This Venezuelan singer-songwriter, currently living in Mexico, made his debut in 2008 with his album “Presente”, and his second LP, “Cosas Perdidas” (2012), received three Latin GRAMMY nominations in the Best New Artist, Best Alternative Album and Best Rock Song categories. Fans and influential critics and media worldwide have critically acclaimed both of his albums, including Rolling Stone Magazine, which gave his first album 4 stars, and CNN en Español which called his second album “an extraordinary production”.
His songs have a unique identity with hints of Pop, Rock, Indie and Folk; and exquisite lyrics due to his sensibility and his psychoanalysis studies, which he started after finishing his master’s degree in Philosophy. According to Ulises, “the subconscious plays a very important role in the creative process of all artists”.
Ulises is one of the most innovative representatives of current Latin American pop, and made his live debut in USA in July 2012 with shows in New York, Philadelphia and Miami. Internationally, he has performed in numerous stages including festivals such as Vive Latino and RMX (Mexico), El Vecinal (Argentina), LAMC and Levitt Pavilion Pasadena (USA), Llegando a Montevideo (Uruguay), Monkey Week, Zaragoza Latina and Lavapiés Diverso (Spain), Fest. Centro, Hermoso Ruido and Estéreo Picnic (Colombia), Panama, Peru, Ecuador and Venezuela. He has also been a special guest opening act for Jarabe de Palo, Fonseca, Kevin Johansen, Julieta Venegas in Mexico and Caracas, and Natalia Lafourcade’s tour in USA.
In 2014 he offered conferences about composition and production in important institutions such as Berklee College of Music in Boston and later that year he was selected to participate in SGAE’s Songwriters’ Week in Zaragoza, Spain.
On May 26th Ulises released his new studio album, titled “Pavimento” (Pavement), which marks a great evolution in his career not only because of the maturity and artistry reached in his songwriting, but also because he’s working under the direction of renowned producer Andres Levin who has led projects for artists as diverse as Miguel Bosé, David Byrne, Aleks Syntek, Marisa Monte, Ely Guerra and many others. His first single is titled “Consecuencias y Reclamos” (Consequences and Claims) and its video was recorded in Mexico City. The single was premiered the week of Festival Estéreo Picnic, while Ulises visited Bogota promoting his performance in the festival. He will continue promoting the new single and album throughout the year around Mexico, Spain, USA, Colombia and many other countries.