Robe Iniesta

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This name uses Spanish naming customs: the first or paternal family name is Iniesta and the second or maternal family name is Ojea.
Roberto Iniesta
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Background information
Birth name Roberto Iniesta Ojea
Also known as Robe
Born (1962-05-16) May 16, 1962 (age 52)
Origin Plasencia, Spain
Genres Hard rock, progressive rock, symphonic rock
Occupations Musician, songwriter, novelist
Instruments Guitar
Years active 1983–present
Labels Avispa, Pasión-Área Creativa, DRO/Warner Music
Associated acts Extremoduro, Extrechinato y Tú, Dosis Letal
Website www.extremoduro.com

Roberto "Robe" Iniesta Ojea, (Spanish pronunciation: [roˈβeɾto iˈnjesta oˈxe.a]; May 16, 1962) is a Spanish songwriter, singer and guitarist. He is the frontman of the hard rock band Extremoduro.

Biography[edit]

Roberto Iniesta Ojea was born on 16 May 1962 in Plasencia.[1] After having left school with a third class Baccalaureate, he worked with his father. At the age of twenty he began writing songs and he formed his first band, Dosis Letal.

In 1987, he formed Extremoduro, the band that brought him fame. They hadn't enough money for recording a studio album so they sold tickets that would be exchanged for the album. When they sold 250 tickets they had earned enough money to afford the recording. At January 1989 they started the recording of their first demo tape.[2] The distribution of the demo tape began to attract attention inside and outside their home region of Plasencia; it was so well received that the Catalan television program Plastic invited them for a live performance.[2]

In 1996 he shot to fame in a massive way in Spain due to the release of Agila. That same year he received the news of the death of his father. The entrance to the band of guitarist and producer Iñaki "Uoho" Antón, at that time belonging to rock and roll band Platero y Tú, was a turning point in the history of the band. They toured along with Platero y Tú that year.

He also joined Fito Cabrales (from Platero y Tú), Iñaki Antón to form the supergroup Extrechinato y Tú. After five years of recording sessions, playing music inspired by lyrics written by urban poet Manolo Chinato, finally the album Poesía Básica was released in 2001.

In 2006 he created the record label Muxik along with Iñaki Antón.

He wrote his first novel, El viaje íntimo de la locura, which was released on 28 September 2009.[3] The novel sold 10000 copies in just over a week.[4]

Discography[edit]

Extremoduro[edit]

Extrechinato y Tú[edit]

Novels[edit]

  • El víaje íntimo de la locura (2009)

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Robe Iniesta cumple 50 años". rollingstone.es (in Spanish). 13 May 2012. Retrieved 30 November 2013. 
  2. ^ a b http://www.coveralia.com/biografias/Extremoduro.php
  3. ^ EFE (2009-09-30). "La pluma de Extremoduro". El País (in Spanish). Retrieved 1 October 2009. 
  4. ^ "Robe Iniesta líder en ventas con su novela: "El Viaje íntimo de la locura"". laguiago.com (in Spanish). Retrieved 14 November 2013.