Artist

Ivan Ferreiro

Spanish rocker Iván Ferreiro was well known before embarking on his solo career. For 13 years before striking out on his own he was the vocalist and bandleader for the rock en español staple group Los Piratas.

When Los Piratas split in 2003, Ferreiro and his brother began writing the material that made up his debut, Canciones para el Tiempo y la Distancia (2005). The album generated enough buzz that the brothers Ferreiro soon toured Spain, taking on drummer Karlos Arancegui. Las Siete y Media followed in 2006, accompanied by a tour of Spain and Latin America. Near the end of 2008, Ferreiro released his third LP, Mentiroso Mentiroso; the first 10,000 copies included a comic book with illustrations of each song from different Spanish artists. Picnic Extraterrestre was released in 2010. ~ Evan C. Gutierrez, Rovi