Guatemalan Artist (Guitar Player)
19 years old
Hedras Ramos is a young prodigy and virtuoso guitarist, born in Guatemala City in 1992.
At age 6 he begun with drum lessons with the best drummers from Guatemala, and at age 8 he received his first electric guitar. His interest in and talent for the instrument were obvious, but he soon dropped it in favor of other things. It was later when he turned 13 that he fell in love with the instrument and began practicing 7+ hours a day after school, and 12+ hours during vacations.
He is entirely self-taught.
Seymour Duncan Pickups http://www.seymourduncan.com/blog/seymour-duncan-artists/hedras-ramos-jr-super-shredder-and-seymour-duncan-artist-competes-in-the-ziua-chitarelor-3-guitar-competition/ and http://www.seymourduncan.com/artists/featured_artists/67
Dean Markley Strings http://www.deanmarkley.com/EndArtists/HedrasRamos.shtml
N-Tune Tuners www.ntune.com
Halo Guitars www.haloguitars.com
Jam Central Track (package of instructional videos)
Shred Academy http://www.shredacademy.com/lessons/OTHER/hedras-ramos-1.html (Lesson in Spanish).
Released in October 2008. This album was produced and composed by Hedras himself and co-produced and engineered by his father, Hedras Ramos Sr. It is available from http://www.cdbaby.com/cd/hedrasramos, iTunes, Amazon, Napster and other on-line stores.
The Holy Gift of Shred & Holy Distortion:
Released in November 2009. This album was also produced and composed by Hedras himself, and co-produced and engineered by Hedras Ramos Sr. It is also available from http://www.cdbaby.com/cd/hedrasramos2 , iTunes, Amazon, Napster and other on-line stores.
AWARDS AND ACHIEVEMENTS:
Second place at world-wide GUITAR IDOL competition, in London, UK, 16 June, 2009, where more than 1200 guitar players from every corner of the world took part on the biggest guitar competition open for players of all ages and styles. At age 17, Hedras was the youngest player that made it to the finals, and who got to play live with a British support band in front of a panel of judges and a huge crowd. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e7h18Q-aAzE&feature=related
Nomination as “Artist of the year 2009” by the biggest newspaper from Guatemala, Nuestro Diario. http://digital.nuestrodiario.com/Olive/ODE/NuestroDiario/Default.aspx?href=GND%2F2009%2F12%2F16&pageno=1&view=document (Pag. 34)
Halo Guitars of California, USA, will very son launch a customized Hedras Ramos Signature guitar to be sold worldwide. He is the first latino artist to be so honored by this company.
Second place at the world-wide ZIUA CHITARELOR 3 competition in Bucharest, Romania, 18 September, 2010): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B9US9cJxz8Q
Hedras has shared the stage with very well-known bands as White Cross (USA), Kansas (USA), Die Toten Hose (Germany), Switchfoot (USA). He was recently chosen, along with his band BlueROJO, to open for GUNS ‘N’ ROSES at their concert in Guatemala City for their “Chinese Democracy tour.”
Hedras’ 3rd and latest album “Atoms & Space” is out now... It features such great player as:
Billy Ashbaugh – Drums (Britney Spears, N’Sync, Pat Benatar, Greg Howe)
Andy James – Guitar London, UK (Lick Library)
Muris Varajic – Guitar Bosnia (finalist of Guitar Idol 2009)
Sergey Boykov - Estonia (Screampiece, Keyboard artist)
Hedras Ramos Sr. – Bass (Vox Dei)
Rock Band Gamer launched in 2011 Hedras’ song “Insanity of the Atoms” for platforms as Xbox360.
www.reverbnation.com/hedrasramos (VIRTUAL PRESS KIT)
BOOKING & MANAGEMENT:
Hedras Ramos Sr.
USA 1 (323) 999-5625
Guatemala City +502 5511-8278
OTHER LINKS OF INTEREST: