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Fito & Fitipaldis

Fito & Fitipaldis
Background information
Origin Bilbao, Spain
Genres Rock and roll
Blues rock
Rockabilly
Rhythm & blues
Swing
Jazz
Latin rock
Years active 1998–present
Labels DRO
Associated acts Platero y Tú
Extrechinato y Tú
Extremoduro
Rosendo
Andrés Calamaro
Website http://www.fitoyfitipaldis.com
Members Fito Cabrales
Carlos Raya
Javier Alzola
José "El niño" Bruno
Candy Caramelo
Joserra Semperena
Past members José Alberto Bátiz
Miguel Colino
Roberto Caballero
Irazoki
Polako
Chema "Animal"

Fito & Fitipaldis (Spanish pronunciation: ) are a Spanish rock band, formed in 1998. It was created by Fito Cabrales with the intention of publishing songs which were not in the style of his other band, Platero y Tú. Its style is a mix of rock, Soul, swing, etc.

In 2009 they released their latest album, "Antes de que Cuente Diez", which was top in Spain for various weeks.

Contents

  • History 1
  • Former and Current Members 2
    • Timeline 2.1
  • Discography 3
    • Studio albums 3.1
    • Live albums 3.2
  • In other media 4
  • See also 5
  • Notes 6
  • External links 7

History

Fito Cabrales, former vocalist to Spanish rock group Platero y Tú, left the reasonably successful group in 1998 in search of a new sound. Cabrales formed his own group, calling it Fito & Fitipaldis. Striving to synthesize such elements as soul, pop, swing, flamenco, Tex-Mex, and Latin jazz, Cabrales claims that "everything has a place in this emotional, complex-free music." Signing with DRO Atlantic, Fito & Fitipaldis released their first disc, A Puerta Cerrada (A Closed Door) in 1998, and their second, Los sueños locos (The Crazy Dreams) in 2001. The group's 2003 release, Lo más lejos a tu lado (The Farthest from Your Place) achieved great success, reaching number two on the national charts during its first two weeks, and exceeding sales projections considerably. Cabrales and friends toured extensively throughout Spain and beyond, playing some of Europe's most important venues. In 2006 Fito & Fitipaldis released Por la boca vive el pez (Fish Live by the Mouth) and are now among Spain's most popular performing artists. Cabrales' free-spirited approach to songwriting is easily summarized: "I would like everybody to understand these songs their own way. They are just songs. So much work, so much worrying, so much thinking about them and finally...they are just songs."

Former and Current Members

  • Singer & guitar: Adolfo "Fito" Cabrales
  • Guitar: J.A. Batiz, Carlos Raya, Txus Alday
  • Bass: Edu Baxter, Roberto "Candy" Caramelo, Miguel Colino
  • Drums: Arturo García, Ricardo Cantera, Fernan Irazoki, José "el niño" Bruno, "Polako", Daniel Griffin
  • Saxophone: Javi Alzola
  • Piano: Mario Larrañaga
  • Keyboards: Joserra Semperena

Timeline

Discography

Studio albums

Year Studio albums Peak chart positions Certifications
(sales thresholds)
SPA
[1]
1998 A Puerta Cerrada
  • Released: October 16, 1998
  • Label: Dro
54[2]
  • SPA: Platinum[3]
2001 Los Sueños Locos
  • Released: October 19, 2001
  • Label: Dro
30
  • SPA: Platinum[3]
2003 Lo Más Lejos a Tu Lado
  • Released: September 1, 2003
  • Label: Dro
2[4]
  • SPA: 3× Platinum[3]
2006 Por la Boca Vive el Pez
  • Released: September 11, 2006
  • Label: Dro
1
  • SPA: 4× Platinum[5]
2009 Antes de que Cuente Diez
  • Released: September 15, 2009
  • Label: Dro
1
  • SPA: 4× Platinum[6]
2014 Huyendo conmigo de mí
  • Released: October 28, 2014
  • Label: Dro
1
"—" denotes releases that did not chart or were not released in that country.

Live albums

Year Live albums Peak chart positions Certifications
(sales thresholds)
SPA
[1]
2004 Vivo...Para Contarlo
  • Released: November 22, 2004
  • Label: Dro
8[8]
  • SPA: Platinum[3]
2008 Dos Son Multitud featuring Andrés Calamaro
  • Released: March 25, 2008
  • Label: Dro
2

2014 En Directo desde el Teatro Arriaga
  • Released: March 4, 2014
  • Label: Dro
2
"—" denotes releases that did not chart or were not released in that country.

In other media

The song "Por la boca vive el pez" is a DLC song in the video game Guitar Hero World Tour[9]

See also

Notes

  1. ^ a b "spanishcharts.com - Spanish charts portal". Retrieved April 5, 2014. 
  2. ^ http://promusicae.es/files/listassemanales/albumes/historial/TOP%20100%20ALBUMES%2008_38.pdf
  3. ^ a b c d http://www.fitoyfitipaldis.com/web/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=49&Itemid=31
  4. ^ http://www.promusicae.org/files/listassemanales/albumes/historial/TOP%20100%20ALBUMES%2009_15.pdf
  5. ^ Promusicae (2007). "Top 100 álbumes" (PDF) (in Spanish). 
  6. ^ http://www.fitoyfitipaldis.com/web/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=380:cuadruple-disco-de-platino-e-incorporacion-de-sevilla-y-granada-al-final-de-gira&catid=17:noticias&Itemid=80
  7. ^ a b "Top 100 Week 44".  
  8. ^ http://promusicae.es/files/listassemanales/albumes/historial/TOP%20100%20ALBUMES%2004_50.pdf
  9. ^ http://www.ign.com/articles/2008/12/11/guitar-hero-adds-european-bands

External links

  • Official site
  • Fitipaldis.com
  • DRO
  • Last Tour International
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