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DOSSIER June 2005
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It was 1998 in La Plata, Argentina, when a few guys with instruments started to combine elements from ska, reggae and funk, and adding an extra dash of sounds and rythms brought from Latin America: ALCOHOL FINO was born. Since then, the ALCOHOL FINO Style means a fusion of musical influences from all over the world with strong, yet melancholic lyrics, melting to a Crossover-Mestizo-Sound. In 2001, after establishing ALCOHOL FINO in La Plata and around, and after having released the first album “SUDAMERICANA” (2000), Lisandro Montes, lead singer and composer, decided to migrate to Barcelona, attracted by the newly uprising Mestizo movement in this city.

Soon ALCOHOL FINO had a new startover with a new line-up as diverse as the band´s music, with musicians coming from Cuba, Colombia, Spain, Japan, Argentina and Venezuela. ALCOHOL FINO took part in the “La Colifata” project alongside 20 other bands from Barcelona, godfathered and produced by Manu Chao, edited and distributed entirely in an independent way. And it was probably their participation in this sampler that opened a way to other European countries for ALCOHOL FINO, like it did for several other newcomer bands from Barcelona.

For two years, he band kept performing as much as a band possibly can, steadily increasing their musical level and gaining strenght and personality. Numerous presentations in different venues in Catalunya, Major Feasts (Sabts, Sant Antoni, Prat de Llobregat, Bilbao, Parets, Andorra, etc), festivals in and out of Spain (Mercat de Musica Viva de Vic ´03; Encuentro Mundial Fosters Family-Rotterdam, Holanda; BAD Open Air, Hannover, Germany with SKA-P; Mac DOC-Aveyron, France, etc). In 2004, the band toured Germany for the first time and gained great acceptance by the audience. Also in 2004, ALCOHOL FINO spent 6 month working intensely on the production of their second album. ¨Alta tension¨ comes along with plenty of guest musicians from the mestizo circuit in Barcelona (Cheb Balowski, Radio Bemba, Go.lem System, Che Sudaka, Costo Rico, 08001) and the artisitic production of Gambeat (Radio Bemba´s former bass player) in two of the songs.

With ¨Alta Tension¨, ALCOHOL FINO beyond doubt continued their consolidation in Europe, touring extensively and discovering new horizons throughout countries like Switzerland, Belgium, Netherlands, Germany, France and Spain.

They´re right now preparing their next CD and working on a new and more powerful on-stage performance, collaborating,amongst others, with musicians from Radio Bemba Sound System.

Records [up]
Sudamericana   Sudamericana
   2000 - Album

Alta Tensión   Alta Tensión
   2004 Ventilador Music - Album
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Culpables   Culpables
   2007 - Album

Main contributions [up]
La Colifata   La Colifata
   2002 - Compilation

RadioChango Añejo Reserva vol.I   RadioChango Añejo Reserva vol.I
   2005 RadioChango - Compilation
Reencuentros   Reencuentros
   2006 - Compilation
RadioChango Añejo Reserva 7 Años   RadioChango Añejo Reserva 7 Años
   2008 - Double Compilation
   buy it at RadioChango

News [up]
  03.09.2008: Recopilatori RadioChango Añejo Reserva 7 Años (Català)
  03.09.2008: Recopilatorio RadioChango Añejo Reserva 7 Años (Castellano)
  04.12.2007: 2on ANIVERSARI CALEXICO Bar (Català)
  28.06.2006: Bersuit a Catalunya: No t'ho perdis (Català)
  25.06.2006: Festival Cruïlla de Cultures 2006 (Français)
  25.06.2006: Festival Cruïlla de Cultures 2006 (Català)
  24.05.2006: Festival Cruïlla de Cultures 2006 (Castellano)
  18.11.2005: ALCOHOL FINO TOUR 05 (Castellano)
  11.01.2005: Babylon Street, en el New York Club!!! (Castellano)
  20.03.2004: Gran encuentro Colifato en Barcelona!! (Castellano)

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Contact & Management [up]
Contacto : alcohol_fino@hotmail.com
Tel : (+34) 687 33 07 44 (Lisandro)

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