At age fourteen, Santino learned the guitar and composed songs for his rock band called Sentencia. That same year, Santino traveled from Peru to Holland for a record contract and recorded his first album. The hard work in his earlier years paid off. Santino earned the attention of the most popular rock band in Peru, Fragil, who invited him to be their new lead singer. As part of Fragil, Santino composed songs and recorded an album, traveled all over the world, and performed in front of crowds with over 50,000 people.
In 2002, he relocated to Los Angeles and formed pop/rock band Likido. They performed with several well-known artists including opening for Mana and Luis Miguel at the Universal Amphitheater and also for the Anglo market opening for Concrete Blonde. They performed consistently in Los Angeles, including at Latin music festivals, at the House of Blues and other Hollywood Sunset strip legendary venues.
Today, Santino has produced his first solo album called Indiocumentado, a sizzling Latin pop masterpiece with all the hallmarks of world beat fusion, sexy sing-along hooks, and rapid-fire rhythms. Santino picked up the award for Billboard s World Songwriting Contest with the single Para Abajo, Para Arriba. The album is mixed by German Villacorta (Rolling Stones, Eagles, Ozzy Osborne, Metallica, Peru Negro). His songs are featured in movies and TV shows such as Steven Spielberg s War of the Worlds, Nacho Libre, and Fox TV s Prison Break, and The Shield.
Indiocumentado includes the song Nadie Es Como Tu ( Every Breath You Take, written by Sting)!