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Elsten Torres: Nocturno

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Elsten Torres

Biography

ELSTEN TORRES HISTORY

Being an original has never been a problem for the Cuban born, NYC raised singer-songwriter Elsten Torres. “Be yourself everyone else is already taken” is not only his favorite quote from Oscar Wilde, but also his personal motto.

A musical pioneer, having been credited as one of the prominent creators of the Latin Alternative Rock sound of the late 90’s in the USA, this eclectic and unconventional musician has cemented his artistic fingerprints in the music industry for over 3 decades now.

Elsten is a multicultural bilingual artist who has performed on stages all over the world as well as an award winning songwriter with major international hits.

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He has earned two GRAMMY nominations, two BMI songwriting awards, and six Billboard top ten hits throughout his career. Starting in 1994, with the Afro Cuban/Rock influenced hit, “Revolucion” (Revolution) under the moniker “Fulano De Tal”, Elsten began his recording trajectory with flying colors.

Subsequently, he forms the band, “Fulano” and is signed to BMG/SONY Records and Warner Music Publishing, where his career takes off at an unstoppable velocity. He is often regarded as one of the true songsmiths of his generation for his uncanny ability to write songs that become instant classics in both Spanish and English and that appeal to a vast worldwide audience.

In 2016, Elsten released his greatest hits album, “Exitos Acusticos” (Acoustic Hits) and in 2020 he released his 11th album “At the end of love”. Currently, Elsten is in the studio recording his next all Spanish full-length album tentatively titled, “Nocturno”.

He continues to move forward in his musical journey as the always-creative chameleon forging ahead to new musical landscapes.


RECENT HIGHLIGHTS: Elsten Torres: Nocturno

Commissioned by “DREAMWORKS”/UNIVERSAL PICTURES to adapt and write the theme song “Fearless” (Valiente) in Spanish for the animated children’s film, “Spirit – Untamed”.

Featured songwriter for Elvis Costello’s all Spanish album release, “Spanish Model” 2021 Invited as a featured performer at the 30th edition of the Folk Alliance International Conference in Kansas City, MO (2018).

The National Geographic channel features Elsten Torres and his music on the original documentary, “La Cuba De Hoy” (2016).
International Latin superstar, David Bisbal, records the song, “Closer Tonight” in both English & Spanish. The song is chosen for the “100th anniversary of Freixenet champagne TV commercial in Europe (2014).

  • Featured artist on the USA tour of classic artists, “The Family Stone” & “The Spinners” in (2013).
  • Grammy Award Nominee for “Best Latin Pop Album” for his record “Individual” (2007).
  • Latin Grammy Award nominee for “Best Song Of The Year” for “Todo El Año” (2005).
  • “Todo El Año” reaches # 1 on Billboard Latin Charts for 5 consecutive weeks (2005)
  • BMI Award Recipient for “Todo El Año” & “Los Demas” in the category of “One of the 50 Most Performed Songs on Latin Radio” (2005 & 2004).

Has written songs and worked in musical projects for Ricky Martin, Luis Fonsi, Alejandra Guzman, Elvis Costello, David Bisbal, Julio Iglesias Jr., and many other international artists.

Elsten Torres: Nocturno

  • Discography
  • “Ataque” (Rebelde Sin Causa) – Discos Gas/Mexico – 1990
  • “Revolucion” (Fulano De Tal) – Radio Vox Records -1995
  • “Normal” – (Fulano De Tal) – BMG/RCA – 1997
  • “Etc.” – (Fulano) – Radio Vox/DLN – 2000
  • “Individual” – (Fulano/Elsten Torres) – FM Records -2006
  • * GRAMMY©Nominated “Best Latin Pop Album”
  • “If You Say So” – (Elsten Torres) – Uno Entertainment – 2008
  • “Borders” – (Hey Elsten) – Real Artificial Music – 2011
  • “Waiting for Clouds” – (Elsten Torres)- Real Artificial Music-2013
  • “Exitos Acusticos” – (Fulano De Tal/Elsten Torres) – CMP 2016
  • *Greatest Hits album
  • “Vamonos, Vamonos” (Elsten y Los Damn Ramblers) – 2017
  • “At The End Of Love” (Elsten Torres) – 2020

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