Music Man: Valley native guitarist takes band worldwide

HARLINGEN — Like most rock stars, Gabriel Guardiola started as a musician practicing in his parents’ garage.

But all those times are in the rearview mirror because he has made it in the music industry. He smashes electronic music together with metal music and plays guitar and keyboard at the same time.

As a music professional, the 25-year-old Guardiola goes by the name Gabriel Guardian. The 2010 Harlingen South high school graduate is lead guitarist of a two-man band named Fyer and the metal band named Immortal Guardian that he splits his time playing lead guitar.

It’s been an interesting road. Over the last three years, he went from a regular musician to a headlining worldwide act with Fyer.

“I’ve performed all over the world multiple times in multiple countries,” Gabriel said. “It’s not like it used to be. I can’t just grab my guitar and go play.”

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