THE ARTIST – Maria Jose Hernandez
María José Hernández is a Spanish singer-songwriter who was born in 1966 in Zaragoza. She released her first album in 1997, ‘La línea del cielo’, which translates as ‘The Sky Line’. The album reaches inside those innermost thoughts, feelings and dreams. Some of these songs were a part of her set-list for the very first LIPA Spain Tour in 2000.
Her second album was released in 2004 called ‘El mar del deseo’ or ‘The Sea of Desire’; this album received great reviews. She collaborated with artists such as Fredi Marugan, Javier Bergia and Javier Cobl. Her third album called ‘Círculo concéntrico’ or ‘Concentric Circles’ was released in 2006. María José Hernández’s most recent album was released in 2011 and is called ‘Señales de humo’ or ‘Smoke Signals’. This album has a slightly different feel to her other albums and is described as folk-pop on her website.
LIPA students were honoured to be joined by Maria on the first ever LIPA Spain Tour. Maria played at ‘The Cooler’ in Liverpool before taking on the four date tour across Spain; Madrid, Murcia and Barcelona were visited as well as Maria’s home town of Zaragoza.
Check Maria José Hernández out here:
– The Cooler, Liverpool
2nd May – Suristan, Madrid
3rd May – Gospel, Murcia
4th May – La Casa Del Loco, Zaragoza
5th May – La Bascula, Barcelona
Check out the 2000 tour's photos on here.
Tommy Longmate – Keyboards
Simon Barber – Guitar
Helen Seymour – Bass
Rosie Morris – Drums
Eiko Falkenberg – Guitar, Percussion
Vicky Dempsey – Vocals
Lindy La Fontaine – Vocals
Charlotte Walters – Vocals
John Reynolds – Manager
Chad Higgins – Manager