Victor Herrero

Introduced to music in his childhood while living in the famous monastery Franco erected in a mountain valley west of Madrid (El Valle de los Caídos), Victor Herrero learned to sing Gregorian and Mozarabic chant under the guidance of Benedictine monks. Joining the abbey’s well-respected boys’ choir he performed in around Europe and was featured in the soundtrack and as an extra in the Belgian cult film ‘Farinelli’ (Gérard Corbiau, 1994) Around this time he began studying the classical guitar. As a teenager back in his hometown Toledo he formed a psych-rock outfit called ‘Cicely’, which grew into a popular Madrid-based band. The group lasted 8 years. Following this break-up Victor recorded and released an album of his solo piano compositions (“Connotaciones para Piano”) under his old stage name ‘Victor Cicely’, which was put out by the Spanish label SGAE in 2006. Shortly after this period, Victor began collaboration with North American artist Josephine Foster, accompanying her frequently in concert as well as in the recording studio, most recently playing lead guitar on her new album “This Coming Gladness” (Bo’Weavil Recordings, 2008). On this very same UK label he is set to release his own new solo album due out in early 2009. A collection of his instrumental songs written for and interpreted upon the Spanish guitar, the music embodies different styles which have all formed a part of his experience—classical, folkloric and contemporary threads— all united under the strong influence of traditional musica Andaluz.

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