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

Érica García, born April 6 in Buenos Aires, Argentina, 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] She directs her own Academy.[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. She made three records for Universal, the first one was produced by Ricardo Mollo (her partner in 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.[4] She played and recorded in the Los Angeles musical collective Fool's Gold. She recorded and produced her fourth album ¨Afternoon in Bamboos¨ in Silver Lake, Los Angeles, 2006. She created the band Mountain Party to play the Hypnorituals and Mesmemusical miracles Hanging in the sky, an iconic folk festival curated by Devendra Banhart. She went back to her country Argentina in 2010. She started the recording of the album ¨Eleven¨ to be released in 2011.[dated info] She organized the Santo Bombo[5] parties, with bombo legüero performances, dancers, tattoo artists, and electronic music. 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.[3]


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,[6] Ely Guerra, Los Tres and Javiera Parra at the MTV Latin awards in Los Angeles, 2002.[7] Her other collaboration include Brazzaville, Cienfuegos [8]
Montecarlo Jazz Ensemble
Pampa del Indio
Andrea Alvarez
Fool's Gold[9][10]



  • El cerebro (1997) Producer : Ricardo Mollo [11][12]

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

  • La bestia (1998) Producer: Erica Garcia and Ricardo Mollo[13]

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

  • Amorama (2001) Producer: Gustavo Santaolalla[14]

Justin Meldhal Johnsen
Jon Brion
Victor Indrizzo
Roger Manning Jr.
Joe Gore [15]
David Campbell
Sebastian Escofet
Javier Casalla
Gustavo Santaolalla

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 [16] (Manimal Vinyl) 2006 [17] "Tributo a Sandro", "Quiero llenarme de ti" 2000 [18]


  • Latin Grammy Nomination, 2000[19]
  • Premio Gardel 1999 Nominacion, Mejor Artista de rock[20]
  • Premio Gardel 2002 Nominacion [21]
  • MTV Latin awards nominee[22]
  • Best female singer, Rolling Stone Latin America 2000, 2001, 2002[23]
  • 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". [24]


  1. ^ "Videos de Música, Playlists de MTV, Reality Shows, Noticias de Artistas, Agenda, Concursos - MTVLA". Mtvla.com. Retrieved 2015-07-12. 
  2. ^ [1][dead link]
  3. ^ a b "Escuela de Experimentación Vocal". Experimentacionvocal.blogspot.com.ar. Retrieved 2015-07-12. 
  4. ^ "News, reviews, interviews and more for top artists and albums – MSN Music". Msn.com. Retrieved 2015-07-12. 
  5. ^ [2][dead link]
  6. ^ "Olor a gas" Cafe Tacuba Alvaro Henriques, Javiera Parra, Ely Gueera, Erica Garcia. YouTube.com. 13 March 2009. Retrieved 2015-07-12. 
  7. ^ "Café Tacuba". MTV.com. Retrieved 2015-07-12. 
  8. ^ [3][dead link]
  9. ^ [4][dead link]
  10. ^ [5][dead link]
  11. ^ Erica GarcÃa. "Erica Garcia - El Cerebro - Amazon.com Music". Amazon.com. Retrieved 2015-07-12. 
  12. ^ [6][dead link]
  13. ^ "Amazon.com: Erica García: Bestia: Music". amazon.com. 
  14. ^ "Amazon.com: Erica Garcia: Amorama: Music". Amazon.com. Retrieved 2015-07-12. 
  15. ^ "News, reviews, interviews and more for top artists and albums – MSN Music". Msn.com. Retrieved 2015-07-12. 
  16. ^ "Through the Wilderness: A Tribute to Madonna | 634457195226 | CD | Barnes & Noble". Music.barnesandnoble.com. 2007-11-27. Retrieved 2015-07-12. 
  17. ^ "filmstills.org - This website is for sale! - filmstills Resources and Information". Nogoodforme.filmstills.org. Retrieved 2015-07-12. 
  18. ^ "Tributo a Sandro Un Disco de Rock @ARTISTdirect". Artistdirect.com. 1999-09-14. Retrieved 2015-07-12. 
  19. ^ [7][dead link]
  20. ^ "Entregaron los premios Gardel a la música popular". Clarin.com. Retrieved 2015-07-12. 
  21. ^ [8][dead link]
  22. ^ "Videos de Música, Playlists de MTV, Reality Shows, Noticias de Artistas, Agenda, Concursos - MTVLA". Mtvla.com. Retrieved 2015-07-12. 
  23. ^ "Erica Garcia Mejor Cantante Femenina". rollingstone.com.ar. 
  24. ^ "Tango Lover (TV Series) : Episode #1.1 (2002) : Full Cast & Crew". IMDb.com. Retrieved 2015-07-12. 

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