Mexican acoustic duo Rodrigo y Gabriela was formed in Mexico City, Mexico in 2000. The duo consists of Rodrigo Sanchez on lead guitar and of Gabriela Quintero on rhythm guitar. The duo left their homeland as they decided to pursue an international career and chose Dublin, Ireland as the ideal place for their start up. The band names Metallica, Megadeth and Slayer as their main influence though they moved from thrash metal, which they had played in Mexico to the acoustic radio-friendly tunes. They began playing gigs in local pubs and eventually they were noticed by Damien Rice. This led to more extensive tours around the United Kingdom. The debut album Rodrigo y Gabriela reached number one of the Irish chart being over Arctic Monkeys and Johnny Cash. You can download the debut album Rodrigo y Gabriela in mp3 from our site.