"A life in music is all I've ever wanted. The thing is, that although perseverance pays off, you have to have a truckload of resilience. The elusiveness of success can be a hard pill to swallow. When do you say enough is enough?"
Jules Vega, whose real name is Daniel Guzman, was raised in sunny South Florida on a healthy dose of rock and soul music and an obsession with Pulp Fiction and Fight Club. "Jules Vega is my Tyler Durden. Either he's who I'd like to be or he's the real me and I'm 'The Narrator', the fake that was programmed into my head by society."
His sound is shaped by his love of vintage R&B, 60's soul music, rock n' roll and Quentin Tarantino films. Jules Vega plays a mix of guitar-heavy soul and rock using fuzzy guitars, cracking snares, low crunchy bass and energetic, young, Ozzy Osbourne-like vocals. His top influences are Otis Redding, James Brown, ZZ Top, Black Sabbath, Tom Waits, Mötley Crüe, The Sonics, Curtis Mayfield, Sly & the Family Stone, Jimi Hendrix and AC/DC. He also digs newer bands and artists like Dreaming Bull, Arctic Monkeys, The Heavy, The Dead Weather and Charles Bradley.
A former DJ, Daniel is a fountain of music knowledge and that is what's informed most of his songwriting while fronting dream pop, alternative and electropop bands since his teens. With Jules Vega, he was looking for honesty, energy and a chance to make fun, accessible, good music, regardless of genre. Aside from being a singer and songwriter, he is also a multi-instrumentalist and sound engineer. He played and recorded all the instruments on his debut single 'Sometimes Things Go Wrong'.