Santiano is a German band from the Flensburg area founded in 2011. They mix several genres like traditional folk songs, German schlager music, Irish folk and shantys. The band's name derives from the shanty "Santiano", also known as "O Santianna (All on the Plains of Mexico)", which has been a hit in 1961 sung by French singer Hugues Aufray.
The producer and owner of the label Elephant Music Hartmut Krech from Flensburg came up with the idea for the band. Read more on Last.fm