Melodías Lechugas (Lettuce Melodies)

This conceptual album starts from the moment in which the individual leaves home and faces life for himself.

It is a work of 3 years of creation, starting from the first song composed in northwestern Argentina under the air of freedom and discovery, until the last track made in the underground of the city of St. Petersburg.

The album symbolizes the internal and external journey that any being makes in its desire to discover its own destiny.




Joel Forteza - bio_image
Joel David Forteza in Saint Petersburg


Joel David Forteza, A.K.A“Piro”, Born in Buenos Aires, Argentina, songwriter.

His first musical approximation was at the age of 11 when he started playing classical guitar with his mother, later on in teenage years passing through diverse rock bands and developing as a vocalist as well as a guitarist.

Passionate about challenges since childhood, at age 22 decided to change radically his lifestyle andtravel around the world with his guitar and good will.

Wandering in uncertain and unknown roads he incarnate a musical lifestyle performing mostly on the streets, squares, stations and restaurants in Europe, Asia, and Middle East. Travelling over 25 countries in 4 years he composed his first original material entitled “Melodías Lechugas” (Lettuce Melodies) named after a critical period in his life in the Chilean Patagonia where he created some of his most current representative work.

His style is eclectic, mixes different genres like Bossa Nova, Blues, Soul and Funk among others in a modern Southamerican rock.

His voice is characterized by its original tone which ranges from low to high pitches with the passion of Tango and the smoothness of Bossa, while his lyrics portray metaphorical, as well as metaphysica,l themes about life in Spanish, English and Russian.

Currently he is located in St Petersburg, Russia with his wife and daughter.

The five heads of the sphinx

  • 00 – Intro (Spanish) - Bienvenidos a este relato. Mi nombre es Joel David Forteza, y las historias que van a leer en esta serie son reales. Comparto en este formato semanal una porción de eventos en mi vida para quién le interese los viajes, los desafíos, las aventuras y los caminos inciertos con sus deslumbres y desventuras por capítulos ... read more




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