Gabriel Sanchez Jr.
Guitar, Acoustic;Guitar, Electric
Gabriel Sanchez Jr.
Gabriel Sanchez Jr. is a singer/songwriter located in the Tampa Bay, Florida area. Rising from the Tampa music scene, he has gathered a broad range of influences over time playing shows with his band HOPE DARLING. Taking on-board inspiration from Rock as much as Blues, Classical, Reggae, and even Hip-Hop. Having built a name for themselves on the local Tampa scene, the band began to branch out finding themselves performing nationally. An honour that has since been motivated Gabriel to push the music and work ethic farther and farther. His song “Lifeline” created waves thanks to being featured in Spike Lee’s Netflix series, SHE'S GOTTA HAVE IT.
Along with local, national and international airplay, the song has taken him and his band to new heights than ever before with opportunities growing and evolving. His band launched a successful radio campaign in the UK and the EU. Here in the USA, his band became a winning finalist in the Jack Daniels and iHeartRadio national battle of the bar bands. 2023 has become a milestone year as he and his band Hope Darling signed with Epictronic Records and TGS Talent Management. 2024 is looking to become a break-out year for Hope Darling when they release a new album in the Spring. This will be an album of hand-picked songs that fuse thoughtful lyricism with incredibly moving, uplifting and energizing musicianship.
Gabriel has already amassed an impressive catalog of achievements, but it's just the beginning.
2023 - Songwriters Showcases of America (SSA) Song of the year winner.
2022 - Montauk Music Festival (NY) performing band
2021 - Tune Derby winning song
2020 – Jack Daniels and iHeartRadio – National Battle of Bands – Winning Finalist
2020 – John Lennon Songwriting Competition – Winning Finalist
2020 – Unsigned Only Music Competition – Finalist and Honorable Mention
2019 – Nominated by the Hollywood Music in Media Award
2019 – International Songwriting Competition – Finalist in Rock Category
2019 – Licensed the single “Lifeline” to Spike Lee Netflix series “She’s Gotta Have it”
2019 – Performing band at the 9th annual Texas Indie Music Festival in Austin, Texas
2016 – Hard Rock Rising Finalist
2016 – Nominated by TOUCHTUNES as a National Breakout Band
2015 - Opening band for the 97X Next Big Thing Concert in Tampa, Florida
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