Miguel Timoteo Gurule was born on July 17, 1985 and raised in Alcalde, NM. Miguel started singing at the age of 6 when his father asked him to sing with him while practicing with an acoustic guitar at home. Miguel’s father played with a few Northern New Mexican bands, so rancheras and cumbias were nothing to new to the youngster. Miguel was raised in a musical environment, and dreamed of someday recording his own New Mexico music. However, stage fright got the best of him and he placed music aside for a few years. Years past and it was time for Miguel to graduate from high school. Miguel conjured up his courage and auditioned to sing the National Anthem. Miguel was greatly surprised when he found out he had been selected from 12 candidates. Thereafter, music had Miguel’s full attention.
Miguel started recording his debut album “El Primero” in December 2005 at Chavez Recording Studio with Steve Chavez as the engineer. “El Primero” was released in May 2006 and quickly sky-rocketed in sales and on the charts. Miguel was also nominated for several awards at both the NMHEA & NMHMA award shows- which included a nomination for Rising Star of the Year, & Album of the Year. Miguel has also been featured on KANW’s The Gold Series 2007 “El Nuevo Sonido” compilation CD.
Miguel Timoteo recently released his second album “Inolvidable Amor” in August 2007. This CD features his full 6-piece band Suavidad. Miguel’s father is the lead guitarist and continues to be Miguel’s inspartion and encouragement in music. Miguel Timoteo y Suavidad continue to perform at venues throughout New Mexico and Colorado.