This Chicago based Rumba Flamenca group plays both instrumental and vocal music. The style is most easily identified with the world famous Gypsy Kings. The group has a vast repertoire of original music. However, they can also play anything from the Gypsy Kings repertoire along with a few other covers.
Alberto Alvarez, vocalist and guitarist, has lived and performed in the south of France, where the Gypsy Rumba was partly born and developed. Alberto has even had the privelage to join the Gipsy Kings as a guest on Stage on a few occasions.....
Gypsy Influence can start as a duo or can be a full 4-6 piece group...*Additional members can include a percussionist, drummer, bass guitarist, violinist.*
"We have performed at all types of events, from wedding to theaters to large outdoor concerts, and we always accommodate to the environment and setting. Wether you need us to blend into the background to give your event a certain exotic or classy atmosphere or you need us to start the rumba dance part, we will gladly adjust to your vision for the night!"
David Chiriboga can also be hired as a solo guitarist for any type of private events. If your budget is small or you have a very intimate gathering, this can be a perfect match.
David and Alberto are the principle guitarists represented here. However, they work with a few other guitarist on a regular basis, with just as much professionalism and talent as they carry. In any case that one of them is not available, they will let you know beforehand. However, it would not change the sound or quality.
*More detailed Bios*
ALBERTO ALVAREZ, a musician of Mexican descent, started singing mexican rancheros with mariachi bands and bolero trios from age 5. By age 6, he became a soloist in a bolero group. Around the late 1980's, after hearing the Gipsy Kings, he was drawn into the Rumba Flamenca style. With no one around him to teach him this style, he became self-taught. In 2009, Alberto moved to the Carmague in the south of France, a main haven of the Rumba Flamenca. Alberto has played numerous times with members of the Gipsy Kings, their family members, and also Luna Yena in the south of france, and a few times in the USA as well.
DAVID CHIRIBOGA, a musician of Ecuadorian descent was born and raised in Chicago. David's style is based on Flamenco and Spanish Classical guitar. He has attended several workshops and private studies in Granada and Madrid-Spain to further the further his ability and knowledge of the flamenco guitar. Some of his teachers include Emilio Maya, Antonio Heredia, and Pansequito. He also received his degree in Music Performance at Northeastern University in Illinois, under the instruction of Dr. Brian Torosian.
Some of the groups David has performed with include The Guitars of Spain, Bandoleros, Guitarra Azul and El Payo. He also currently plays for the Ensemble Espanol Spanish Dance Company. David has had the opportunity to play in many major cities across the United States with the many ensembles he has worked with. With El Payo, he was invited to perform on the opening night of the U.S.A Flamenco Festival in 2004 and 2005 in Chicago, opening for Juan Carmona in 05'.
Children's Birthday Parties
Sweet 16 Parties
Wedding Cocktail Hours
Full Gypsy Kings RepertoireGipsy KIngs
Barcelona NightsOttmar Liebert
2 The NightOttmar Liebert
Entre dos AguasPaco de Lucia
Canon in DPachelbel
Asturias-Rumba VersionIssac Albeniz
Djobi DjobaGipsy Kings
Las chicitasLos Reyes
Venezuelen Valz 1-4Antonio Lauro
Sabor a miTrad. Latin
Besame MuchoTrad. Latin
Negra TomasaTrad. Latin
Frog GaliardJohn Downland
World Music Duo
World Music Trio
$250 - $2500
Gipsy Kings, Rodrigo and Gabriela, Tonino Baliardo, Paco de Lucia, Los Reyes, Vicente Amigo, Tomatito, and many many more.....
in Chicago, IL
"Flamenco/Spanish Guitar Duo were absolutely amazing! Thanks to them, the music for our wedding ceremony, dinner and reception was exactly how we had envisioned it being and our family/friends loved the music. They were 100% professional and extremely easy to work with both pre-wedding and on the event day. Everything was perfect.
- Jamie B.
in Chicago, IL
"David and Alberto are absolutely phenomenal musicians! My husband and I had the pleasure of being their first Gigmasters clients, booking them for our wedding at the Chicago Cultural Center this past March. We knew immediately, after a single song sample of Spanish Romance, that we were hooked! Words simply cannot express how pleased we were with their flamenco-inspired, acoustic guitar and vocal performance. David and Alberto performed for our wedding ceremony and cocktail hour reception. The song selections and musical mood were exactly how I envisioned. Our guests still cannot stop raving about the music. Highly recommended! - Kristin D."
- Kristin D.
in Naperville, IL
They were fabulous ....!
They are so ridiculously talented, kind and refreshing, perfect entertainment.
I can not say enough good things about them.
I would hire them again (and again, and again)!
Thank you David and Alberto!!!!!
- Monica L.
in Streamwood, IL
"Can't say enough about how great they were! They performed at our wedding - David, Alberto, and Raul were extremely professional, polite, accommodating, and most importantly EXTREMELY TALENTED!! They arrived well in advance and were ready to start right on time, they made sure to play all the songs we requested, and even stayed for an extra song or two longer than the contracted time! Hope to catch them at one of their live shows soon. THANKS AGAIN !!! - Jose & Danielle 3-2-2013"
- Jose R.
Birthday Party (Adults)
in Chicago, IL
"David and Alberto really surpassed our expectations! Words can't describe how wonderful their music was! Aside from being very talented, David and Alberto were very professional and accomodating. My husband Robert was so grateful to have them there for our celebration. He felt like he was back in Spain again! We received many compliments on the music and could not have asked for more. Thanks so much and we'll definitely be attending future performances!"
In addition to Chicago, Flamenco/Spanish Guitar Duo will also travel to Cicero, Berwyn, Oak Park, Forest Park, Hines, Lyons, Riverside, Brookfield, Maywood, River Forest, Summit Argo, Carol Stream, La Grange Park, Bellwood, Bedford Park, Melrose Park, Westchester, Burbank, Bridgeview, Hillside, Hinsdale, Hometown, La Grange, River Grove, Stone Park, Western Springs, Berkeley, Franklin Park, Justice, Norridge
and many other locations in and around the Chicago area.
Flamenco/Spanish Guitar Duo
was rated an average of 5.0 stars out of
5 GigMasters clients.
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