THE ARTIST – Depedro
Depedro is the musical project of Spanish singer and guitar player, Jairo Zavala. Jairo Zavala recently released his incredible third album “La Increíble Historia de un Hombre Bueno (Milan)”, which was inspired by and tell the stories of his travels around the world, with the tracks all composed to focus on local issues from the different towns and villages that he visited. His career has taken him from “when his musical journeys took him as far as the gas tank would allow”, to sharing the same stage as musical legends, Living Colour. The album has been described as his most ambitious album to date, an original piece of work that is both delicate, creative, and well crafted. A unique style he is known for mastering better than most.
The genre is often described as alternative indie/rock, with snippets and tastes of western European traditions, reggae, folk, African music, and blues. Zavala had a very cultural childhood, with his Peruvian father and a mother who grew up Guinea, it’s not surprising Depedro’s chosen genre is so varied and tasteful. All of the music and rhythms he was born and raised round have had a positive impact on his compositions, making him stand out from everybody else.
Despite all his travelling and background, Depedro has firm roots in Spain. Thanks to his time in La Vacazul and his work with Amparanoia, he knows all the local Spanish music venues and club like the back of his hand, and thanks to his solo project and being a member of Calexico, he knows half the worldʼs local music haunts too.
His debit first self titled album album was distributed through EMI Music Distribution in 2008. The album was a success and lead the way onto his second album “Napel de Papel” (Nat Geo Music/PIAS Spain). His most recent album, “La Increíble Historia de un Hombre Bueno (Milan)”, followed in 2013.
Check Depedro out here:
26th May – LIPA Cafe, Liverpool
2nd June – Galileo Galilei, Madrid
3rd June – La Casa Del Loco, Zaragoza
4th June – Salamandra, Barcelona/Hosipelet
5th June – Woody, Valencia
Check out the 2011 tour's photos on here.
Adam Dawson – Keyboards
Ove Engen – Guitar
Jennifer Walmsey – Vocals, Trumpet, Vibraphone
Sam Lubin – Drums
Jorgen Bergen-Svela – Bass
Lauren Spink – Vocals
Sophie Whitefield – Manager