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 (who counts the likes of Paloma Faith amongst his fans) is set to welcome swathes of new fans with his timelessly crafted sound.
With his monthly residency at The Troubadour in Earls Court (featuring his show stopping 6-piece band) 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 2010’s ‘The story of stuff’ E.P Juan’s mellow, mellifluous debut single, ‘Breakfast in Spitalfields’ (released July 4th via insomniamusic / AWAL) tells the story of a Zelada lost and hungover in London’s legendary market indulging in that great British pastime, people watching.