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Genre:Pop, Latin

Most Popular Songs (more)

1Muriendo Lento lyrics
Moderatto feat. Belinda
2La Mujer Que No Soñe lyrics
3No Podras lyrics
4Si Te Vas lyrics
Moderatto feat. Miranda
5Me Gusta Vivir De Noche lyrics
6Yo Te Dire lyrics
Moderatto feat. Miranda
7Agarrense De Las Manos lyrics
8Nadie Me lo Quitará lyrics
9Solo Se Vive Una Vez lyrics
10Perfecta lyrics
Moderatto feat. Miranda

Most Popular Albums (more)

1Moderatto Army
2En Directo... Ponte Loco!
4Detector De Metal
6Nos Vemos En El Invierno


Moderatto began playing in the mid nineties in Mexico City, as a parody of the glamorous style of many 1980's bands like Poison and Mötley Crüe. Originally started as a side project for the members' original bands, they eventually became very popular among members of the Mexican alternative scene. With their coming to the mainstream, they became hugely popular, gaining fans among the traditional pop music audiences.

Mainstream Debut
They launched their mainstream debut CD, "Resurrexión" in 2001. This album quickly gained popularity thanks to their first single "Márchate Ya" and the later "Isabel". In November 2004 they launched "El Detector de Metal", whose first single "Muriendo Lento," featuring female pop singer Belinda, was a huge hit that gave Moderatto their first real taste of mainstream success. Since the launch of the "Detector de Metal", the band has been giving huge concerts that have been completely sold out in Mexico's most important arenas, like the Auditorio Nacional and Teatro Metropolitan.

Moderatto emulates the big 80's bands like Mötley Crüe and Poison with their style and clothing. The band is formed by well-known musicians and actually started as an alternative band for many of them.

Recently, the group has released a new album at the end 2006 titled "Grrrr". The first single off of Grrrr! is Sentimettal, which in three weeks climbed to #3 in the Mexican Top 40.

Following No Hay Otra Manera, Moderatto released their next single, "Si Mi Delito Es Rockear (Me Declaro Culpable)[If Rocking Is My Crime (Then I Plead Guilty)]".

Although many of their Top 40 fan-base believe them to be metal, they have received many criticisms form true metal fans who feel than they are only pop rock. Added to the fact that a sizeable amount of their fan base is compromised of teenage girls who remain unaware that the bandmembers are actually alter-egos for respected musicians of serious Mexican rock bands, like Fobia and Santa Sabina, often resulting on accusations of selling-out due to the band's willingness to endorse products like Doritos and deodorant for teenage girls. The fact that their success has overshadowed their original bands' mainstream appeal, and resulted in a hiatus for Fobia, has generated criticism from rock audiences who feel the band has forgotten that they started out as a joke and has ultimately become that which they made fun of in their beginnings. Also, many fans feel the joke has gotten extremely old.

Current Members

Brian Amadeus Moderatto (aka Jay De La Cueva): Lead Singer/Guitar/Piano.
Xavi Moderatto (aka Javier "El Chá!" Ramírez) : Bass/Vocals
Mick P. Marcy (aka Marcelo Lara): Lead Guitar
Roy Avilés Ochoa (aka Iñaki Vazquez): Guitar/Synthesizer
Elohim Corona: Drums (2003-)

Former Members

Jethro Rubio (aka Olallo Rubio): Drums (1990-2000)
Eddie Van Helden (aka Randy Ebright): Drums (2001-2003)

Musica Futura
Viernes 10 P.M.
Sueños Polaroid
Nosotros te Rockeamos
Chava Rock
Resurrexión (2001)
El Detector de Metal (2004)
Nos vemos en el invierno (2005)
En Directo... Ponte Loco! (2006)
¡Grrrr! (2006) #7 (MEX)

Famous Cover Songs
Aerosmith Walk This Way (music)
Calo Capitan
Eduardo Capetillo La Mujer que no soñé (Lyrics by Ricardo Arjona)
Cristian Castro No podras
Hombres G Sueltate el Pelo
Joan Jett and The Blackhearts Quiero Rock n roll
The Knack My Sharona como Chaperona
Luis Miguel Isabel, Palabra de Honor
Miguel Bosé Marchate Ya
Mónica Naranjo Solo se vive una vez
Ozzy Osbourne Crazy Train (intro)
Parchis Ganador
T. Rex Get it on (music)
The Sweet Reventon (Ballroom Blitz)
Tucanes de Tijuana A mi me gusta vivir de noche
Thalía Un Pacto entre los Dos
Timbiriche Muriendo Lento (featuring Belinda Peregrin)
Yuri Dame un beso
Led Zeppelin Whole Lotta Love guitar solo in Marchate Ya
Twisted Sister We're Not Gonna Take It (music of Commercial)

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