Rodrigo y Gabriela

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Rodrigo y Gabriela
Rodrigo y Gabriela, New York 2007
Background information
Origin Dublin, Ireland
Genres
Years active 2000–present
Labels Rubyworks
Members

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.

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 | change source]

Studio albums[change | change source]

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

Live albums[change | change source]

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

Extended plays[change | change source]

  • Live Session (2007)

Live gigs[change | change source]

The Porterhouse, Dublin (2002)

References[change | change source]

  1. Hasted, Nick (November 26, 2009). "Rodrigo y Gabriela, Hammersmith Apollo, London". The Independent. London. Retrieved May 22, 2010. 
  2. Rodrigo y Gabriela Promote a Vegan Lifestyle
  3. "Top 75 Artist Album, Week Ending 23 February 2006". ChartTrack.co.uk. 23 February 2006. 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. 

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