Grupo Bronco

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Grupo Bronco
Also known as El Gigante de América
Origin Apodaca, Nuevo León, Mexico
Genres Balada, Cumbia, Norteño
Years active 1980 (1980)–present
Labels Disa Records (1980-1984) Ariola (1985-1997,2003-2006) Fonovisa (2007-present)
Members Jose Guadalupe Esparza Bass guitar and vocals (1980-1997,2003-), Jose Adan Esparza, Rene Guadalupe Esparza, Ramiro Delgado Keyboards and accordion (1987-1997,2003-), Javier Cantú
Past members Javier Villareal Guitar and backing vocals (1980-1997,2003-2012), Erick Garza Keyboards and accordion (†) (1980-1986), Jose Luis Villareal Bass; Drums (†) (1980-1997,2003-2012) Aurelio Esparza Percussion (2003-2005)

Grupo Bronco is a Mexican Grupero group from Apodaca, N.L.. Bronco's modern take on the Norteño style in the '80s and '90s helped earn them a number of international hits. Band members José Guadalupe Esparza, Ramiro Delgado, Javier Villareal, and José Luís 'Choche' Villareal crafted a sound that paid tribute to the Norteño tradition while incorporating modern instruments like keyboards, as well as a more melodic, pop style with elaborate costumes.

Bronco, who had already experienced international fame partly by help of their international hit Que no Quede Huella (May no Traces be Left) from their 1989 album A Todo Galope, and being scheduled to tours that took them all over Mexico, to the United States, Puerto Rico, Spain, Argentina, Venezuela, Peru and many other countries, found themselves in the midst of a second power dose of famousness in 1993, when they acted in the Televisa soap opera, Dos Mujeres, un Camino (Two Women, one Road), alongside Erik Estrada, Laura León, Lorena Herrera, Selena Quintanilla and Bibi Gaytán, among others. In addition to the acting, they performed the show's opening song, which was titled like the show. The CD Pura Sangre which included the song Dos Mujeres, un Camino, earned gold and platinum records in Chile, Argentina, Bolivia, and Paraguay, as well as in Mexico. All of Bronco's albums have achieved solid sales in the United States.

After Esparza announced he was going to pursue a solo career in 1997, the group broke up. After six years, in 2003, the bandmembers finally announced a return, and later that year, the group was reformed. They intended to use the name Bronco in Mexico again, but rather than draw out a dispute over the copyrighted band name with their ex-manager, they chose to go by the name El Gigante de America. This name was the nickname their public gave them during their quarter century as Bronco. Despite not being able to sing as Bronco in Mexico, the group still uses the name Bronco for their international concerts, where Mexican copyright laws do not count.

Grupo Bronco has sold over 10 million albums to date. On September 30, 2012 Jose Luis Villarreal (Choche) died in Apodaca, N.L. and in February that same year former keyboardist and accordionist Erick Garza was kidnapped and died in Monterrey

Albums[edit]

2014 "En Vivo desde Monterrey"

  • 2010: De Sangre Norteña
  • 2009: El Mundo No Se Detiene
  • 2007: Mas Broncos Que Nunca (First album on Fonovisa)
  • 2007: Sin Fronteras...En Vivo
  • 2006: Huella Digital (Last album on Ariola)
  • 2005: Por Ti
  • 2004: Sin Riendas
  • 2003: Siempre Arriba (First album as El Gigante de América)
  • 1997: La Ultima Huella (Last album as Bronco)
  • 1996: Homenaje A Los Grandes Grupos
  • 1995: Animal
  • 1994: Rompiendo Barreras
  • 1993: Pura Sangre
  • 1992: Por El Mundo
  • 1991: Salvaje Y Tierno
  • 1990: Amigo
  • 1989: A Todo Galope
  • 1988: Un Golpe Mas
  • 1987: Super Bronco
  • 1986: Indomable
  • 1985: Sergio el Bailador (First album on Ariola)
  • 1984: Bailando Jalao (Last album on Disa)
  • 1983: Grande De Caderas
  • 1982: Tu prieto
  • 1980: Te quiero cada día más (Debut album)

Popular Songs[edit]

  • Sergio el Bailador (Sergio the Dancer)
  • Que no Quede Huella (Don't Leave a Trace)
  • Oro (Gold)
  • Amigo Bronco (My Friend Bronco, since "Bronco" is the name of a horse as the song lyrics says)
  • Libros Tontos (Silly Books)
  • Adoro (I Adore)
  • Chocheman
  • Quiereme Como te Quiero (Love me The Way I Love You)
  • Pastillas de Amnesia (Amnesia Pills)
  • Nunca Voy a Olvidarte (I Will Never Forget You)
  • Dos Mujeres, un Camino (Two Women, One Road)
  • El Sheriff de Chocolate (Chocolate Sheriff)
  • Cuatro Caballos (Four Horses
  • Déjame Amarte Otra Vez (Let me Love you again)
  • Romantico (Romantic)
  • " Corazon Duro" (Tough Heart)
  • " Dalo Por Hecho" (Consider it Done)
  • " Perdoname" (Forgive Me)
  • " Estoy A Punto" (I'm About To)
  • " No Nos Vamos A Olvidar ( We Won't Forget Each Other)
  • " Adios" (Goodbye)
  • " Amor Sin Amor" (Love Without Love)
  • " Lagrimas Sal Y Limón" ( Tears, Salt and Lime )
  • " Se Vende Un Corazon" ( A Heart Is For Sale )
  • " Sin Volverte A Ver" (Without Seeing You Again)
  • " Botella De Olvido" (Bottle For Forgetting)
  • " Él No Sabe" (He Doesn't Know)
  • " Si te Vuelves a Enamorar (If You Fall in Love Again)
  • Espinas (Thorns)
  • "zapatos de tacon" (High Heels)
  • Muérdeme (Bite Me)
  • Mis Botas y Sombrero (My Boots and Hat)

External links[edit]

http://www.broncoesbronco.com https://www.facebook.com/GrupoBroncoOficial https://twitter.com/BroncoOficial https://plus.google.com/+GrupoBronco https://myspace.com/broncoesbronco https://www.youtube.com/user/BroncoElReality?feature=mhe