Yamaha keyboard artist Salo Loyo takes us through his live Motif XF rig just before a Luis Miguel concert in Santiago Chile:
Originally from Mexico City, Salo grew up in a family of musicians; he started playing the piano at a very early age, and decided to pursue it as a career at the age of seventeen. In 1985, he moved to Los Angeles, and began taking lessons primarily, from his brother Francisco Loyo (Musical Director for Luis Miguel); later, he enrolled at the "Dick Grove School of Music", and studied there for two years. Since then, he has studied with Russell Ferrante (Yellow Jackets), Clare Fischer, Eric Marienthal and many others.
Some of the many artists he has worked with include Jon Anderson (Yes), Howard Hewitt, Herb Alpert, Marco Antonio Solis and Charlie Zaa among others.
Salo has been a part of Luis Miguel's touring band since 2002 and has written many songs including "Sol, Arena y Mar" (a BMI award winner), and "Dimelo En Un Beso", which were included in the Grammy and Billboard award wining album "Amarte es un Placer"; he also wrote songs for Luis Miguel's "33", "Nada es Igual" and his most recent album "Labios de Miel" (in which was involved in the pre-production and programming of the album) albums.
He received a recognition from the Latin Academy of Recording Arts & Sciences for his participation as a Pro Tools Engineer on Luis Miguel's "México En La Piel" production.