Pipo Romero, is a gifted composer and acoustic guitarist from Cádiz, a beautiful city south of Andalusia (Spain).
His original and unprecedented musical fusion and his particular approach to the instrument has made him one of the most relevant artists in the acoustic guitar scene. Critics and journalists have labeled it "Spanish Acoustic Fingerstyle" as 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 received 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 as 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. His growing international recognition led him to share the stage with pioneering legends of the acoustic guitar like 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.
Following the successful start of his musical career and having found his perfect sound, on October 2018 his second album was published with Universal Music. ”Ideario" is an album full of contrasts with changing moods that travel through folk, flamenco and classical music with Pipo´s unique and innovative approach to the acoustic guitar.
After presenting Ideario and selling out many important venues in his native country (at Barcelona Jazz festival, Madrid jazz festival and two consecutive nights at La Central Lechera theatre in Cádiz), in 2019 Pipo began his International tour with more than 15 concerts in North America. He started last February with several showcases at the Folk Alliance International in Montreal, followed by a tour in eastern Canada as a special guest of the Canadian acoustic guitar legend Don Ross. In March he played for the first time in the United States as he has been invited to perform at SXSW 2019, in Austin, Texas. (chronicle here). This summer he made his first tour in Italy and after the performances of Positano and Naples, Pipo was crowned in the "Mediterranean Adriatic Festival of Ancona" with a standing ovation and excellent reviews from the press. During the months of October and November, the next leg of tour will take him to offer six concerts in Spain and three in Portugal, another new country to conquer.
Soon, he will announce more concerts in new territories that add to his international tour for 2020, such as the United States (where he will participate for the second consecutive year in the International Folk Alliance in New Orleans), Canada and Asia.