Otto Reina


Colombian guitar player and soloist in various music styles including Blues/shred/fusion. Licensed in 2005 as a professional music teacher with further academic studies in classical composition. He's currently composing, recording and mixing his first album in which he also plays most of the instruments.






What is music to you? What does it give you?

Music is another language, common to all humanity.

What is your music dream?

To travel around the world playing my music.

If you could change the world - what would you start with?

Waking people up to the truth.

Which is the most memorable song from your childhood?

Foolin' by Def Leppard

Who are your favorite musical artists or bands?

Guthrie Govan, Yngwie Johann Malmsteen, Joe Bonamassa, Steve Vai, Stevie Ray Vaughan

What inspires you to make music?

Having a habit of composing every day.

What is the message you want to send with your music?

That anything is possible if you keep an open mind.

How do you feel when you perform in front of an audience?


How do you see the musicians’ reality nowadays? What could be improved?

People don't value music anymore, it's freely available and there is so much to listen to that there's no sense of urgency to buy records or support the musicians. Maybe the only way to change people is to take away new music, to have no more people creating music and sharing it to the world, maybe at some point people will start to value it again.

What do you think of Drooble?

It's a great idea but there's a need to fix many bugs.

What frustrates you most as a musician?

making a living.

Do you support your local scene as a fan? How?

Going to concerts.

What qualities should a musician nowadays have in order to get their music heard by a larger audience?

Charm and uniqueness.

Share some awesome artists that we’ve never heard of.

Eric Gales, Wayne Krantz, Blues Saraceno.