Jose Gonzalez will grace the evening of Chi@The Lodge on 8th of October with his classical guitar and soft vocal melody. Jose Gonzalez is an indie folk singer-songwriter from Sweden with Argentine descent.
González was born in Gothenburg, Sweden. In 1978 his parents moved from Argentina to Sweden. He grew up listening to Latin folk and pop music, and has named Cuban singer-songwriter Silvio Rodriguez as a favourite artist.
The first band he played in was Back Against the Wall, a Gothenburg hardcore punk band influenced by Black Flag, The Misfits and the Dead Kennedys. He later played bass guitar in another hardcore band, Renascence, between 1993–1998.Only if You Call Me Jonathan. Between 1997-1998 Jose played guitar with rock band.
In 2003, he released his debut album, Veneer, in Europe. The album was subsequently released in the UK on 25 April2005, and in the United States on 6 September 2005. The album was made while González was studying for a PhD in Biochemistry at the University of Gothenburg, which he has not completed due to a lack of time since his musical career has taken off.
His second album, In Our Nature, was released internationally on 22 September 2007. The album's lyrical content was in part influenced by his reading of books like The God Delusion by evolutionary biologist Richard Dawkins and Practical Ethics by ethicist Peter Singer.
- Venue: Chi@The Lodge
- Oud Metha, Dubai
- Tel: +971 4 337 9470
- Fax: +971 4 337 9471
- Location: Al Nasr Leisureland
- Date: Wednesday, October 8, 2008
- Time: Doors open 8pm
- Entry Fees: Dhs175
- 21+ Only