Lela Tsurtsumia (Georgian: ლელა წურწუმია) (born 12 February 1969) is a Georgian pop singer and actress. She broke through in 1999 and nowadays is the most popular Georgian female singer. In 2000, she was the first female to perform show in Tbilisi Concert Hall. She sings in Georgian, Mingrelian and Laz languages.
|Born||12 February 1969|
|Genres||Pop, soul, dance, folk music|
In 2006, Tsurtsumia began to form her live band. After two month of rehearsals she and the band began touring Georgia, and had two concerts in Athens, Greece. After that they were invited to held "Imedi TV" sessions. This was a live concert, which was recorded and released on DVD and CD, called LIVE - Lela Tsurtsumia.
The band features:
- Irakli Menteshashvili - keyboards
- Chabuka Amiranashvili - saxophone
- Maia Kachkachishvili - keyboards
- Lasha Abashmadze - bass guitar
- Levan Sharashidze - guitar
- Ramaz Khudoevi - percussion
- Nika Abashmadze - drums
- Vaska Kutuxov - garmoni
- Gio Mamula -
- Shota - duduning
- Rati Durglishvili
- Gvanca Kachkachishvili
- Alex Nonikoff
In 2002, Tsurtsumia had another successful show at Tbilisi Sport Hall, with more than 25,000 spectators attending the show, arecord. Another record was set in 2004, when she released the popular album Suleli Tsvima (Crazy Rain), which sold more than 60,000 copies in Georgia. Tsurtsumia also has sold more than 10,000 albums abroad, in Israel, the U.S., and Russia.
Tsurtsumia's songs are covered in other countries. In Armenia she's so popular, that songs like "Samba" and "Love Story" charted #1 in the country and were covered by Armenian singers.
After 2006, Tsurtsumia appeared on stage only with her live jazz band.
In 2007, Tsurtsumia released her first live album, called LIVE - Lela Tsurtsumia. "Never seen before quality of live performance and post-production in Georgia"[This quote needs a citation] - said one Georgian music magazine reviewer.
- Paemani (Date, 2000)
- Ocneba Shenze (Dream of you, 2000)
- Suleli Tsvima (Stupid Rain, 2004)
- Popular Duets (2005)
- Tsamebs Shentvis Vinakhav (I Save Seconds For You, 2006)
- Yamo Helessa (Lord have mercy, 2006)
- The Best(2002)
- The Best (Israel, 2006)
- The Best (USA, 2006)
|2011||Darchi Chemtan (Stay with Me)||Qeti|
|2011||Garigeba 20 Tslis Shemdeg (Deal After 20 Years)||Tsiala|