Singer/songwriter Kiko Veneno
was born in Figueres, Spain, and later settled in Sevilla making his live debut at a local university in 1971. After participating in a duet called Kiko y Germán, he joined brothers Rafael
and Raimundo Amador
to form Veneno, a flamenco/pop act that disbanded a year later. In 1981, Kiko Veneno
made his first solo record, Seré Mecánico por Tí, produced by José Luis de Carlos
. He soon created a new project called los Mártires del Compás, playing along with Chico Ocaña and José Loreto. In 1998, BMG/RCA released his greatest hits in a double album titled Puro Veneno, followed by 2000's La Familia Pollo, produced by Joe Dworniak
, and 2001's Un Ratito de Gloria.