Francho Espina
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Francho Espina

Quito, Pichincha, Ecuador | Established. Jan 01, 2010 | SELF

Quito, Pichincha, Ecuador | SELF
Established on Jan, 2010
Solo Rock Instrumental


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"Se trata de un álbum que dura 45 minutos y cuenta con 10 temas, entre estos ‘Save the robots’, que tiene el sistema Synclavier que utilizaba el extinto Frank Zappa, a punta de sintetizadores y samplers.
‘Adrenalina’, en los que su autor refleja una carga de emociones.
“Cuando se lo escucha puede transportarte a una pista de carreras por el grado de intensidad que transmite. De hecho, esta melodía deja ver algo de Joe Satriani, Steve Vai y hasta de Blues Saraceno." - PP El Verdadero

"Los últimos tres años ha sonado con varios temas, entre estos ‘Save the robots’, en el que fusiona intensas guitarras eléctricas con sonidos digitales modernos. ‘Adrenalina’ en cambio está cargado de emociones, mientras que ‘Preciosa’ es una balada rock. Esos tres temas forman parte de su primer disco titulado ‘El peor de todos’, el mismo que publicó a finales de 2012 y en el que como él dice: rockea con intensas guitarras eléctricas a todo volumen." - El Telégrafo

"It´s about music ideal for the instrumental hard rock lover in the style of Steve Vai and Joe Satriani. Espina is a virtuoso guitar player who, along his ten tracks, shows how it should be played an electric guitar. Not falling in the temptation of endless phrases and long-boring solos, he give us an album full of energy with precise-doses of shred.Songs like “Preciosa”, “Adrenalina”,” La Balada del Hipnoperro” and “Contra las Cuerdas”, song which opens an album that is perfect for a rock-filled road trip.”

Carlo Ruiz Giraldo Review of Francho´s First álbum “El Peor de Todos” SOHO Magazine (april, 2013) - Soho Magazine


Still working on that hot first release.



Francisco Espina is a musician and a producer born in Santiago de Chile, in his early ages he moved with his parents to Guayaquil – Ecuador, a country that now he calls home. At the age of 12 he decided with no doubt about it that his musical instrument would be the electric guitar, after many years of self-teaching, now a day he decides to share his experiences through the best way that he knows: Rocking!

His style is the result of musical influences clearly marked by the guitar “gods” (Satriani, Hendrix, Van Halen, Vai, etc, etc, etc) his music is the result of his own experiences, tendencies and ideologies, also naming influences by Andy Kaufman, John Hughes and Stan Lee. His compositions are intense, sometimes dramatic, and sometimes a bit ridiculous like “Zappa” or sometimes with Hendrix ecstasy.

Songs like “Save the Robots” are results of the fusion between electric guitars and modern digital sounds, “Adrenalina” is a song charged with emotions, meanwhile “Preciosa” is a rock ballad and it’s name says it all “Precious” and these are only a few oh the song that are included in his first solo album released on November 2012 as a free online download album. Since then, "Francho" has played in almost all the cities of Ecuador and has shared stage with important national and foreign artists such as Luis Rueda, Diego Miño, Nata Cassette (with whom opened for the Mexican band Pxndx in 2014), Metro Blues among many others and has toured as a soloist with artists such as Pablo Soler (Arg) and Tom Abella (Col). In addition to his solo career, Francho works as music producer, session guitarist and has given clinics as image and product specialist for international brands such as Fender, Jackson and Daddario, as well as having included his music in commercials for brands like Doritos and films Like "Sexy Montañita". Francho has also been an image of brands like Puma Clothing for Ecuador.

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