RJ and The Del Guapos

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With a bombastic mix of vintage rock and roll, rhythm and blues, surf guitar, and latin beats, R.J. & The Del Guapos are poised to set record players ablaze with their debut album, "Rockin! with R.J. & The Del Guapos" on Teresita Records.

Singer and guitarist, R.J. Ronquillo has worked as a sideman most his professional life - backing artists as diverse as Stevie Wonder, Ricky Martin, and reggae legends Inner Circle. But in 2012, he decided to step to the forefront and start his own project, focusing on his passion for early rock n roll and blues.

"My first guitar hero was Marty McFly," referring to Michael J. Fox's character from the 1985 blockbuster hit "Back To The Future." "That's how I got into Chuck Berry. Then when "La Bamba" came out a few years later, I discovered Ritchie Valens, Buddy Holly, and Eddie Cochran, and it just catapulted from there. So Hollywood played a big role, actually!"

"The music is really a direct influence of the cities I've lived in," says RJ Ronquillo. Born and raised in Detroit, MI, R.J. has lived in Miami, Los Angeles, and now Chicago.
"Detroit gave me Rock 'n Roll and Motown, Miami gave me Latin and Afro-Cuban rhythms, LA gave me West Coast blues and Surf music, and now Chicago - I feel like I'm home, with the deep history of electric blues and rock n roll that came from here.

Backed by his red-blooded rhythm section, The Del Guapos, featuring Ron Dziubla (Duane Eddy) on saxophone, Pete Curry (Los Straitjackets) on drums, and Rob Douglas (Nick Waterhouse) on Fender bass , "Rockin! with R.J. & The Del Guapos" is sure to become a new classic rock n roll record.

With a bombastic mix of vintage rock and roll, rhythm and blues, surf guitar, and latin beats, R.J. & The Del Guapos are poised to set record players ablaze with their debut album, "Rockin! with R.J. & The Del Guapos" on Teresita Records.

Singer and guitarist, R.J. Ronquillo has worked as a sideman most his professional life - backing artists as diverse as Stevie Wonder, Ricky Martin, and reggae legends Inner Circle. But in 2012, he decided to step to the forefront and start his own project, focusing on his passion for early rock n roll and blues.

"My first guitar hero was Marty McFly," referring to Michael J. Fox's character from the ...

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Discography RJ and The Del Guapos

  • 2014 Rockin! with RJ & The Del Guapos Album | Teresita Records
  • 2013 Shake! EP EP | Teresita Records

Media

  • Video RJ & The Del Guapos - "Kris...
  • Video "Shake!!" - RJ & The Del Gu...
  • Video RJ & The Del Guapos album t...

Origin

  • CHICAGO US

Founded

  • 2012

Members

  • RJ Ronquillo Vocals, Guitar
  • Ron Dziubla Saxophone
  • Rob Douglas Bass
  • Pete Curry Drums