Back in 2004, I was studying flamenco guitar in Sevilla, Spain. I was part of a very intensive flamenco program.
I got tired of so much traditional flamenco and the purist environment. My background is in rock and roll, I grew up listening to classic rock (Clapton, Zeppelin, Hendrix, Floyd, Queen, etc…). You could say it is in my blood at this point.
So, as I was learning this new form of expression I saw the possibilities of what I could do with the technique. I decided to arrange Bohemian Rhapsody, chords, melody, harmonies, all of it just with the guitar. Took me over a year of arranging, practicing and making many mistakes live (lots of pressure when everyone knows the song).
Now over a decade later this piece has become part of my story. I’ve made it my own and it has been with me at every show connecting me to audiences all around the world. It’s amazing when a whole crowd sings along, so powerful.
With all the respect to Queen and with gratitude to the gifts they left to us in their music we wanted to pay tribute to them and their legacy.
We recorded this music video at The Spot Studios in Lakewood, Colorado. With Jordi Marin on Drums and Roger Harmon on Bass. Video was shot by Shaun Asakura.
I hope you enjoy it!!