Freddy Almarza is a Venezuelan singer-songwriter, performer and champion of the urban trova genre. A songwriter and a very active musician, Freddy is the guitar player of Jabaoh Music Group (Urban Music), as well as the bass player of Laúd (Tropipop). He plays and sings guitar with You Don't Mess with La Natalia (Rock Latino). As a solo artist, Freddy writes original songs and performs many songs from the repertoire of the best troubadours in Spanish. He has performed at various festivals and venues such as Centennial Hall, Victoria Park, Aeolian Hall, London Music Club, Wolf Performance Hall and Museum London.
Freddy is a founding member of Simple Reflections for Artists, a collective of diverse artists with global and local roots. Through Simple Reflections, he has developed his connection to the London community by sharing and teaching his passion for music, which Freddy believes brings out the best in people. He has also been nominated in the World music category for a London Music Award. Freddy will be performing at the London Music Awards 2022.
Freddy began his musical studies at an early age, which later afforded him the opportunity to participate in several record productions in various groups as guitarist and bassist. His passion for words, rhyme and the world of writing, however, was born during his university years, when he discovered the songs that filled the school, introducing him to the troubadour culture. Along with a few of his peers, Freddy tested his first compositions, creating the group Xtension. For their first live gig, they played the Festival of New Bands in 1996, which earned them the top spot at the competition. Their songs went on to be awarded in several university and cultural festivals, being performed by various singers. With the help of Xtension and its Manager, Freddy achieved many successes and has had a long history on stages inside and outside of Venezuela, thus becoming a benchmark within the trova genre, even being invited to share the stage with Pablo Milanes on his last visit to Venezuela. He has also performed with local urban troubadours like Yordano Di Marzo and Frank Quintero among others.
Among his record productions are:
Los Hermanos Folk Group CD
CD Xtension Rock and Trova
CD Xtension 34410
CD Grupo Laúd