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La Vela Puerca is a uruguayan rock/ska band formed in Montevideo, Uruguay in December 1995. Its founders were SebastiÃ¡n Teysera (lead vocals, frontman and main songwriter), NicolÃ¡s Lieutier (bass guitar) and Santiago Butler (guitar) - all three are still part of the band today. The band's first appearance as La Vela Puerca was in a montevidean street party in December 24, 1995. By then, several new members had already joined in.
In 1996, frontman SebastiÃ¡n Teysera presented a demo tape to a band contest. The rest of the band did not become aware of this until they found out they were one of the twenty finalists. A month later, they recieved a phone call saying they had won, and with this they were given 80 hours of free recording session which would be vital for their debut album.
To this day, the band has released three albums plus a re-release of the first: Deskarado (1997), La Vela Puerca (1999, Deskarado re-release), De Bichos y Flores (2001) and A Contraluz (2004).
Alejandro Picone: trumpet
Carlos Quijano: alto sax
Lucas de Azevedo: drums