The Bierman Brothers have announced that Latin recording artist Gustavo Alarco will make a special guest appearance during their August 19 concert on the Wrigley Stage.
“It is a great honor for me to appear with the Bierman Brothers,” Alarco said this week. “I am excited and very much looking forward to performing on Catalina Island,” said Alarco.
Alarco was born in Buenos Aires, Argentina. At the age of two, he moved to the USA with his family, and grew up in Orange County.
Performing throughout his elementary and high school years in the theatrical arts & choir, Alarco said he decided when he was very young to pursue a musical career.
“It was what I enjoyed, and I knew it was what I wanted to do,” he said.
Alarco got his first big break in the 1990’s when he signed a recording deal with BMG/RCA records. By 1992, he released his debut album to much commercial and financial success.
“We were very fortunate that our first record did very well,” said Alarco, a bilingual artist who performs in both English and Spanish.
“Entre Sueños,” Alarco’s first album, produced two Top 40 hits on the Billboard Latin charts. “Fue La Noche” and “Asi Eres Tu”, remained on the charts for 26 weeks.
Alarco has also been active in the music business itself. He served on the first-ever Blue-Ribbon committee for the Latin Grammy Awards in 2000 and continues to be an active member of the Recording Academy for both the Grammy & Latin Grammy Awards.
Alarco says he has had the opportunity to tour extensively, sharing his music with multitudes of fans throughout the world. He comes to Catalina having just returned from a US tour that included dates in the northeast then Puerto Rico.
Lately, Alarco has been in the studio with Drexxel Lexington, a new band he calls a “superband,” consisting of himself, Carlos Cavazo and super smooth rocker Paul Shortino. The new music, said Alarco, will “knock you to your knees and have you beggin’ please.”
Alarco would not say publicly the songs he will perform with the Bierman Brothers but expect at least one of them to be sung in Spanish.
“The rest,” he said, “is good ole afterburner rock and roll.”
The concert begins at 4 p.m. and Alarco said he will appear at some point before the music ends at 6 p.m.