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Antonio’s love and passion for music started from the moment he was born (or even before). Being born in Mexico city in the late 70’s, he grew up in a house full of music where his parents used to play music at all times. His father, a mechanical engineer, music fanatic and a record collector, was pretty much constantly listening to Classical music, Rock and Roll, Blues, Jazz and all kind of music that came along his way. He owned a big collection that counted with multiple vinyl records and tapes, and names like Mozart, Pavarotti, The Beatles, Elvis Presley, Frank Sinatra, Santana, Led Zeppelin, Pink Floyd, The Who, Hendrix, Clapton, The Doors, James Brown, Muddy Waters and many, many more appeared on its covers. He used to come home in the evenings with new records in hand and play them in the living room for hours, whilst Antonio listened fascinated to it and tried to follow the beat of the music with his hands and whole body. His Mother, on the other hand, was a big fan of the Mexican popular music and Latin music in general. But it wasn’t until the age of 10, when his family moved to the tropical city of Veracuz, Mexico, when Antonio got in close contact with it. Having been promoted and needed to work in other states and abroad very often, his father spent long periods of time absent from home, and during those times, his mother enjoyed having the radio on almost all day long and her favourite radio station played rhythms of Salsa, Merengue, Cha-cha-cha, Cumbia, Reggae, Danzon, Guaguanco and many more rhythms that touched Antonio so deep that it became natural for him at that early age. In 2004 Antonio’s way led him to London and since then he has had the opportunity to join several musical projects as well as playing with very experienced and talented musicians. - See more at: http://antoniosotomusic.com/bio/#sthash.EhPwMWVi.dpuf