Toto Coelo









Toto Coelo

Toto Coelo

who was renamed in the United States to Total Coelo (not for sure but maybe because of the other group in the U. S. named Toto and they didn’t want to confuse the two groups). Toto Coelo was a 1980's British group who performed the New Wave style of music. Their producer was Barry Blue. The members consisted of Anita Mahadervan (vocalist), Lucy Bond (vocalist), Lindsay Danvers (vocalist), Ross Holness (vocalist and also the daughter of the TV host, Bob Holness), and Sheen Doran (also vocalist). The group is most remembered by their hit single called, I Eat Cannibals Part I, which was released in 1982. The single went to the Top Ten in the U. K. and was also a big hit in some other countries. The follow up single was, Dracula’s Tango (Sucker For Your Love), but the song was not as well received as the first single. They then released an album called, Man ‘O’ War, in 1983, and both of these singles were on the album but the album was not successful.

After the release of the album, Anita Mahadervan and Sheen Doran left the group and the remaining three went on to release a few more singles still using the Toto Coelo name. They signed up with Debut Records label in 1985. The singles were, Girl’s Night Out, and Gimme’ Some Lovin’. Neither of the singles made it to the charts.

The group’s name is a Latin name and it means, Completely, entirely, or utterly. It also has meanings such as, Heart and soul, root and branch, and totally different. The group seemed to think the name described them and it was what they were. They also liked it because it was a strange name and they though people would remember an unusual name more than an ordinary one.

The Toto Coelo group only released 2 albums and 5 singles while they were together. Anita Mahadervan later changed her name to Anita Chellamah and formed a group called, Cherry Bombz. Other members of the Cherry Bombz were from the group called, Hanoi Rocks. One of these members was Andy MCCoy. Anita now goes by the name, Anita Chellamah-Nurse, and is a tv actress and presenter.

The Toto group did not release many albums or singles but there will be some who will remember them. There are many bands who do not last long in the music business and then again many of the musicians move on to do solo work and also to work in other areas of the entertainment industry. Many artists quit for personal reasons which involve their health or family.