On this website you will read words written by my own hands, it is very personal, no third-person boring stuff, I want to share with you my works, music, videos, life, stories, gear and more although you may also keep in touch with the label Unicorn Records if you want, they distribute and manage my music all over the world and at the bottom of this website you will find a contact section so do not hesitate to send us messages with anything you want, except spam please(Hahaha!) I'm a spanish native speaker but I also speak english and a bit of french, Don't worry about languages and follow me on social networks, that button you're seeing right here will send you directly to my Social Networks links, I'm working a lot with new stuff for you, stay tuned!
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My stage name comes from a play on words of all my combined names Santiago Rodriguez Almenara, I come from a family of coasts and islands of Spain but I grew up in Venezuela, to be more specific in the city of Maracay.
I was born on November 15, 1985, but that's not important, the thing is I had lucky of growing up in a family that always listened good music at home and they are not musicians but neither I at that time, "The Beatles" and "Queen" every single day; then my brother Ricardo became drummer and it was since that time that started it all...
...to make a long story short, I started playing keyboards at age 7, then drums at 12, in that moment of my life I joined the Youth Symphony Orchestra of Aragua State and belonged to the choir, singing as baritone and all this in order to study the instrument that I wanted to play, The chello, but a sudden change made me want to learn to play guitar (thanks to Mr. Richie Sambora or maybe to pick girls), and I was 15 when I started to play my first chords on guitar (Self learning) after a couple months I studied in some music schools to improve my skills on the six strings, years after I met some guys at the University I founded "Sexto Sonar", the rest I won't write it down here, it's too long (Hahaha!), but I promise you in the future a link for the long story and everything I've been through, deal?
I am not just a soloist artist, I am also the founder and guitarist of Sexto Sonar, a progressive metal band that was formed in late 2004, also manage a recording/rehearsal studio where I have made personal productions and for some customers, I am a fan to...
...make many things on my own but fortunately I have many people around me that helps me a lot, like my current multi-task manager, my wife. On the other hand, love to film video clips even made website (like this one), take pictures is also one my hobbies, I just love to enjoy life that way, not just being on stage playing guitar and at studios recording them, I really like to make and to know the whole thing of this profession! Although doctors tell me to calm down a bit but the truth is that it is a little hard for me, I must always be doing something.
Guys, It's enought of "About me" I let you a tabs below for more info I think I'm writing too much to be a website but if there's something you want to ask me you know where to find me thanks the internet, you're always welcome, I'm here because of you and many people that support me.
When I get some sounds in my mind, this guy improves it, when we're making orquestration we feel like the guys who work in Hollywood for movie soundtracks (so be careful Hans Zimmer, hahaha!) using end technologies, In short, we understand very well each other when we are creating arrangements, Yeff has been a loyal musician since the begining of SROD and Sexto Sonar.
Together we are geeks guys when it comes to audio tech, can last hours looking for the proper sound for only five seconds of music and I'm not exaggerating.
Another loyal musician in my projects, when my compositions sounds too thin this guy, Héctor, appears just in the scene to tell you "Get out of here, kid!" and break your chest in pieces with power of his attacking low frequencies but at the same time very smoothing grooves when required, just take a listen to it when he plays the fretless bass, by the way, He usually plays 6 strings basses.
He was working with me since Sexto Sonar was formed, so we speak the same language when we're playing, sharing the stage and studio .
Alberto is a great drummer, able to play many musical genres that could range from Latin, Jazz to the extremest metal, he is the new guy from Sexto Sonar and the youngest one too, he really enjoys to play drums just take a look at his face when he's playing(hahaha!), the ability of this dude is try to understand my crazy times and works very well with the syncopation that he gets it very quick, his hits on drums are pretty strong so be careful to be near him when he hits the snare because I do not take responsibility for the consequences, hahaha!