Manuel Rodriguez from Spain has not only a melodicname, but also thetemperament, thefeeling and thefirewhichmakeshimtooneofthemostoutstandingguitaristsfor over 30 years in theSwitzerland. His former band "Stonefield" was oneofthepathbreakinghard rock bandsofthe national scene, bothconcernedthecomplexcompositions and thepowerful and energeticliveshows.
After his time atStonefield he recordedthealbum "Catch The Light" withextraordinary Swiss musicians such asthe Krokus singer Marc Storace. Theambitiousalbumreceivedexcellentreviewseverywhere, whichultimately led totwohighlyacclaimed live performancesof "Catch The Light" with all involvedstars. Rodriguez thenplayedonmanyalbumsonthe "Catch The Light" representedmusicians, including Roy Wilders. Wilders and Rodriguez soonrealizedthattheyareonthe same musicalwavelength, so it was obviouslytoproduce a commonalbumthatcombinesthestrengthsofbothmusicians. "World Away" stands not onlyfor a geographicalopennessofthetwoprotagonists, but also for a musical and lyricalrichnessthatcancombinethe different stylestogether.
In theearly2000s Rodriguez returnedto Spain, where he plays in severalbands. He produced and wrote a lot ofsomeforeigncompositions in his studio, and we will release a brand newalbumby Rodriguez soon.