A Spanish band Baccara became popular at the end of the 70-ies, the most famous hits being «Cara Mia», «Sorry I’m A Lady». Baccara sold the most copies of their single and featured in the Guiness Book of World Records, as the highest selling female band. The band members have changed over the years and the current team is different to the original ones.
The original band singers Mayte Mateos and Maria Mendiola met during one of the Spanish ballet troupe’s tour. They decided to form a music band by singing cover songs in clubs and hotels. Shortly after that they met their first producer from RCA studio. Together they released their first single «Yes Sir, I Can Boogie», which was instantly at the top of all music charts and loved by the audience.
The first studio album that became platinum twice was released in 1977. At the same time Baccara performed at a prestigious music festival in Tokyo, where they ended up being 14th. In 1978 Baccara were representing Luxembourg at the Eurovision song contest, where they came 7th.
Starting from late 70-ies the band often on TV, loved by European as well as the Soviet Union fans. In a few years’ time one of the band members was raising her concerns about the quality of the audio, which resulted in change of their production company, failure of their forth album and the end of Baccara
In the 90-ies Mayte Mateos and one of her friends Cristina Sevilla formed a new band and called it Baccara 2000. They performed at a few festivals, released a couple of albums, although the partnership wasn’t truly successful. At the same time Maria Mendiola created her own project – New Baccara. Maria Peres became her new companion and fellow band member, who was later replaced by Maria Mendiola’s niece – Laura. This is how Baccara is known today, the current band is regularly touring in CIS countries and Russia.
Baccara hits & videos
Baccara released 12 studio albums, 22 singles and 14 compilations
The first album which included hits like «Yes Sir, I Can Boogie» and «Sorry, I’m a Lady». One of the key features was an Elvis Presley cover song. The album was at the top of all the hit charts of Norway, Sweden and Finland in 1977-1978.
Light My Fire (1978)
One of the most popular songs is «Parlez-vous français?», which was performed at the Eurovision song contest
The most popular singles of this album were «Ay, Ay Sailor» and «By 1999». None of the albums were released on a CD, as the ownership rights belonged to Sony BMG, who were not into it at the time.
Bad Boys (1981)
The last album released by the original band members despite all the misunderstanding and conflicts. Sadly due to the end of disco era the record has not been able to find its audience, which resulted in a failure. It never made it to any of the hit charts in Europe and wasn’t released at all in the USA.
Baccara book a show
If you want to make your party truly unforgettable and surprise your guests with great dance music, you should consider booking a show of Baccara. Their lively cheerful music and love songs will be a great final touch to any event. You can book Baccara for a public show, festival, corporate party, New Year’s party, birthday celebration, wedding, presentation and any other type of event on the official website of Baccara. Please contact us via the form on the website or by calling one of our agents directly to confirm the availability and the fee for the event. Please note that the artists is popular in the UK, as well as everywhere else in Europe, advance event booking is recommended.