Emmanuel Bueno


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Copenhagen based Filipino guitarist Emmanuel Bueno fuses hip-hop beats with rhythmic guitar playing, guitar hooks, and solos with chill and psychedelic vibe.
He draws inspiration from alternative rock, funk, blues, with some dreampop and a hint of jazz. His debut EP, Effort To Be Free aims to express the state of being carefree, having conflicting melancholic moods, and getting resolve. In the spirit of being a DIY project, all music production software used in the record are completely free.
Started playing music in 2005, Emmanuel honed his musicianship by playing in a number of cover bands in the alternative, funk rock, and indie local scene, giving tributes to acts such as the Red Hot Chili Peppers, Incubus, Eraserheads, Sandwich, Kjwan, and The Strokes. In 2013-2014, he had a promising project with the former frontman of a locally known funk rock band in the Philippines. However, after countless hours in the studio, the group eventually disbanded. Being in a non-musical corporate world never stopped him from playing music and he grabbed every opportunity to play live. He continued on his craft and explored other genres with acts such as Warpaint, Tame Impala, Tom Misch, Tycho, Khruangbin, Jimi Hendrix, and John Frusciante.
The "Effort To Be Free" EP is only his first release and a more ambitious record is already being creatively planned.
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