José Luis Perales is a Spanish singer-songwriter who is popular in Spain and Latin America. His style is a very romantic soft pop.
About José Luis Perales
Perales is a simple man from a small town in the Spanish countryside. He never sought fame. It found him.
He was born in Castejón. a small town in Cuenca Province. It is about two hours east of Madrid. He still lives there with his childhood sweetheart.
Perales learned to play the lute when he was just six years old. He learned to play the guitar in college. Perales played some local festivals, but was just a local guy.
In 1970, he was discovered by a music producer. This changed his life. Perales first hit was 1972’s “Porque te vas” (Because you are leaving). It was sung by Jeanette. His first album “Celos de mi Guitarra” (Jealous of my Guitar) was a hit.
Perales is popular across the Latin world, but not marketed much outside of it.
José Luis Perales in New York City
José Luis Perales brings his “Calma” tour to the Beacon Theatre Friday, November 11 at 8pm.
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