Biography

biography

Antonio Romero was born in Jerez in 1975.

Antonio was co-founder and drummer of the band El Hombre Burbuja which became  known as one of the most influential groups to appear on the Spanish pop-rock scene at the end of the 90s.

EHB recorded 4 LPs as well as collaborating on various movie soundtracks and frequently appearing at festivals and major venues throughout Spain.

With the separation of EHB, Antonio moved completely  away from the world of pop and fully dedicated himself to studying oriental percussion. Feeling passionate about this new field, Antonio moved temporarily to Istanbul where he created a bond with Turkey and its music that has lasted until today.

Antonio completed his professional studies in percussion at the Royal Conservatory Manuel de Falla.

His time at the conservatory drove him to delve deeper into the intricacies of the instrument and to explore the full potential of percussion as an expressive musical tool. He has approached percussion from an intuitive standpoint and developed his own rudiments for studying by applying classical rudiments to Middle Eastern percussion. Antonio prefers relying on intuition in his playing as he believes this adds to the expressive abilities of percussion instruments, avoiding the distractions posed by other approaches.

In this latest period of his musical career, Antonio is playing and collaborating with such diverse groups & singers as Laura Marling, BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra, El Barrio, Sarah Jane Morris, Lanja Ali, Antonio Forcione, Benjamin Ezcoriza/Radio Tarifa, Hamza Namira, Vicent Molino, Cigdem Aslan, Faia Younan, Maya Youssef, Attab Haddad, Juliana Yazbeck, La Banda Morisca, India Martinez, Clara Sanabras, Juan Polvillo, Agustin Carbonell “El Bola”, Eduardo Niebla, Pepe Justicia,  Ramon Ruiz, Los Delinquentes & Julio de la Rosa amongst many others. 

At present he resides in London with his family, still faithful to his intuition and his Flamenco roots and to the groove and beauty of the music.