Alan Villatoro and Jockie Soerjoprajogo

Alan Villatoro was born and raised in Huehuetenango, Guatemala. His parents are pastors at a local church were at an early age he fell in love with music. He began his music career with a dusty old guitar that was brought home by his mother. The keyboardist from his church offered to teach him a few chords on the guitar and that was the start for him to learn how to play every single instrument that was used at his church.

During his teens he was part of music tours through all Central America with the music team from his church and that developed in him a love and passion to deliver a positive message through the music.

At age 19 he moved to Durango, México to study music at Centro de Capacitaciones y Dinámicas Musicales A.C. today known as Instituto CanZion where he graduated as a music composer. During that time he started playing the piano for Marcos Witt, a very well known Christian singer. He traveled with him for a total of 6 years as a keyboardist and music director and was part of several live recordings with him like: "Dios de Pactos", "Amazing God", "Alegría" and "Sana Nuestra Tierra" two of them Latin Grammy Winners.

In 2002 he moved to Houston, Texas to be the Spanish music director at Lakewood Church where he worked with several musicians to developed all the music, arrangements and choir for the Spanish service. He has also collaborated as producer and musician with several well-known artists around de world, like Coalo Zamorano, with whom he produced "Cosas Poderosas" a Latin Grammy–nominated album; Ingrid Rosario, with whom he produced "Cuan Gran Amor"; Vertical, with whom he produced "Invencible", both nominated for a Dove award; Ana Laura; Mike Herron; Daniel Calveti and more. He has released two albums as an artist under CanZion Producciones and Integrity Music Latin record labels. Mi Alma te Alaba (My soul praises you), which was nominated for a Dove award for best Spanish Christian album of the year in 2007 and Tuyo Soy (I'm Yours), which was nominated for a Latin Grammy for best Spanish Christian album of the year in 2009.

He is currently traveling around the world with his band and working with several artists on new music releases every year. §

Jockie Soerjoprajogo and Alan Villatoro

This is an Indonesian name; it does not have a family name.

Jockie Soerjoprajogo (Perfected Spelling: Yockie Suryoprayogo; pronounced born 14 September 1954) is an Indonesian musician and songwriter.

Contents 1 Biography 2 Accolades 3 Personal life 4 References

Biography

Jockie was born in Demak, Central Java on 14 September 1954. After beginning his education in Demak, he went to Semarang near the end of his primary years to finish elementary school. His middle school education was in Balikpapan, East Kalimantan; while there he joined the local band Safira. Most of his musical skills were self-taught, although he did study composition under Muchtar Embut and musical notation under Idris Sardi.

After middle school, Jockie moved to Jakarta and joined with several acts there, before moving to Surabaya, East Java and joining Jaguar, led by Mickey Makelbach. He eventually finished high school in Malang and moved back to Jakarta. In 1973, he joined with Ahmad Albar, Donny Fattah and Ludwig Leeman to form God Bless; their first concert was in Taman Ismail Marzuki in May 1973. He split from the band for a brief time to found the bands Giant Step in Bandung and Double Zero in Malang, but returned in early 1975. During this period he was heavily into drugs, once stealing and selling a ring belonging to songwriter Harry Roesli to fuel his habit.

In 1976 Jockie joined the committee for Prambors FM's Teenage Song Writing Competition. Along with Prambors head Imran Amir, he unsuccessfully approached Chrisye to ask him to sing the song "Lilin-Lilin Kecil" ("Small Candles"); when Chrisye was convinced to record the single by Sys NS, Jockie handled the arrangement. The following year, Jockie collaborated with Chrisye for a new album, Jurang Pemisah (Dividing Canyon); Chrisye provided vocals for seven songs while Jockie provided the vocals for two and wrote several more.

In 1977 Jockie joined with Chrisye and Eros Djarot to record the soundtrack to Badai Pasti Berlalu, directed by Teguh Karya. After the film's success, the soundtrack was rerecorded in Pluit, North Jakarta over a period of 21 days and sold as a soundtrack album. The album, also titled Badai Pasti Berlalu, went on to sell 9 million copies over the next sixteen years. In 1978 he released his first solo album, Musik Saya adalah Saya (My Music is Me). This was followed by four more albums over the next 15 years, Yang Terhilang Lepas (Free and Missing), Pernyataan (Statement), Penantian (Waiting), and Selamat Jalan Kekasih (Goodbye Dear). Meanwhile, with God Bless he released Semut Hitam (Black Ants; 1988), Raksasa (Monster; 1989), and Apa Kabar? (What's Up?; 1997).

Jockie again worked with Chrisye for the 1979 album Percik Pesona, for which he wrote several songs. The album was a critical and commercial failure, with critics writing that it was too much like Badai Pasti Berlalu. Beginning in 1983, Jockie joined with Chrisye and Djarot to produce a trilogy of albums, Resesi (Recession; 1983), Metropolitan (1983), and Nona (Miss; 1984); the albums all went platinum.

In 1990 Jockie joined with Iwan Fals' band Swami to record Kantata Takwa (Cantata of Taqwa). He and the band would often clash over creative differences, but reportedly were willing to compromise.

In 1993 he released another solo album, Suket (Grass); he also arranged the music for the album. In it he tried to give social commentary from his observations, a technique previously used by Iwan Fals. In 2003 he left God Bless again after creative differences; in an October 2011 Facebook post, he wrote that he had been forced to leave the group and that he was outraged that the band continued to play his songs without his permission. In a later interview with Kompas, he stated that lead singer Ahmad Albar had pulled a gun on him when debating the latter's drug use. Guitarist Ian Antono confirmed that a pistol was involved, but he thought it could be a toy; he stated that the argument flared up when Jockie insulted Albar's family.

In October 2009, Jockie collaborated with numerous artists to put on a tribute concert to Chrisye. Together with Garin Nugroho, in 2010 Jockie helped produce the musical Diana for the Kompas '​s 45th anniversary. For the production, a tribute to Koes Plus, Jockie remastered 20 of their songs. Accolades

In December 2009, Rolling Stone Indonesia selected two of Jockie's songs as being among the 150 best Indonesian songs of all time. His composition "Kehidupan" ("Life"), from God Bless' album Semut Hitam was ranked 8th, while "Kesaksian" ("Witness"), from Iwan Fals' album Kantata Takwa was ranked 82nd. Personal life

Jockie is married to Tiwi Puspitasari. They have four children. One of his sons, Nara Putra, plays guitar in the band Jibriel alongside the children of several other God Bless members.
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