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Lujan, Buenos Aires, Argentina

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Juan Manuel Rey
 
Working on various projects since the turn of the millennium, Juan Manuel Rey has released countless albums chalked full of solid pop rock.

His latest release, “Such a Hard Time,” has the essence of the ’70s with its guitar-driven harmonies led Juan Manuel Rey rock vocals. It is just the latest in his long line of releases. From his debut, De Mares y Desiertos to Tripulaciones de Diversos Colores. He’s impressed along the way. Having played everywhere in South America from Buenos Aires to San Luis. He’s even taken home Clouzine International Music Awards as well as Akademia Music Awards.

This hardworking artist knows that all would not be possible without putting in the effort. He notes, “There is a lot of sacrifices,” adding, “I’m always thinking about how to improve and be as professional as possible.”

Currently, Juan Manuel Rey is working on his next album. If it’s anything like his previous releases, more awards should be on the way. As he is always one to push himself further and further towards perfection. Which is a lesson he loves to showcase in his music. He says, “The idea of these songs is to give a positive and encouraging message. It’s good to know where that pain comes from to be able to transform it into something positive; ‘what does not kill you makes you stronger.'”

Fans of everyone from The Rolling Stones to Prince should stay on the lookout for Juan Manuel Rey’s next release, coming soon.

Discography

De Mares y Desiertos

Juan Rey y Los Alienados

Tripulaciones de diversos colores

Never Forgot

Juan Rey

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Press Releases

Juan Rey, October 17, 2018

Juan Manuel Rey has mastered of one of the most entertaining and nuanced styles of pop entertainment we’ve come across in recent years, February 22, 2018
Juan Manuel Rey has mastered of one of the most entertaining and nuanced styles of pop entertainment we’ve come across in recent years

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Lujan, Buenos Aires, Argentina — February 22, 2018 — With undeniable vocal talent and fine-tuned production served straight up, Juan Manuel Rey is an artist that any pop music enthusiast will thoroughly enjoy.
The success of his latest awarding-winning work has not gone unnoticed by the critics, with one recently writing: ‘To say this artist is proficient with the Latin pop idiom is not enough – listen to tracks like ‘Era De Placer’ to witness the delightful mayhem that issues forth when an expert sidesteps convention to conjure something new.
Work and pursue your goals, knowing that nothing is free and you will have to fight. Then get up and go find what you want.
With his original new single ‘Egiptyan’ rapidly climbing the charts, Juan Manuel Rey and his unique brand of well-honed pop rock is rapidly becoming a musical success story thanks in large part to his impeccable melodic instincts.
Like pop rock? Many do, perhaps in yearning for a return to great musicianship and melody. Here is an artist that ably serves the sentiment. Originating from Luján, Buenos Aires, Juan Manuel Rey has quickly risen on the strength of his new award-winning single ‘Egiptyan’. Recently, the critics had this to say about his work: ‘Juan Manuel Rey’s insightful pop rocker is built around a subtle romantic notion – but its upbeat cadence and euphonic vocal tone strike a perfect balance.’ With his new single steadily climbing the charts, Juan Manuel Rey seems destined for the global limelight. Reporter Lauren Thompson recently caught up with the talented artist to learn more about what inspires him to create his unique brand of pop rock music and what we can expect from Juan Manuel Rey in the near future.
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ABOUTJuan Manuel Rey Argentine composer and musician, since the year 2000 has been working on different musical projects.
in which he expresses his whole being through music.Juan has found in music a medium of expression of such caliber that he has come capitalize on these kinds of guitar from his childhood to transform it into his profession today.

Interviews

LAUREN: Let’s just get this out in the open- What is the craziest thing that has happened to you in your music career?

JUAN MANUEL REY: The craziest thing that happened to me in my musical career was that they paid me with a bottle of beer after having given a show at full steam before a wealthy audience.

 

LAUREN: Your song ’Egiptyan’ is receiving a positive listener response on radio. What was your initial reaction when you first heard your song playing on radio?

JUAN MANUEL REY: Wow, great! My reaction was to overflow with joy and happiness… I feel blessed

 

LAUREN: What was the inspiration behind your radio single?

JUAN MANUEL REY: The inspiration came after traveling to Hollywood LA.

 

LAUREN: It is often said that great art arises from difficult experience. Is there something in your life experience thus far that you would describe as the ‘catalyst’ or ‘fuel’ for your desire to create music?

JUAN MANUEL REY: My ‘catalyst’ or ‘fuel’- the death of my father made me see another world.

 

LAUREN: How would you characterize yourself as an artist/musician?

JUAN MANUEL REY: I think so I’m a bit of everything, I try to be balanced.

LAUREN: What has your experience been like working with the other people on your team?

JUAN MANUEL REY: My experience working with the other people was very funny and learned too much of them.

 

LAUREN: Did you come from a musical background? Are there other musicians in your family?

JUAN MANUEL REY: Yes, my great-grandfather was a multi-instrumentalist and I knew that my grandfather was a guitar play in Los Cantores de la Alameda; and my father taught me to play the first strings.

 

LAUREN: What do you find most rewarding about being an artist? What do you find most challenging?

JUAN MANUEL REY: The most gratifying thing about being an artist is that I can express myself as I am, and most challenging I think so I going to overcoming it…

 

LAUREN: Who are your role models in music?

JUAN MANUEL REY: Prince, Prince, Michael Jackson, Jimi Hendrix, Bob Dylan, I’m influenced by all the rock and pop music of the 50’s, 60’s, 70’s, 80’s and 90’s. I wasinfluenced 100% x 100% by old records and tapes of American music.

 

LAUREN: Describe your best or most memorable performance.

JUAN MANUEL REY: It was when I sang before 600 real people. It was very exciting to feel the energy of that many people.

 

LAUREN: What advice would you give to young, aspiring artists out there who are unsure and need guidance?

JUAN MANUEL REY: Okay !! come on boys, what are you waiting for? Go for it !!! Work and pursue your goals, knowing that nothing is free and you will have to fight. Then get up and go find what you want. I believe that work, study, dedication and discipline can be a great help to find what you want and to sustain it throughout life.

 

LAUREN: What’s next for you as an artist? Is there an album in the works? If so, what can you tell us about it?

JUAN MANUEL REY: Yes, I’m working on new songs, I want to make a new CD.

 

LAUREN: Can’t wait to hear everything! Thank you for sharing more about your life with me. I wish you continued success in the future.

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