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NAS 10 Questions with Clau! Sotelo

Updated: Nov 24, 2020

[Interview Number 30]


This time, we get to know Clau! Sotelo whose track "Dejarte ver!" is out now. His music is featured in the New Artist Spotlight Family of Playlists.


Link To New Artist Spotlight Playlists:

https://www.newartistspotlight.org/playlists


Okay, letโ€™s get into the Ten questions for Clau! Sotelo !


The following interview was originally in Spanish, but translated into English


๐Ÿญ. ๐—ช๐—ต๐—ฒ๐—ฟ๐—ฒ ๐—ฎ๐—ฟ๐—ฒ ๐˜†๐—ผ๐˜‚ ๐—ณ๐—ฟ๐—ผ๐—บ ๐—ฎ๐—ป๐—ฑ ๐˜„๐—ต๐—ฎ๐˜ ๐—ถ๐˜€ ๐˜†๐—ผ๐˜‚๐—ฟ ๐—ต๐—ผ๐—ฏ๐—ฏ๐˜†?


The band originally began to take shape in Punta Alta (Buenos Aires, Argentina), which is where Mauro (our Guitarist and Vocalist) lives, after a year, we decided to move the rehearsals to Bahรญa Blanca, (Buenos Aires, Argentina) since the most of the members in the band lived there Although everyone has their own hobbies, perhaps the strongest, and the one that unites us all, is making music together. It is not only a hobby but also our ground.


๐Ÿฎ. ๐—›๐—ผ๐˜„ ๐—ฑ๐—ถ๐—ฑ ๐˜†๐—ผ๐˜‚ ๐—ด๐—ฒ๐˜ ๐—ถ๐—ป๐˜๐—ผ ๐— ๐˜‚๐˜€๐—ถ๐—ฐ/๐— ๐˜‚๐˜€๐—ถ๐—ฐ ๐—ฃ๐—ฟ๐—ผ๐—ฑ๐˜‚๐—ฐ๐˜๐—ถ๐—ผ๐—ป


Good question! All my life I was linked to music in one way or another, singing always a connected me to a very powerful, sensitive part of myself. It also allowed me to connect with others too. It has allowed me to express sensibilities, remember moments, and share my story. It didn't matter the genre, it was pure and genuine musical connection. I taught myself, with my many musical life experiences, and today, after 40 years I took advantage of modern technology and shared my songs with the world!

๐Ÿฏ. ๐—ช๐—ต๐—ผ ๐—ฎ๐—ฟ๐—ฒ ๐˜†๐—ผ๐˜‚๐—ฟ ๐—ฏ๐—ถ๐—ด๐—ด๐—ฒ๐˜€๐˜ ๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ณ๐—น๐˜‚๐—ฒ๐—ป๐—ฐ๐—ฒ๐˜€?


All of Grunge (Nirvana, Alice in chains, Soundgarden, Blind Melon, Pearl Jam), a lot of hard-rock from 2000, like Velvet revolver, Stone Temple Pilots, Alter Brigde, Foo Fighters, QOTSA, Guns and Roses, The Cult. I also take inspiration from Nรผ Metal like Linkin park, Papa Roach, Limp Bizkit!


๐Ÿฐ. ๐—ช๐—ต๐—ฒ๐—ป ๐—ฑ๐—ถ๐—ฑ ๐˜†๐—ผ๐˜‚ ๐—ฏ๐—ฒ๐—ด๐—ถ๐—ป ๐—บ๐—ฎ๐—ธ๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ด ๐—บ๐˜‚๐˜€๐—ถ๐—ฐ?


My first creations date back to the mid-90s. They were acoustic songs played by me. Years later, I formed my first band with my cousin, where we made made compositions for a band.


๐Ÿฑ. ๐—ช๐—ต๐—ฎ๐˜ ๐—ฎ๐—ฟ๐—ฒ ๐˜†๐—ผ๐˜‚๐—ฟ ๐—ด๐—ผ๐—ฎ๐—น๐˜€ ๐—ถ๐—ป ๐˜๐—ต๐—ฒ ๐—บ๐˜‚๐˜€๐—ถ๐—ฐ ๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ฑ๐˜‚๐˜€๐˜๐—ฟ๐˜†?


I really enjoy the process of sharing, contributing, and creating. I want to grow as an artist, and become a good colleague. I can't produce all ideas accumulated in these years, but I want to see if based on that I can make a living from music.


