Érica García

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Erica Garcia
Origin Buenos Aires, Argentina
Genres Alternative rock, Psychedelic rock
Occupation(s) Musician
Instruments Guitar
Bass Guitar
Labels Universal Music Group, Manimal Vinyl, Onomatic
Associated acts Fool's Gold, Divididos, Enrique Bunbury

Érica García, born April 6, 1974, is a composer, singer and an actress of Argentinian-American descent.[1] She was nominated in the Latin Grammy Awards of 2000 for Best Female Rock Vocal Performance for her popular tune "Vete Destino."[2] While best known as a rock singer she also sings tango music and jazz. She has worked as a writer, painter, fashion designer and television personality among other creative endeavors. Part of her ancestry can be traced to the Guaraní people.[3]

Musical career[edit]

García began her solo career in 1996 after 3 years of playing in Mata Violeta, the punk rock band she created in 1991.[4] She made three records for Universal Music Group, the first one was produced by Ricardo Mollo (her partner in the years 1989-1999), the second one (nominated for the Latin Grammy) was produced by Garcia herself and Ricardo Mollo and the third record Amorama, was produced by Gustavo Santaolalla.[5] Rolling Stone Argentina would describe Amorama as "the most important 2001 Argentine launch of the multinational Universal [Music Group]" that following year.[6] García would tour with Enrique Bunbury who would declare that her voice is "born for rock."[7] In 2003, she would perform in the Latin Alternative Music Conference.[8] Of her participation there the New York Times would state, "that night's most impressive showing came in the PJ Harvey-like confidence of the Argentine singer Erica García, one of the few women who plays guitar and writes her own songs to reach international fame in this male-dominated genre."[9]

García played and recorded in the Los Angeles musical collective Fool's Gold.[10] She recorded and produced her fourth album ¨Afternoon in Bamboos¨ in Silver Lake, Los Angeles, 2006. She created the band Mountain Party[11] to play the Hypnorituals and Mesmemusical miracles Hanging in the sky, an iconic folk festival curated by Devendra Banhart. García would also study acting at the Stella Adler Studio of Acting under Norman Brisky.[12] She returned to her country Argentina in 2010. She started the recording of the album ¨Eleven¨ to be released in 2011.[needs update] She organized the Santo Bombo parties, with bombo legüero performances, dancers, tattoo artists, and electronic music.[13] She played the Hot Festival in October 2010, with Massive Attack, Scissors Sisters, Yeasayer and Mika among other artists. She currently lives in Buenos Aires and she plays shows all over the country. She directs Escuela de Experimentacion Vocal.[14] In 2014 she released an album of tangos titled Tangos Vampiros.[15]


Garcia collaborated with the band Divididos, on ukulele and accordion in "El Burrito" and "Sisters", she served as the guest musician (1992 to 1998) with Brazzaville in two albums. She performed with Cafe Tacuba,[16] Ely Guerra, Los Tres and Javiera Parra at the MTV Latin awards in Los Angeles, 2002.[17] Her other collaboration include Brazzaville, Cienfuegos[18]
Montecarlo Jazz Ensemble
Pampa del Indio
Andrea Alvarez
Fool's Gold[19] [20]



  • El cerebro (1997) Producer : Ricardo Mollo [21][22]

Erica Garcia
Martin Aloe
Alejo Vintrob
Max Araujo
Ervin Stutz
Fabian Von Quntiero

  • La bestia (1998) Producer: Erica Garcia and Ricardo Mollo[23]

Erica Garcia
Martin Aloe
Fernando Samalea
Ricardo Mollo
Ervin Stutz
Matias Zapata

  • Amorama (2001) Producer: Gustavo Santaolalla[24]

Justin Meldhal Johnsen
Jon Brion
Victor Indrizzo
Roger Manning Jr.
Joe Gore [25]
David Campbell
Sebastian Escofet
Javier Casalla
Gustavo Santaolalla

  • Tangos Vampiros (2014)

As Mountain Party[edit]

  • Afternoon in Bamboos (2006)

As Lady Grave[edit]

  • Lady Grave (2006)


"New Weird American "2007 "Surco Artists "2000


"Through the Wilderness" Madonna Tribute [26] (Manimal Vinyl) 2006 [27] "Tributo a Sandro", "Quiero llenarme de ti" 2000 [28]


