It all began in Zapata, Texas, where a couple of young guys Ricky Muñoz and René Martinez- spent their days rehearsing and daydreaming about success. Years later, that place would turn their dreams into a reality that is now known as INTOCABLE. Throughout the band's 15 year career, its leaders Ricky and Rene, have manifested their love for the musica norteña, creating a unique style that identifies them.
Intocable, started in 1993 in Zapata Texas, they're one of the most successful acts in the tejano-norteño sound of the Tex-Mex border region. Their most important albums includes Intocable IV, Contigo, and more recently, their blockbuster release X.
Rámon Ayala was a major influence to the group. Ricky Muñoz is the lead singer-accordionist, "La Coqueta" (The Flirt) was one of their earliest hits (mid 90's) and was later made into a music video. Intocable endured a van crash (late 90's) in route from one concert to another in northern Mexico, and a couple of band members died.
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Intocable (Untouchable) is a Tejano/Norteño musical group from Zapata, Texas that was started by friends Ricky Muñoz and René Martínez in the early 90's. Within a couple years as a band, Intocable had already risen to the top of the Tejano and Norteño fields with a musical signature that had fused Tejano's robust conjunto and Norteño folk rhythms with a pop balladry. Currently, Intocable could very well be the most influential group in Tejano, and their tough Tejano/Norteño fusion has become the blueprint for dozens of Tex-Mex groups. The group's strengths, which include romantic hooky melodies, and tight instrumentation and vocal harmony is consistently being imitated by a list of other Tejano and Norteño groups. This list includes groups such as Imán, Duelo, Costumbre, Solido, Estruendo, Intenso, and Zinzero among others.
Career accomplishments include four consecutive sold-out nights at Mexico City's prestigious Auditorio Nacional and the group's 2003 headlining appearance at Reliant Stadium in Houston, which drew a record 70,104 fans. They also played two sold-out dates at the 10,000-capacity Monterrey Arena in Monterrey, Mexico. It was an unusual accomplishment, given that Norteño groups typically play large dance halls and rarely arenas, unless it's an all day festival event. Intocable has also won at least eight of Univision's Premio Lo Nuestro awards, and received their first Grammy win in February 2005 at the 47th Annual Grammys (Grammy Award for Best Mexican/Mexican-American Album Album; Intimamente) and second at the 53rd annual Grammys for their album Classic.