In the Spring of 2007, Calle Real was the house band on the popular Swedish talk show Stina!, hosted by Stina Lundberg Dabrowski, and frequently performed with famous Swedish artists.
Calle Real first gained international attention with their debut album and have earned fans in Europe, the U.S., South America, the Caribbean, and Australia. Musicians in those countries now even cover Calle Real songs. But it may be the French who most appreciate the band’s sound. In 2007 the band was nominated for best new artist and best Salsa album, with Thomas Eby nominated for best salsa vocalist.
In 2009 Calle Real released its highly anticipated second album, Me lo Gané. It was composed, recorded and produced in Stockholm, Sweden by the band.
Since 2003, Calle Real has been selling out concerts in Europe and across a globetrotting tour that included Ethiopia, Mali, Venezuela, Russia, Israel, Cuba, and Japan. The band’s music was even featured in the critically acclaimed HBO series, Dexter.
“Of the most exciting developments within Swedish music today…Stockholm-based Calle Real… belongs among the most brilliant with the tight, devastating swing of its timba-music – a spicy hot modern form of Salsa to which it’s impossible not to scream “Esperanza!”…
Martin Nyström, Dagens Nyheter (Swedish Daily News)