Francisco José Mazuecos
Francisco José Mazuecos

Born in 1975, in Alcázar de San Juan, in the heart of La Mancha, land of Don Quixote, Spain. He began his studies in his town’s music wind band, getting his classical percussion degree at the "Real Conservatorio Superior de Música de Madrid". He expanded his knowledge of drums with professors such as Hermes Calabria and Carlos Carli. Since 1995 he has been percussionist and drummer for the Spanish Air Force Wind Band. But it is in the field of music wind bands where his educational work stands out with master classes and musical campuses as well as collaborations with various symphonic orchestras and chamber groups.

As a rock drummer, he is member of Alien Rockin' Explosion (A.R.E), a multidisciplinary and transmedia art project that combines comics, sci-fi and rock music. A.R.E is also the showband of The Maschine's Late Night Show, a varieties program that takes place at international festivals such as The Wacken Open Air, Full Metal Holiday or Full Metal Cruise. Francisco is also the drummer of Fat Bottomed Boys, a Queen tribute band, very successful in Spain. Finally, he is a founding member of Solid Relax Project, an instrumental progressive rock band of great virtuosity with long themes of great technical complexity.

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