David Lagos was born in Jerez de la Frontera in 1973, in the bosom of a family that is fond of cante, where as a child he lived cante in parties and meetings. At the age of ten he set foot on stage for the first time accompanied on guitar by his brother Alfredo Lagos, singing some tangos by his cousin Aguilar de Vejer, which earned him the first prize in a school competition. Thanks to his uncle, cantaor Aguilar de Jerez, he began his career in private parties, meetings for foreigners in the wineries and patron festivals of countless towns. But soon he decides to expand his knowledge by attending dance academies, where he learns the trade of “cante de atrás”.
In 1993 he traveled abroad for the first time on a tour of the Arab countries with the Carmen Mota Company. Back in Spain, he appears on several television channels: Canal Sur, Tele 5 and La 2. Two years later, he consolidates as a professional singer with a six-month... +
...contract in the Japanese tablao El Flamenco. During this period, he expanded his knowledge in cantes, worked with the Japanese bailaor Shoji Kojima and met Adrián Galia, in whose company he returned to work and with whom he recorded the Audiovisual Encyclopedia of Dance.
On his return from Japan, he moved to Madrid with Domingo Ortega, who will announce it in the capital. There he worked with figures such as Alejandro Granados, Belén Maya and Luisillo’s company -with whom he also traveled to China and the Soviet Union-, as well as doing numerous performances at Casa Patas. Also recorded at this time an album for María Serrano’s company, ‘Mi Carmen Flamenca’, along with artists such as Cañizares, Guadiana and El Cigala. It was in Japan where Cristina Hoyos heard him for the first time, who called him to join ‘Arsa y tomar’, a show that would travel through Europe, North America and Latin America. Later, she also participated with her in ‘A compas del tiempo’ and for three years she continued touring the main theaters around the world. After this fruitful stage, he focuses fully on his career, which will always be between dancing and solo singing.
His work as a soloist cantaor will be recognized at the Bienal de Sevilla 2002 – edition in which he worked in several shows – with the Award for the Revelation Artist of the newspaper ‘El Correo de Andalucía’. Among other shows in which he participates are ‘De Noche’ by Joaquín Grilo, ‘Errante’ by Hiniesta Cortés (where, in addition, he is in charge of the musical direction), ‘Dos hermanos’ by Israel and Pastora Galván, ‘Así baila Sevilla’ of Manuela Carrasco, ‘Trilogía’ with Andrés Marín, Rafael Campallo and El Torombo, ‘Medea’ by Pilar Távora … Alone, she has covered infinity of flamenco clubs, summer festivals and theaters throughout Spain. He has achieved the praise of the specialized critic in performances like the hand in hand with Chocolate in Santander. Although he has never abandoned the “cante de atrás”. Currently, she participates in shows such as ‘Arena’ by Israel Galván and in ‘La Francesa’ by Pastora Galván, premiered at the Seville Biennial 2006, an edition in which she participated with Merche Esmeralda, Manolo Marín and Manuela Carrasco. In 2007 he was again awarded by the critics at the Festival de Jerez, as the best singer in the back, for his participation in the show ‘Juncá’ by Mercedes Ruiz, in which he is also responsible for writing all the lyrics. At the Flamenco World Music gala at the Festival de Jerez 2008, he offered a preview of his first solo album, an experience that he repeated months later at the Forum Fnac Sevilla.
His debut album ‘El espejo en que me miro’, created hand in hand with Alfredo Lagos, saw the light on October 19, 2009 with the Flamenco World Music label. The work was the Premio Flamenco Hoy de la Crítica and was presented live at festivals such as the Flamenco Biennial of Seville 2010. In parallel to his collaboration with Israel Galván in productions on international tour as’ La edad de oro ‘and’ Lo Real / Le Réel / The Real ‘, promotes his own projects such as the hand in hand with Londro at the Festival Flamenco Mont de Marsan 2012 and’ Entre dos ‘with Melchora Ortega at the Flamenco Festival of Nîmes 2014. The publication of his second album’ Mi retouch to Jerez cante ‘is a new step forward in his career. The live performance at the Festival de Jerez 2014 turned into the show ‘Made in Jerez’ receives the unanimous imprint of the critics and the public.
In August 2014, David Lagos takes another step forward in his career as a flamenco singer, as winner of the 2014 Mining Lamp, the prized award given by the Cante de las Minas Festival of La Unión (Murcia). The organization describes its triumph of “apotheosis” for adding, in addition, four awards in the modalities of alegrías, seguiriyas, malagueñas and cartageneras. Among collaborations highlights the concert staged ‘¡Que suenen con (+) alegría!’ along with tenor Ismael Jordi and singer David Demaría, which premiered in November at the Villamarta Theater in Jerez. In March 2015, he received the ‘Accompanying the Dance’ award for his participation in the shows ‘Ella’ by Mercedes Ruiz and ‘Flacomen’ by Israel Galvan at the Festival de Jerez 2015. During that same year and 2016, it toured internationally through numerous festivals, while the show ‘Made in Jerez’ continues its tour through the main stages of the most prestigious flamenco programs, such as Festival de Nimes 2016, Festival Ciutat Vella at Mercat de las Flors de Barcelona and Flamenco Thursday in SevilleDavid Lagos premiered a new work, ‘Clásico Personal’, on the opening day of the Festival de Jerez 2016, with the Belén Maya dance and the guitars of Manolo Franco and Emilio CaracaféIn the fall of 2018, he is preparing the edition of his third album ‘Hodierno'