Elsten Torres
Elsten Torres
Originality has never been a problem for Cuban-New York singer-songwriter Elsten Torres. “Be yourself, everyone else is already taken” is his favorite phrase from Oscar Wilde and his personal motto. A musical pioneer recognized as one of the creators of the 90's alternative Latin rock sound and movement in the United States, this unconventional eclectic musician has firmly left his artistic footprints in the music industry for over 3 decades. Elsten is a bilingual multicultural artist who has performed live internationally as well as a composer awarded for his international successes.
With two GRAMMY nominations, two BMI Awards and six Billboard Top Ten songs including a #1 for 5 weeks, Elsten has earned the well-deserved respect of everyone in the music business. Starting in 1994, with his first Afro-Cuban/rock style hit “Revolucion” under the nickname, “Fulano De Tal,” Elsten begins his career as an artist in spectacular fashion. Later, he created the group, “Fulano” and was signed by BMG/Sony Discs and the international publishing house Warner Chappell where his career jumped at an unstoppable speed. He is often considered one of the few genuine composers of his time for his special ability to compose songs that become instant classics in Spanish as well as English. In 2020 he released the tenth album of his career titled, “At the end of love” all in English. In 2022 the Spanish Language album “Nocturno” was released. An album that marked a new stage in his career in terms of sound and production. And in 2023, he released the single “Bendita Cuba,” a song and remix that is a
tribute to his homeland and his recently deceased beloved mother. In 2024, Elsten will finish two new projects, one of which will premiere this year and, like last year, he will continue to do live performances internationally and nationally.

Special Highlights

In 2023, he tours Mexico, Argentina, New York, Ohio and Japan in promotion of his song “Bendita Cuba” and the album “Nocturno”.

“La Vida Cambia” song and video in collaboration with the great Spanish singer-songwriter Antonio Carmona is a great success on all networks and digital platforms.

In charge of translating into Spanish the greatest hits of legendary rock artist Elvis Costello for a tribute album “Spanish Model” honoring his career.

DREAMWORKS/UNIVERSAL PICTURES commissions him to write and adapt the theme song “Fearless” for the animated film “SPIRIT-Untamed.”

Invited as “special artist” for the 30th edition of the “Folk Alliance International” festival in Kansas City, MO.

The National Geographic channel presents Elsten and his music exclusively for the documentary “La Cuba De Hoy”.

The international singer David Bisbal records the song, “Closer Tonight” in English and Spanish, the English version is chosen for the commercial for the 100th anniversary of champagne - Freixenet in Europe.

Guest artist to be part of the USA tour with the legendary groups, “The Family Stone” and “The Spinners”.

Grammy Award nomination for the album; “Individual”, in the category “Best Latin Pop Album of the Year”.

Latin Grammy Award nomination for the song; “Todo El Año” in the “Best Song of the Year” category.

“Todo El Año” reaches #1 and remains for five consecutive weeks among the national and international Billboard charts (2005).

BMI awards Elsten an award in the category; “One of the 50 Most Popular Songs on Hispanic Radio”, for the songs, “Todo El Año” and “Los Demás” (2005 and 2004).

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