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SYNOPSIS

Good music has always played in my house. I’ve grown up listening to the greats: Frank Sinatra, George Benson, Stevie Wonder, James Taylor… My parents are musicians and they tell me that the first time they took me to one of their performances I was stunned.
It was Christmas 1998 and it was a Christmas standards concert.
The next thing I remember is dressing up in my father’s clothes playing with whatever was handy like a microphone. That concert marked everything that would come later. At that time, when I was 3 years old, I decided to dedicate myself to music.
Since then many things have changed. The dizzying passage of time is responsible for putting our feet on the ground. And I realize that I am not that child who dreamed of looking like his parents and singing like Sinatra or Bublé. But there is something that has become more important: the will to look like myself, to find my own voice.
That is why I have always had a special connection with Christmas. Because it reminds me of where I come from and where I’m going, and every year around this time I renew my commitment to that boy who still wears his father’s clothes to this day.
Christmas is like music. A space of time in which we enjoy bringing out the best version of ourselves. An opportunity to make each other feel better. And that is what I would like to achieve with this album: to make anyone who listens feel good.
Obviously this is not the best album in history. But for me it is a first step
Modest, but a step after all. An opportunity to start being the musician I want to become. The best tribute I can pay to my parents for taking me to that concert that Christmas of 1998.

PRODUCTION TEAM

Arrangement, direction, musical production and piano: Francesc Cassú
Arrangement, musical production and piano: Adrián Ghiardo
Creative director: Ivan Labanda
Photography: Michal Novak
Project Manager: Ivan Labanda
Sound technician: Toni Paris
Recorded and mastered at: Estudi 44.1
Label:Música Global
Management: Crea Music

CAST

Joan Garrido

MUSICIANS

Fransesc Cassú
Adrián Ghiardo
Raül Gallego
Xavi Molina
Dario Garcia
Marc Puntí
Marina Feliu
Pau Cullell
Jordi Casas
Lluís Subiranas “Subi”
Ferran Guillamet

Christmas Songs 4 New Times