Do Amor back for more loving
The first and only time Do Amor played in London it was a small affair at Notting Hill Arts Club on a night promoted by Movimientos – and accordingly to those who survived to tell the story (a few among the JungleDrums crowd) it was a hell of a concert.Exactly one year after their first visit they are back for more, this time at the Bedroom. The venue is still small which will guarantee the great atmosphere and to get you as close as possible to the crazy sounds that come from the instruments of Marcelo Callado and Ricardo Dias Gomes – drummer and bass player in Cê, Caetano’s band, respectively – plus the guitar players Gabriel Bubu and Gustavo Benjão.
The quartet went to school together and the name, Do Amor (From Love, in English), couldn’t be more appropriate.Completely independent, the band released their first album in 2010, but are very well known by the carioca’s. They’ve been playing in Rio for the last few years with many different Brazilian artists and last year started playing their own gigs, always packed by a curious crowd that almost always end up amazed by the band.
This time promoted by the Palm City crew and Fernanda Rabelo, the latter a londoner and huge enthusiast of the new and interesting sounds from her home country, Do Amor are sure to surprise the crowd with their unique sound, made of eclectic influences ranging from Carimbo’ to Manchester Rock mixed with an exciting 21st Century Brazilian sound.
The band will then perform at the Ageas Salisbury International Arts Festival. This year the event returns with a wonderful array of theatre, dance, world and classical music shows. Brazil vibrant culture is a key theme for the 2012 festival with lots of fantastic Brazilian artists, conversations, workshops and some Brazilian film premières. Do Amor are scheduled to wrap up the festival finale at the Party in the Close on the 9th June.
Friday 8th June, 8pm Do Amor @ BEDROOM
62 Rivington Street Shoreditch
bedroom-bar.co.uk | 0207 739 5706
Saturday, 9th June
Do Amor @ Salisbury Festival
www.salisburyfestival.co.uk | 0845 241 9651