Electro-pop duo Miranda! were formed in 2001 in Buenos Aires, led by singer/songwriter Alejandro Sergi and Julianna Gattas.
Coming up through the electronica scene playing small concerts and parties, Miranda! soon developed a reputation as one of the better groups in the sugar-pop and dance world. Showmanship became the bedrock for their success, including outlandish apparel and stage antics. The group took its name from silver screen-era actor Osvaldo Miranda, star of the 1937 film Los Muchachos de Antes No Usaban Gomina. This aesthetic set the stage for the glitz and glamour that the quintet would seek to emulate. (In 2002 they were pleased to meet the actor, who attended one of their concerts in Palermo Viejo; Osvaldo was purportedly humbled to realize that he had such young, dedicated fans as these musicians.) Miranda! broke through to international recognition in 2005 with the release of the live album, Sin Restricciones. The show was recorded at Buenos Aires' Gran Rex Theater. In 2006 both Quereme! and Retrospectiva were released. ~ Evan C. Gutierrez, Rovi