My dream to play at a Bars and go on tour. I want to share my music and give it to the people of my country every weekend, in a different place. I could be a motor home rocker !!!


๐Ÿฒ. ๐—œ๐—ณ ๐˜†๐—ผ๐˜‚ ๐—ฐ๐—ผ๐˜‚๐—น๐—ฑ ๐—ฐ๐—ต๐—ผ๐—ผ๐˜€๐—ฒ ๐—ฎ ๐—น๐—ผ๐—ฐ๐—ฎ๐˜๐—ถ๐—ผ๐—ป ๐˜๐—ผ ๐—ฝ๐—ฒ๐—ฟ๐—ณ๐—ผ๐—ฟ๐—บ ๐˜„๐—ต๐—ฒ๐—ฟ๐—ฒ ๐˜„๐—ผ๐˜‚๐—น๐—ฑ ๐—ถ๐˜ ๐—ฏ๐—ฒ?


I have no pretenses, you see that due to COVID, I have not been able to play this year yet, so a LUNA PARK would be very good ... haha! In a dream, with the band already sounding flawless (Coyote Revolver), we'll play at an international festival. But I want to enjoy the "step by step!" and watch the band grow! Playing in small venues, up to big stadiums.


๐Ÿณ. ๐—ช๐—ต๐—ฎ๐˜ ๐—ถ๐˜€ ๐˜†๐—ผ๐˜‚๐—ฟ ๐—ฎ๐—น๐—น ๐˜๐—ถ๐—บ๐—ฒ ๐—ณ๐—ฎ๐˜ƒ๐—ผ๐˜‚๐—ฟ๐—ถ๐˜๐—ฒ ๐˜€๐—ผ๐—ป๐—ด?


Oh, depending on the mood, but I go a lot for grunge or hard-rock! I can say, Change, No Rain by Blind Melon, Cochise, Show me how to live by AudioSlave, etc!


๐Ÿด. ๐— ๐—ผ๐˜€๐˜ ๐—ฒ๐—บ๐—ฏ๐—ฎ๐—ฟ๐—ฟ๐—ฎ๐˜€๐˜€๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ด ๐—บ๐—ผ๐—บ๐—ฒ๐—ป๐˜?


Forgetting the lyrics of the song, it is usually a complicated moment, I usually handle it well! But very embarrassing !!


๐Ÿต. ๐—ฃ๐—ฟ๐—ผ๐˜‚๐—ฑ๐—ฒ๐˜€๐˜ ๐—”๐—ฐ๐—ฐ๐—ผ๐—บ๐—ฝ๐—น๐—ถ๐˜€๐—ต๐—บ๐—ฒ๐—ป๐˜?


On a personal level, I am very happy to see the quality of human beings that my children are, how affectionate they are with me, that denotes that something as parents, we have done well. And on a musical level, I celebrate a lot, and it makes me very happy, to get to move the emotions of the public. Seeing these things make me very proud.


๐Ÿญ๐Ÿฌ. ๐—ช๐—ต๐—ฎ๐˜ ๐—ฎ๐—ฟ๐˜๐—ถ๐˜€๐˜ ๐˜„๐—ผ๐˜‚๐—น๐—ฑ ๐˜†๐—ผ๐˜‚ ๐˜„๐—ฎ๐—ป๐˜ ๐˜๐—ผ ๐—ฐ๐—ผ๐—น๐—น๐—ฎ๐—ฏ๐—ผ๐—ฟ๐—ฎ๐˜๐—ฒ ๐˜„๐—ถ๐˜๐—ต ๐—ถ๐—ณ ๐˜†๐—ผ๐˜‚ ๐—ฐ๐—ผ๐˜‚๐—น๐—ฑ ๐—ฐ๐—ต๐—ผ๐—ผ๐˜€๐—ฒ?


Wow, I would love to collaborate with the still living great rock stars of all time, Stones, AC / DC, Aerosmith, U2, Foo Fighters would be amazing. I imagine that the energy of those beings must be unmatched, magical. And vibrating by his side should be a unique experience.



"Dejarte ver!" on Spotify


https://open.spotify.com/track/2bC19kHDen7cjhEMdkxQwz?si=WiZ7ai7YS0mYVYknjJG1Aw


and follow his socials



IG: @clausotelorock

FBK: @claudio.sotelo.rock

TW: https://twitter.com/Claudio_S

YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9x6e0SltyGw


You will not be disappointed!


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