Born and raised in the City of Texcoco, Mexico, singing since age 4, now a professional singer and guitar player. Based in Vancouver British Columbia since 1990 where he is well known, Octavio Carrillo is the lead singer, founder and director of Mariachi del Sol and he has participated in numerous contests and festivals in Mexico and Canada, achieving several awards as composer and singer such as:
•First Place at the Chapingo University Singing Contest,
•First Place at the Mexico State Composer Contest along with “Ronda Bohemia ”
•First Place at the Mexico State Folk Singers Contest,
•First Place at the CREA Composers Contest in Veracruz State, Mexico.
•In 1984 Mr. Carrillo also was a contestant in “ VALORES JUVENILES ” which can be described as the Mexican Version of American Idol.
•Mr. Carrillo has participated also in Radio,TV programs and TV series as Harper’s Island in 2008, movies as Take My Life and theatrical productions like: “The King And I” which was running the winter of 2003-2004 – forty five days in a row at the Gateway Theater in Richmond B.C. where he played the role of “ Lun- Tha”.
During its singing carrier Octavio Carrillo has performed sharing the stage with World famous bands and artists like: Mariachi Vargas de Tecalitlan, Mariachi de América, Mariachi Los Camperos and many more elite bands.