Victor Manuel

Víctor Manuel was born in Mieres (Asturias), next to the Perra bridge, on July 7, 1947. Since he was a child, he has shown a clear musical vocation: he likes to sing and play the harmonica.

At the age of fourteen, he enrolled in the Autumn Art Contest of his town, in which he became a finalist. A couple of years later he moved to Madrid, where he studied several courses in music theory, sings on the radio, trained with a singing teacher and began to compose the first songs with the help of his guitar. In 1965 he recorded his first songs and participated in the Benidorm Festival.

A year later, he attended the Atlantic Festival and the Miño Festival as a composer. He finds his way as an author and performer from songs that are now music history such as "El cowarde" or "El tren de madera". The year is 1967. "La romería", "Paxarinos" and "El abuelo Vitor" will become their first massive hits a year later.

Throughout his artistic career he has worked as an actor in Morbo and Al diablo con amor, both directed by Gonzalo Suárez. He has composed for different singers and produced, among others, Pablo Milanés, Ana Belén or Rosa León. He has also done production work on films such as Divine Words, The Flight of the Dove, Tirano Banderas, Get Down to the Moor, I am that, The day I was born or I get off the next one.

His discography is as wide as it is of recognized national and international prestige. It is only a matter of remembering the title of a few albums that are part of our musical memory to activate our nostalgia: I want to hug you so much, Song for Pilar, I am a heart lying in the sun, Oh my love, Along the way, What can I give you, Where will the kisses go, Much more than two, The taste is ours, Live to sing it, The railwayman's son, A song brought me here or Gift songs.

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