Gnaposs

Gnaposs

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“Want to be myself, being me and not trying to be somebody else...” If you depart from James Brown, make a right to Miles, go straight ahead to Led Zep and turn to the left to S.R.Vaughan, you’ll have made it to Gnaposs, a unique and brilliant fusion of funk, rock, blues and a little bit of jazz.

Biography

Guitar god Scott Henderson said about Gnaposs “…I really like it! Cool tunes and his guitar playing sounds great - nice tone too…” After that, he featured with two guitar solos in the first Gnaposs album, “Party With Yourself” (2002).

Engineer TJ Helmerich (Dweezil Zappa, Stanley Clarke, Ron Wood, Scott Henderson, The Neville Bros, Jeff Beck, etc.) co-produced and engineered two Gnaposs albums, “Party With Yourself” (2002) and “Outsider” (2008). He also featured on guitar and vocals in both albums.

David Muñoz Gnaposs graduated with honors in guitar at Musicians Institute (Hollywood, California) in September 2000, getting the Best Stylist Award. He writes words and music (including horn and string arrangements), plays guitar and sings lead and backing vocals.

Gnaposs has been playing since 2003 in various Spanish venues and Festivals (such as Festival de Guitarra de Barcelona or Black Music Festival), sharing stage with people like: Tower Of Power, Maceo Parker, Scott Henderson, Allan Holldsworth and Larry Carlton.

The band is composed by four Spanish top session players that have in their resermates big Spanish names as: David Bisbal, Ana Torroja (Mecano), Elefantes and Orozco. They are David Muñoz Gnaposs, Joan-Pau Chaves, Jordi Franco Franky and Toni Mateos. Depending on the occasion they add a three piece horn section and two backing vocalists.

Lyrics

One Reality

Written By: Sonia Rico/ David Muñoz

You, coming blind
Searching for a life
With a blanket on your head

You, hurt of silence
Sick and tired of violence
Dreams of building a new world

You never hoped
To find this kind of world
Full of emptiness and cold

People showing free
With no reality
Who said then you are coming blind?

Someone starving to death
While others are fashion hungry
Someone struggling stressed
And others from submission fighting

You running blind
Under broadcast direction
Need to keep your conscience clean

Remote control times
Need to know forgetting quick
Who said than you are running blind?

One reality, two realities
Why is not possible only one to be?

Be Myself

Written By: David Muñoz, Gnaposs

Suddenly society gave it to me
Playing the game of the insane loosing my name
Do this and do that and
Making me think is up to me my destiny… horns

Feel the pressure, being measured, minimized
Every time loosing my mind and feeling blind
What is my part in this role act
Too many people watching how do I react

Want to be myself
Being me and not trying to be somebody else
Heaven could be hell
Playing by the rules that others put on me

Now is the time to realize what’s in my mind
And feeling good with what I do no matter what
Even though it’s hard not to being marked
What a pleasure with no measure moving far

Want to be myself
Being me and not trying to be somebody else
Heaven could be hell
Playing by the rules that others put on me

Let me be myself
Luckily I’m not trying to be somebody else
Heaven could be hell
Playing by the rules that others put on me

Discography

"PARTY WITH YOURSELF" 2002. Hollywood, CA. Co-produced by David, Gnaposs and TJ. HELMERICH, with special guest SCOTT HENDERSON in two songs.

"LOCURAS" 2005. Barcelona, Spain. Produced by David, Gnaposs.

"OUTSIDER" 2008. Barcelona, Spain. Co-produced by David, Gnaposs and TJ.HELMERICH.

All compositions and horn arrangements by David Muñoz "Gnaposs", except from "Help", "Day Tripper" (The Beatles) and "Smoke on the water" (Deep Purple).

Set List

SET LIST 1.30 H- 2.00 Hours

- FUNKY OVERTURE
- AS LONG AS I HAVE MUSIC
- LOCURAS
- CONSUME
- SMOKE ON THE WATER *
- IN THE MEANTIME
- DESDE LA CABEZA
- HELP! *
- PENNY LINGUS
- GENTE POR DOQUIER
- I FEEL GOOD *

ENCORE

- SATISFACTION+SEX MACHINE *
- HIGHWAY TO HELL *
- WANNA FUCK
- THE HOLLYWOOD SCENE
- PARTY WITH YOURSELF

*covers: very personal treatment of classic songs. Gnaposs recicle them to their personal sound.