Guachupé is a band that was born approximately 6 years ago in Santiago of Chile; as a result of an early friendship of four boys whose musical restlessness are the same.
Their musical influences are multiple, furthermore their lyrics refer to young people’s experiences who live in Chile, what is more, people who have been tried to get over, step by step, a military dictatorship and democratic transition.
This is what makes Guachupé a fresh band, different from national industry and that is why they are faithful to the sector of society who is left out in Chile.
In these years of hard work, Guachupé has taken part in several initiatives that have come up from their contact with universities and the popular Chilean world, among these performances are some organized by student movements decided to get improvements in education. In the Festival of Young Bands “Balmaceda 1215”, in its version 2002, Guachupé got the second place, performing in front of 15 thousand people, as well as their participation in a special disc called “Rock & Rejas: Music from the jail”, this idea was supported by Amnesty International, the Education Ministry and Fondart (Fighting Fund for Art) along with the performances of “Los Pettinellis”, “Florcita Motuda”, “Sinergia”, “Dj Raff & Solo Di Medina”, Mauricio Redolés , The Ex “Animales Domésticos”, “Guiso”, “La Patogallina Saunmachín”, and “The Rockers”.
Each one of the performances of live concerts was recorded inside the penitentiary of Santiago and all of them later took part of a visual documentary called likewise.
Guachupé is constantly playing live; in that way the band keeps in touch with their fans, and also through their web site, www.guachupe.cl, the band has won renown in places not only in Chile but in South America. Furthermore, the band has published their first work in their website and it can be downloaded for free.
Estamos todos en la trampa
Jugamos como nunca
La Triste Realidad
02.08.2006: 3ra cumbre mestiza en Chile (Castellano)
The Forum for Guachupé
Contact & Management
Nelson Alveal Silva
Tel: 56 9 5787948