THE ARTIST – Coque Malla
Coque Malla is a musician and actor who was born in Madrid in 1959. He is well known for being the lead guitarist and singer in the rock group ‘Los Ronaldos’. ‘Los Ronaldos’ formed in 1987 and release five albums together before the group disbanded in 1998. Aside from this Coque has also had a successful solo career. His latest solo album, was released in 2011, called ‘Termonuclear En Casa De Coque Malla’.
Aside from music Coque also has a successful acting career. To date he has starred in eleven Spanish movies. He appeared as Pablo opposite Penélope Cruz in ‘Todo Es Mentira’ in 1994. More recently, in 2008, he starred as Roberto in’ Íntimos y extraños. 3 historias y ½’.
In 2007 ‘Los Ronaldos’ reformed and released a new album called ‘4 Canciones’ consisting of a variety of unreleased tracks. The song ‘No Puedo Vivir Sin Ti’ was released and to date is probably the most successful song of their career. The song was used in IKEA’s advertising campaign in 2010. There are two versions of the song, one with ‘Los Ronaldos’ and a solo acoustic version.
LIPA muscians were honoured to play alongside Coque in the summer of 2011 on the LIPA Spain Tour. Coque performed a gig in Liverpool before embarking upon a four date tour across Spain with the LIPA musicians; visiting Madrid, Toledo, Valladolid and Segovia.
Check Coque Malla out here:
28th May – The Mezzanine Bar, Liverpool
8th June – Galileo Galilei, Madrid
9th June – Sala Garcilaso, Toledo
10th June – Portacaeli, Valladolid
11th June – Sala Kunde, Segovia
Check out the 2011 tour's photos on here.
Jonathon Roberts – Keyboards
George Yelding – Bass
James Bernardis – Drums
Daniel Mcintyre-Loveridge – Guitar
Rosa Murdoch – Vocals
Charlotte Andrews – Violin
Joachim Lewerin – Violin
Teresa Bernabe Martin – Cello
Jorge Bergen-Svela – Guitar
Jasmin Doughty – Manager