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Guitarist / Composer / Content Creator (Holmes, Be Lucid, Philippine Blues Collective, Puwersa Azul - Philippines)
Endorsements: Nux, IBOX, Master 8 Japan Picks, Panlipi Manila Straps, GC Rockboard, SG Strings
Joko Reantaso is a guitarist, composer, producer and digital content creator from Manila, Philippines. His musical journey is all about guitars and good vibes which can be felt through his original guitar instrumental work characterized by fun and catchy melodies combined with technical virtuosity in an eclectic fusion of Modern progressive metal, jazz and pop-RNB.
Joko’s guitar journey began with Guitar Hero 3 on the Nintendo Wii where he discovered his idol Eric Johnson and the iconic song “Cliffs of Dover”. At age 11, he decided to play Guitar Hero for real. Approaching his 14th birthday, Joko found the blues and eventually formed the Blues Rock trio “Mean Jay”.The band won major band competitions in the Philippines and was eventually invited to join the Philippine delegation to the 2015 International Blues Challenge in Memphis, Tennessee. Joko and Mean Jay took the legendary Beale Street by storm as they were invited to perform at iconic music hotspots such as BB King’s,The Purple Haze Cafe, Rum Boogie, Pig and Jerry Lee’s. That same year, Joko was tapped by Fender Guitars to be their Philippine Brand Ambassador at the age of 15.
In 2018, Joko released his first instrumental EP, “Sunny Side Up”, a collection of instrumental songs loaded with good vibes that will bring out your sunny side. This was followed by his EP, “Sonic Spaghetti”, in 2020 – a three song EP made of guitar noodles in a rich, meaty, melodic sauce topped with cheesy synths and sound effects (as Joko describes it).
Joko is taking up his Bachelor of Arts degree in Music Production at the College of St. Benilde School for Design and Arts under the Original Pilipino Performing Arts (OPPA) scholarship program of Resorts World Manila.
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