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Javier Weyler
Javier Weyler
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Artist Biography

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  • Band/Affiliation: Stereophonics
  • Country: United Kingdom

Born in Buenos Aires (Argentina), Javier spent his childhood in Caracas (Venezuela). This is where he started playing drums. Inspired by an incomplete 60's drumkit that was given to him by his dad's band mate, he began drumming at the age of thirteen. Javier studied drumming with Venezuelan legendary drummer Jose Mato. Soon after, he started Claroscuro, his first band. By the the age of seventeen Javier was already playing professionally. With Claroscuro, he recorded and released three productions: Claroscuro-EP (1993), El Viaje de Una Vida (1995) and Supereterodino (2000). They toured extensively sharing the stage with artists such as Alanis Morissette, Soda Stereo, Molotov and Aterciopelados.

In 2000, Javier relocated to London to work further in his music and undertake audio engineering studies. Working in a recording studio in London as an Assistant Engineer, he met the Stereophonics and ends up playing percussion in some of the tracks of You Gotta Go There To Come Back (2003). In 2005, he joined the band behind the drums and recorded the number 1 and multi platinum selling album: Language. Sex. Violence. Other? (2005)

Since then, he's been on tour and recording with the band non stop. In 2007, they released Pull The Pin. In that same year Javier releases Lágrima (2007), his first solo side project under the name of Capitan Melao. In 2008, Stereophonics releases its first Best Of compilation: Decade In The Sun, achieving multi platinum sales. Last year, he was invited to play on Glen Matlock's (Sex Pistols) next studio album which will see the light in 2010; and also recorded and released Stereophonics' 7th studio album: Keep Calm And Carry On (2009), which the band is currently touring behind worldwide.

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