Hello, everybody! I am Andrei Cerbu and I love my guitar because it makes me feel like myself in my deepest dreams. When I play my guitar I really feel great because I am enjoying myself extremely and I believe that I can transmit to all of you my flow and motivation. Music is my passion and guitar is the instrument that helps me break free. I love blues, rock’n’roll and heavy metal. Since I was very young, I listened a lot to Gary Moore and so he became one of my greatest mentors. I also enjoy listening to Metallica, Iron Maiden, AC/DC, Nightwish, Led Zeppelin, Jimi Hendrix, B.B. King, John Lee Hooker and many others. My goal is to improve myself day by day, to become better and ready for the next level.
Stay rock! Be rock! Forever!
Andrei Cerbu was born in 2002, in Iasi, Romania. His music affair began when he was almost 7 years old. One day, his dad showed him on Youtube some famous guitarists and asked him if he wants to play that instrument. Andrei replied very excited that he really wants to learn how to become like those musicians he had listened and so the journey began. His father bought him an electric guitar and introduced Andrei to Petran Paveliuc, the best guitar teacher in the city. After only one year, Andrei Cerbu already had his own band – Kids Rock. All the members had ages between 8 and 10 years old and their talent and enthusiasm helped them gain people’s trust and appreciation around the city.
In 2012, Andrei Cerbu participated, for the first time, at the “Iasi Guitar Festival” contest, but he didn’t qualify among the first winners, so he practiced more and with ambition and courage he participated again the next year and won the first place, even though he was the youngest competitor.
At almost 11 years old, Andrei Cerbu became famous around the country due to the TV show “Romania’s Got Talent”. He played, in front of the jury and the big audience, „Still Got the Blues” by Gary Moore and it was a great success that sent him straight to semifinals.
In the final of “Romania’s Got Talent” he impressed the audience with a mash-up from bad ass songs which he played together with Nicu Patoi, one of the best guitar players in Romania.
Another great experience that contributed to Andrei’s Cerbu evolution was that he was the first kid who was invited to be a member of the bikers club in Iasi. The „Future Rider” Andrei was invited by Black Fist RC and Support MC to play the guitar at their first anniversary party. He was very touched by that moment and he still wears with great pride.
Success continued to bring Andrei Cerbu wonderful experiences. One day was got really surprised when Nicu Covaci (Phoenix) contacted him and proposed a music collaboration, so Andrei learned to play, for the first time, Balada by Ciprian Porumbescu.
The venerable rock star, Nicu Covaci, was so impressed that he asked Andrei to play with him and his band. Phoenix is the oldest folk-rock band in Romania and it was a great honour for Andrei Cerbu to be part of their legendary project album „Vino, Tepes!”.
Besides the profound admiration Andrei Cerbu has for Nicu Covaci, another person who influenced his personality is Rares Totu. He was named ,,Best guitar player in Romania” in ’87 and ,,Best guitar player in Hungary” in ’92 and he played in the well-known band ,,Trans-Express”.
Rares Totu was the man who helped Andrei to buy his first Marshall JCM 800 amplifier and from that point Andrei’s music and sound totally changed. Rares Totu inspired Andrei to try blues rhythms and so they started to play together on the same stage with Rares’s new band, ,,Rares Totu and the Midnight Sun”. At his urging, he helped Andrei form his first blues trio, ,,Andrei Cerbu and the Crossroads”.
I still have a long journey ahead of me, but nothing will stop me doing what I love: to play Blues with my guitar! No one and nothing will prevent me to do it!