With no links to the mainstream musical industry or signed to any record label, LUIS CANO is a truly independent artist that very few people have ever heard of. A tireless singer-songwriter and skilled improviser, Luis performs and records whatever he wants whenever he wants, making his music unique and always surprising.
Classically trained on the piano by Spanish pedagogue Miguel Gomis, Luis started writing songs at a very young age using only a tape recorder and his beloved upright piano to create his own home made “mix tapes” of original material.
Whilst at university studying Music Teaching, Luis formed part of the emerging funk music scene of 90’s Madrid and at his early 20’s played at the first Jazz Festival of Tunis with the Francisco Molina Trío. Since then he has formed part of many different musical projects around the world including music for film and all kinds of music teaching. Many of Luis’s former students and collaborators are now part of different successful bands and formations worldwide.
Luis resides currently in London where he has collaborated, played with and learned from some of the best performers, songwriters and session musicians of both the UK and the international music scene.
From 2007 to 2011 Luis released numerous albums under the name "LUIS" including "The Trip" and "Songs From The Hill" available digitally until he decided to re-start his solo career by withdrawing all his work from the net and coming back as "LUIS CANO". His farewell to the "just Luis" brand were the releases of the singles "Broken Promises" in 2013 and "Red Car" in 2014 (the later appearing in the forthcoming album of the same year "Music" published under the name Luis Cano)
In 2014 Luis released his solo album “MUSIC” (available now in all major digital platforms) featuring the fans favourite single “Magic”. "MUSIC" is a mixture of new material and old songs completely re-arranged and three of its tracks ("Magic", "Sunday" & "She's Lonely") were Commended Entries at the UK SONGWRITING CONTEST in 2015 on the Rock, Singer-Songwriter & Acoustic & Folk categories respectively. "Magic" is also currently competing on the International Songwriting Competition.
He also worked & performed alongside musicians/songwriters Fernanda Balata & Michael Rodwell in the original formation RIVERBIRD releasing its first EP ( “Riverbird” -2015) after recording it at Rubycue studios in London, with the help of the prestigious engineer Nicholas Hunt (Boy George, Placebo, George Clinton)
2015 also saw Luis involved in the production of the brand new album from the iconic Australian rock band "Moving Pictures" called "Picture This". Luis has collaborated with the band's singer Alex Smith in many different projects through the years involving performing, writing and arranging as well as educational projects.
As a surprise for his fans, Luis dropped a 4 track EP called "December" at the end of 2015 recorded alongside Nicholas Hunt yet again. "December" is an honest and smooth soul/jazz treat recorded using mainly analogue keyboards including clarinet, rhodes and hammond organ...
Luis is currently working in a mysterious “future” project for 2016…….. stay tuned!