Quiqué Gomez

BIOGRAFIA

//ESPAÑOL//
Armonicista y cantante madrileño de nacimiento, Quique comienza a tocar la armónica a los 18
años y monta su primera banda, Juan Bourbon, Juan Scoth & Juan Beer, a los 20 años. Con esta
banda recorre los escenarios españoles durante la siguiente década mientras cursa sus estudios y
regenta un pequeño club. En 2008, a sus 31 años, visita Chicago y conoce allí a algunos de los
máximos exponentes del Blues con los que comienza a trabajar frecuentemente en ambos lados
del Atlántico. Quique ha pisado escenarios de 4 continentes, compartiéndolos con artistas de la
talla de John Primer, Eddie C. Campbell, Bob Stroger, Rockin Johnny (con el que está actualmente
preparando un nuevo disco), Jimmy Burns, Tail Dragger, Kenny Blues Boss Wayne…
Su primer trabajo acaba de ver la luz en enero de 2017. Quique Gómez & His Vipers, la banda con
la que trabaja regularmente, están presentando Dealin’ With the Blues en una gira latinoamericana
que recorre Argentina, Chile y Brasil.
Con 10 discos editados hasta el momento y 3 más en camino, Quique colabora habitualmente con
Luca Giordano con el que ha acompañado a numerosas Leyendas del Blues tanto en Europa
como en EE.UU. y con el que ha grabado 2 LPs: Dead Mama Blues (2009 – Teramo, Italia) y 3011
Studio Sessions (2012 – Chicago, EE.UU).
En sus viajes a Sudamérica, Quique cuenta con su amigo Netto Rockfeller en la guitarra con el
que ha girado en varias ocasiones y ha grabado un LP: Bahia Times (2014 – Sao Carlos, Brasil).
Además del reciente Dealin’ With the Blues, en España ha grabado hasta el momento dos discos
con Juan Bourbon, Juan Scoth & Juan Beer y otros dos con la banda Gatos Bizcos. También ha
grabado con Willie Buck y Lorenzo Thompson acompañado por J.L. Pardo a la guitarra.
Quique aparta la armónica en ocasiones para mostrarnos su lado más “crooner” como cantante de
la BOB SANDS BIG BAND. Con la banda de este neoyorkino interpreta clásicos del Swing con
arreglos de Count Basie, Thad Jones acompañado por otros 18 músicos en el escenario.
Como complemento a su vida en el escenario, imparte clases de armónica en la Escuela de Blues
de Madrid desde 2013 y es director del Curso Intensivo de Blues de Béjar desde 2009.

Algunos de los festivales donde ha tocado:

Terri Thouards 2016 ( Francia)
Chicago Blues Festival (2008, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014 y 2016 – Chicago, EE.UU).
Kinsasha Jazz Festival (2009 – Kinsasha, Congo)
Encontro de Armonicas Sesc Pompeia (2014 – Sao Paulo, Brasil)
Béjar Blues Festival (2008, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2014, 2015 – Béjar, España)
Festival do Blues de BH (2013 – Minas Gerais, Brasil)
Trasimeno Blues (2012 y 2013 – Perugia, Italia)
Duvel Blues Festival (2015 – Puurs, Bélgica)
Vilnius Blues Nights (2010 y 2012 – Vilna, Lituania)
Cazorla Blues Festival (2006 y 2013 – Cazorla, España)
Jazz Fermín (2014 – Pamplona, España)
Rockford Blues Festival (2013 – Illinois, EE.UU)
Turnout Blues Night (2006 – Bélgica)
Blues Train Sessions (2008 – Holanda)

//ENGLISH//
Harmonicist and singer born in Madrid, Quique starts playing harmonica at age 18 and assembles
his first band, Juan Bourbon, Juan Scoth & Juan Beer, at the age of 20. It’s with this band he
travels the Spanish stages during the following decade, while studying and running a small club. In
2008, at age 31, he visits Chicago and meets some of the Blues’ greatest exponents with whom he
starts playing frequently on both sides of the Atlantic. Quique has stepped on stages from 4
continents, sharing them with artists such as John Primer, Eddie C. Campbell, Bob Stroger, Rockin
Johnny (with whom he’s currently working on a new album), Jimmy Burns, Tail Dragger, Kenny
Blues Boss Wayne…
His first work has been released in January 2017. Quique Gómez & His Vipers, the band he works
with regularly, are currently presenting Dealin ‘With the Blues on a Latin American tour that visits
Argentina, Chile and Brazil.
With 10 albums edited so far and 3 more on the way, Quique collaborates often with Luca
Giordano with whom he has accompanied numerous Blues Legends both in Europe and the USA.,
and with which he has recorded 2 LPs: Dead Mama Blues (2009 – Teramo, Italy) and 3011 Studio
Sessions (2012 – Chicago, USA).
On his trips to South America, Quique counts with his friend Netto Rockfeller on guitar with whom
he has toured several times and has also recorded an LP: Bahia Times (2014 – Sao Carlos, Brazil).
In addition to the recent Dealin ‘With the Blues, in Spain he has recorded two albums with Juan
Bourbon, Juan Scoth & Juan Beer and two more with the band Gatos Bizcos so far. He has also
recorded with Willie Buck and Lorenzo Thompson accompanied by J.L. Pardo on guitar.
Quique puts the harmonica aside on occasions to show us his most “crooner” side as the BOB
SANDS BIG BAND’s singer. With this New Yorker’s band, he performs classics of Swing with
arrangements of Count Basie, Thad Jones accompanied by 18 other musicians on stage.
As a complement to his life on stage, he gives harmonica classes at the “Escuela de Blues de
Madrid” (Madrid Blues School) since 2013 and is the director of the Intensive Blues Course in
Béjar, Spain, since 2009.

Some of the festivals he’s been part of:

Terri Thouards 2016 ( Francia)
Chicago Blues Festival (2008, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014 and 2016 – Chicago, USA).
Kinsasha Jazz Festival (2009 – Kinshasha, Congo)
Encontro de Armonicas Sesc Pompeia (2014 – Sao Paulo, Brazil)
Béjar Blues Festival (2008, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2014, 2015 – Béjar, Spain)
Festival do Blues de BH (2013 – Minas Gerais, Brazil)
Trasimeno Blues (2012 and 2013 – Perugia, Italy)
Duvel Blues Festival (2015 – Puurs, Belgium)
Vilnius Blues Nights (2010 and 2012 – Vilnius, Lithuania)
Cazorla Blues Festival (2006 and 2013 – Cazorla, Spain)
Jazz Fermín (2014 – Pamplona, Spain)
Rockford Blues Festival (2013 – Illinois, USA)
Turnout Blues Night (2006 – Belgium)
Blues Train Sessions (2008 – Netherlands)

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