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Meet Chrisol Lomeli

Today we’d like to introduce you to Chrisol Lomeli.

Chrisol, we’d love to hear your story and how you got to where you are today both personally and as an artist.
When I was around 12 or 13, my brother was going on his first deployment and gave me two gifts before he left, my first guitar and he signed me up for soccer. That was the most incredible thing because I went from this kid who likes to sing and doodle to someone with tools to work and create. Chino is kind of a quiet suburb so I had to run around and make my own noise, those two things really helped me find friends who wanted to do the same.

I was a solo artist at first and then spent college playing with a pop-ska band called The Kyms with Melissa Garcia (Soe Loe), Jose Cruz, and Fabian Marquez (Twin Seas). After I graduated, I moved out to LA and worked a label for a few years. During that time, I still worked as a session artist and songwriter on the side. In 2017 I decided to leave my job to work on music full time and chase my passion.

I have songs with artists like Twin Seas, D. Mills and have also sung backups for Leo Dan, Chicano Batman and toured with Las Cafeteras for a bit in 2018.

I’m currently exploring my roots and working on my solo project once again and performing with my incredible backing band Los Efectos. I hope to continue collaborating with artists and work as a songwriter.

We’d love to hear more about your art. What do you do and why and what do you hope others will take away from your work?
My music is rooted in my performance. I’m always asking “How is this going to make myself and others feel when I’m on stage? Okay, now how do I capture that on a record or the visuals?”

I’m exploring a sound that is a mix of the genres I grew up listening to and is also reflective of what I’ve learned these last few years. This Latin-disco-soul is the product of a kid who grew up with a foot in two different worlds. I know there are so many others like me who were raised on their parent’s bootlegs and burned CD compilations your friends would make. I just want to create something that is authentic to my experience and hope there are some folks who can relate.

Artists face many challenges, but what do you feel is the most pressing among them?
I can’t speak for all artists but I feel like a big challenge for me is volume. There’s just so much of everything. So many producers, artists, songs…etc. It can be overwhelming and it’s only becoming more accessible by the minute. How can you stand out? Being able to take a step back and know that as long as what I’m doing is authentic, it’s viable and worthy to be shared. I’m guilty of wanting to have a strategy behind my career but a lot of that hesitation is sometimes more fear than “marketing” and it’s best to just let it go. I just want to work to be the best artist I can be.

Do you have any events or exhibitions coming up? Where would one go to see more of your work? How can people support you and your artwork?
You can keep up with me on Instagram @chrisol_ or my website www.chrisolmusic.com. All of my music is available on all major streaming platforms.

The best way to support ya girl would be to come check out a live show!

I’ll be performing at Summer Luvin Fest at The Shoreline Village in Long Beach on 6/15.

Or you can catch me July 17 at Arts Brookfield Summer on the Plaza event presented by Counter Culture Group.

Contact Info:

Red Heart Media @redheartmedia

Amanda Pedroza @letsgofoto

Image Credit:
Michael Houser www.instagram.com/mqhouser, full band shot: www.instagram.com/blindgorillas

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