The origins of Los Manolos dates back to the end of 1989, when ten friends from Barcelona, fans of the “Rumba Catalana” began to practice this genre combining it with instruments and a rocky attitude. In their repertoire they included rumbas of Peret and Gato Pérez, adaptations of pop themes (“All my Loving”, Strangers in the Night ”, or “El Meu Avi ”, for example) and some songs of their own creation such as “Esa rumba va», «Dame un beso» or «Hazme un francés, Inés».
Their performance and looks caught the attention of the press and multinational company RCA (BMG-Ariola), who signed them after performing at a party. Their first album, Pasión condal, recorded in 1991, became number 2 in Spain and became the third best-selling Spanish album. Their version of a song of The Beatles ranked number 3 in Spain and was considered years later by the newsletter “El País” as the summer hit of 1992.
That same year they recorded their second album, Dulce Veneno, and performed at the Closing Ceremony of the Olympic Games of Barcelona in 1992. They also recorded a version of “Amigos para Siempre” by Sarah Brightman and Josep Carreras, anthem of those Games which ranked them number 3 nationally.
More than 25 years have passed since the Olympic dream. The Manolos, survivors of that historic moment, continue to take the stage with more enthusiasm than ever, willing to take the Rumba wherever they wish for “fun and party”