A native of San Fernando, Cádiz. Manuel Urbina grew up among the echoes of pop music that emitted the guitar of his father.
His father was also who taught him to play with 14 years. In love with the guitar, Manuel Urbina spent hours practicing with enthusiasm and dedication. So much so that just a year later, he began to play with a rociero group in a festival of the city of Huelva. He learned to play also in the Peña del Chato, where he was a regular, by the hand of Juan de la Isla.
During those four years he also worked with Farru, whom he accompanied during 2016 in his show “Flamenconcierto” a new concept of making flamenco that dives into its roots, draws on his influences and drinks from diversity. A walk through every nuance of the purest of this style where cultures and harmonies are condensed to make this art something magical. Much more than a dance, Flamenconcierto is also a musical celebration where coexist virtuoso bass, piano, percussion, palms and of course, the singing and guitar. With life as an argument in musical key through a staging for all, understood or profane, Flamenconcierto has as its essence the most universal language: dance and feel.
Throughout his career he has played for great figures of flamenco like Parrita in Seville or with Maria Carrasco and Fernando Soto.
He has also done a tour with Choro, great flamenco dancer who acts in Barcelona Cordobes Tablao Flamenco. He represented his show entitled “Notice, bayle Gypsy” still in 2016 still represents.
In addition to performing with great artists, Manuel Urbina has collaborated on numerous albums of flamenco. Among them, Trini de la Isla albums, Antonio Rey or Maras Rey. With the latter has traveled on tour in Spain during the last year.
Finally, among his favorite styles are the soleás and alegrías and, by inheritance from his father, he is also a big fan of pop music.