Quique Escamilla is a multi-instrumentalist, singer-songwriter, and producer living in Toronto. Since his arrival in 2007, he has rapidly become a rising star on the Canadian music scene. In 2011, he was discovered by a CBC radio producer and has since become a favourite on popular CBC Toronto shows such as Here and Now, Metro Morning, Fresh Air, and Big City Small World. He has also been a featured guest at special CBC presentations like the annual fundraiser Sounds of the Season – aired live from Glenn Gould Studio – alongside artists like Justin Rutledge, Sophie Milman, Jenn Grant and Michelle Wright. In January 2012 he launched his self-titled debut EP, with a concert recorded for CBC’s Canada Live.
With 25 years’ experience as a performer, Quique instantly connects with his audiences, be it in an intimate house concert setting or on Toronto’s venerable Harbourfront stage. He breaks down language barriers through his powerful voice and passionate delivery, while fusing traditional Mexican styles of music such as ranchera and huapango with modern sounds of rock, reggae, ska, pop, jazz, cumbia, bolero, and a variety of other Latin American rhythms.