Alba Garate

(Lantana) (born on 18th December 1980 in Barcelona, Spain, resident in Berlin, Germany) singer, composer, producer and actress. She moved to Madrid when she was 19 years old to study acting and pursue her musical career, where she studied acting in ECAM and NIC of Madrid. She also studied with teachers such as Fernando Sansegundo, Fernando Piernas and Marta Alvarez. It was here where she began to sing standards and jazz in different clubs. She quickly began playing in singer-songwriter clubs and was soon noticed by then EMI/Virgin A&R, Javier Liñán, who offered her a record deal. In 2006 Lantana signed with EMI/Virgin and released a self-titled EP, "Lantana". She released her first LP, "Desorden y Amor", the next year with Cadiz native Suso Saiz as producer. In 2010, no longer with EMI, Lantana went to London to record her third album "Ex-Corazón", produced by Dimitri Tikovoi and released it independently with her own label, Rubie Music. She relocated to Berlin in 2011 where she started working on her next album.
Recordings: 2006: Imaginarte (Original Soundtrack for Azuloscurocasinegro); 2006: Lantana (EP);
2007: Desorden y Amor (LP); 2007: Siempre (Remix by Hotel Persona: Stefan Olsdal and David Amen); 2010: Ex-Corazón (LP); 2010: Ex-Corazón (Remixes)
Awards: She was nominated for several important Spanish awards, including The 21st Goya Awards, MTV Spain Awards, Televisión Española Awards Album of the Year and The Spanish Music Awards.