Raul - Guitars & Production
Raul’s love and passion for music started at a young age. As a child his home was always filled with the sounds of music. From Elvis to the Beach Boys, music was a constant in his life. At the age of 6 his older brother introduced him to AC/DC’s Highway to Hell and Back in Black. He was astounded by the heavy rhythms and thunderous drums beats from the band. Along with their whaling vocals and guitar leads. Rock music would forever be embedded into his soul. At the age of 15 he would get his first guitar and by the age of 18, helping create his first band. Writing mostly originals, that band would grow a local following that spanned three neighboring towns. He would soon move on to play in two more bands and have the opportunity to open up for rock legends Quiet Riot, performing for over 3000 people. Fast forward many years and he would once again find himself engulfed in creating music, giving birth to a solo project dubbed Sky Tree, that would turn into a band in 2011 with some former bandmates. The band focused on a more progressive sound and became a major part of the local music scene in the Rio Grande Valley Texas, sharing the stage with local favorites Black Tora, Land Locked Pirates, as well as national acts such as Anew Revolution and Sons of Texas. After relocating to San Antonio in 2014, he would join former Maverick recording artist, Unloco, as a second guitar player. Still very active with both Sky Tree and Unloco, Raul found himself an opportunity to join up with two very talented musicians and help form Ghuls. A band who’s music style transcends the listener to a place far away from conventional and mainstream musical landscapes. Raul’s 20 plus years of experience lends a hand to the band’s unique sound and what looks to be a bright future for the band in the San Antonio/Austin already talented music scenes. Raul plays on ESP and Bushido Guitars (his personal brand of guitars), D”Addario strings, Dunlop, Monster Cables, Bugera Amplification, Diezel and Zoom effects pedals.