Patricia Kraus

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Patricia Kraus
Born 4 January 1964
Origin Milan, Italy
Genres Pop, Jazz, Blues
Occupation(s) Singer
Website Patricia Kraus

Patricia Kraus (Spanish pronunciation: [paˈtɾiθja kɾaus]; born 4 January 1964, Milan, Italy[1]) is a Spanish singer, best known for her participation in the 1987 Eurovision Song Contest.

Kraus, daughter of Spanish tenor Alfredo Kraus, was born in Milan, where her father was based at the time. As a youngster she trained as a classical vocalist, but later opted for pop-rock music in preference.

In 1987, Kraus was chosen internally by TVE as the Spanish representative for that year's Eurovision Song Contest with the song "No estás solo" ("You're Not Alone"). It was not seen by commentators as a Eurovision-friendly song, and at the 1987 Eurovision, held on 9 May in Brussels, could only place 19th out of the 22 entries.[2] The performance is nowadays remembered more for the strange heavy make-up Kraus wore than for the song itself.[3]

Kraus released her first self-titled album shortly after her Eurovision appearance. Further albums followed, including two of experimental electronica in collaboration with Daniel Assante, which were critically well-received although modest sellers. In 1999 she formed the group Waxbeat with Juan Belda and Juan Gómez Acebo, and two albums were released. In 2006, she took part as a singing trainer in the television series Operación Triunfo, and released a solo album, Alma, in 2007. Kraus, along with Assante and Italian musicians Enrico Barbaro and Gherardo Catanzaro, is currently working under the name of Vintage Club Band.

Albums discography[edit]

  • 1987: Patricia Kraus
  • 1989: De animales y selva
  • 1991: El eco de tu voz
  • 1996: Bateria y Voz en dos Movimientos (with Daniel Assante)
  • 1998: Atlanterra (with Daniel Assante)
  • 1998: I Amm
  • 2000: Lava's Lamp (with Waxbeat)
  • 2003: Go Outside and Play (with Waxbeat)
  • 2007: Alma
  • 2009: Vintage Fun Club
  • 2011: Retrocollection
  • 2013: Divazz

References[edit]

External links[edit]

Awards and achievements
Preceded by
Cadillac
with "Valentino"
Spain in the Eurovision Song Contest
1987
Succeeded by
La Década Prodigiosa
with "La chica que yo quiero (Made in Spain)"