Perfecto De Castro is the quintessential guitarist’s guitarist. Well-versed in a multitude of musical styles, his affinity with the instrument is evident in everything he does; from unleashing an emotion-laden solo with an overdriven electric guitar, to navigating complex musical counterpoint on his 10-string classical guitar.
Perf, as he is known to Filipino music fans, is best recognized as the original guitarist for 90s Pinoy Rock supergroup Rivermaya. Since his departure from the band he has added numerous credits to his wide and varied list of accomplishments; fronting premiere FIlipino power trio Triaxis, producing platinum-selling albums by Wolfgang and Marc Velasco for Sony Music Philippines, lending his guitar wizardry to Philippine Music Icons Mike Hanopol and Francis M, and garnering awards such as NU 107’s Guitar of the Year as well as from Philippine Music organizations Awit and Katha.
Now based in Southern California since 2004, Perfecto continues to pursue a diverse musical career which ranges from solo Classical and World music concerts performed on the 10-string classical guitar, orchestral coalescence with the Filipino American Symphony Orchestra to hard hitting, down and dirty Rock N’ Roll with Arnel Pineda and RockStallion. Perfecto also maintains a strong social media presence via YouTube, Facebook and Instagram where he provides in-depth product demos and guitar instruction that is well-received and used as trusted resources by his subscribers and followers.