Kobra and the Lotus set out to find a permanent guitarist. While many submitted their songs and skills, one name came to mind during the process. Hailing from Florida, Kiesel/Carvin Guitars artist, Ronny Gutierrez! This is one artist that is super multifaceted in his musical dynamic. He grew up around music, his father being his biggest inspiration and providing that glorious DNA mojo. He’s performed on some of the biggest stages in the world along side some of the biggest names in music. The Today Show stage aired the live performance by the artist, Shaggy, singing, “I Need Your Love” with guitarist Ronny Gutierrez and even a golden performance at Woodstock! He’s shredded with diverse bands such as Stephen Marley, Inner Circle (current), Black Tide, Bonded By Blood, Shaggy, Kevens, Community Property, and the live touring guitarist for the Swedish metal giants, Soilwork! Ronny has also played in his own bands in the past where he wrote his own music and songs.
His other musical inspirations are legends like Steve Vai and Joe Satriani. Which not surprisingly led to him winning awards in the masterclass contests provided by these artists. Ronny performed and submitted songs on YouTube which gained him quick notoriety and opened doors for his musical journey. Ronny’s YouTube!
Winner of Guitar Center’s Steve Vai Private Masterclass (2010), Winner of TPR Prashant Aswani contest (2011), Winner of Guitar Center’s Master Satriani Contest (2012), Guitar Center’s King of the Blues Finalist (2012)
It is no wonder Kobra and the Lotus jumped at the chance to have him on board and I’m personally excited to see the creative writing and music process for their future albums. They’re touring this year, US and Europe, starting in April and going until June for the bands new albums, Prevail I and Prevail II. Purchase albums and merch here.
Kobra: “This guy’s positivity is infectious. I feel so grateful that he will be joining the KATL team and I already know he will fit in perfectly alongside Jasio. The two already bonded a year prior at NAMM and I have no doubt that they will compliment each others creativities. He’s another killer creative force that I can’t wait to incorporate into our sound. We are already in the stages of planning the next album and he will certainly be a part of it. Welcome to the family!”
Ronny: “Alas, the stars have aligned! I’m so thrilled to join the KATL family on their musical journey. The vibes have been really great and I’m incredibly excited for the possibility of an amazing future together.”
You can find Ronny on Instagram as radiogalaxy.