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I'M JUAN ZELADA
Juan arrived in London in 2008 with his keyboard and guitar and the conviction to make music. With a whole lot of determination, he and his band played in plenty of venues around town. That same year the guys ended up supporting Amy Winehouse on her Back to Black Tour. From 2008 to 2012, the band would play relentlessly and gain quite a reputation live.
After making a whole lot of self-funded recordings, in June 2012 the single 'Breakfast in Spitalfields' came out. The single became A-listed on Radio Two, BBC, and remained there for 5 weeks. It was the second most broadcasted behind Adele. The second single "The Blues Remain" also went onto the A playlist, becoming Itunes single of the week.
After that, Juan signed to Decca Records and together, they released their first album, High Ceilings & Collar Bones, which was introduced all across the UK.
Live, the band were filling legendary london venues such as The Scala, Dingwalls or the Hoxton Bar & Grill also becoming a regular resident band at The Troubadour. The band drew the attention of BBC London News, who described Juan as a 'One To Watch' artist for 2012.
The band headlined a UK tour twice that year, also including around 30 summer festivals.
His compositions and support slots led him to work with artists such as the Noisettes, Gavin Degraw, or co-writing alongside established writers.
In 2006 he had previously received an award from Paul McCartney for best songwriting in his graduation at the Liverpool Institute for Performing Arts.
Juan embarked on a second adventure, an EP named "Follow the river" (2013), created via crowdfunding with Pledge Music, and the loving support of his fans. He played the songs at the European "Eurosonic Noderslag" festival in Groningen, 2013, after receiving his prize as a "border-breaker" artist representing Spain.
In January 2014 Juan went on a creative trip to South America with just a guitar and a backpack looking for new experiences and different sounds which came part of his blog "away with music". web http://awaywithmusic.com/.
Now established back in his homeland, Madrid, he is working on his new album which will be released in November, under the indie label "Muwom", under the production of Carlos Jean.
Juan has a great energy live, mixing soul, blues, folk, and the harmonies of songs from long ago, with a modern twist. Juan will make you dance, clap and fall in love as long as you're willing to go.
Contact phone: 915 222 024
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