By Fermín Cabanillas I Sevilla, (EFE) on 10”, after closing 2022 with almost forty concerts and with a full schedule for this year.
In an interview with EFE on the occasion of the fact that he is going to star in the ‘Iconic Nights of the Hotel Colón’, organized by Icónica Sevilla Fest, where he will perform on February 16, he has admitted that this moment in his career is “a privileged one because after the pandemic I resumed very well and I am not missing work ”.
In this way, he explains that his schedule is full of concerts until the end of this year, with appointments that will take him throughout the national territory, including the Canary Islands and the Balearic Islands, and he has even celebrated that he has closed February with six concerts, in a month of “low season”, and with the forecast of not stopping work practically throughout the year.
And all of this, “before a versatile, highly varied audience, with people of all ages, ethnic groups or ways of feeling who come to listen to me”, has valued ‘Falete, who has told, as an anecdote, that a few days ago in Madrid one of his followers he was only three years old, the son of a couple who attended the concert with their young son and a nine-year-old girl.
No new album for now
“The mother told me that it was the first time she had seen me and she looked at me with the face of hallucinating and assured that she had only seen that face when they had taken him to see the Three Wise Men”, says the Sevillian singer, who was They later confessed that the child was “musical education” because “since the mother carried him in the womb she had listened” to his music.
‘Falete’ is not considering, at the moment, releasing a new album, especially since his latest work, ‘Prefiero ser así’, was made in 2019, he presented it in Valladolid in February 2020 “and in March the pandemic began, so that he did not “have time to promote it or do anything with it.”
From that album, he sings some songs in his live concerts, and for now he does not plan to make anything new in the form of a physical album in a context in which the “paradigm has changed, and not only because of the pandemic, and not only not anymore a record is released every year, but there are also platforms to upload songs or video clips and see how they are working to propose the following recordings”, he explained.
However, ‘Falete’ hasn’t done badly with its albums on the market, and even the first one, ‘Amar duele’, released in 2004, sold more than 60,000 copies, and later in 2006 ‘Puta lie’, in 2007 ‘Songs that have killed us’, in 2008 ‘Who do you think you are?’, and in 2012 ‘Uncensored’.
Falete debut at 17 in Seville
With all this, this 2023 only asks him to “stay as he is and continue the same”, with his sights set, for the moment, on the four concerts that he has closed for March, the same as in April, “and an almost closed agenda for non-stop throughout the year”, he celebrated.
Descendant of a family of artists (son of Falín, a leading member of the Cantores de Híspalis group), ‘Falete’ made its debut at the age of 17 at the Lope de Vega Theater in Seville and since then has participated in a multitude of musical appointments and events all over the world. the world, as well as in television programs that have led him to be one of the most recognized figures of flamenco and the national copla.
His repertoire includes his own songs and versions by well-known artists such as Bambino, Lola Flores, Rocío Jurado, Chavela Vargas, Isabel Pantoja, José Antonio Labordeta, Javier Oliva Tortosa, or Paco Ibáñez.
The next musical event is on February 16 with ‘Las Noches Icónicas del Colón’, a series of intimate concerts, with music and a subsequent cocktail, which has a capacity for 50 spectators, and which is celebrating its second edition in 2023, with names confirmed as those of Alfredo Rodríguez Trío, Will Santt and Martirio. EFE