gonzalo carrera

Gonzalo Carrera (Keyboards)



Gonzalo originates from Spain where he played with top progressive band Galadriel receiving acclaim from Anthony Phillips (ex Genesis). Since moving to the UK in the 90's he has worked with many top names in progressive rock including John Helliwell (Supertramp), David O List (The Nice, Pink Floyd, Roxy Music), Hugh McDowell (ELO), Damien Wilson (Rick Wakeman), Glenn Cornick and Clive Bunker (ex Jethro Tull) as well as names like Angie Brown (Rolling Stones, Kate Bush, Beverley Knight) and Kym Mazelle. He has also recently joined folk prog group 'Karnataka' and has recently been working with 'The Ike Leo Trio', comprising Ike Leo on bass (Dick Henstall-Smith, Jazz Warriors) and also featuring drummer Dave Smith (Pete King). He has also been working with keyboard programmer Andy Thomas (Stevie Winwood, Geoff Downes, Stevie Wonder and many others) and sax player Mike Parlett (Roy Ayres, Simply Red, The Rhythm of Blues). More recently Gonzalo toured around the UK cult seventies band Wild Turkey featuring former Jethro Tull menbers Glenn Cornick and Clive Bunker, Gary pickford Hopkins on vocals (formerly with Rick Wakeman) John PugWash Weather on Percussion from Gentle Giant, etc. Gonzalo recently recorded an EP to raise funds for the classic rock society featuring Heidi Jo Hines on Vocals, Denny laine on guitars (Paul Mccartney & The Wings, Moody Blues) and Hugh Mcdowell on cello songs written by Dave Winstanley. Gonzalo has also recently performed at Roy Orbison's birthday party at the Gibson guitar centre in london with the David Stark Band along Billy Burnette (Fleetwood mac), Katie Wassell (The X factor), Kaycee Cole, etc and he also performed recently at charity festival with the Heidi Jo Hines band at the We Will Rock ascot festival featuring critically aclaimed artist Jessie J. Gonzalo also recently released album The Gathering Light with critically aclaimed celtic rock band Karnataka getting great reviews from Rick Wakeman at planet rock radio, journalist Malcolm Dome, etc. Gonzalo has also recently performed with guitarist Huw Lloyd Langton from Hawkwind along with drummer John Lingwood ( Manfredds man, Status Quo).