Gandhi (Costa Rican band)

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Gandhi in Jazz Café, Costa Rica 2006
Background information
Origin San José, Costa Rica
Genres Rock en Español
Alternative Rock
Years active 1993–present
Website Official Website
Members Luis Montalbert-Smith
Federico Miranda
Abel Guier
Massimo Hernández

Gandhi is a Costa Rican rock band formed by Luis Montalbert-Smith (lead vocals, keys, songwriting), Federico Miranda (lead guitar, songwriting), Abel Guier (bass) and Massimo Hernández (drums). Inspired by British groups such as Pink Floyd, Queen, and The Beatles, and Latin American bands Soda Stereo and Caifanes. They have released four studio albums and 2 compilations: El Jardín del Corazón (1997), Páginas Perdidas (2000), BIOS (2002), Ciclos (2004), Vol 1. (2007), and Arigato No! (2009).

As per others, they are known for their campaign against armed and domestic violence, entitled "ARMAS, NO GRACIAS," (English: Weapons, No thank you) which is demonstrated in the theme of one of their latest singles "Sr. Caballero". Other well-known hits are "El Invisible", "Quisieras", "Seca Reja Roja" and "En Dibujos Animados".


Studio Albums[edit]

Album information Type
El Jardín del Corazón
  • Released: 1997
Páginas Perdidas
  • Released: 2000
  • Released: 2002
  • Released: 2004
Vol. 1
  • Released: 2007
Arigato No!
  • Released: 2009


DVD information
"Un Ciclo Más"
  • Released: December 2006

Special appearances/Features[edit]

Album information
Tikici@ Rock
  • Released: 2000
  • Singles:
    • "El Invisible" (acoustic) [Live in 979 Unplugged]
    • "La Reina Sin Saber" (acoustic) [Live in 979 Unplugged]
Tributo a Soda Stereo
  • Released: October 23, 2001
  • Singles:
    • "En El Séptimo Día"
Tikici@ ROCK 2
  • Released: 2001
  • Singles:
    • "LA 469 (Version 2001)"
    • "Seca Roja Reja (live)"
Sí Se Pudo
(Album celebrating the classification of Costa Rica's soccer team, La Sele, in the FIFA Korea Japan World Cup 2002)
20 Años Rock Nacional
  • Release Date: 2002
  • Singles
    • "En El Jardín"
    • "Mientras Tanto"

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