Roland Gutierrez

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Roland Gutierrez
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Background information
Birth name Rolando Gutierrez
Also known as RoRo
Born (1975-04-29) April 29, 1975 (age 39)
Texas Corpus Christi, Texas
Origin Robstown, Texas
Genres Hip Hop, Reggae, Tejano, Cumbia
Occupation(s) Rapper, Record Producer, Songwriter
Instruments Keyboardist, Singer
Years active 1992 - present
Associated acts DJ Kane, Chris Pérez Band, Jennifer Peña Y Los Jetz, Paula DeAnda, A.B. Quintanilla III

Rolando Gutierrez (born April 29, 1975 in Corpus Christi, Texas) is best known as a keyboardist and music producer with credits from DJ Kane,[1] Jennifer Peña, Chris Pérez Band, Thalía and Verónica Castro just to name a few with two of his productions earning Latin Grammy nominations.

Career[edit]

Gutierrez began playing piano at the age of 15 and was no stranger to music as his older brother Robert Gutierrez was part of the powerhouse tejano band Grupo Estrella. By age 18 he was contributing to albums with A.B. Quintanilla III for artists like Selena, Escalofrio, Los Agues, and as part of the group Chikko.[2] As of 2007 Gutierrez continued as a session musician and toured for acts like DJ Kane, La Conquista, Frankie J & Paula DeAnda and in 2008 he opened his recording studio and production company known as Rorofied Productions where today he continues to produce and records up and coming talents.

Album credits[edit]

  • 1993 Xplosivo [Ven A Bailar Conmigo]: Keyboards, Vocals
  • 1995 Chikko [Self Titled]: Arranger, Keyboards, Programming
  • 1995 Oxygeno [Mas Alla De Todo]: Keyboards
  • 1996 Selena [No Quiero Saber]: Keyboards, Programming, Sequencing
  • 1996 Los Agues [Perdoname]: Keyboards
  • 1996 Escalofrio [Quien Dime Quien]: Arranger, Keyboards, Producer
  • 1996 Cristian Castro [El Deseo De Oir Tu Voz]: Arranger, Keyboards
  • 1996 Various Artists [Voces Unidas]: Keyboards
  • 1996 Thalía [Todo Es Possible] (Single): Keyboards
  • 1997 Jackie Y Romántico [Siempre Tu Eres]: Keyboards, Arranger, Producer
  • 1997 Jennifer Y Los Jetz [Self Titled]: Keyboards, Producer
  • 1997 Various Artists [Tejano Classics "Hacienda"]: Percussion, Arranger, Keyboards, Vocals
  • 1997 Verónica Castro [Tocada]: Arranger, Keyboards, Programming
  • 1998 Jennifer Y Los Jetz [Mariposa]: Accordion, Keyboards
  • 2001 Victoria Y Sus Chikos [Preparate]: Producer, Arranger, Programming
  • 2001 Alma [Self Titled]: Producer, Keyboards
  • 2002: Chris Perez Band [Una Noche Mas]: Vocals, Arranger
  • 2003 Victoria Y Sus Chikos [Cada Dia Que Pasa]: Arranger, Producer, Engineer, Mastering, Mixing
  • 2003 Michelle [Luz de Mi Vida]: Accordion, Keyboards, Producer, Bajo Sexto
  • 2003 Happy [LIVE]: Keyboards
  • 2005 Ricky Naranjo Y Los Gamblers [V]: Percussion
  • 2005 DJ Kane [Capitulo II-Brinca]: Keyboards, Arranger, Producer
  • 2008 SouthCoast [The Name Remains the Same]: Producer, Arranger, Engineer, Mixing, Programming, Vocals
  • 2009 Hilda Lamas [Latina Soul]: Keyboards, Producer, Vocals

Live performances[edit]

  • Los Arias (1992)
  • Xplosivo (1993)
  • Chikko (1994–1995)
  • Jennifer Peña Y Los Jetz (1995–1999)
  • Guyz of Destiny (1999–2000)
  • La Sombra de Tony Guerrero (1999)
  • SouthCoast (2000)
  • Chris Pérez Band (2000–2002)
  • Ralo's Taxi (2003–2004)
  • Paula DeAnda (2006, 2007)
  • Baby Bash (2006)
  • DJ Kane (2003–2007)
  • Frankie J (2008)
  • The RoRo & SouthCoast Project (2008)
  • Nemesis (2009)
  • Elida Reyna (2009)
  • Big Sexy (2007–present)
  • La Conquista (2009–present)

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Lead Singer of Kumbia Kings performs at Bacchus House", GLTNN, August 17, 2010, retrieved 2010-12-12
  2. ^ Lannert, John (1995) "Latin Notas", Billboard, July 1, 1995, p. 37, retrieved 2010-12-12