Ever wondered what music your favourite band listens too? What songs inspire the best songwriters?

In this feature, we’ll speak to some of HOT VOX’s favourite new artists on the gigging scene and find out what songs shaped them to be the musicians and artists they are today and what’s on their Spotify Playlist.

Who is Iago Banet?

Iago Banet is a guitarist from Galicia in northwestern Spain. He has been an avid music lover since he was a child. Over the years, he has played in many bands with diverse styles. Currently, Banet is combining his band Deep Blue Sea with his career as a solo artist. He plays instrumental fingerstyle guitar with passion and mixes original compositions with arrangements from other songs.

For those that don’t know you, describe your act in just a few sentences.

High energy, a variety of styles and a delicate touch all in one acoustic guitar. Fingerstyle is the art of playing bass lines, rhythms and melodies all at once. It might be acoustic but don't expect a quiet performance; this is a rock gig, a full band in one guitar. 

A song from the first album you ever bought/listened to?

Death On Two Legs (A Night At The Opera) - Queen

A song you wish you had written?

While my guitar gently weeps (or almost any from The Beatles)

A song that inspires you?

Borsalino - Chet Atkins

Last song you purchased?

How long - Ariel Posen

A song that makes you feel nostalgic?

It was a very good year - Frank Sinatra

Perfect Day - Lou Reed

Your favourite sing-along song in the shower?

Walking On Sunshine - Katrina and the Waves

A song you put on when getting ready for a big night out?

The Hustle - Van Mccoy

Lust For Life - Iggy Pop 

American Girl - Tom Petty

The song do you put on repeat if you’ve just had your heart broken?

Down In A Hole - Alice In Chains

Your worst guilty pleasure song?

Spanish Flea - Herb Albert

You can check out Iago Banet's playlist below:



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