Raul Malo

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Raul Malo
Raul Malo at Knuckleheads.png
Raul Malo at Knuckleheads Saloon in Kansas City, MO
Background information
Birth nameRaúl Francisco Martínez-Malo Jr.
Born(1965-08-07) August 7, 1965 (age 47)
OriginMiami, Florida, United States
GenresCountry, Western swing, salsa, Tex-Mex, Latin jazz, Americana
OccupationsSinger-songwriter
InstrumentsVocals, guitar
Years active1989–present
LabelsNew Door
Associated actsThe Mavericks, Los Super Seven, K.T. Oslin, Steve Berlin
 
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Raul Malo
Raul Malo at Knuckleheads.png
Raul Malo at Knuckleheads Saloon in Kansas City, MO
Background information
Birth nameRaúl Francisco Martínez-Malo Jr.
Born(1965-08-07) August 7, 1965 (age 47)
OriginMiami, Florida, United States
GenresCountry, Western swing, salsa, Tex-Mex, Latin jazz, Americana
OccupationsSinger-songwriter
InstrumentsVocals, guitar
Years active1989–present
LabelsNew Door
Associated actsThe Mavericks, Los Super Seven, K.T. Oslin, Steve Berlin

Raúl Francisco Martínez-Malo Jr. (born August 7, 1965, Miami, Florida), known professionally as Raúl Malo, is an American singer, songwriter, guitarist and record producer. He was the lead singer of country music band The Mavericks and the co-writer of many of their singles, as well as Rick Trevino's 2003 single "In My Dreams". Since the disbanding of the Mavericks in the early 2000s, Malo has pursued a solo career.[1] He has also participated from 2001 in the Los Super Seven supergroup.

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Biography

Malo was born in Miami to middle-class Cuban parents. He is married to Betty and together they have three sons: Dino, Vincent and Max (who sang with him on Marshmallow World & Other Holiday Favorites).

It was announced by Malo, that The Mavericks, with original drummer, Paul Deakin and bass guitarist Robert Reynolds, will be reuniting in 2012 for tours and new album. Eddie Perez will be guitarist. He joined the group for the Live in Austin DVD.

On July 29, 2012, Malo sang The National Anthem at the Brickyard 400 NASCAR race in Indianapolis, IN.

Solo discography

Albums

TitleAlbum detailsPeak chart positions
US CountryUS HeatUS IndieUS Holiday
Today
  • Release date: October 23, 2001
  • Label: Higher Octave
You're Only Lonely
  • Release date: July 25, 2006
  • Label: Sanctuary Records
5038
After Hours
  • Release date: July 17, 2007
  • Label: New Door Records
4312
Marshmallow World &
Other Holiday Favorites
  • Release date: September 25, 2007
  • Label: New Door Records
2411
Lucky One
  • Release date: March 3, 2009
  • Label: Fantasy Records
13
Sinners and Saints
  • Release date: October 5, 2010
  • Label: Fantasy Records
7
"—" denotes releases that did not chart

Singles

YearSinglePeak positionsAlbum
UK[2]
2002"I Said I Love You"57Today
"Today"
2006"Feels Like Home"You're Only Lonely
2009"Lucky One"Lucky One
2010"Moonlight Kiss"
"—" denotes releases that did not chart

Music videos

YearVideoDirector
2009"Hello Again"Matt Robertson

References

  1. ^ " Today" by Raul Malo - zBoneman Music Reviews
  2. ^ Roberts, David (2006). British Hit Singles & Albums (19th ed.). London: Guinness World Records Limited. p. 344. ISBN 1-904994-10-5. 

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