“A one-in-a-million voice.”
– Dave Jerden, Producer for Jane’s Addiction & Alice in Chains
Arellano is an original singer-songwriter from Austin, Texas whose music combines rock, funk, pop, and soul into something that fans of Soundgarden, Led Zeppelin, Jane’s Addiction, Neil Young, and Jeff Buckley will surely dig.
Currently booking shows around the Central Texas area in support of his recently released debut solo album, “A Perfect Display Of My Soul” – a powerful collection of songs that captures unflinchingly honest soul searching poured out raw over melodies ranging from sweet and sonorous to crunchy rock – Arellano is set to make headlines in the Austin music scene once again.
As a former member of legendary Austin band Retarted Elf who toured throughout Texas in the early ’90s opening for artists like Fugazi, Faith No More, Better Than Ezra, and Schoolly D – as well as playing in Atlantics Soul Review, Velvethead, and Shining Path – Robert, a native Austinite, is no stranger to helping local music fans get down. Now, after years spent honing his vocals, writing, and arrangements while balancing the challenges of fatherhood, he feels his current sound is a much closer expression of the artist he was always meant to be.
“I’ve had a fairly interesting life. I’ve definitely taken some knocks, and I think my music reflects that. But I still have hope”. One true hope is that in living up to its name, the new album “A Perfect Display Of My Soul” offers the kind of authentic reflection that spans the chasm between artist and audience, allowing listeners to connect more deeply to themselves through the music.