Carlos Padilla Maqueo (born January 26, 1979 in Mexico City, Mexico), a very well known bass player who plays for the band ELAN, of which he officially became a member in 2003. Padilla has played many world tours and before crowds of over 35,000 people. He has recorded 4 albums with the ELAN band, selling over 1.5 million copies.Padilla is currently one of the most sought-after bass players in Mexico and Latin America, having performed with many distinguished artists from varying genres. Padilla has recorded for TV show soundtracks, renowned recording artists from Latin America, as well as having worked as Musical Director for many years for artists signed to record labels such as Warner Music Mexico.Padilla has vast experience with life performance. He has been playing for large crowds since he was 14 years of age and has been qualified by many critiques as one of the best live bass players from Mexico.Padilla began playing the bass at a very early age and started to earn a living in his trade by the time he was 14. He finished his professional music education at age 21 in one of Mexico’s most prestigious music universities, graduating with honors with a vast experience in genres like Rock, Jazz and Funk, amongst many others. Padilla is also a big supporter of music education in Mexico and Latin America, and often lectures in different parts of the world.