Grammy Winner Camilo Moreno Shares His Story

By admin October 8, 2013 19:28

Grammy Winner Camilo Moreno Shares His Story

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By: Cindy G. Castillo

Musician, producer, and Grammy winner Camilo Moreno, shares his story, his love for music, and future goals ahead. A former resident of Scottsdale, AZ, he talks about his journey in the music industry, and his newest endeavor with Adonis Puentes, collaborating in his latest album, Sabor a Café”.

“I definitely love Arizona…I did a big part of my career in Arizona; it’s kind of my second home.”

Moreno credits his love for music from his father, who is a musician, and instilled in him a passion for writing and recording. His father played with world-known bands in Colombia, and many of the rehearsals took place in his own house back in his hometown, Pasto, Colombia.

“I was really lucky and blessed in my life to be born into that. It’s pretty much all I know since I can remember I’ve been around music,” he said.

Moreno started playing when he was just 12 years old professionally, and began to travel accompanied by his father.  Since then, he’s played in Phoenix and Scottsdale with several bands, and began his own journey without his father venturing on a complete different path upon his return to San Diego, California.

“I was able to tour the U.S., Mexico, and was exposed to a lot more different types of music and different cultures; that’s the biggest role as a musician.”

Moreno defines this as the main purpose for musicians, and shares how his greatest reward has been connecting people with themselves through music. He values the family he’s been able to gather from being in the music business, and the places, cultures, and different people he has been exposed to.

“It’s pretty much like a world family, there’s no borders, no boundaries; it’s quite the freedom that you feel. I’ve gotten to see amazing places, and have some amazing experiences with different cultures,” Moreno said.

His biggest motivation, however, remains in receiving a Grammy about a year and a half ago for Best Alternative Rock Album with a band named Quetzal, with whom he worked with since he was 17.

“To me, the Grammy meant more than anything a reassurance that I was in the right path in my life, and that I was doing the right thing.”

Currently, he is taking part in the production team collaborating with Adonis Puentes in the album,Sabor a Café”,  produced by Alberto Lopez, and being debuted internationally throughout Canada, Colombia, and Mexico. Puentes is a songwriter from Artemisa, Cuba whose album is a project including world-known musicians like Oscar Hernandez. Amazing musicians have come together for the production of this album, which is receiving mainly positive feedback from experts.

“[Adonis] is an amazing artist. One of those artists that really is into music to stay, and I know that his talent and his music will make it that way,” Moreno said.

Moreno’s greatest goals revolve around music and it being a part of him for years to come, “my goal in the future is to be able to do music until the day I die.”

For a preview of Adonis Puentes single release, “Tumbando Mangos”, visit

By admin October 8, 2013 19:28
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