Thursday, October 19, 2006


Years ago I found two things I love to do more than anything. TRAVEL and SING. Now days I've been called a modern day Troubadour or Traveling Musician. I've been moving around on the magic carpet of music for over 13 years now. Learning everyday about Myself, Music and Life!
Excuse me, while I blow the high C on my own horn....but it's a real treat to hear me play acoustic guitar. I can play 5 hours of material in many different styles: Reggae, Blues, R&B, Pop, Soul, Rock, Rap, Latin, Mexican Mariachi, Golden Oldies, Country and Western!!!. One of my favorite ways of traveling is to pack a small bag of clothes, my travel size guitar and amp, and hit the road with "making music" as the plan. I normally pick up gigs along the way. Sometimes in pubs, resturants, weddings, clubs, parties, and my favorite- the streets (busking!.. some of the best mini concerts I've ever had!) Some of the countries I've performed in are Japan, Thailand, Cambodia, France, Austria, Italy, Croacia, Poland, Hungry, Czech Republic, Holland, Sweden, Spain, Norway, Denmark, Scotland, Ireland, Belguim, Mexico, Luxemburg, England, USA... and more! I am a true traveling musician with a passion for sharing music with the world. Viva la musica!!

Tuesday, October 17, 2006


Richie Castro - Storyteller / Musician / Actor / Songwriter

From: Colorado, USA
Family origins: Mexico
Birthdate: July 23, 1970
Height: 5'8
Weight: 150 lbs.
Hair: long black
Eyes: brown

lead vocals, guitar, storytelling, songwriting (english /spanish)
  • Acting, dance -5 years at Colorado State University, Ft. Collins, Colorado
  • Guitar -1 year at Carbajol School of Music, Mexico City, Mexico
  • Voice - 2 years at Sophia Russo Vocal technique, Denver, Colorado
Theatre expierence
Colorado State University Theatre, (Ft.Collins, Colorado)
  • Grease
  • MacBeth
  • Tartuffe
  • A Christmas Carol
  • Hamlet
L.A. Troop Theatre, (Los angeles, California)
  • Midsummer Night's Dream
  • Native Wisdom
  • Lakota Love Flute
El Centro su Teatro (Denver, Colorado)
  • Milagro de Tepeyac
  • Miguel
  • Roosters
  • Barrio Progress
  • Water and Power
Voice Studio Theatre (Chiang Mai, Thailand)
  • Jesus Christ Superstar
  • Aida
  • Joseph and the Amazing Techni-color Dream Coat
Castro Productions (cultural storytelling) USA
Musical experience

'PEACE DOG' - lead vocals, 1992-93 (Ft. Collins, Colorado)
Style: hard rock (college party band). Metallica, Guns and Roses, Bon Jovi, AC/DC.

'FORCE of HABIT' - lead vocals, 1993-95 (Denver, Colorado)
Style: Alternative rock (bar band). Red Hot Chill Peppers, Nirvana, Pearl Jam, Stone Temple Pilots.

'STRATA' - lead vocals, 1995-97 (Puebla, Mexico)
Style: classic rock (pub and bar band). Eagles, Queen, Led Zepplin, Deep Purple.

'MYSTER' - lead vocals, 1997-98 (Cancun, Mexico)
Style: soul, funk, pop, jazz, blues, rock (hotel bar band). Beatles, James Brown, Tom Jones, Herbie Hancock, Otis Redding, Lenny Kravitz.

TRAVELING PERFORMER - Vocals and guitar as street musician, in pubs, resturants, weddings, clubs, parties. 1998 - present day (Japan, Cambodia, France, Austria, Italy, Croacia, Poland, Hungry, Czech Republic, Holland, Sweden, Spain, Norway, Denmark, Scotland, Ireland, Belguim, Mexico, USA (California, Texas, Mississippi), Luxemburg, England). Styles: soul, funk, pop, rap, reggae, country, latin, blues, rock. My playlist contains 4 hours of material.

'Dr. HICKEE and the MAKEOUTS' - lead vocals/guitar, 1998-98 (Denver, Colorado)
Style: dop-wop rock-a-billy/ oldies (cafe/resturant band). Stray Cats, Elvis, Everly Bros., Buddy Holly, Dion.

'CANCUN BROS' - vocals/acoustic guitar, 1998-2000 (Berlin, Germany/Barcelona, Spain)
Style: latin, folk, rock-pop, reggae, blues. Mexican mariachi, Gypsy Kings, Ricky Martin, Eric Clapton, Oasis.

'RICH CASTRO (Featured Artist)' - lead vocals/acoustic guitar, 2000-2004 (on tour USA)
Style: children's concerts series (musical education). Mexican mariachi, Reggae, Blues, Pop, Rap, Swing, Disney.

'RICHIE CASTRO' - lead vocals/acoustic guitar, 2004-2005 (London, England)
Style: original compositions (singer-songwriter venues). Acoustic

'COTTAGE' - lead vocals, 2005-2006 (Chiang Mai, Thailand)
Style: jazz, R&B, funk, Salsa, soul, rock, rap...etc. Hotel/club big band (9 piece band:4 piece horn section, drums, keys, percussion, bass guitar) . Chicago, Tom Jones, Toto, Earth Wind & Fire, Stevie Wonder, Prince, Santana.

'INSIDE OUT' - lead vocals/guitar, presently... 2008-2009(Bangkok, Thailand)
Style: pop, rock/ folk, country, reggae, blues, soul, rap (club/bar band). Black eyed peas, Santana, Eagles, Maroon 5, Bob Marley.

'HISTORY HUNTER band' - composer/lead vocals/guitar 2010- present(Denver, Colorado)
Style: Cultural Folk Music, Children's Musical Theatre

Songwriting experience

'WHITEMAN' - single-Music Video, 2000 (Colorado,USA). Lead vocals/acoustic guitar/composer. Style: native american acoustic.

'CITY of CHIANG MAI' - 8 song CD, 2004 (Chiang Mai, Thailand). Lead vocals/acoustic guitar/composer. Style:  acoustic.

'MA MO CHE' - 4 song demo, 2005 (Chiang Mai, Thailand). Lead vocals/guitar/composer. Style: acoustic latin-pop.

'HISTORY HUNTER' - 13 song CD, 2010(Chiang Mai, Thailand).  vocals/guitar/composer.  Style: cultural acoustic folk. educational sound track of the History Hunter, The Musical

Sunday, October 15, 2006



                         Aztec Indian and Kokopelli performance