MARIA GABRIELA EPUMER
A careers profile
There are not many women actively participating in composing, playing and singing as María Gabriela Epumer into de Argentine rock movement.
From the begining, back in 1979, she started playing with MARIA ROSA YORIO and recorded an album called Con los Ojos cerrados, for Sony Music.
In 1982-1983 as part of the first female bands en Argentina, she participated in ROUGE, that later was transformed in VIUDA E HIJAS DE ROQUE ENROLL -one of the most famous groups of the country in the 80’s—producing three albums from 1984 to 1988:
1984 — Viuda e Hijas de Roque Enroll
1985 — Ciudad Catrúnica
1986 - Vale 4
Also during this years she participated in FITO PAEZ´S album Corazón Clandestino and MARIA ROSA YORIO´S album Puertos.
In 1989, she formed a new band called MALETA DE LOCA with CLAUDIA SINESI, (VIUDA E HIJAS DE ROQUE ENROLL’S bass player), recording one album with the same name.
In 1990 she started working as the lead guitar player in CELESTE CARBALLO´S band, a very popular R&B singer in Argentina, leaving two albums Celeste en Buenos Aires and Chocolate Ingles.
After that in 1991, she played with ALEJANDRO LERNER, a great song and ballad composer from Argentina.
In late 1992 she returned to play in a females band called LAS CHICAS touring through Argentina.
In 1993 she found herself performing with the most important Argentine rock composer CHARLY GARCIA. With him, she played lead guitar and vocals. They were on tour during 1993-1995 through Latin America and USA and also made two records:
1994 — La Hija de la Lagrima
1995 — Cassandra Lange
Closing this long tour they performed an unplugged show for MTV in Miami recording a live album called Hello.The concert was seen all around MTV latin american net.
Also during 1995 she was introduced to ROBERT FRIPP with whom she made a seminar ending in a tour with LOS GAUCHOS ALEMANES (Fripp´s students) for many states of Argentina and performance with ROBERT FRIPP and his students in Buenos Aires.
Later this year, she got associated with FERNANDO SAMALEA (Charly García´s drummer) in a new project called MONTECARLO JAZZ ENSAMBLE. More than fifty misicians from different musical styles had been gathered for a record that was made absolutely in benefit of the Argentinean Indian Community. Many of the songs of this album were played, and composed by María Gabriela Epumer.
At the end of 1995 VIUDA E HIJAS DE ROQUE ENROLL were reunited in Buenos Aires (Argentina) to record a live album of their old songs.
Starting 1996, María Gabriela Epumer formed her band, A1, with whom she recorded her first soloist album called Señorita corazón, produced by Tweety Gonzalez (ex Soda Stereo keyboard player) and invited the guitar player Eric Shermerhorn (Iggy Pop, Tin Machine & TheThe) to play in the album. They been performing in many pubs during the year and edited Un Lugar, her first videoclip, directed by Julian Kancepolsky .
Also this year, María Gabriela Epumer recorded two albums with CHARLY GARCIA: Say no more and Alta Fidelidad.recorded in madrid,new york,and buenos aires. She performed with him in Porto Alegre (Brasil) and Bogotá (Colombia) where GARCIA joinned the great argentinian composer FITO PAEZ, after a long time of being separated. They gave an historical concert at El Campin stadium.
During 1997, A1 been performing all around the country and worked in two more videos: Voy a tener que buscarte, directed by Mariano Mucci and Señorita Corazón made in animation by the comic authors Max Cachimba and Pablo Rodriguez Jauregui.
In 1998 Maria Gabriela Epumer made a presentation of Señorita Corazon
for about 500 special guests and press. She been on tour around many states of Argentina, performed at Buenos Aires No Duerme festival, organized by the City Gobernment, and edited a new videoclip Mal Rato, presentated with a show for about 800 people.
She closed that succesfull year with a crowded concert at Buenos Aires Vivo III festival (30.000 people!!) —you can listen and see it at www.frecuenciaweb/htm/bav3/htm/epumer/epumer.htm
Also, María Gabriela Epumer been recording CHARLY GARCIA´s album El Aguante, that was presented with 2 shows at Obras Sanitarias Stadium in Buenos Aires and at Buenos Aires Vivo III (february of 1999)festival, concert that registered the record score in people concurrence (200.000 !!) of the festival´s three editions.Recorded a live album call "Demasiado ego".
The last year (1999) she was working in the produccion of her new album call"Perfume",and playing with her band in diferent places,one of the most important was in the Luna Park stadium with Blur.
The band in "perfume" :Christian Basso (bass),Fernando Kabusacki (guitar ) and Martin Millan ( drums),and a very important guests like: Charly Garcia ,Fito Paez,Richard Coleman ,Robert Fripp,Fernando Samalea,Claudia Sinesi,Francisco Bochaton,….released in this year (may,2000)
Now she is on tour around all Argentina, before the end of this year she will release "perfume" in chile .She realeased an edition of "Señorita Corazon" and " Perfume"in Japan.
During july and august she played in House of blues (Los Angeles U.S.A),L.A.M.C (Latin Alternative Music Conference) in New York and then in Porto alegre (brasil)
In october (2000) she was openning before SEANN LENNON and SONIC YOUTH ,in January of 2001 with Beck and R.E.M.
During 2001 she was on tour in Spain (femina rock) with Aterciopelados and Julieta Venegas ,and was playing whith Charly Garcia ,
Recording with diferents artists from Argentina,and In september of this year she started to record POCKETPOP is single with 2 songs an one interactive track .she released in december 2001.
2002 she recorded with Charly Garcia "Influencia" his new album ,they were on tour in Latinoamerica .In december of the same year she released THE COMPILADY ,a compilation of all your best songs , remixes and videos.
Now she is playing on tour in Argentina ,with her band (Fernando Kabusacki-Matias Mango-Lautaro Guida and Silvio Ottolini,and working with the new songs for a new album.