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.

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Okay, let’s get into the Ten questions for Clau! Sotelo !

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

𝟭. 𝗪𝗵𝗲𝗿𝗲 𝗮𝗿𝗲 𝘆𝗼𝘂 𝗳𝗿𝗼𝗺 𝗮𝗻𝗱 𝘄𝗵𝗮𝘁 𝗶𝘀 𝘆𝗼𝘂𝗿 𝗵𝗼𝗯𝗯𝘆?

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 Bahía 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.

𝟮. 𝗛𝗼𝘄 𝗱𝗶𝗱 𝘆𝗼𝘂 𝗴𝗲𝘁 𝗶𝗻𝘁𝗼 𝗠𝘂𝘀𝗶𝗰/𝗠𝘂𝘀𝗶𝗰 𝗣𝗿𝗼𝗱𝘂𝗰𝘁𝗶𝗼𝗻

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!

𝟯. 𝗪𝗵𝗼 𝗮𝗿𝗲 𝘆𝗼𝘂𝗿 𝗯𝗶𝗴𝗴𝗲𝘀𝘁 𝗶𝗻𝗳𝗹𝘂𝗲𝗻𝗰𝗲𝘀?

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 Nü Metal like Linkin park, Papa Roach, Limp Bizkit!

𝟰. 𝗪𝗵𝗲𝗻 𝗱𝗶𝗱 𝘆𝗼𝘂 𝗯𝗲𝗴𝗶𝗻 𝗺𝗮𝗸𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝗺𝘂𝘀𝗶𝗰?

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.

𝟱. 𝗪𝗵𝗮𝘁 𝗮𝗿𝗲 𝘆𝗼𝘂𝗿 𝗴𝗼𝗮𝗹𝘀 𝗶𝗻 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝗺𝘂𝘀𝗶𝗰 𝗶𝗻𝗱𝘂𝘀𝘁𝗿𝘆?

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 !!!

𝟲. 𝗜𝗳 𝘆𝗼𝘂 𝗰𝗼𝘂𝗹𝗱 𝗰𝗵𝗼𝗼𝘀𝗲 𝗮 𝗹𝗼𝗰𝗮𝘁𝗶𝗼𝗻 𝘁𝗼 𝗽𝗲𝗿𝗳𝗼𝗿𝗺 𝘄𝗵𝗲𝗿𝗲 𝘄𝗼𝘂𝗹𝗱 𝗶𝘁 𝗯𝗲?

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.

𝟳. 𝗪𝗵𝗮𝘁 𝗶𝘀 𝘆𝗼𝘂𝗿 𝗮𝗹𝗹 𝘁𝗶𝗺𝗲 𝗳𝗮𝘃𝗼𝘂𝗿𝗶𝘁𝗲 𝘀𝗼𝗻𝗴?

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!

𝟴. 𝗠𝗼𝘀𝘁 𝗲𝗺𝗯𝗮𝗿𝗿𝗮𝘀𝘀𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝗺𝗼𝗺𝗲𝗻𝘁?

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

𝟵. 𝗣𝗿𝗼𝘂𝗱𝗲𝘀𝘁 𝗔𝗰𝗰𝗼𝗺𝗽𝗹𝗶𝘀𝗵𝗺𝗲𝗻𝘁?

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.

𝟭𝟬. 𝗪𝗵𝗮𝘁 𝗮𝗿𝘁𝗶𝘀𝘁 𝘄𝗼𝘂𝗹𝗱 𝘆𝗼𝘂 𝘄𝗮𝗻𝘁 𝘁𝗼 𝗰𝗼𝗹𝗹𝗮𝗯𝗼𝗿𝗮𝘁𝗲 𝘄𝗶𝘁𝗵 𝗶𝗳 𝘆𝗼𝘂 𝗰𝗼𝘂𝗹𝗱 𝗰𝗵𝗼𝗼𝘀𝗲?

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

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IG: @clausotelorock

FBK: @claudio.sotelo.rock



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