Led by singer/songwriter and Chiapas native Reyli Barba, Elefante's success is the result of years of hard work. Barba is a natural performer who reportedly gave his first public performance at the age of four -- standing on a table in a restaurant. At seventeen he moved to Mexico City and quickly hooked up with other musical friends. His first band, Los Quintos, never really took off; after five years of knocking on doors, the band changed their name to Elefante and wrote a new suite of songs. The transformation worked: 2001's El Que Busca Encuentra launched a wave of critical and commercial success.