Luis Ramiro in 2011.
|Birth name||Luis Vicente Ramiro.|
|Born||23 April 1976 .|
|Origin||San Cristóbal de los Ángeles, Madrid, Spain.|
|Genres||rumba, country, reggae and blues.|
|Instruments||Vocals, Guitar, Piano.|
|Years active||2001 – present.|
|Labels||Past:Sony BMG Spain. Present: Relocos Records, Clever Music, Peer Music.|
|Associated acts||Played support:Pablo Milanés.|
Is a Spanish singer-songwriter. He was born in Madrid (spring 1976) at San Cristobal de los Ángeles. In 2004 he has won the "Certamen Jóvenes Creadores" (Young Creators Award). That award permits his participation representing Spain in the Biennial of Young Artists from Europe and the Mediterranean (September 22, 2005. Naples).
His first disc was "Castigado en el Cielo" (Punishment in Heaven) in 2007. The single from that album was K.O. boy.
The second disc "Dramas y Caballeros" (Drama and Gentlemen) was published in 2009. "Dramas y Caballeros" was nominee for the Latin Grammy Awards of 2009: Best Recording Package.
In 2010 he was nominee for the "Premios Guilles" (Guilles Awards) also named "Premios la Noche en Vivo" (Nightlife Awards) as best songwriter.
He has released his third album "El Mundo por Delante" (All the World is Waiting for You) on March 8, 2011. In 2011 he has received for second year a nomination for the "Premios Guilles" as best songwriter. In 2012 he has won the "Premios Guilles" as best songwriter. Luis Ramiro has shared the stage with Marwan, Carlos Chaouen and Conchita.
Luis has been the first son of Aurora Ramiro and Francisco Vicente; they named their second son Jorge. In his early years, Luis was influenced by his father, because he used to listen to classical songwriters (Joan Manuel Serrat, Joaquín Sabina, Luis Eduardo Aute, and Patxi Andión), Luis was fan of Mecano during his childhood, and when he was 12 years old, he discovered that his father’s disc collection includes The Beatles “Red Album”, that Album left him deeply inspired.
He began his musical career at the age of 18 playing bass in different styles bands, some time later Andrés Lewin and he formed the “Playa Girón” band.
As an artist, Luis Ramiro often voiced that he was inspired by a number of performers. These include: Andrés Calamaro, Joaquín Sabina, Quique González, Radiohead, Björk, Joan Manuel Serrat, Nick Cave, Los Piratas, Sigur Rós, Tom Waits, Pereza, The Killers, Enrique Bunbury, La Buena Vida, Antony and the Johnsons, Robert Smith, The Cure, The Stone Roses, Jorge Drexler, Andrés Lewin, Charly García, Albert Plá, R.E.M., La Excepción, Tote King, Beck, Los Planetas, Nosoträsh, Love of Lesbian, Marlene, Franco Battiato.
In 2010 his lyric "Mayo de 2002" was included in "marcoELE" ( an online magazine about learning Spanish)
Non - studio album
- 2007: “Castigado en el Cielo”
- 2009: “Dramas y Caballeros”
- 2011: “El Mundo por Delante”
- 2013: "El monstruo del armario"
He was invited to perform by the “Federación de Asociaciones para la Prevención del Maltrato Infantil” (Federation of Associations of child maltreatment prevention, FAMPI) on February 26, 2007.
Luis Ramiro was invited by the "Federación Española de Instituciones para el síndrome de Down" (Spanish Federation of Institutions for Down's Syndrome, FEISD) to sing in the World Down Syndrome Day Gala Performance on March 21 of 2009.
In June 2010, He sang to raise funds for the construction of the orphanage building in Uganda, (a NGO “Adelante África” project ). Also in this month he was invited by the “Asociación Leganés con el Pueblo Saharaui” to sing in benefit show to help raise money for Saharaui refugee camps in Tindouf (Algerie). He sang at Ciudad Real concert fundraising for the NGO FARMAMUNDI CLM on Friday 22 October 2010.
On February 2011, He visited the “Niño Jesús” Hospital, to perform for the Mood Disorders Unit patients. In March 2011, Luis Eduardo Aute, Ismael Serrano, Pedro Guerra, Carlos Chaouen, Marwan, Andrés Suárez and Luis Ramiro collaborated singing to raise money for Palestinian people (a NGO “Rumbo a Gaza” project).
Awards and nominations
Certamen Jóvenes Creadores
|2004||“Dos coplas”, “ Mi vecina de enfrente”||Music||Won|
Latin Grammy Awards
|2009||"Dramas y Caballeros"||Best Recording Package||Nominated|
- Luis Ramiro has won one Premio Guille and earned two nominations.
|2010||Best Songwriter of 2009||Nominated|
|2011||Best Songwriter of 2010||Nominated|
|2012||Best Songwriter of 2011||Won|
- Official Gazette of the Community of Madrid (2004). Young Creators Catalog. Retrieved May 7, 2011.
- International Association of the Biennial of Young Artists from Europe and the Mediterranean (2005). Programs of the XII Biennial Naples. Retrieved May 10, 2011.
- Guilles Awards 3rd Edition (2010). General Information. Retrieved May 12, 2011.
- Guilles Awards 4th Edition (2011). General Information. Retrieved May 12, 2011.
- Guilles Awards 5th Edition (2012). El Economista - Música. Retrieved April 19, 2012.
- Efeeme Music News (2009). Luis Ramiro Photo booth. Retrieved May 16, 2011.
- The Songwriter corner (2011) Luis Ramiro - Biography. Retrieved May 16, 2011.
- Mundoactua News (2009) Songwriter Directory. Retrieved May 16, 2011.
- marcoELE REVISTA DE DIDÁCTICA ELE. ISSN 1885-2211, núm. 11(2010) Mayo de 2002 . Retrieved June 1, 2011.
- "Spanish National Organization for the Blind (ONCE)". Profiles Magazine Num. 270. April 2011.
Es mi obligación como músico aportar mi granito de arena e intento empatizar con los problemas de los demás. Retrieved May 14, 2011.
- The Innocent Foundation (2007). The Innocent Foundation News. Retrieved May 14, 2011.
- Down Documentation Center (2009). FEISD Events. Retrieved May 12, 2011.
- The Rockolafm (2010). The Rockolafm News Retrieved May 14, 2011.
- The Asociación Leganés con el Pueblo Saharaui (2010). The Asociación Leganés con el Pueblo Saharaui News Retrieved May 14, 2011.
- District Council of Ciudad Real. Culture Commission(2010). Cultural Agenda. Retrieved May 11, 2011.
- "Al Caer el Sol" Radio Show(2011). The Official "Al caer el Sol" Radio Show Blog. Retrieved May 15, 2011.
- NGO Rumbo a Gaza (2011) NGO Rumbo a Gaza Events. Retrieved May 15, 2011.
- The Official Luis Ramiro Website (Spanish)