Though born and bred in Gothenburg, Sweden, González is of Argentinian blood, his parents having fled the country in exile before José was born. He released his debut Album, Veneer, in 2003, but really shot to fame in 2005, when his acoustic cover of ‘Heartbeats’ (originally by fellow Swedish duo, The Knife) came bouncing onto our screens as the soundtrack to Sony’s Bravia advert. His guitar and unmistakable voice have been mesmerising audiences ever since, with another album, In Our Nature (2007), and many unforgettable covers, including Kylie Minogue’s ‘Hand on Your Heart’ and Joy Division’s ‘Love Will Tear Us Apart’. This month he comes to town to present his third album, Vestiges & Claws, as part of Viking Musik BCN, a series of seven concerts to be presented by L’Auditori that focuses on the Scandinavian music scene.
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