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Auryn

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Origin  Spain
Years active  2009–2016 (on hiatus)
Auryn AURYN Spanish Boyband
Labels  Must Producciones Warner Music
Albums  Circus Avenue, Endless Road, 7058, Anti-Heroes, Ghost Town
Awards  MTV Europe Music Award for Best Spanish Act
Genres  Pop rock, Teen pop, Soft rock, Electropop, Britpop, Dance-pop
Members  Blas Cantó, Carlos Marco, Dani Fernández, Álvaro Gango, David Lafuente
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Auryn, stylized as AURYN, is a 5-member British-style Spanish boy band founded in 2009. Signed to Warner Music, they sing in English and Spanish.

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Members

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The band is made up of five members that appeared previously on various talent show series in Spain. Various members of the band have taken part at different occasions in contests like Factor X, Veo Veo, La Batalla de los Coros and at Junior Eurovision Song Contest qualifications. Dani Fernández represented Spain in the Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2006, and remains the last Spanish entrant on the competition.

Blas Cantó and Dani Fernández have studied trumpet and piano at musical conservatories / schools. Carlos Marco has studied vocal techniques at "Escuela Orfeo" in Alicante. Álvaro Gango has taken part in gospel and classical choirs and has worked as actor and David Lafuente has learned in musical bands.

  • Blas Cantó Moreno (born in Ricote, Murcia, 26 October 1991)
  • Daniel Fernández Delgado (born in Alcázar de San Juan, Ciudad Real, 11 December 1991)
  • Alvaro Garcia-Gango Guijarro(born in Alcalá de Henares, Madrid on 2 October 1989)
  • David Martin Lafuente(born in Pinos Puente, Granada on 3 May 1988)
  • Carlos Perez Marco (born in Alicante, 4 February on 1991)
  • Destino Eurovisión 2011

    Auryn gained great popularity particularly after they took part in Destino Eurovisión, the selection process to represent Spain in Eurovision Song Contest 2011 reaching the final 3. In Heat 1 held on 28 January 2011, where contestants needed to perform an earlier Eurovision song, they sang a cover of "Fly on the Wings of Love" from the Olsen Brothers (the Eurovision 2000 winner for Denmark). They qualified to the next round by televoting. In the semi-final round held on 11 February 2013, contestants had to pick another Eurovision classic, they sang "Eres tú" originally by Mocedades that finished runner-up in Eurovision 1973 for Spain. They qualified by a decision of the jury to the Finals where they were one of the Top 3, the other acts being Lucía Pérez and Melissa. Each act had to sing three original songs, with the jury picking one original song from each artist. Auryn sang "Evangeline", "El sol brillará" and "Volver". The latter was picked as their final song. Eventually the Spanish qualifying entry for Eurovision 2011 went to Lucía Pérez and her song "Que me quiten lo bailao"

    Career

    When the band was formed in 2009, they first gained attention through their online postings on YouTube including covers for Rihanna's "Umbrella" and Los Secretos' "Déjame". That was followed by an appearance on Destino Eurovisión 2011 (see above) where they finished in the Final 3, but failed to qualify for Eurovision 2011.

    Based on the popularity they achieved, the band released their first single "Breathe in the Light" later in 2011 as well as their debut album Endless Road 7058 in 2012 both reaching the top 10 of the singles and album chart respectively. It won the "Best New Album" award at Televisión Española (TVE). Also spawning three top 10 singles, their follow-up album is Anti-Heroes was released in 2013 and went straight to number one on the album chart and has been certified platinum. Their third album "Circus Avenue" was preceded by the group's first number one single "Puppeteer" and reached number one on the album chart where it stayed for 5 consecutive weeks. The group released their fourth album "Ghost Town" in December 2015, seven months before going on hiatus.

    In popular culture

    The band's name refers to the fictional talisman AURYN from Michael Ende book The Neverending Story, being two mythological serpents, symmetrical, that bite at each other's tails. The popular charm, when worn, allegedly gives the wearer the opportunity to fulfill all his wishes. Since the original word AURYN always appears in the book in all capitals, the band insists on naming its album titles in all capitals as well.

    Discography

    Studio albums
    Singles
    Other releases
  • 2011: "Volver" (Destino Eurovisión 2011)
  • 2011: "Evangeline" (Destino Eurovisión 2011)
  • 2011: "El sol brillará" (Destino Eurovisión 2011)
  • CD/DVDs

  • 2012: Endless Road, 7058
  • 2013: Anti-Heroes
  • 2014: Circus Avenue
  • Songs

    Cuando Te Volveré a VerAnti-Heroes · 2013
    Saturday I'm in loveCircus Avenue · 2014
    ElectricGhost Town · 2015

    References

    Auryn Wikipedia


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