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Musicians, "Sons of Mariel" (Diego Val & George Pajon)

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The Sons of Mariel encompass the spirit of George Pajon and Diego Vals’s native countries Cuba and Peru, combined, to create something extraordinary.

Born and raised in Los Angeles, California, Grammy ® nominated guitarist/songwriter George Pajon has long since solidified his place among music’s top songwriters. He penned numerous chart-toppers playing guitar alongside the Black Eyed Peas for more than a decade. His writing and guitar chops have been featured on over 63 million records sold worldwide; George has consistently proven himself as a tour de force combining his natural talent on guitar with creativity and the willingness to reinvent himself after all these years. In 2012 George shifted his attention to writing his own music and hooked up with Diego to bring you the Sons of Mariel.

At just Twenty-six year old Peruvian born singer/songwriter Diego Val is an old soul. That is clearly translated through his lyrics and his soulful rasp. Overcoming an early childhood disease fueled Diego’s fire to beat the odds. He first picked up a guitar and began singing at 14 years old to help ease the pain of Perthes Disease that had almost crippled him. At eighteen years old, Diego moved to Miami and quickly picked up English. 

In 2012 he caught the attention of the Producers of The Voice and made it through the several rounds as a member of Team Cee Lo. While the show was an excellent opportunity to introduce Diego to the masses, the show’s restrictions and format were not suited for Diego’s talent. A chance meeting with Black Eyed Peas guitarist George Pajon quickly turned into the proper platform as they combined forces as Sons of Mariel.

For full bio and more check out: http://www.sonsofmariel.com