Kid Abelha

Kid Abelha

Infobox musical artist 2
Name = Kid Abelha


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Background = group_or_band
Origin = flag icon of Brazil Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Genre = Pop
Rock
Years_active = 1981 - present
Label = Warner (1982 - 2000)
Universal (2000 - today)
Current_members = Paula Toller
George Israel
Bruno Fortunato
Past_members = Leoni (1981-1986)
Carlos Beni (1981-1984)
Beto Martins (1981-1984)
Richard Owens (1981-1984)

Kid Abelha is a pop/rock band from Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, formed by Paula Toller (lead vocals), George Israel (sax, guitar and vocals) and Bruno Fortunato (acoustic and electric guitar). The group has recorded 13 studio albums, 3 live albums and 2 live DVDs. In their 26 years' existence, they have created many songs which have entered into Brazilian pop-rock history. They are regarded by the press and colleagues in the music business to be a real "hit factory".

History

Kid Abelha & Os Abóboras Selvagens

The group was formed in late 1981 by drummer Carlos Beni, George Israel and Leoni, with Paula Toller joining the band during a rehearsal. In 1982, with guitarist Beto Martins and American keyboardist Richard Owens they recorded a demo tape "Distração" ("Distraction") and "Vida de cão é chato pra cachorro" ("Living like a dog is boring like hell"). Drummer Beni took the tape to radio station Fluminense FM; when asked the band's name, he took a piece of paper from his pocket that had the list of names considered by the group without reaching a consensus and read out the first one: "Kid Abelha & os Abóboras Selvagens" ("Kid Bee and the Wild Pumpkins"). Achieving success in the Rio underground scene, the two songs were released on the compilation album "Rock Voador", with other new Brazilian rock bands. The band then recorded the single "Pintura Íntima"/"Por que não eu?", with more than 100,000 copies soldcite book | last = Dapieve | first = Arthur | authorlink = | coauthors = | title = BRock - o rock brasileiro dos anos 80 | publisher = DBA | date = 2000 | location = São Paulo | pages = | url = | doi = | id = ISBN 85-7234-253-2 ] .

In 1984 the band released their first album, "Seu Espião" ("Your Spy"), which included, among others, the classic "Pintura Íntima" ("Private Painting"), "Fixação" ("Fixation") and "Como Eu Quero" ("The Way I Want"). With this LP, they received the first gold record of the new generation of Brazilian artists.

In 1985, the band performed at the first Rock in Rio, an experience described by the band as their "entrance exam" into the business.

In 1986 Leoni had an altercation with Léo Jaime that also involved Paula Toller, Leoni's wife Fabiana Kherlakian and Herbert Vianna. After being hit by Paula with a pandeiro, Leoni left the band.

Discography

tudio albums

* "Seu Espião" (1984) 100,000 GOLD
* "Educação Sentimental" (1985) 250,000 PLATINUM
* "Tomate" (1987) 150,000 GOLD
* "Kid" (1989) 100,000 GOLD
* "Tudo é Permitido" (1991) (Everything's Allowed) 300,000 PLATINUM
* "Iê Iê Iê" (1993) 200,000 GOLD
* "Meu Mundo Gira Em Torno de Você" (1996) (My world spins around you) 400,000 PLATINUM
* "Autolove" (1998) 150,000 GOLD
* "Espanhol" (1999) (Spanish)
* "Coleção" (2000) (Collection) 100,000 GOLD
* "Surf" (2001) 100,000 GOLD
* "Pega Vida" (2005) (Catch Life) 100,000 GOLD

Live albums

* "Kid Abelha Ao Vivo" (1986) 250,000 PLATINUM
* "Meio Desligado" (1995) 500,000 2X PLATINUM
* "Kid Abelha Acústico MTV" (2002) 1,000,000 DIAMOND

Compilations

* "Greatest Hits 80's" (1990) - 500,000 (2x platina)
* "Remix" (1997)
* "E-Collection" (2001)
* "Warner 30 Anos" (2006)

EPs / Singles

* "Pintura Íntima"/"Por Que Não Eu?" (1983)
* "Como Eu Quero"/"Homem Com Uma Missão" (1984)
* "Kid Abelha Single" (1997)

DVDs

* "Acústico MTV" (2002)
* "Pega Vida" (2005)

ongs

ongs which have charted

Other well-known songs

*1982: "Distração"
*1985: "Educação Sentimental (Parts I & II)"
*1986: "Nada por Mim"
*1987: "Tomate"
*1991: "No Seu Lugar"
*1996: "Como É Que Eu Vou Embora"
*1996: "Te Amo Pra Sempre"
*1998: "Eu Só Penso Em Você"
*1998: "Maio..."
*2000: "Deve ser amor"
*2000: "Pingos de Amor"
*2001: "Eu Não Esqueço Nada"

Videography

* Como Eu Quero (1984)
* Seu Espião (1984)
* Nada Tanto Assim (1984)
* Lágrimas e Chuva (1985)
* Os Outros (1985)
* Nada Por Mim (1986)
* Tomate (1987)
* Me Deixa Falar (1987)
* Agora Sei (1989)
* Grand Hotel (1991)
* No Seu Lugar (1991)
* Eu Tive Um Sonho (1993)
* Em Noventa e Dois (1993)
* Te Amo Pra Sempre (1996)
* Na Rua, Na Chuva, Na Fazenda (1996)
* ¿Porque Me Quedo Tán Sola? (1997)
* Eu Só Penso em Você (1998)
* Maio... (1998)
* Deve Ser Amor (2000)
* Eu Contra A Noite (2001)
* O Rei do Salão (2001)
* Eu Não Esqueço Nada (2001)
* Nada Sei (2002)
* Quero te Encontrar (2002)
* Poligamia (2005)
* Peito Aberto (2005)
* Pq Eu Não Desisto de Vc (2005)
* Eu Tou Tentando (2005)

References

External links

* [http://www.kidabelha.com.br Kid Abelha official site]


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