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Peruvian rock singer inspired at a very young age by the Beatles and the Rolling Stones. Pedro Suárez-Vértiz used to write complex reflections about life and family since he was a kid. Suarez-Vertiz graduated in communication sciences at the Lima University; his writing skills along with his passion for rock drove him to choose a music career. Paranoia was his first band. The real deal came with Arena Hash, a second and more experienced group of musicians who recorded two albums Arena Hash and El Rey de Ah Ah Ah. In 1993, Pedro Suárez-Vértiz decided to go on his own making his first solo record No Existen Técnicas Para Olvidar. In 1996, a second effort was called Póntelo en la Lengua followed by 1999's Degeneración Actual.
Pedro Martín José María Suárez-Vértiz Alva (born February 13, 1968 in Callao, Peru) is a Peruvian singer-songwriter-guitarist. He founded the popular rock band Arena Hash with his brother Patricio, Arturo Pomar and Christian Meier in 1987; a few years later, the band broke up because Vértiz began his solo career.
He is the winner of Orgullosamente Latino 2004 (Proudly Latin 2004) and winner of the Best Latin Soloist of the Year in Mexico.
He is well known for his multitudinous concerts, his vocal rhythm, his extensive guitar collection, his null alcohol and tobacco intake (despite his bohemian image), his philanthropy and his personality.
He learned to play the piano and the guitar before he began school. At the age of 18, he attended the University of Lima, graduating with a degree in communications. In 1985 he formed his first band, "Paranoia", together with his brother Patricio Suárez Vértiz and school friends Edward Malaga Trillo, Arturo Pomar, Eduardo Quevedo and Alex Kornhuber. In 1987, he formed the band Arena Hash with his brother Patricio, Arturo Pomar and Christian Meier. A few years later the band broke up because Vértiz began a solo career.