Baccara are a pop duo from Spain, having gained the greatest popularity in the 70s / 80s. The band’s name comes from a special rose type, which also became a symbol of the duo. The band was formed in the early ’70s, when two talented girls Mayte Mateus and Maria Mediolo met on tour. They got the idea to create a group and perform on stage.
At the beginning of their career girls were singing hits of such well-known bands like ABBA, Boney M, they performed in nightclubs, made shows with elements of flamenco in the hotel “Tres Islas”.
Their first hit Yes Sir, I Can Boogie was a great success, going to Number 1 in 17 countries including the UK
After the successful start the band recorded an album under the same name “Baccara”, which soon received double-platinum status. Their follow up single, “Sorry I’m A Lady” reached Number 8 in the UK and number 1 in 9 countries around the world
The singers were rapidly gaining popularity, their songs were in rotation on all radio stations in Europe, they were frequent visitors of popular programs and shows. In 1978 Baccara represented Luxembourg at the Eurovision Song Contest with a beautiful song “Parlez-vous francais” and took 7th place.
Recorded in the following year the song “The Devil Sent You To Laredo” brought phenomenal success to the group — the hit could be heard absolutely everywhere and it has become one of the most favourite songs not only in Europe but also in the USSR, where by the early 80s Baccara’s music has already managed to receive love of millions of people.
Today, thanks to the Scottish football team and their viral video the band are back at number one this time in the iTunes chart and as a new entry in the National UK charts at Number 24, 43 years since hitting number 1 in 1977
Today, the group continue to perform with the original name Baccara. Maria Mendiola and Christina Sevilla are touring around the world, sharing incredible energy and positive emotions with the euro-disco fans! The duo performs all the most well-known hits recorded during their long career