Slap Guru was created with the premise that music can become a
liberating device. Just as the ancient Zen masters, who sometimes
resorted with harsh methods to reach the Satori (even slapping the
apprentice), Slap Guru tries to shake the bowels of the listener
through the rock language.
Slap Guru start to play togheter in February 2015 as the result of a
long process of musical collaborations between the various
members of the band. Valerio Willy Goattin (guitar and vocals) and
Alberto Mart í n Valmorisco (guitar) have shared for years many
different stages up there where their feet were able to take them. A
curious thing is that the germinal idea of forming an Hard Blues
band was born after having jammed in a Nepalese local in
Kathmandu with other local musicians. After a lot of
improvisations on the classic rock of the sixties, seeing directly the
unleashed energy as a possible, positive bond between people from
different parts of the world, they realized that this was what they
had always searched for in their travels.
Jose Medina Portero (drums) and Javier Burgos Labeaga (bass) had
already formed several musical projects with Alberto in Madrid
and together they have always shared the same concept of music.
So when Willy was finally able to stop in Madrid for one year, Slap
Guru materialized spontaneously.
In less than three months the band debuted on the stages and went
immediately to record in the HeadRoom Studio’s (Madrid) his first
work, “Cosmic Hill”. Andromeda Relix released it in 2016, and re-
edited it in January 2017 in a Vinyl format, including 2 extra tracks.
Since then Slap Guru has played concert in Spain and Italy, sharing
the stage with important bands of the psych-rock scene like Siena
Root or Sons of Morpheus.
Now Slap Guru are currently preparing the material for their
second L.P. that will be
reorded in July 2018.