La Ley

Genres: World Music
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s

Biography

This all-male Chilean pop group was formed in Santiago in 1987 by songwriter Andrés Bobe (Chile, d. April 1994; guitar), Rodrigo Aboitiz (keyboards) and Shia Arbulu (vocals). Following the departure of the latter in 1988, the line-up quickly expanded to include Mauricio Clavería (b. Mauricio Clavería Andrade, 7 August 1963, Chile; drums) and Luciano Andrés Rojas (bass). Although their debut release, Desiertos, was unsuccessful, within a few years La Ley had begun to find an audience. They became very popular in Chile and attracted favourable attention elsewhere in South America with their sometimes experimental music and against-the-trend style of stage presentation. The departure of Aboitiz was offset by the introduction of Beto Cuevas (b. Luis Alberto Cuevas Olmedo, 12 September 1967, Chile; vocals/guitar), completing the classic era La Ley line-up on Doble Opuesto (1991) and La Ley (1993).

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