Gizmo Varillas
United Kingdom
Influences: Mediterranean , Latin American
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September 2023 #15 - Top 40 for Mediterranean Influence One And Only (track)
August 2023 #5 - Top 40 for Mediterranean Influence Summer Rain (track)
August 2023 #22 - Top 40 for Mediterranean Influence One And Only (track)
“Timeless” DJ Gary Crowley, BBC Introducing

“He sounds like a thoroughly interesting young man” Simon Raymonde, Amazing Radio

Combining his gentle vocal, haunting BVs with Latin, reggae and flamenco guitar rhythms Gizmo Varillas brings a refreshing take on the current singer songwriter genre that he calls “Dark Tropical.” His latest work sees him applying this signature touch on a selection of tracks from Spanish indie band Hazte Lapon.

Four covers make up the EP titled ‘The Inca’s Suit’ which has been released via New Hispanic Music:

1. Jungle2. Time Will Tell3. Tropical Oscuro De Pavlov4. Salta La Liebre

The EP has already received praise from Tom Robinson on the 20th April via his BBC 6 Music program and his BBC Mix Tape Fresh On The Net.

Gizmo was born in Santander, grew up in Bilbao and arrived in London by way of Cardiff where he studied media as an aspiring documentary maker. His first single ‘One And Only’ was warmly received with plays from Simon Raymonde of Bella Union on Amazing Radio and multiple plays from DJ Gary Crowley at BBC Introducing who called his sound “timeless.” The single reached 25 on the Tradio pop chart and he has even received the seal of approval from seasoned artists the likes of Gavin James and Jack Savoretti who he supported on tour across the UK including shows at the Sage, QMU, The Institute and Brudenell Social Club to name a few.

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