Born on August 11, 1967 in Zaragoza, Spain, Enrique’s full name is Enrique Ortiz de Landázuri Yzardu. He started singing at a young age and got involved with music in the early 1980s, making his debut on stage during his high school years. He joined the rock band Apocalipsis while in school and would mostly perform covers of rock songs. His next band was Procesco Entropico, which he left to join a band called Zumo de Vidrio after being given the opportunity to front the act.
Zumo de Vidrio would transform into the Hispanic rock band Héroes del Silencio, with whom Bunbury would enjoy his greatest period of success.
Héroes del Silencio:
The original line up of Zumo de Vidrio consisted of guitarist Juan Valdivia, his brother Pedro and their cousin Javier Guajardo. Bunbury joined the band, initially as a bassist, but after Juan Valdivia heard him singing live, Bunbury became the band’s vocalist.
The band changed its name to Héroes del Silencio (Heroes in Silence) in 1985 and started playing the local circuit and in other public places. Even though they recorded a few demos, their major breakthrough came when they participated in and won second place in a competition in Salamanca.
EMI producer Gustavo Montesano witnessed the band performing during the competition and later attended their concert in Sala En Bruto. Impressed by what he saw, he signed the band and gave them a recording contract.
The band would go on to release four hugely successful albums, all of which were certified platinum or above in Spain. Their first album, El Mar No Cesa was released in 1988 to overwhelming positive response and the band was catapulted to national fame. With the release of their second album, Senderos de Traicion, the band went one step further and made a name for themselves internationally. Their highest selling album, it was certified three times platinum in Spain and went platinum in Germany and Switzerland as well.
Two more successful albums followed, but the band eventually broke up due to internal tensions. However, the band members and especially Bunbury were now recognized as major music icons in the Hispanic world.
After the band’s breakup, Bunbury decided to launch his solo career as a rock vocalist. He set about finding a decent cast of musicians to accompany him and recorded and released his first solo album in 1997. Titled Radical Sonora, the album was an electro-rock album and was distributed by Chrysalis Records. He followed his first effort with an innovative and bold new experiment, Pequeno, which did not sound like anything Bunbury had done before. His innovation paid off, as the album was highly appreciated by the critics.
Bunbury released two more albums in 2002 and 2004, before releasing his first number one album in Spain. Hellville de Luxe was a major success in the country and was certified gold in a short time. He followed that up with another chart topper, Las Consecuencias which also reached the number one spot.
Bunbury released his eighth studio, Palosanto in 2013. The album has been performing very well on the charts and the artist is touring extensively to promote it. Enrique Bunbury tickets will allow you to catch the fiery singer live in concert as he performs all over the world, in major cities to promote his latest offering.