Juan has played across the entire United States at the legendary Van’s Warped Tour in summer 2018 and 2019 (25th Anniversary Tour) where Grammy award-winning bands such as Green Day, My Chemical Romance, Weezer & Katy Perry have made their name. Juan’s expertise lead him across the globe in Europe in 2019, where he played alongside Slaves & Escape the Fate on the latter’s 10-year “This War is Ours” album anniversary tour. Touring with Eyes Set to Kill & Otep has not only lead him all over the continental US, but Hawaii as well.
Hailing from Quito, Ecuador, Juan has also made sure to make an impact in his hometown with his original band Arabella, their hit single “Enough” ranked 8th on the ‘La Bruja’ top 100, a distinguished Ecuadorian radio station broadcasting throughout the entire country. His success with Arabella lead to a country-wide tour in 2015. Juan has also built an impressive foundation in his country playing at Casa de la Cultura Ecuatoriana, one of Ecuador’s most famous venues where legends such as Deep Purple & Guns ’n’ Roses’ Slash have graced the stage. Here he performed with Ecuadorian pop star Valentina López opening for Nickelodeon pop band Big Time Rush.
Juan’s passion for music was nurtured at two of the nation’s top contemporary music colleges in the heart of the music industry at Musician’s Institute (Hollywood, California) & Los Angeles College of Music (Pasadena, California) where he was awarded a Bachelor’s & Associate’s degree in bass music performance. His expertise and professionalism was easily recognized by faculty at Los Angeles College of Music (LACM) where he was hired as an ensemble workshop instrumentalist promptly after graduation to assist students with learning the versatilities of multiple genres.
Juan’s musical accomplishments working in Los Angeles with his original bands such as Attaloss, The World Over, Survive the Tide (previously known as Kira Alexi) and She Tastes the Sun has garnered the attention of acclaimed music producers such as Steve Ornest of Total Access Recording (Black Sabbath & Dio), John Avila of the legendary Oingo Boingo, Hiram Hernandez (Dragged Under & Killswitch Engage’s Howard Jones) and Siegfried Meier (Face to Face & Kittie).
Juan Arguello is also the co-founder and house bassist for The Social Jam at State Social House in West Hollywood, California, located at the iconic LA landmark, The Sunset Strip. The Social Jam has climbed it’s way to becoming on of LA’s top rock-themed open jam every Monday night.