while he was away. He received formal training in Mexico City’s Music School during his teen stage. In 2002, he was inspired to receive formal Flamenco training from Jose Del Valle “Chuscales” a guitarist of consummate skill and a profound understanding of the Flamenco traditions. However, Ernie Chavarria also known as “El Maestro” began mentoring Gustavo for a number of years between 2000 – 2008.
After fulfilling his childhood dream of becoming a professional musician in Mexico City, Mexico, Gustavo later moved to Cancun where he spent years cutting his teeth playing Classic Rock in the lucrative Hotel Zone. In the mid 90’s, he moved to Phoenix Arizona pursuing a “Bigger Dream” when he and his brother “Paco” founded “Casa de Locos,” which was one of the very first Rock En Espanol Bands in Arizona.
Around the year 2000 a thirst for more musical knowledge landed him to experiment with different genres of music and styles and he began to learn to play “tres cubano” during a trip to Havana, Cuba. The ability to play different styles has given Gustavo the opportunity to travel the world in places such as Cuba, Sweden, Argentina, Colombia, Ecuador, Mexico and the United States – opening for acts such as Juanes, Ozomatli, Los Lobos, Arturo Sandoval, Alejandra Guzman, Tito Puente Jr, etc.
In 2014, Gustavo’s music was licensed on two episodes of East Los High — a five-time Emmy nominated Hulu original series created, written, and produced by Wise Entertainment, that revolves around the lives of a group of teens (with an all Latino cast and crew) navigating their final years at a fictional high school in East LA.
Today, Gustavo continues to create music with some of the most talented musicians living in Arizona, Los Angeles, California, Ecuador, Mexico and Colombia. He recently moved his studio and continues to create and source out his studio to fellow musicians who want to create music.
His 2019 new musical achievements are attending the 5.0 Vai Academy in New York, Where he studied under legendary guitar virtuosos Steve Vai, Joe Satriani and Andy Timmons, He also had the opportunity to share the stage with Steve Vai, Andy Timmons and Larry Mitchell to name a few.
Studied and collaborated in the recording studio with Pre-Columbian eminence, Xavier Quijas Axayotl (credits on Mel Gibson’s Apocalypto), ancient Aztec/Meshica drums and sounds.
Entered a guitar competition in Phoenix, Arizona where he was picked by legendary Mexican Rock Stars Maná as a winner and invited to perform a song with them in a packed arena of 20,000 people at Talking Stick Arena, where he was awarded with a signed Gibson guitar by the band itself.
A new collaboration with Steve Vai’s backing band, Jeremy Colson (Drums) and Philip Bynoe (Bass) on his new upcoming single “Eagle Warrior”
Collaboration with other artists on solo album and other albums consist of:
Tall Bergman, Drums (worked with Joe Bonamassa, Billy Idol, Rod Stewart)
Oskar Cartaya, Bass Guitar (worked with Spyro Gyra, Celia Cruz, Hector Lavoe, Willie Colon
Joey Heredia, Drums (worked with Stevie Wonder, Sheila E, Frank Gambale)
Rene Camacho, Bass Guitar (worked with Ry Cooder, Draco Rosa, Juan Gabriel)
Joe Navarro, Keyboard, Background Vocals, arranging and producing (worked with Tierra, El Chicano, Vinnie Colaiuta)
If you have a creative project in mind, get in contact with Gustavo Angeles! We are looking forward to hearing from you.