Luis Campos

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Luis Campos
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Luis Campos with Antonio Sánchez, DrumChannel Studios, 2012
Background information
Born Culiacán, Mexico
Genres rock, jazz
Occupation(s) Musician
Years active 1997–present
Website www.joseluiscampos.com

Luis Campos, also known by the stage name Chocs (born June 5), is a Mexican[1] rock/jazz drummer, best known as a member of the band BEFORE NOW.[2]

Early life[edit]

Luis Campos was born in Culiacán, Sinaloa, Mexico[1] and started playing drums at the age of sixteen. He performed with several bands for a few years in Culiacan. In 2000 He moved to Mexico City to study at Fermata school of music.

Career[edit]

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Campos kept pursuing a career as a rock and jazz drummer after moving to Los Angeles. He worked several mediocre jobs before he was hired to be the musical director of the band of Puerto Rican pop-star Noelia in 2006.[citation needed] That same year he joined a rock punk band and toured the United States.[3] In 2009 he signed a record deal with company MIP Music Group to produce an Instructional drum DVD, "Not Just Drumming", and a CD Album "Time For Sound" at the Drumchannel Studios.[4] DW Drums founder Don Lombardi directed the DVD, which includes a live performance of Campos' Jazz Trio, featuring Ric Fierabracci on Bass and Jeff Miley on guitar; a 15-minute interview with his trio by Don Lombardi and 3 rock tracks.[4] In 2010 he signed to worldwide cymbal company PAISTE,[5] drum company Ddrums, Pro Racket Drum Cases,[6] Eccentric Systems,[7] KOPF Acoustic Cajones,[8] and a second deal with MIP Music Group.[4] He was invited to perform at the Laguna Drum Fest in 2010, one of the main drum festivals in Mexico.[9][needs update][10] In 2012 Luis Campos was invited to perform a drum duo with worldwide Jazz Star Antonio Sanchez (Pat Metheny) at DrumChannel studios. The performance was followed by an Interview with drummer Curt Bisquera (Elton John, Mick Jagger).

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