Santiago Rodriguez Almenara was born on November 15, 1985 in
Maracay, Aragua (Venezuela), reared in a spanish family who loved music,
he started his musical training at age 7 when he took piano lessons. At
age 12, took drums lessons and 3 years later (15 years), he entered the
Aragua State Youth Orchestra, sitting in the choir as a baritone. At
that time, Santiago Rodríguez (SROD), aimed to study cello, however, his
eternal restlessness and incessant curiosity lead him to venture into
the world of 6 strings, playing in secret, a very old guitar that
belonged to his grandfather learning self-taught. Later, he decided to
devote himself to this instrument and begins to take formal classes in
various schools in the region with renowned guitarists.
In 2003 he experiences being recorded at home with inexpensive
equipment with HARLAST name, which later became SROD. In 2006, thanks to
family support, built a studio in his house which is his current job,
where several Venezuelan bands, rehearse, record and are produced by
Santiago. It also provides calibration services and maintenance of
guitars with his father.
After a little more than
three years of the formation of the progressive rock band called SEXTO
SONAR In January 2008 SROD achieves a solid lineup for the band and for
the month of June that year, entering to the recording studio to shape
the band's debut album "Enfrentando la Realidad" at the same time
embarking on a nationwide tour during the last half of this year. Now
he’s producing the new album for Srod and SEXTO SONAR.