About Pipo Romero
Pipo Romero, is a gifted composer and acoustic guitarist from Cádiz, a beautiful city south of Andalusia (Spain).
One of Spain’s busiest session guitarists and producers, Pipo has recorded and toured with the country’s biggest names (El Canto del Loco, El Sueño de Morfeo, Lagarto Amarillo, etc.). Pipo's true passion was realized when he discovered a new way of playing the acoustic guitar. Critics and journalists have labeled it "Spanish Acoustic Fingerstyle" and it brings together the musical influences of Pipo’s childhood, the carnivals of Cadiz and a pastiche of folkloric influences from around the world.
Pipo’s first album “Folklórico” was released worldwide in September 2017 by Legacy Label (Sony Music Spain) and is receiving excellent reviews, including El País, the most respected newspaper in Spain. The album immediately climbed to the top ten of WMCE (World Music Charts Europe, Nov 2017). “Folklórico” comes from the heart. It is a compendium of musical styles which blend seamlessly, creating Pipo’s unique and original sound. The result is a delightfully innovative and eclectic album that offers captivating soundscapes beyond the realm of instrumental acoustic guitar.
Pipo Romero has been performing his music internationally to enthusiastic audiences. He performed at the Barcelona Guitar Festival, “Los Matinales del País” in Madrid (Spain’s most important concert series), as well as concerts in the EU and North America.
Early in 2018, Pipo was featured on the cover of Fingerstyle Guitar Journal with an extensive interview naming him one of the most promising artists of the acoustic guitar world. His growing international recognition led him to share the stage with pioneering legends of the acoustic guitar Don Ross and Pierre Bensusan.
Luthier Michael Greenfield (Canada), a world reference in handcrafted guitars, is working with Pipo as one of his touring artists. This partnership between guitarmaker and artist has resulted in Pipo performing on a guitar with the perfect voice for his music.
After the successful start of his musical career and having found his perfect sound, on 2018 October 19th his second album will be published with Universal Music.
"Ideario" promises to be an album full of contrasts with changing moods that travel through folk, flamenco and classical music through a unique and innovative approach to acoustic guitar.
On September 14th, his first single saw the light: Calle San Pedro, a flamenco tango where he mixes the idiosyncrasies of the acoustic and the flamenco guitar with the participation of virtuoso and world-acclaimed harmonica player Antonio Serrano.