Pr?ta V?tra ("Brainstorm" in Latvian) is currently the most successful Latvian alternative rock / pop-rock band. The band was formed in 1989 in Jelgava, Latvia and it consists of Ren?rs Kaupers (vocals), J?nis Jubalts (guitar), M?ris Mihelsons (keyboard), and Kaspars Roga (drums). The fifth member, Gundars Mauševics or Mumi?? (bass), died in a car accident on May 24, 2004. Mumi??' duties during the next concerts and recordings was taken up by Ingars Vi?ums. In 2010, he officially became a part of the band.
Pr?ta V?tra was the first Latvian contestant to compete in the Eurovision Song Contest, coming 3rd place overall in 2000 ESC held in Sweden, with the song My Star.
* Vair?k nek? ska?i (1993)
* Vietu nav (1994)
* Veronika (1996)
* Viss ir tie?i t? k? tu v?lies (1997)
* Starp div?m saul?m (1999) (Released in English as Among the Suns (2000))
* Izlase '89-'99 (2000)
* Ka??ns, kur? atteic?s no j?rasskolas (2001) (Released in English as Online (2001)
* Dien?s, kad lidlauks p?r?k t?ls (2003) (Released in English as A Day Before Tomorrow (2003))
* Veronika (re-release on CD)(2004)
* ?etri krasti (2005) (Released in English as Four Shores (2006))
* Tur kaut kam ir j?b?t (2008) (Released in Russian as ??? (2009) and in English as Years and seconds (2010))
* Izlase 2000 - 2010 (2010)
* V?l viena klus? daba (2012) (Released in English as Another Still Life (2012))