  • Latin Grammy Nomination, 2000[29]
  • Premio Gardel 1999 Nominacion, Mejor Artista de rock[30]
  • Premio Gardel 2002 Nominacion [31]
  • MTV Latin awards nominee[32]
  • Best female singer, Rolling Stone Latin America 2000, 2001, 2002[33]
  • Best New Artist, 2000, awarded by Diario Clarin
  • One of the 20 women of the year, 2000, awarded by Diario Clarin

Film and TV career[edit]

"The Treasure of the Black Jaguar" (2010) directed by Mike Bruce: as "Carmelita"."Franco Buenaventura" (2002) as "Gisela". [34]


  1. ^ "Videos de Música, Playlists de MTV, Reality Shows, Noticias de Artistas, Agenda, Concursos - MTVLA". Mtvla.com. Retrieved 2015-07-12.
  2. ^ Lechner, Ernesto (September 14, 2000). "Small Victories Don't Soften Some Major Blows". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved October 22, 2016.
  3. ^ ERICA GARCIA [@ericagarcia11] (18 April 2012). "@martindagosto tatuajes en guarani? Que lindo . Yo tengo sangre guarani" (Tweet) – via Twitter.
  4. ^ "El Mago".
  5. ^ "News, reviews, interviews and more for top artists and albums – MSN Music". Msn.com. Retrieved 2015-07-12.
  6. ^ "Erica Garcia Mejor Cantante Femenina". Rolling Stone Argentina.
  7. ^ "Bunbury hará disco "bizarro"".
  8. ^ "Latin Alternative Music Conference Concert & Artist Line-up In LA".
  9. ^ Neil Strauss. "The Pop Life: When Salsa Doesn't Satisfy". New York Times.
  10. ^ "Fool's Gold's Erica Garcia".
  11. ^ "Erica García cambia y sigue".
  12. ^ Valeria Tentoni. ""Mi biblioteca está en mi mente"". Eterna Cadencia.
  13. ^ "Erica García Presenta".
  14. ^ "Escuela de Experimentación Vocal".
  15. ^ https://www.amazon.com/Tangos-Vampiros-Erica-Garcia/dp/B00ODEBVNE/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&qid=1454829932&sr=8-3&keywords=erica+garcia
  16. ^ "Olor a gas" Cafe Tacuba Alvaro Henriques, Javiera Parra, Ely Gueera, Erica Garcia. YouTube.com. 13 March 2009. Retrieved 2015-07-12.
  17. ^ "Café Tacuba". MTV.com. Retrieved 2015-07-12.
  18. ^ "Erica Garcia Website: Bandas".
  19. ^ "Best of What's Next: Fool's Gold". Paste.
  20. ^ [1] Archived July 4, 2009, at the Wayback Machine.
  21. ^ Erica GarcÃa. "Erica Garcia - El Cerebro - Amazon.com Music". Amazon.com. Retrieved 2015-07-12.
  22. ^ "El Cerebro Reedición".
  23. ^ "Amazon.com: Erica García: Bestia: Music". amazon.com.
  24. ^ "Amazon.com: Erica Garcia: Amorama: Music". Amazon.com. Retrieved 2015-07-12.
  25. ^ "News, reviews, interviews and more for top artists and albums – MSN Music". Msn.com. Retrieved 2015-07-12.
  26. ^ "Through the Wilderness: A Tribute to Madonna | 634457195226 | CD | Barnes & Noble". Music.barnesandnoble.com. 2007-11-27. Retrieved 2015-07-12.
  27. ^ "Erica García le rinde tributo a Madonna". Rolling Stone Argentina.
  28. ^ "Tributo a Sandro Un Disco de Rock @ARTISTdirect". Artistdirect.com. 1999-09-14. Retrieved 2015-07-12.
  29. ^ [2] Archived May 15, 2008, at the Wayback Machine.
  30. ^ "Entregaron los premios Gardel a la música popular". Clarin.com. Retrieved 2015-07-12.
  31. ^ [3] Archived May 20, 2010, at the Wayback Machine.
  32. ^ "Videos de Música, Playlists de MTV, Reality Shows, Noticias de Artistas, Agenda, Concursos - MTVLA". Mtvla.com. Retrieved 2015-07-12.
  33. ^ "Erica Garcia Mejor Cantante Femenina". rollingstone.com.ar.
  34. ^ "Tango Lover (TV Series) : Episode #1.1 (2002) : Full Cast & Crew". IMDb.com. Retrieved 2015-07-12.

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