Enrique Bunbury

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Enrique Bunbury
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Enrique Bunbury
Background information
Born (1967-08-11) August 11, 1967 (age 47)
Origin Zaragoza, Spain
Genres Rock En Español, Latin Rock, Euro Indie
Years active 1984–present
Associated acts Héroes del Silencio
Website www.enriquebunbury.com

Enrique Ortiz de Landázuri Izarduy (a.k.a. Enrique Bunbury), born August 11, 1967 is a Spanish singer-songwriter.[1]

Bunbury was born in Zaragoza, Spain. He got involved in music in the early 1980s, making his debut in a high school band called Apocalipsis, and later played along with Proceso Entrópico. In 1984, Bunbury joined a group called Zumo de Vidrio, debuting as a lead vocalist. After adopting the nickname of Bunbury, taken from the Oscar Wilde stage play The Importance of Being Earnest, the musician teamed up with Héroes del Silencio, becoming a major number in the Hispanic rock scene. The band eventually broke up in 1996 and Bunbury started his solo career in 1997 with an electro-rock album, Radical Sonora with his new band: Copi (piano), Del Moran (bass), Ramon Gacias (drums) and former Héroes del Silencio guitarist Alan Boguslavsky.

Recognized by his wish to always reinvent himself, Bunbury released in 1999 the album Pequeño, which sounded very different from anything he did before. His band also suffered changes, Boguslavsky was replaced by Rafa Dominguez, and the new faces, Ana Belén Estaje (violin), Luis Miguel Romero (percussion), Javier Iñigo, Javier Garcia Vega & Antonio Ríos in the metal instruments.

This band was known as the "Huracán Ambulante" ("Wandering Hurricane") and recorded with Bunbury the rest of his solo discography.

In 2005, after 8 years together, Bunbury dissolved the band and recorded a new album in 2006 with Nacho Vegas.

In 2007, Héroes del Silencio agreed to participate in a 10 concert exclusive worldwide tour in ten cities around the world, simply called "Tour 2007" to celebrate the 20th anniversary of their first performances and it has also been 10 years since their disbanding in 1996.[2] The first concert took place in Guatemala City on September 15, followed by Buenos Aires (September 21), Monterrey, Mexico (September 25), Los Angeles (September 28), Mexico City (October 4 & 6), Zaragoza, Spain (October 10 & 12), Seville, Spain on (October 20), and Valencia, Spain on (October 27) which closed the '07 Tour.

Discography[edit]

Studio albums[edit]

Year Album Peak chart positions
SPA
[3]
1997 Radical Sonora
1999 Pequeño
2002 Flamingos
2004 El Viaje a Ninguna Parte 39
2008 Hellville de Luxe 1
2010 Las Consecuencias 1
2011 Licenciado Cantinas 2
2013 Palosanto 2
"—" denotes releases that did not chart

Live albums[edit]

Year Album Peak chart positions
SPA
[3]
2000 Pequeño Cabaret Ambulante
2003 Una Cita en Flamingos
2005 Freak Show 3
2011 Gran Rex - Las Consecuencias en Vivo 1
2012 De Cantina en Cantina. On Stage 2011-12 Live
2013 Cualquier Tiempo Pasado... Live 2011-2012
"—" denotes releases that did not chart

References[edit]

  1. ^ mtvla.com Bunbury biography from mtvla.com Retrieved 2010-01-18
  2. ^ elsalvador.com Se rompió el silencio Retrieved 2007-09-14
  3. ^ a b "Search for: Bunbury". Spanishcharts.com. Hung Medien. Retrieved 17 April 2014. 

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