“The jaw drops when Javi Perez lets his fingers whizz over the strings. As soon as the audience recovered from their amazement, they started dancing and clapping to the rhythm. The guitar duo Javi Pérez and Teresa Sarda are a phenomenon in themselves"
Recently arrived from a successful 17 date tour in Japan, with one foot in London's Spanish Music scene, another one in the Rock Pub scene and another one in the progressive New Jazz scene, Zurito are well prepared to entertain any crowds. What began with traditional rumba grooves being played on the streets as a means of understanding the world and it's peoples ended up in a fully blown psychedelic show of passion and virtuosity with completely unseen rockstar Spanish Guitar sounds created by two people that seem to be one mind and one heart with many, many limbs.
Various, Japan Tour 2023
“My soul trembled”
“I can't believe that the rhythm section, accompaniment, vocals, and stringed melodies are all done by two people”
“Is there anyone who doesn't dance to this music? The ridiculously fast guitar was like sparks flying. I was able to feel the music with all my nerves and felt it could also cross all borders”
“Zurito's two guitars were so used that the parts they put their hands on were completely worn out. I could understand how much they had played. It's too awesome”
“The two are truly loved by people, and before the performance, there was a person who gave them shoes as a gift, and a person who came from Kyoto to give them a letter. I felt that their power was tremendous”
“A duo of flamenco-styled rock that used beat-in rhythms. Just like Gypsy Kings, they are doing a tour with a crossover flamenco sound, and even though it looks like a rough performance, their music conveys their passion”
“Zurito stole my heart in an instant. Cool and passionate melodies, bright and joyful latin groves. How should I put it, the groove feeling? It was the best”
“It was the first time I have seen someone play so well even with a broken string. Deeply impressive”
“I've been having a sleep disorder for a few years but I slept good last night”
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Zurito aren't a regular Spanish Guitar band. The unique duo we can witness nowadays was formed through many years of international music journeys which would slowly become the center and inspiration of everything they do. An old van, a small amplifier and their 2 guitars have been used - and still are to this day - to self inflict a state of daily survival for months in a row, disconnect from the ever-growing city they come from to connect with their ever-growing inner art that draws on so many and so varied deep human connections found along the way. The echoes of their guitars have literally resonated through thousands of town squares, river banks and city corners, big or small, centric or suburban, distinguished and undistinguished locations. The mindset is to express creativity freely and share it with people from all walks of life. Music lovers, but also unexpected new adepts, from babies to people holding their last breath. From rich and handsome to poor and marginalised.
Javi and Tere met in the streets of London, where Javi plays in the city with the renowned New Jazz Wave band Cykada amongst other projects. Teresa grew up playing classic Catalan Rumba songs on the streets of Barcelona, as teenagers usually do to socialise there. Around 2015, in his third year in the English capital, Javi developed the habit of playing his heart out and about in the streets with his improvisational street music collective Undergrooveland. On a rare occasion on a cold winter day, they crossed paths in a bar in Brixton. The night proved to be too short and the following morning the proposal of busking together happened. As the improvised session was fruitful, many sessions followed in the following 5 days. Their love for each other and their need of being together (Tere's home was Barcelona) combined with the love they had for busking and traveling was the perfect mix for the birth of Zurito. And that's how, even without realising, Tere started her professional career in music. She would have never expected to end up playing a whole music tour in 17 different venues across the whole of Japan.
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Rumba, Gypsy, Flamenco, Latin Music, World Music, Psychedelic, Jazz, Rock, Caribbean, Calypso
Paco de Lucia, Django Reinhardt, Carlos Santana, Rodrigo y Gabriela, Estas Tonne, Al Di Meola, Jimi Hendrix, Slash, Manitas de Plata, Toumani Diabate, Ernest Ranglin, Harry Belafonte, Perez Prado, Andres Segovia, Vicente Amigo