Rodrigo y Gabriela

Mexican guitar duo

Rodrigo y Gabriela (Rodrigo and Gabriela), also known as "El Rodri y La Gabi", are a Mexican musical duo. They play fast, rhythmic music on acoustic guitars. The duo is Rodrigo Sanchez, lead guitar, and Gabriela Quintero, rhythm guitar and percussion.

Rodrigo y Gabriela
Rodrigo y Gabriela, New York 2007
Rodrigo y Gabriela, New York 2007
Background information
OriginDublin, Ireland
Years active2000–present

They became well known playing in the hotels and bars of Dublin, Ireland. One reviewer said that "...Rodrigo y Gabriela's secret is maybe quite simple. They are resourceful musicians, and are open-hearted, happy entertainers. That, very often, is what people want."[1] Both are vegans and support animal rights.[2] They play a mixture of many influences and styles.

They met in Mexico City while playing in a thrash metal band and later moved to Dublin. Their album, Rodrigo y Gabriela, entered the Irish Albums Chart at Number One.[3]

Recordings change

Studio albums change

  • Foc (2001)
  • re-Foc (2002)
  • Rodrigo y Gabriela (2006)
  • 11:11 (2009)
  • Area 52 (2012)[4]

Live albums change

  • Live: Manchester and Dublin (2004)
  • Live in Japan (2008)
  • Live in France (2011)

Extended plays change

  • Live Session (2007)

Live gigs change

The Porterhouse, Dublin (2002)

References change

  1. Hasted, Nick (November 26, 2009). "Rodrigo y Gabriela, Hammersmith Apollo, London". The Independent. London. Archived from the original on November 10, 2012. Retrieved May 22, 2010.
  2. "Rodrigo y Gabriela Promote a Vegan Lifestyle". Archived from the original on 2014-07-20. Retrieved 2011-11-07.
  3. "Top 75 Artist Album, Week Ending 23 February 2006". 23 February 2006. Archived from the original on 11 March 2007. Retrieved 2006-03-17.
  4. DIY News Desk (October 28, 2011). "Rodrigo y Gabriela plan new album 'Area 51'". This Is Fake DIY. Retrieved 2011-10-28.

Other websites change