Leire Martínez

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This name uses Spanish naming customs: the first or paternal family name is Martínez and the second or maternal family name is Ochoa.
Leire Martínez
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Leire Martínez in 2012
Background information
Birth name Leire Martínez Ochoa
Born (1979-06-22) June 22, 1979 (age 37)
San Sebastián, Guipúzcoa, Spain
Origin Basque Country, Spain
Genres Pop/Rock
Occupation(s) Singer, Songwriter, Novelist
Instruments Voice
Years active 2008 -present
Labels Sony BMG
Associated acts La Oreja de Van Gogh

Leire Martínez Ochoa (born June 22, 1979 in San Sebastián, Guipúzcoa), is a Basque Spanish singer, songwriter, and current lead vocalist of the band La Oreja de Van Gogh after Amaia Montero's departure in 2007.

She participated in the television show Factor X in 2007 performing covers of Julieta Venegas, Vanessa Paradis and Lisa Stansfield. She was eliminated on the 6th week. In 2008, after her performances in Factor X, Leire was selected to replace Amaia Montero in La Oreja de Van Gogh.[1] With Leire, the band has released the albums A las cinco en el Astoria,[2] Cometas por el Cielo and El planeta imaginario.


With La Oreja de Van Gogh[edit]

Studio albums[edit]



Somos rojos somosositivos- canción para Osasuna diciembre 2012


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