Gizmo Varillas
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Gizmo Varillas

London, England, United Kingdom | Established. Jan 01, 2014

London, England, United Kingdom
Established on Jan, 2014
Solo Folk Singer/Songwriter




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Still working on that hot first release.


Feeling a bit camera shy


Gizmo Varillas, the lead singer and rhythm guitarist of emerging indie band Crash Island, is branching out with his own solo project. Combining his gentle vocal, haunting BVs with Latin and reggae guitar rhythms he brings a refreshing groove and take on the current singer songwriter scene that he calls “Dark Tropical.”

Whilst balancing a busy schedule of work at Broadway Market, studying bilingual translation at university and playing in a full time band, Gizmo has managed to the find the time to self teach himself how to produce music on Cubase. Impressively, his very first production “One And Only” has been warmly received with plays from Simon Raymonde from Bella Union on Amazing Radio and DJ Gary Crowley at BBC Introducing who has supported the single with multiple plays calling his sound “timeless.”

Gizmo was born in Santander, grew up in Bilbao and arrived in London by way of Cardiff where he studied media as an aspiring documentary maker. Between leaving Cardiff and moving to London, Gizmo travelled to the South of France with nothing but a backpack and ukulele. While writing on beaches across the region people would continuously gather around to listen to his performance touched by his simple but soulful compositions. Upon arriving in London he formed the indie band Crash Island who have already signed a transatlantic record deal and received praise from Les Inrockuptibles.

‘One and Only ‘ is the very first single to come from this promising new talent currently playing the London live circuit.

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