Enrique Ortiz de Landázuri Izarduy (a.k.a. Enrique Bunbury) is a Spanish singer-songwriter. He has been described as "by far, the most international star of rock en español.“
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. Known for reinventing himself, Bunbury released the album Pequeño in 1999, which sounded very different from anything he did before and his band also underwent some changes.
In 2005, after eight 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.
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. According to La Banda Elastica, "Rock gods exist… and Enrique Bunbury belongs among them."