INTERVIEW AND SESSION FILMED FOR BALCONY TV LONDON
PRESENTED BY AMY BRANGWYN
PRODUCED BY VIDEO-BOX
Originally from Spain, Juan speaks English, sings in English and lives in England.
His story began in 1981, in Madrid, where he spent the early years of his life.
In 1981 family relocation led him across the world to Hong Kong. Eight years old and facing language and cultural differences, Juan discovered the piano and found himself escaping into his fathers record collection. Jerry Lee Lewis, The beetles, Ray Charles and Billy Joel forming his early influences. With these records and an old piano, the journey had begun.
Whilst attending University in Madrid Juan received a grant from the European Union to Study at LIPA, a school founded and chaired by Sir Paul McCartney.
This proved as a key turning point in Juan's musical journey and where he truly began developing his songwriting craft. After three years immersed in the Liverpool music scene Juan moved to London in 2007.
Whilst he continued to write and take his songs out to the London acoustic scene, Juan began to work as session musician for a number of upcoming artists, most notably Bryn Christopher in an effort to make ends meet in a new and sometimes daunting city.
It was during this period, whilst touring as support for Amy Winehouse that he met his current band. In 2009 Juan released his first EP " What do I know" and began gaining a reputation on the live circuit in London. Sell out shows followed both in London and his native Madrid.
Juan has gained extensive media attention in Spain, appearing on both national TV and radio, including a live studio appearance on Antenna 3.
Juan has spent the last few months locked away in the studio ( Abbey Road, Rockfield, Metropolis) recording his new EP ' Story of Stuff' which was released in August and an album set for release next year.
Tune in Tomorrow!!!