ANTONIO BRINGAS

Batería / Drums

 

ANTONIO BRINGAS WAS BORN ON APRIL  27 OF 1970 IN MÉXICO CITY. HE HAS A BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION MANAGEMENT BACHELOR´S DEGREE.


HE START TO PLAY AT THE EARLY AGE OF 8 YEARS. AT THIS AGE, HIS UNCLE ALFREDO BRINGAS SANCHEZ (GRAMMY AWARD NOMINEE WITH TAMBUCO PERCUSSION ENSEMBLE) GAVE ANTONIO HIS FIRST PÁIR OF DRUM STICKS AND ENCOURAGE HIM TO STUDY THE DRUM SET.
AT 11 YEARS OLD HE RECIEVE HIS FIRST AND ONLY DRUM LESSONS WITH RODOLFO ZAMUDIO, WITH HIM HE STUDIED BASIC TECHNIQUE AND MUSICAL READING.



AT 14 YEARS OLD BEGIN TO DO “JAMS” WITH OTHER FRIENDS AND FORM HIS FIRST GARAGE BANDS (HEAVY METAL). WHEN HE WAS 17 WITH HIS FRIEND RAFAEL MAYORAL (GUITAR PLAYER), HE ENTER THE POP BAND MINNESSANGER WITH WHO HE DID HIS FIRST RECORDING OF ORIGINAL COMPOSITIONS. ANTONIO DID HIS FIRST CONCERT AS AN OPPENING ACT FOR CAST IN THE UNIVERSITY OF MEXICALI IN 1987 (17 YEARS OLD).



LATE IN 1987 CAST WAS WITHOUT DRUMMER, SO ALFONSO VIDALES (KEYBOARD PLAYER) WHO HAD SEEN THE YOUNG ANTONIO PLAYED HIS DRUMS, INVITED HIM TO BE PART OF CAST (CAST HAD ALREADY 10 YEARS OF EXISTENCE), HIS FIRST CONCERT WITH CAST WAS AT THE AGE OF 17. IN 1989 CAST DID SOME OF THE RECORDINGS THAT APPEAR ON THE CD  “THIRD CALL”.



IN THE YEAR 1991 THE HEAVY METAL BAND ARMAGEDON INVITED ANTONIO TO DO SOME WORK WITH THEM. IN 1992 CAST BEGIN TO PLAY JAZZ FUSSION, AND WITH THIS ANTONIO (22 YEARS OLD) EVOLVED AS A DRUMMER, IMPROVING HIS TECHNIQUE, SPEED AND INDEPENDECE. IN THE YEAR 1992 ANTONIO WAS INVITED BY HIS BROTHER ERNESTO BRINGAS (GUITAR PLAYER) TO PLAY DRUMS WITH CRUZ DE HIERRO (METAL PROG BAND) SO WHITOUT LEAVING CAST, ANTONIO BEGIN TO DO SOME COMPOSITIONS, LYRICS AND ARRANGEMENTS WITH CRUZ DE HIERRO.



UP TO 1994 CAST CONTINUES TO PLAY LIVE BOTH PROGRESSIVE ROCK AND JAZZ FUSSION. UNTIL THE RELEASE OF THEIR FIRST CD “LANDING IN A SERIUS MIND”. UP TO DATE ANTONIO HAS MADE 14 STUDIO RECORDINGS, 3 LIVE ALBUMS AND SOME SPECIAL EDITIONS CDS WITH CAST. HE HAS BEEN TOURING ALL THIS YEARS WITH CAST, PLAYING ALL OVER THE WORLD IN MANY COUNTRIES LIKE: SPAIN, FRANCE, ENGLAND, FINLAND, HOLAND, ITALY, GERMANY, UNITED STATES, CANADA, PANAMA, ARGENTINA, COSTA RICA, CHILE, ETC. HE ALSO HAVE PLAYED WITH CAST IN THE MOST IMPORTANT PROGRESSIVE ROCK FESTIVALS AROUND THE WORLD.


MUSICAL BANDS WITH WHO HE HAS PLAYED:

CAST: PROGRESSIVE ROCK
CASTRIO: JAZZ FUSSION
CRUZ DE HIERRO: HEAVY PROG
ARMAGEDON: HEAVY METAL
DRAMA: ELECTRONIC POP
BLACK JACK: HARD ROCK
MXL: PROGRESSIVE ROCK
MINNESSANGER: POP
PROYECTO TRECE: JAZZ


ANTONIO HAS PLAYED WITH OTHER MUSICIANS SUCH AS:

DERECK SHERINIAN: PLANET X, DREAM THEATER, EXPLORERS CLUB, SOLO ARTIST 

(KEYBOARD CLINIC INGUADALAJARA, MEXICO)
TONY MACALPINE: STEVE VAI BAND, PLANET X, CAB, RING OF FIRE, SOLO ARTIST
(GUITAR CLINIC IN GUADALAJARA, MEXICO)
RAFAEL BITTENCOURT: ANGRA´S GUITAR PLAYER

(CLINIC IN GUADALAJARA, MEXICO)
KIKO LOUREIRO: ANGRA´S GUITAR PLAYER (CLINIC IN GUADALAJARA, MEXICO)

DRUM LESSONS:

-EDUCATIONAL COURSES CREATED BY ANTONIO:

-CONTEMPORANY DRUM SET COURSE (4 METHODS)

-DOUBLE BASS DRUMMING COURSE (3 METHODS)

-TECHNIQUE AND SPEED DEVELOPMENT COURSE

-INDEPENDENCE DEVELOPMENT COURSE

-DRUMMING FOR KIDS

-DRUMS FOR BEGINNERS

-DRUM SOLOS



ANTONIO HAS BEEN GIVING PRIVATE DRUM LESSONS FROM 1988 TO 2012.
AND IS CO-OWNER OF MEXICALI MUSIC INSTITUTE (INSTRUCTION MUSIC SCHOOL).



OTHER MUSICAL ACTIVITIES:

-BAJA PROG FESTIVAL STAGE MANAGER:
HE HAS BEEN PART OF THE ORGANIZATION OF THE BAJA PROG FESTIVAL IN MEXICALI BAJA CALIFORNIA (ONE OF THE BEST PROGRESSIVE ROCK FESTIVALS IN THE WORLD) AS THE STAGE MANAGER IN SOME OF IT’S EDITIONS.

RECORDING ENGINEER: FOR STUDIO RECORDINGS WITH CAST, CRUZ DE HIERRO, AND MANY MORE INDEPENDENT ARTISTS.

-RECORDING PRODUCER: FOR CRUZ DE HIERRO, AND INDEPENDENT ARTISTS.

 

OTHER MUSICAL PROYECTS:


-TEATHER:
GODSPELL MUSICAL: DRUMMER OF THE MUSIC BAND.


                                              

 

SPECIAL CONCERTS:
MUSICIAN WITH THE BAND: “SONIDOS Y VOCES DE LA NAVIDAD”.
IT IS A CONCERT THAT IS PERFORM EACH CHRISTMAS, IT HAS THE SUPPORT OF TV, NEWSPAPERS, AND MANY OTHER INSTITUTIONS, AND THE COLLECTED MONEY FROM THE CONCERT IS GIVEN TO CHARITY.-

http://www.sonidosyvoces.com/

http://www.myspace.com/sonidosyvoces

 

-CONTACT INFO:
antoniobringas@hotmail.com
antoniobringasc@gmail.com
Mexicali Baja California, Mexico.
686 1 22 25 27

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