Enanitos Verdes & Hombres G live at AVA Amphitheater! Tickets go on-sale Saturday, April 7 at 10am.
Los Enanitos Verdes meaning “Little Green Men” is an Argentinean pop and rock band, hailing from Mendoza, Argentina.
Formed in 1979 by vocalist/bass and keyboard player Marciano Cantero, guitarist Felipe Staiti, and drummer Daniel Piccolo, Los Enanitos Verdes began by playing shows around the area of Mendoza. After making the move from Mendoza to Buenos Aires in the hope of raising their exposure and playing more shows, the band enlisted the help of guitarist and vocalist Sergio Embrioni and keyboard player Tito Dávila in 1984. Los Enanitos Verdes’ debut self-titled release arrived in 1984 on the label Mordisco. The album spawned the hit single “Aún sigo Cantando”, however marked the departure of Embrioni a year later.
The band’s follow-up, 1986’s “Contrareloj” produced by Andrés Calamaro, saw Los Enanitos Verdes cover more original ground and produce the hits “Tus Viejas Cartas”, “Cada vez que digo Adiós”, and “La muralla Verde”. Produced by Calamaro once again, the band’s third album “Habitaciones extrañas” was issued by Sony Music in 1987. A year later, Los Enanitos Verdes issued the album “Carrousel”, and began an extensive tour of South America including a show at the popular Viña del Mar Festival. Soon after the band broke up with Marciano Cantero embarking on a solo career.
In 1992 Los Enanitos Verdes returned to the scene and recorded “Igual que Ayer” issued by EMI later that year. The platinum selling “Big Bang” was released in 1994, a year before the group participated in the Billboard Latin Forum Showcase in 1995. The band subsequently released the compilation “20 Grandes Éxitos” in 1995, the candid “Guerra Gaucha” in 1996, “Planetario” in 1997, “Tracción Acústica” in 1998, and the Grammy-nominated “Néctar” in 1999. In 2000 Los Enanitos Verdes toured alongside Molotov, Aterciopelados, and Café Tacuba as a part of the 17-date Watcha Tour. The album “Solo para Fanáticos” arrived in 2001, followed by “Amores Lejanos” in 2003, the live album “En Vivo” in 2004, “Pescado Original” in 2006, “Inéditos” in 2010 and “Tic Tac” in 2013.
Hombres G (formed in 1982) is a popular Spanish pop and rock four-piece who made their debut with the single “Devuelveme A Mi Chica”, hailing from Madrid, Spain.
Named after the American film “G-Men”, Hombres G was originally formed by guitarist Daniel Mezquita, drummer Javier Molina, and singer/bassist David Summers. Second guitarist Rafael Gutierrez joined shortly afterwards completing the lineup, after which the group made their performance debut at Madrid’s Rock-Ola in 1983. Adopting the sound of the time, influenced by new wave and melodic pop, Hombres G recorded an early demo “Millagro En El Congo” in 1984, which resulted in the group inking a deal with Twins Records that year.
The band released their eponymously-titled debut album in 1985, spawning Hombres G’s commercial breakthrough single “Devuélveme a mi chic”. The single rose to international success for its playful, accessible nature and resulted in a Peruvian airport runway nearly being closed due to an excess of fans congregating there upon the band's arrival. The full-length “La cagiest… Burt Lancaster” arrived in 1986 boasting more mature themes and sounds then the debut, as did its follow-up 1987’s “Estamos locos…¿oqué?”. Following the release the band embarked on a relentless world tour of bull rings and arenas with an estimated one million people seeing Hombres G perform that summer. Also in 1987 the group starred in their first autobiographical film “Sufré mamón”, directed by Daivd’s father Maneul Summers.
A fourth album “Agitar antes de usar” was released in 1988 highlighting the group’s rock and roll and ballad influences, later spawning the single “Suéltate el pelo”. A year later “Voy a pasármelo bien” hit the shelves marking their most mature album to date, followed in 1990 by “Ésta es tu vida”, which featured orchestration from the London Symphony Orchestra. Following the release of their 1992 album “Historia del bikini”, produced by Colin Feirley, Hombres G announced they were taking a hiatus.
That hiatus would last until 2002 when Hombres G released the full-length “Peligrosamente Juntos”, after which the group embarked on a tour of Spain, Latin America, and the U.S. The band’s tenth album, appropriately titled “10” was issued in 2007 topping the Spanish Album Chart upon release. Compared with the likes of Coldplay and U2, the album earned a Grammy nomination for Best Pop Album By A Duo or Group with Vocal and received a host of favourable reviews. Hombres G’s subsequent release, 2010’s “Desayuno Continental” spawned the singles “El secreto de vivir” and “Vete de mi”, and was followed in 2011 with full-length “En la playa”.