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Alfred Gómez Jr.

Alfred Gomez Jr., is a singer-songwriter and producer, born in Caracas, Venezuela in 1978. His sound blends Rhythm and Blues and Folk music with a Latin twist. Emerges as one of the voices to be heard in the Latin American Indie music scene. New Album, Espiral, out March 13, 2017.

In 2008 releases La Reina Peinandose his debut album, The repertoire of the album was composed, arranged by the same musician and produced in collaboration with fellow countryman, musician, and arranger Chris Holder. This recording contains ten tracks where soul and jazz are amalgamated with Boogaloo, Hard Salsa and fusion elements. Songs like Cobarde and Me Arrebata achieved great reception in salsotecas worldwide, a year after the release, Buscando Olvidar the ninth track of the album was included in the soundtrack of the film He’s Just Not That Into You.

It would not be until the end of 2011, when the singer-songwriter presents the single Ni Un Momento, in the International Songwriting Competition, where it is selected among the semifinalist songs of the contest, this moment would mark a reinvention in the career of the artist, now with more introspective lyrics and with an organic and hopeful Pop/Soul sound, of impeccable instrumentation. From now on, Alfred, joined by a quartet, explores new musical landscapes, jamming with the band, singing and alternating between playing the acoustic guitar and a Wurlitzer electric piano.

In 2012 releases his sophomore album Simple, eleven songs written and composed by Alfred and co-produced with Max Martinez and Jose Angel Regnault, this recording opens the doors to Venezuelan radio stations, earning the respect of the critics and the attention of a new listener niche. Includes the song Estrella de Mar in a special collaboration with the Cuban singer-songwriter Julio Fowler.

In 2013, the single Si Es Amor is released to the radio accompanied by an animated video clip that receives the honorable mention Margot Benacerraf at the ELCO film festival, later that year, the album is nominated for the best Pop album of the year at the Pepsi Music Awards and kicks off a tour of forty concerts in the main stages of the country.

In 2014 premieres the project Sesiones En El Teatro, a series of live recording session performed from the legendary Teatro Cajigal in the city of Barcelona, Venezuela. For this session Alfred joined by Max Martinez on the Drums, Jose Angel Regnault on the Guitar and Eduardo Guzman on the Bass, performs four tracks from the album Simple, available on the artist's official YouTube channel.

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“Nada es más anhelado en el arte que poder expresar de forma diáfana y concisa una idea. En ese sentido, ‘Simple’ es una obra de arte magistral, con un concepto claro que se pone de manifiesto en las letras, en los arreglos musicales, en el diseño y hasta en el título”. - Alvaro Paiva Bimbo.

"Los temas de Alfred Gómez, son un enfoque actualizado de la cotidianidad urbana y los afectos, envueltos en una rítmica y concepto armónico que refrescan la contemporaneidad de nuestra música latina” - Chelique Sarabia.

"Simple, uno de los grandes hallazgos musicales del último lustro." - Gerardo Guarache.

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Primary Instrument

Piano

Willing to teach

Beginner to advanced

Album Discography

Recordings: As Leader | As Sideperson

Cerca Del Fuego

Brown Bunker
2022

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Espiral

Brown Bunker
2017

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Simple

Brown Bunker
2012

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La Reina Peinándose

Brown Bunker
2007

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