Elli Medeiros is a singer of Uruguayan origin who started her musical career at the age of 4 in the opera Madame Butterfly.
Daughter of actress Mirtha Medeiros, she left Uruguay for Argentina at the age of 9. She will stay there for 5 years before coming to settle this time in France.
Around the age of 20, she formed with her partner Jacno and a few friends one of the first and rare French punk groups, namely "Stinky Toys".
They will give some concerts in London with phenomena such as "The Clash" or the "Sex Pistols". And Malcolm McLaren will even come to take an interest in them.
The group separated after two albums and the two lovebirds formed the pop duo "Elli & Jacno" which knew its heyday in the early 80s.
After a few albums, a new separation and this time Elli Medeiros began a solo career, helped by her new companion Ramuntcho Matta with whom she produced the album "Bom bom".
Album from which the cult "Toi mon toit" was extracted in 1986 and "A bailar Calypso" in 1987. Both of them will be very successful. The notoriety of the singer explodes and she becomes one of the flagship figures of the moment in France.
Multi talented, she also publishes comics, creates clothes and accessories and turns in films.
From 1990, she put her career aside and devoted herself mainly to her family.
To discover or rediscover.
Discography (among others ...) :
• Toi mon toi 1986
• A bailar calypso 1987
• La chanson du poisson 1987
• Bom bom 1987
• Marie 1987
• Vanille 1989
• The wheel of time 1990
1986 ... for a first title, it's a master stroke. The singer is probably signing one of the biggest hits of the 80s on the French side here ! France is in shock, but especially under the spell. HU-GE !
1987 ... she repeats a year later with this colorful title and strong South American sounds. She shows here in a striking way that she was anything but a shooting star !
1987 ... a nice suite but a mayonnaise which falls slowly but surely. Attention danger...
1987 ... the young singer unfortunately never succeeds in repeating the feat of her first title, despite obvious good will. Pity...
1987 ... an inimitable and somewhat crazy style which unfortunately is far, even too far, from the standards of the time. An atypical side which will inexorably precipitate its fall ...
1989 ... back to Dance but unfortunately there will be no miracle. Dropping out is now irreversible ...
1990 ... and the change of decade will not change anything. Even less the fact of singing in English. A flash career that still had the merit of producing one of the biggest hits of the decade on the French side, what more could you ask for !
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