JOSEP SULLER

Josep was born in Tarragona (Spain) in 1971. He started playing the guitar at the age of 16 and formed his first rock band "Lord Byron" at the age of 18, which later became the band "Lausengiers". He played with Lausengiers for several years receiving great reviews from the local mass media and winning different important national contests (Exit, Adagio, etc.) In 1997 Lausengiers split up and in 1998 Josep joined his current band "Chicanos" with whom he recorded a CD in 1999. With Chicanos, he has played hundreds of concerts all around Spain and has appeared on the different mass media (TV, radio, magazines, internet, etc.) quite a few times.

Thanks to Chicanos' first CD, Josep became endorsed by the famous brand of guitar amplification CRATE and OVATION acoustic guitars. He performed several clinics as a Crate endorsee and he even played with Marty Friedman in a clinic in Salou (Tarragona) in the year 2000. At the age of 23 he got a degree in English philology and started working as an English, computer science and music teacher at Sant Gregori school in Barcelona. He spent 6 years in Barcelona and decided to expand his musical knowledge in the "Taller de Musics de Barcelona", where he studied jazz, harmony, composition, improvisation and other subjects for a few years.

In the year 2000 Josep was the stage guitarist for singer Mikel Herzog (one of the most famous pop singers in Spain).

In 2001 he recorded an instrumental demo cd which was selected by the famous web "Guitar Nine Records" as one of the best instrumental demos of the month (August-September 2002) One of the songs of this instrumental cd: "When you lose a friend" was named song of the month by the magazine "Guitarra Total" - the Spanish edition of Total Guitar - in December of 2000.

In August 2013 Josep released his first instrumental EP, "Rebirth of a Lost World", which is available on the main online stores and platforms (Itunes, Spotify, Juno, Amazon, Grooveshark, etc.)

Josep has been working as an English teacher at the EOI Tarragona (Oficial Language School) since 2004, where he is also the ICT coordinator. He has published several articles and has done some teacher training courses on the use of ICT for ELT. He has also produced online ELT materials for EOI students

Josep released his second CD, called burbuja with his band Chicanos in 2012. He was endorsed by the famous Polish brand of guitars MAYONES.

He is currently a Yamaha artist in Spain and is also endorsed by Rotosound strings, prodipe audio and spectraflex cables.

Josep is also the only guitar player from Spain who is a guitar instructor on the famous website (live4guitar). He has become Top100 worldwide in Guitar Idol 4 & 5 competition -among thousands of contestants- (the most important guitar competition in the world) for 2 contests in a row (2014 & 2016)

Josep’s Youtube channel has already received more than 700,000 visits and has hundreds of subscribers from all around the world.

For more information about Josep Suller's career as a guitar player you can visit his website: www.josepsuller.com


BARBARA LATHAM

Barbara Latham was born in Liverpool (England) on 16th August, 1957.

She started singing in the bath at an early age and first sang in public in the toilets at her school, for the benefit of her classmates, in the late 60s and early 70s.

Near the end of the punk era, she began singing with a New Wave/Punk band called The Ozones. She and her fellow “musicians” were regularly spat at on stage in many venues, including the legendary Eric’s club in the same street as the Cavern, where that lesser known group, The Beatles, began their career. Unfortunately no photos remain of this phase of Barbara’s career, as everybody was too busy spitting.

At the beginning of the 80s, Barbara studied for (and was surprised to actually succeed in obtaining) a Diploma in Music at Liverpool’s Greenbank School of Performing Arts. Her first instrument was voice, and she greatly amused her fellow students by choosing piano as her second instrument. She never fully mastered the art of playing this instrument.

After receiving her diploma, so great was her astonishment that she didn’t sing again in public for many years, returning to the stage in the late 80s, before the Tarragonese public, to a clamour of indifference, with The Jazz Trio, featuring Tarragonese saxophone player, Xavi Pie. When The Jazz Trio decided to dispense with her services, she rather desperately began singing songs she didn’t really like, in hotels in Salou, with keyboard player and entrepreneur, Jordi Esmel.

Later, she and a group of friends began singing Irish folk songs with a group of friends in Kennedy’s Irish bar, in Tarragona.

For the last few years, Barbara has dedicated her considerable artistic talents to belly dancing and salsa, but has become a recluse as far as singing in public is concerned.

Barbara has been working as an English teacher at the EOI Tarragona since 1990, where she often tries to make her students listen to her singing, under pretext of exploiting a song for grammar and vocabulary purposes.