El Columpio Asesino’s Bassist, Dani Ulecia, Passes Away at 53

El Columpio Asesino’s Bassist, Dani Ulecia, Passes Away at 53

The world of indie music has suffered an immense loss with the passing of the bassist of the renowned band, The Killer Swing, Dani Ulecia. Ulecia left us this Thursday, February 29, after a brave and prolonged battle with a serious illness. This devastating news was confirmed by the band on their official Instagram account, leaving the entire music community in deep mourning.

Ulecia was an integral part of the band El Columpio Asesino since 2011. His contributions to the band extended beyond just playing the bass; he also acted as a producer for their most recent work, ‘Ataque celeste’. Despite his significant contributions to the band’s work, Ulecia was conspicuously absent from the concerts on the band’s farewell tour. It was during this tour that they announced their separation, a piece of news that shocked their fans at the beginning of 2023.

The statement released by the band on their social media platforms paints a picture of Ulecia’s final moments. The musician “passed away in the company of his family, friends, and his beloved cats”, the band revealed.

“Yesterday, we lost Dani. He was surrounded by his loving family, his close friends and his cats. Dani was a man of few words, and today, words fail us too. Your contributions to our lives and our music have been immense, and every second without you will be a reminder of that. We love you,” the band continued in their heartfelt tribute.

Ulecia’s musical journey wasn’t confined to The Killer Swing where he played both the bass and the keyboard. His musical prowess saw him participate in other groups such as Catorce de Septiembre and Cantina Bizarro, and he also worked as a producer for Amaral and Vetustamorla.

In the hours following the announcement of his passing, tributes have poured in from all corners of the music world. Among those who paid their respects are the group Viva Sweden, the Sonorama Ribera festival, Noches del Botánico, and the guitarist of Vetustamorla, Guillermo Galván.

The obituary penned by Ulecia’s family poignantly reads, “the sun has gone from the musical scale”. They have also announced that his cremation will take place this Saturday, March 2 at 10:45 a.m. at the San Fermín de Izarra Mortuary, located in Pamplona.