Luiz Melodia (“Melody Lou”), one of the most celebrated Brazilian musicians of the 1970s, and author of classics Juventude Transviada (“Transgressive Youth”) and Pérola Negra (“Black Pearl”) will perform in London this Sunday at the charming and emblematic Union Chapel of Islington, North London.
The artist started his career at the age of just 12 in 1963, and has been influenced by jazz, blues, samba and Brazilian Jovem Guarda’s rock’n roll. His musical talent has provided artistic fodder to leading Brazilian singers for many decades: Gal Costa, Cássia Eller and Maria Bethânia have all recorded his songs. Melodia is also a skilled interpreter, and his passionate delivery of Cazuza´s ‘Codinome Beija-Flor’ is synonymous with Brazil in the 1990s.
His powerful, seductive and beguiling voice has won Melodia a large following in Brazil and abroad. He has performed and recorded with influential Brazilian artists such as Zezé Motta and Zeca Pagodinho. He has presented his work in Europe several times, including the Montreux Jazz Festival
Melodia will showcase a unique selection of his many hits, while performing songs from his more recent repertoire. He will be supported by a trio of Charles Costa on 7 string guitar, Alessandro Cardozo on cavaquinho, and guitar player Renato Piau, who has performed alongside Brazilian icons Luiz Gonzaga, Raul Seixas, Tim Maia, as well as American rock and roll star Chuck Berry.
Tickets are still available. You can purchase them online by clicking here. Not to be missed!