My story: Never give up on your goals...
True story... as a young boy I took a homemade guitar that belonged my older brother. It was made from an old metal box and fishing line. I went out to the fields and started playing without really knowing what I was doing. Apparently I played so well that my brother gave me his guitar as a gift. It was the beginning of a lifetime with my guitar and music. However, I knew that if I was going to make a living as a musician I had to leave my home, and move to Santo Domingo, which I did, and was lucky to find work alongside some of the Dominican Republic’s greatest bachata artists.
It hasn't been easy, especially at the beginning. However, I've never given up. I simply can't see myself doing anything else because playing music is what I love the most. I've recorded 7 albums and I've collaborated on numerous projects with very talented artists. I've been to parts of this world that I never thought I'd visit, and I've played many shows in front of live audiences, which is one of the things I've enjoyed most in my career.
My Band "Los Cande"
These are the members of my band. I'm very thankful and proud to work with all these talented musicians.
Guarino de la Cruz
Carlos La Piax
Bongo y Tambora
Watch my story:
This is a documentary about my life as a bachata artist. It was made by a dear friend and collaborator Adam Taub. Adam is an American filmmaker and Bachata teacher from Denver, CO. In 2008 he visited the Dominican Republic and decided to document my journey into the music scene.