Elio e le Storie Tese (literally "Elio and the Troubled Stories"), often abbreviated EelST, is an Italian band from Milan, formed in 1980. Its leader is Stefano Belisari, better known as Elio.

Elio e le Storie Tese acquired national notoriety after their second place finish at the Sanremo Music Festival 1996 with the song "La terra dei cachi", a humorous take on Italian lifestyle. They also won the Critics' Award "Mia Martini" for their performance.

In 1999, they were awarded as Best Italian Act at the MTV Europe Music Awards, and in 2003 they won the Best Italian Videoclip award at the Italian Music Awards of Federation of the Italian Music Industry for "Shpalman®". In 2001, they were elected as the best group band of the 2001–2010 decade through a referendum announced by the website Rockol. In 2012, the album Elio samaga hukapan kariyana turu has… Read all

Elio e le Storie Tese

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Area Italy [IT]
Activity period From: 1979 (Milano [IT] )
Members Meyer (from 1988), Rocco Tanica (from 1982), Elio (from 1980), Feiez (from 1988 to Dec 23 1998), Faso (from 1985), Jantoman (from 1999), Cesareo (from 1984), Mangoni (from 1992)
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