Rod Castro

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Rodrigo "Rod" Castro (born June 25, 1983) is a Los Angeles-based session guitarist, composer & songwriter. Rod has written and recorded music for tv shows including X-Factor, America's Got Talent, Gene Simmons Family Jewels and The Two Coreys, LA Ink, 90210 and A&E's documentary "Finding Hulk Hogan".

Rod currently plays guitar for SuperNaked (managed by Jon Lovitz) and composes music for The Bleeding Fingers Custom Music Shop (A Hans Zimmer & Extreme Music Partnership).

Session Work[edit]

Rod currently works as the resident session guitarist for Skip Saylor and has recorded/written & performed with artists including Snoop Dogg, Elliott Yamin, Machine Gun Kelly, Daniel Bedingfield, Multi-Grammy award winning arranger/composer David Campbell, Bobby Brown, Ralph Tresvant, Johnny Gill, Zapp Troutman, E-40, Ronnie Hudson, Too $hort, Scarface, Mikal Blue, Norwood Fisher and Bootsy Collins.

Rod was the guitarist and music writer for Day 8, fronted by actor Tom Sizemore, and worked with members of Roardrunner recording group Soulfly and Geffen recording group Snot.[1]

Rod also recently was hired to be the guitarist for the nations top ranked show choir which served as the inspiration for the television show Glee [2]

Day 8[edit]

Day 8 was formed in 2003 with actor Tom Sizemore on vocals.

Candyman 187 & Tha Havenotz[edit]

Hip hop artist Candyman 187 and his entourage, known as The Havenotz, recorded an album with Skip Saylor. Rod became the official guitarist for the group as well as co-producer/writer and musical director. The yet to be released album features artist collaborations with Snoop Dogg, Shock G of Digital Underground, Bootsy Collins, "Daughtry" drummer Robin Diaz, Shavo Odadjian of System Of A Down, Reggie Calloway of Midnight Star, Rick Rouse of George Clinton and Burt Bacharach violinist Eliza James.

Bobby Brown - The Masterpiece[edit]

Rod recently recorded guitars on 8 of 10 tracks produced and engineered by Skip Saylor on the new Bobby Brown release The Masterpiece. [3]

Solo career[edit]

Rod's solo career was boosted when his song "Strong Enough" was featured on A&E's The Two Coreys and documentary "Finding Hulk Hogan". As a result, his song was featured on iTunes and has received international critical acclaim.


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