Bersuit Vergarabat

Bersuit Vergarabat is an Argentine rock band that formed formally in 1987.

Bersuit Vergarabat
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Bersuit Vergarabat in 2014
Background information
OriginBuenos Aires, Argentina
GenresRock en Español
Jazz rock
Years active1987–present
LabelsUniversal Music
MembersJuan Subirá (keyboards and voice)
Carlos Enrique Martín (drums)
Rene Isel "Pepe" Céspedes (bass and voice)
Daniel Suárez (voice)
Alberto Verenzuela (guitar and voice)
Germán "Cóndor" Sbarbati (voice and charango)
Past membersGustavo Cordera (voice)
Oscar Righi (guitar and voice)
Rubén Sadrinas (voice)
Charly Bianco (guitar)
Marcela Chediak (percussion)
Miguel Jara (bass)
Raúl Pagano (keyboards)


The previous name of the band (from 1987 to May 1989) was Henry y la Palangana. By the end of 1989, the band will change name several times, adopting nonsensical names like "Ernios of arcabio", "Aparrata Vergi", "Seria Soneub" (Buenos Aires spelled backwards); but eventually settled on "Bersuit Vergarabat Van de ir" then keeping only "Bersuit Vergarabat" his most iconic name.

After two albums of underground transgressor rock, the band began to experiment with Latin American rhythms such as cumbia, chacarera, candombe and cuartetazo. The lyrics, though, remained acid and critical with regard to political and social problems.

The current formation is Alberto Verenzuela (vocals, guitar, harmonica), Daniel Suárez (vocals), Germán Sbarbati (vocals, charango), Juan Subirá (keyboards, accordion, vocals), Pepe Céspedes (bass, vocals, guitar) and Carlos Enrique Martín (drums, percussion); previous members include: Gustavo Cordera (vocals), Charly Bianco (guitar, vocals), Marcela Chediak (percussion), Rubén Sadrinas (vocals) and Oscar Righi (guitar).

In honor of Buenos Aires's José Tiburcio Borda Psychiatric Hospital, the band often performs in clinical pajamas. Although there is no truth to the urban legend of Cordera spending some time in that institution, the band has demonstrated an affinity for everything related to madness and marginalization.

In addition to finding success in the Buenos Aires' underground movement, and then nationwide, Bersuit Vergarabat has attracted fans from many countries in Latin America as well as Spain and United States.

The band's success beyond Latin America hinges largely on their ability to constantly reinvent themselves, as with their late 1990s venture into reggae music, popular in the United States at the time.

One of the band's signature songs, «El tiempo no para» from their album Y Punto, is a cover of "O Tempo não Pára" by the Brazilian musician Cazuza. In his honor, Gustavo Cordera sings one of the song's verses in the live version in Portuguese.

After having success in several countries, the band broke up in 2009, due to Cordera's embarkation on a solo career. They returned to the stage three years later without their original singer. Since then, Bersuit released 3 studio albums, La Revuelta (2012), El Baile Interior (2014), La Nube Rosa (2016). This new material consolidated Condor Sbarbati and Daniel Suarez as main singers.



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Year Award Category Result
2002 MTV VMA 1999 MTV Latin America (North) Nominated
2002 MTV VMALA 2002 Best Artist — Southeast Nominated
2003 MTV VMALA 2003 Best Artist Argentina Won
2003 Premios Gardel 2003 Mejor Album Grupo de Rock De la cabeza Nominated
2004 MTV VMALA 2004 Best Rock Artist - Best Artist Argentina Nominated
2005 MTV VMALA 2005 Best Artist Southeast Nominated
2005 Premios Gardel 2005 Mejor Album Grupo Rock - Album del Año Won
2005 Premios Gardel 2005 Canción del Año - Realización del Año - Mejor DVD - Mejor Video Clip - Mejor Diseño de Portada Nominated
2006 Premios MTV 2006 Best Rock Artist Nominated
2006 Premios Gardel 2006 Mejor Diseño de Portada, Mejor Video Clip, Interpretación, Producción,Canción y Album del Año Nominated
2007 Premios MTV 2007 Best Rock Artist Nominated
2007 Premios Gardel 2007 Mejor DVD Nominated

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