For Spanish singer-songwriter JUAN ZELADA there has always been a mystique to London and its inhabitants. Having come to the UK with just his guitar on his back and his enigmatic talent Zelada has quickly become one of the most talked about names on the scene and has enjoyed slots touring with the likes of Amy Winehouse as well as writing sessions with members of Duran Duran. Plying his trade in the capital initially in restaurants and bars it was Zelada’s effortlessly summery vocals, instinctive ear for a melody and infectious enthusiasm which saw him welcomed into exclusive musical circles where the Madrilenian’s talent was immediately recognised and allowed to flourish. Indeed, during his time at LIPA he was awarded with a prize for song writing by legendary songsmith Paul McCartney – a fine endorsement for a stunning performer.
Now, with an album of freshly crafted material, the multitalented pianist, guitarist and songwriter is set to welcome swathes of new fans with his timelessly crafted sound. With his monthly residency (featuring his show stopping 6-piece band) at The Troubadour in Earls Court frequently packed to the rafters with dancing, partying fans Juan Zelada look set to continue to be the name on the lips of the industry as we move through 2011. Following on from the success of his first single Breakfast in Spitalfields which achieved Record Of The Week at Radio 2 and then spent a giddy 6 weeks on the playlist and becoming the second most played track on the station during the whole of July, Juan Zelada returns with an intensely soulful and uplifting number The Blues Remain released on 31st October 2011.
Last year was a sensational year for the now much industry hyped Zelada, culminating in a sold out single launch party at the Hoxton Bar and Grill in July, rave reviews in the press including Metro & Time Out and featuring a Radio 2 live session with Jo Whiley and a live session with BBC London Radio’s Joanne Good.