Enrique Bunbury

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Enrique Bunbury
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Enrique Bunbury
Background information
Born (1967-08-11) 11 August 1967 (age 51)
OriginZaragoza, Aragon, Spain
GenresHard rock, Latin Rock, Euro Indie
Instrumentsvocals, guitar, harmonica, bass, drums
Years active1984–present
Associated actsHéroes del Silencio, Andres Calamaro, Erica Garcia, Julieta Venegas, Zoé
Websitewww.enriquebunbury.com

Enrique Ortiz de Landázuri Izarduy (a.k.a. Enrique Bunbury), born 11 August 1967, is a Spanish singer-songwriter.[1] He has been described as "by far, the most international star of rock en español." [2]

Bunbury was born in Zaragoza, Aragon, Spain. He got involved in music in the early 1980s, making his debut in a high school band called Apocalipsis, and later played along with Proceso Entrópico. In 1984, Bunbury joined a group called Zumo de Vidrio, debuting as a lead vocalist. After adopting the nickname of Bunbury, taken from the Oscar Wilde stage play The Importance of Being Earnest, the musician founded the band Héroes del Silencio, becoming a major number in the Hispanic rock scene. The band eventually broke up in 1996 and Bunbury started his solo career in 1997 with an electro-rock album, Radical Sonora with his new band: Copi (piano), Del Moran (bass), Ramon Gacias (drums) and former Héroes del Silencio guitarist Alan Boguslavsky.

Known for reinventing himself,[3] Bunbury released in 1999 the album Pequeño, which sounded very different from anything he did before. His band also suffered changes, Boguslavsky was replaced by Rafa Dominguez, and the new faces, Ana Belén Estaje (violin), Luis Miguel Romero (percussion), Javier Iñigo, Javier Garcia Vega & Antonio Ríos in the metal instruments.

This band was known as the "Huracán Ambulante" ("Wandering Hurricane") and recorded with Bunbury the rest of his solo discography.

In 2005, after 8 years together, Bunbury dissolved the band and recorded a new album in 2006 with Nacho Vegas.

In 2007, Héroes del Silencio agreed to participate in a 10 concert exclusive worldwide tour in ten cities around the world, simply called "Tour 2007" to celebrate the 20th anniversary of their first performances and it has also been 10 years since their disbanding in 1996.[4] The first concert took place in Guatemala City on 15 September, followed by Buenos Aires (21 September), Monterrey, Mexico (25 September), Los Angeles (28 September), Mexico City (4 & 6 October), Zaragoza, Spain (10 & 12 October), Seville, Spain (20 October) and Valencia, Spain (27 October) which closed the '07 Tour.

The solo career of Bunbury unlike Héroes del Silencio has been very different in the musical sound, keeping the essence of rock, experimenting with various rhythms from electronic music and Middle Eastern music in the early stages of his solo career, to cabaret music, rancheras, blues, flamenco and tango, to salsa, milonga, boleros and cumbia in one of his last works which honors Latin America.[5] According to La Banda Elastica, "Rock gods exist... and Enrique Bunbury belongs among them."[6] He is known for his powerful, operatic voice[7] which can range from F2-A5 with the ability to hit C3.[8] Bunbury is a baritone.[9]

A documentary directed by Alexis Morante will be released in 2016 named El camino más largo, the film chronicles the 2010 tour Bunbury did of the United States.[10][11]

He is a vegan.[12]

Discography[edit]

Enrique Bunbury performing in 2010

Studio albums[edit]

Year Album Peak chart positions
SPA
[13]
ARG
[14]
1997 Radical Sonora
1999 Pequeño
2002 Flamingos
2004 El Viaje a Ninguna Parte 39
2006 Canciones 1996-2006
2008 Hellville de Luxe 1
2010 Las Consecuencias 1
2011 Licenciado Cantinas 2
2013 Palosanto 2
2017 Expectativas 1
[15]
3
"—" denotes releases that did not chart

Live albums[edit]

Year Album Peak chart positions
SPA
[13]
2000 Pequeño Cabaret Ambulante
2003 Una Cita en Flamingos
2005 Freak Show 3
2011 Gran Rex 1
2012 De Cantina en Cantina. On Stage 2011-12 Live
2013 Cualquier Tiempo Pasado... Live 2011-2012
2015 MTV Unplugged: El Libro De Las Mutaciones
"—" denotes releases that did not chart

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2010-03-17. Retrieved 2010-01-18.
  2. ^ "Enrique Bunbury: «Un camerino con niños es el gesto más auténtico del rock". Larazon.es. Retrieved 25 November 2017.
  3. ^ "Bunbury: Un Artista En Constante Mutación". Labandaelastica.com. 23 January 2016. Retrieved 25 November 2017.
  4. ^ [1][dead link]
  5. ^ "Movistar Store". Entretenimiento.terra.com.co. Retrieved 25 November 2017.
  6. ^ "Enrique Bunbury Rocks the Hollywood Palladium • May 19, 2016". Labandaelatica.com. 30 June 2016. Retrieved 25 November 2017.
  7. ^ "Enrique Bunbury". IMDb. Retrieved 25 November 2017.
  8. ^ "Enrique Bunbury". Therangeplace.forummotions.com. Retrieved 25 November 2017.
  9. ^ Reed Johnson. "Enrique Bunbury tour to include Anaheim, Hollywood Palladium". Los Angeles Times.
  10. ^ "El documental sobre gira de Enrique Bunbury se exhibirá en México". Archived from the original on 8 March 2016. Retrieved 7 March 2016.
  11. ^ Pablo Scarpellini. "La triple corona de Enrique Bunbury". Al Borde. Retrieved 9 March 2016.
  12. ^ Ordóñez, Mónica (3 December 2015). "ENTREVISTA - Enrique Bunbury: 'reconozco que mis obsesiones son insistentes'". M80radio.com (in Spanish). Retrieved 23 June 2016.
  13. ^ a b "Search for: Bunbury". Spanishcharts.com. Hung Medien. Archived from the original on 19 April 2014. Retrieved 17 April 2014.
  14. ^ "Los discos más vendidos". Diario de Cultura (in Spanish). CAPIF. Archived from the original on 8 November 2017. Retrieved 15 November 2017.
  15. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2017-11-08. Retrieved 2017-11-08.

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