My father took me to many classical concerts as a kid but the first show I assisted by my own was Reencarnación & Astaroth, Medellin-Colombia, 1988
What gear do you use?
ACOUSTIC VIOLINS: Master Kreul, Grieco
ACOUSTIC VIOLIN PICK UP: Fishman V-200
ELECTRIC VIOLIN: Wood´s Viper (5-string)
WIRELESS SYSTEM: AKG Guitar Bug
LIVE FX set up (All my gear is Boss): Digital Reverb/Delay RV-3, Chorus Ensemble CE-5, Flanger BF-3, Super Shifter PS-5, Overdrive/Distortion OS-2, Chromatic Tuner TU-3
Who was your biggest musical influence growing up?
Classical composers & Colombian Folklore as a kid (I came from a musicians family). Metallica, Slayer, HellHammer, Celtic Frost, Exodus & Whiplash among others as a teenager coz I discover metal and I fell in love
Are you in a band? Have you been in bands?
I´m the founder and leader of colombian goth-metal act TENEBRARUM. We´re been working since 1990. For additional info, please visit: tenebrarum-metal.com. Besides, I´m play with Medellin´s Philharmonic Orchestra. I´ve worked with Reencarnación (Colombia), Whiplash (USA), Fabulae Dramatis (Belgium), Dew of Nothing (Mexico); among others. Currently I´m working on my solo project called David Rivera violin rock
If you could jam with anyone, who would it be?
Dunno…2 many awesome musicians to pick!!! Maybe with Black Sabbath & Led Zepellin coz they´re pioneers
What's the biggest audience you ever performed to? What's the smallest?
Biggest, 90.000 (Rock al parque festival 1997, Bogotá-Colombia). Smallest, 1
(My girlfriend @ my living room…hahahahaha). Memorables? Rock al Parque festival 2006 (Bogotá-Colombia), Manizales-Colombia 2007 (opening act for Therion), Altavoz 2010, (Medellin-Colombia with Medellin´s Philharmonic), Factory Nunca Mas 2011 (Quito-Ecuador), 70000 Tons of Metal 2012 (Heavy metal cruise´s karaoke, somewhere near to Caymand Islands), Dingbatz bar 2012 (Clifton, NJ-USA)
You're stuck on a desert island and only get to bring one album with you. What do you pick?