BIO

Xoán Curiel was born in Fonsagrada, in the mountains of Lugo in 1975.

In 1998 he moved to Santiago de Compostela, where he developed his career as actor, musician and singer. Forms of theater, musical theater and other performing disciplines in Santiago, Barcelona and Madrid, while developing his career as a composer.

During 7 years Xoán is works in various theater companies as an actor, singer, musician and dancer until he recorded his first album in 2009, Nai. An album that will result in his first leading tours abroad (Brazil, Portugal, Argentina, Italy and France , among others).

In 2011, presents his second CD, Magnetico Zen, which won Award for Best Album in Galician Language in the 5th Annual Independent Music.

In 2014 presents his third album We are in summer!!!, a baby book-album which was also nominee within the Sixth Independent Music Awards.

In 2015, he recorded his voice in the galician-cuban film Little Finger, with the songs Silvio Rodriguez created for this film. In this year too, he is nominee in the cathegory of Song Author in the II Edition of Galician Music Martin Codax Awards...

In 2016, he presents his fourth album, Equations an experimental album recorded in the studios of Radio Galicia in Santiago de Compostela with a sound engineer Toño Vazquez and also in Sao Paulo (Brazil) with violeiro Julio Santin. The result is six very lyrical subjects, intimate air and electronic databases; result musically very different from previous works.

In 2017 is one of the finalist and gets the third position in Premios Ar(I)tmar Awards of the Portuguese and Galician Music. He was also finalist innon the IV Edition of Martin Codax Awards of Galician Music in Song Author category. He was also finalist in Roots Music Opinion Awards in two categories (Best Album and Best Song).

September 2017 - Tour in North-Italy: (Milan, Como and Brunate) Internacional Poetry Festival “Alda Merini”, Teatro Blu (Milán), Brunate Lighthouse…

Throughout these years, Xoan participates in different shows and festivals, mainly linked to the lusophone and author music.

Shows: CoraSons, A Nena e o Grilo, Cores do Atlántico, Terra da Fraternidade, Sons Miúdos, Moby Dick, A Diáspora, O Circo das Máscaras, A Noite, O Mago de Oz, Mirinda Affaire..

Festivals: Cantos na Maré, Atlantic Fest, Cantando a Marrodán, Azores Fringe Festival, Festival de Teatro de Tárrega, Andanças, Cantigas de Mayo, Festival da Luz, Noroeste Pop-Rock... He runs well festivals as Estou la and I and II Festival of Chanson - Teo Gallego County.

has shared the stage with sigueintes artists: Carlos do Carmo, Javier Alvarez, Margareth Meneçes, Mayra Andrade, Uxía, Antonio Zambujo, Carlos Blanco, Aline Frazão, Joao Afonso, Eneida Marta, Couple Coffe, Fred Martíns, María Pujalte, Joseba Gotzon, Nico Etxart, Gontzal Mendibil, Josep Teró…

Record your voice and sometimes participates with his songs in the album: A Minha Embala de Aline Frazão (Angola) / From the Light de Kate Targan (California - EEUU) / CoraSons (Editorial Kalandraka - Galicia) / Trilogía de Ze Paulo Medeiros (Sao Paulo) / Son Brasilego de Sergio Tannus (Niteroi – Galicia / Galeoke (Galicia) / Arrolos de Salitre de Xabier Díaz y Guillerme Fernández (Galicia)…

Their songs are taken translated and sung in Spanish, Portuguese and Brazilian Portuguese, German and US English.