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Joey Santiago

Filipino-American guitarist and composer

Joey Santiago

Filipino-American guitarist and composer
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birthday
10th
June, 1965
Birth Place
Manila, Philippines
Birth Sign
gemini
Biography

Joseph Alberto Santiago (born June 10, 1965) is a Filipino-American guitarist and composer. Active since 1986, Santiago is best known as the lead guitarist for the American alternative rock band Pixies. After the band’s breakup in 1993, Santiago produced musical scores for film and television documentaries, and he formed The Martinis with his ex-wife, Linda Mallari. He also contributed to albums by Charles Douglas and former Pixies band-mate Frank Black. Santiago resumed his role as the Pixies’ lead guitarist when they reunited in 2004.
Santiago has described his guitar technique as “angular and bent”, and he cites Les Paul, George Harrison, Chet Atkins, Wes Montgomery, Joe Pass and Jimi Hendrix as major influences on his style. His guitar playing, as part of the Pixies’ sound, was held in high regard by critics: MTV’s Laurel Bowman commented that Santiago’s “sonic plow was the key element in the Pixies’ monstrous presence”.

instruments played
bass
Guitar
keyboard
Vocals
Associated Acts

Pixies The Martinis

Birth Name

Joseph Alberto Santiago

Genres

Alternative rock

Labels

4AD

Origin

Longmeadow, Massachusetts, U.S.

Years Active

1986 present

Name

Joey Santiago

Nationality

United States of America

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