EL GUAPO is a dynamic four-piece band, out of Chicago, that have stretched the boundaries of rock music to new heights. The power of their recordings captivate the listener hearing Jordan's melodic riffs, monster solos, and innovative guitar tones over Mike’s roaring guitars and hypnotic lyrics. Brian delivers pulsating bass grooves while Chuck E’s stormtrooper drum style meshes everything together in a twist and turn thrill ride of rockstar anthems.
In January of 2000, EL GUAPO traveled to Hoboken, NJ and began recording at Water Music Studios with producer John Agnello (Eve 6, Dinosaur Jr., The Outfield) and completed 2 EPs. Since then El Guapo and John Agnello returned to the studio in July 2003 to record 2 new records at Gravity Studios, Chicago, IL which will be completed early 2004. EL GUAPO has received constant radio play from Midwest college/Indie stations, and has also done radio appearances on WLUW, Viva 103.1 FM, Mancow’s Morning Madhouse, and Q101 (101.1 FM). In June 2001, EL GUAPO helped organize the first Spanish MOBfest showcase, participated in an English showcase, and even had the first Spanish Rock track make the MOBfest Sampler CD, with the help of Rorie Valdez (Mob Fest coordinator) and Roger Jansen at KMA Management (Disturbed). 2002 found EL GUAPO garnering 6 consecutive months of press in the Illinois Entertainer , a Feature in the Chicago Reader, and a review in the Chicago Tribune. EL GUAPO Signed a 1 year sponsorship deal with BUDWEISER in Feb2003, averages 40 shows per year and has toured the US, including shows with Grammy winners Juanes, Bacilos, & Atiercopelados at the House of Blues, Rock the Rolling Stones at Hard Rock Café, the 2001 ASCAP showcase at Double Door Chicago, and a major label/ASCAP showcase at the Viper Room in LA, CA. EL GUAPO has also recently appeared on HBO and has upcoming appearances on E! Entertainment Television,and VH1. Most recently, EL GUAPO made !BOOM! Magazines list of the top 25 unsigned artists in Mexico, United States, and Puerto Rico and is in August 2003’s issue of ROLLING STONE MAGAZINE.
haven’t heard EL GUAPO yet, you’re missing out on what all of
Chicago is already hooked on. So go ahead, and give it a spin, you’ll
see that EL GUAPO is a sign of good things to come.