Mikel Erentxun

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Mikel Erentxun
Man singing into a microphone while holding a guitar
Mikel Erentxun in 2007
Background information
Born (1965-02-23) 23 February 1965 (age 49)
Caracas, Venezuela
Origin Spain
Genres Rock en Español
Occupation(s) Musician, vocalist
Years active 1978–present
Associated acts The Hillbilly Cats, Duncan Dhu
Website http://www.mikelerentxun.ws

Mikel Erentxun (born 23 February 1965) is a Venezuelan-born Spanish rock musician. Formerly with the group Duncan Dhu, he started his solo career in 1992.[1] He has released six albums as a solo artist and has covered The Smiths' song, "There Is a Light That Never Goes Out", as "Esta luz nunca se apagará", as well as Morrissey's "Everyday Is Like Sunday" as "Todo es Igual Siempre". He has collaborated with Mark Gardener, Robert Quine, Pete Thomas, Lloyd Cole, Matthew Sweet and Fred Maher. In 2005 the band the Lightning Seeds sued Erentxun for alleged plagiarism of their song "Pure", but it was finally dismissed.[2]

Discography[edit]

Albums

  • Naufragios (1992)
  • El abrazo del Erizo (1995)
  • Acróbatas (1998)
  • 7 Años (1999)
  • Te dejas ver (2000)
  • Ciudades de Paso (2003)
  • Éxitos (2004)
  • El corredor de la suerte (2006)
  • Tres Noches en el Victoria Eugenia (2008)
  • Detalle del Miedo (2010)

Singles

  • "A un minuto de ti"
  • "Esta luz nunca se apagará"
  • "Jugando con el tiempo"
  • "Miénteme"
  • "Lentamente"
  • "De espaldas a mí"
  • "Suelta las riendas de mi corazón"
  • "El cielo es el color de las hormigas"
  • "Ahora sé que estás"
  • "El abrazo de erizo"
  • "¿Quién se acuerda de ti?"
  • "A pleno sol"
  • "Todo es igual siempre"
  • "Tu nombre en los labios"
  • "California"
  • "Fácil"
  • "Rara vez"
  • "La orilla de carla"
  • "Mañana"
  • "En el sur"
  • "Loco de atar"
  • "Grandes éxitos"
  • "Esos días"
  • "A un minuto de ti" (2004 rerecorded version)

References[edit]

  1. ^ Gutierrez, Evan C. "Biography: Mikel Erentxun". Allmusic. Retrieved 4 June 2010. 
  2. ^ "Desestimada una demanda por plagio contra Mikel Erentxun". Efe Eme (in Spanish). 8 July 2009. Retrieved 8 January 2011.