Mikel Erentxun BIOGRAPHY
Although having grown
up in San Sebastian (Spain) he spent his first year of live in Venezuela’s
capital as his parents travelled to Caracas to work in a company in charged of
one of the main motorways in South America
At the age of 5 he hit his tooth playing on a swing, chipping his top incisor leaving the mark that has characterised his image
At the age of thirteen
he formed his first band with friend Luis Fuentes, “Hillbily Cats” winning
first price in a local competition
Later on came some other bands such as “Los Aristogatos” whom had the opportunity to record a song (Visita al Hospital) included in the Vasc bands compilation album “Guipukkoa Star 82”.After two years with “Los Aristogatos” he undertook new projects
was “Dekatlon” where the influence from British bands like Spandau Ballet or
Duran Duran was clear. After the short period of “Dekatlon” Mikel faced one
of the most unknown stages of his life when he enrolled himself as singer and
guitar player in a symphonic band. Mikel declared later on that in that time he
proposed to name the band “Duncan Dhu”, fortunately it was not accepted.
starts his Architecture Degree in the Architecture Scholl of San Sebastian. It
was about that time when the bass player from a band called “Los Dalton”
caught his eye in a band’s performance and thanks to his sister, which put
them two in contact, Mikel met Diego Vasallo.
together they needed a drummer so after a few trials they incorporated Juanra
Viles. That was
August 4, 1984
Born the main band in the history of the pop Spanish: Duncan Dhu.
1990 The cinema is another one of its great likings, play like actor with the one of the main actors of movie EL ANONIMO , ( Alfonso Arandia). Mikel who also was in charge to compose the sound track of this moviea. But late it would work in VAYA PAPELON and CARRETERA Y MANTA , next to actors suchs as Carmen Maura and Eduardo Noriega.
1992 , Mikel published
his first CD in solitaire to the margin of Duncan Dhu, NAUFRAGIOS, made up of a pile of good parked songs of
projects of Duncan Dhu.with the one that had a good welcome on the part of I publish.
Special mention to the concert that he gave in the Faults of Valencia in a gratuitous festival before near 200,000 people.
In this year he would take deserved vacations to contract marriage with Anne, the chosen day,
October.26 The news even had repercussion in means of the heart. Just a short time later his first son would be born, Aitor and in the summer of 1999 his daughter.
1995. Later discs like EL ABRAZO DEL ERIZOl (1995), a electrical disc and with more direct letters,
1997 ACROBATAS disc in which approached more electronic rates without never moving away of the pop one.
2000 Enter his last disc:, TE DEJAS VER, after to have removed to months back a recordo with Duncan Dhu with a remarkable success (than 350,000 discs sold more in Spain), returned to seat in the recording studio to give to the light the more " duncaniano " disc of his race. Plenty of good songs, refrains and a thing that distinguishes him of the previous ones,optimistic letters
2001 Return of Duncan Dhu , Mikel Erentxun together to Diego Vasallo stard the record of their last CD called Crepusculo .The luxury edition selled in Spain with 2 CD the first one with 16 songs and the second Cd called CRUDITES with 5 songs
2002 Mikel have participation in albums of Christian Meier, Volumen Cero and Hombres G. He start the records of his next album.
2003 Launching of Mañana single that open the step of his next album