Nacho Cano

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Ignacio Cano Andrés, aka Nacho Cano, (b. Madrid, February 26, 1963) is a Spanish arranger, composer, musician and record producer. Both he and his brother showed an interest in music in their young lives. At 5, he began to play the Spanish guitar and at 12 he started his first band called “Prisma”, with Toti Arboles and Eduardo Benavente, both of whom would later make up the core of the sociocultural movement that took place in Spain after Franco’s death, known as the “Movida Madrileña”.[1] After playing in several different bands in his early teens, Nacho formed “Mecano” with his brother Jose and his brother’s friend Ana Torroja. At 16, Nacho wrote “Hoy No Me Puede Levantar” (“I Can’t Get Up Today”). “Mecano” signed their first record deal with CBS, when Nacho was 17 years old. This first album smashed all sales records in Spain, selling 1,000,000 copies in three months.[2]

“Mecano” became the biggest Spanish pop-rock band of all time, with an estimated 25 million records sold.[3] The European music press has described them as the most important non-English speaking band since ABBA.[4] At this time, Nacho met the influential Hans Zimmer who would help him produce and arrange Mecano’s second album.[5] Today, Nacho attributes Hans with teaching him the most important music lessons of his life. They remain friends and mentors to this day. It was during this journey also that Nacho met Penelope Cruz who would star in the music video for one of his most successful songs, “La Fuerza del Destino”. In 1992, seeking to escape the challenges that entail his success, he travelled to New York City with Penelope Cruz and wrote his first instrumental piece “Un Mundo Separa por el Mismo Dios” (“A World Split by the Same God”). They moved to London in 1994. Their relationship lasted through 1996, and they remain friends today.,[6][7]

With 4 conceptual records on the market in 2002 he composed the music to represent Madrid’s 2012 Olympic candidacy, also used for the 2016 candidacy.[8] In 2004, Nacho composed the official wedding music for his Royal Highness Prince Philip of Spain. This work was commissioned by the Madrid City Hall, as a gift for this historical union.[9] In April 2005, he debuted his first musical “Hoy No Me Puedo Levantar” (“I Can’t Get up Today”), again recalling the success of the earlier written song of the same name. This show would receive the highest earnings in the history of Spain, selling out day after day for over 5 years[10] The musical was received with equal enthusiasm in Mexico. Following this show he launched ¨A¨, a new musical that premiered in Madrid and Barcelona with great success[11] During the spring of 2010 in his Ibiza studio, Nacho composed the inauguration music for the European Athletics Championships, held in Barcelona. He composed this work alongside the aerial choreographer Hansell Cereza,[12][13] Nacho currently lives in Miami, Florida and divides his time between his yoga studio and his music.[14]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Del Amo,Carlos & Abrados, Javier (2004). "Mecano: La Furza Del Destino", 2004
  2. ^ http://es.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mecano_(álbum), ‘ ‘ Wikipedia Espana‘ ‘, Madrid April 2, 2013
  3. ^ http://musica.about.com/od/baladas_pop/a/Mecano-Icono-Del-Pop-Espa-Nol.htm, April 2, 2013
  4. ^ http://www.24-7pressrelease.com/press-release/lateroomscom-mecano-musical-bids-farewell-in-bilbao-219089.php, April 2, 2013
  5. ^ http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mecano:_En_Concierto, ‘ ‘ Wikipedia, Espana‘ ‘, Madrid April 2, 2013
  6. ^ http://www.zimbio.com/dating/b-l9tlGm3Iv/Penelope+Cruz+dated+Nacho+Cano/Penelope+Cruz, ‘ ‘ Zimbio‘ ‘, Madrid April 2, 2013
  7. ^ http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mecano, ‘ ‘ Wikipedia‘ ‘
  8. ^ http://www.abc.es/hemeroteca/historico-13-03-2003/abc/Madrid/musica-para-ganar-unos-juegos_167580.html, ‘ ‘ ABC Espana‘ ‘, Madrid April 2, 2013
  9. ^ http://www.abc.es/hemeroteca/historico-22-05-2004/abc/Gente/el-lunes-se-pone-a-la-venta-musica-para-una-boda-de-nacho-cano-cuyos-beneficios-seran-para-las-victimas-del-11-m_9621616579098.html, ‘ ‘ ABC Espana‘ ‘, Madrid April 2, 2013
  10. ^ ,“Vuelve El Musical de Mayor Éxito de la Historia en Espana”, ‘ ‘ Entradas‘ ‘, Madrid, Retrieved on 2 April 2013
  11. ^ “Nacho Cano Renueva el Musical ‘A’ para su Estreno en Barcelona”, ‘ ‘ todoMUSICALES‘ ‘, Madrid, 24 February 2010. Retrieved on 2 April 2013
  12. ^ https://www.facebook.com/notes/yo-también-quiero-que-vuelva-mecano/nacho-cano-himno-para-europa/113124278737507 April 2, 2013
  13. ^ https://zonamecano.com
  14. ^ https://miamibikrambrickell.com April 2, 2013

Mecano: La Furza Del Destino, Carlos Del Amo, Javier Abrados, 2004 http://es.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mecano_(álbum) April 2, 2013 http://musica.about.com/od/baladas_pop/a/Mecano-Icono-Del-Pop-Espa-Nol.htm April 2, 2013 http://www.24-7pressrelease.com/press-release/lateroomscom-mecano-musical-bids-farewell-in-bilbao-219089.php April 2, 2013 http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mecano:_En_Concierto April 2, 2013 http://www.zimbio.com/dating/b-l9tlGm3Iv/Penelope+Cruz+dated+Nacho+Cano/Penelope+Cruz April 2, 2013 http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mecano http://www.abc.es/hemeroteca/historico-13-03-2003/abc/Madrid/musica-para-ganar-unos-juegos_167580.html April 2, 2013 http://www.abc.es/hemeroteca/historico-22-05-2004/abc/Gente/el-lunes-se-pone-a-la-venta-musica-para-una-boda-de-nacho-cano-cuyos-beneficios-seran-para-las-victimas-del-11-m_9621616579098.html April 2, 2013 http://www.entradas.com/entradas/hoy-no-me-puedo-levantar-event_o1_2_28_76067 ,“Vuelve El Musical de Mayor Éxito de la Historia en Espana” http://www.todomusicales.com/content/content/1917/nacho-cano-renueva-el-musical-a-para-su-estreno-en-barcelona/, “Nacho Cano Renueva el Musical ‘A’ para su Estreno en Barcelona” https://www.facebook.com/notes/yo-también-quiero-que-vuelva-mecano/nacho-cano-himno-para-europa/113124278737507 https://miamibikrambrickell.com

Discography[edit]

Albums recording with Mecano[edit]

Solo career albums[edit]

  • Un mundo separado por el mismo dios (A world split by the same God). (Virgin, 1994)
  • El lado femenino (The feminine side) (Virgin/EMI Benelux B.V., 1996)
  • Amor Humor (Love Humor) (Virgin Benelux, B.V., 1999)
  • Nacho Cano (Nocontroles, 2001)

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