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Born in Belo Horizonte, Brazil, son of a father engineer and a mother pianist, since he was a kid he was surrounded by music, and one of his greatest joy as a kid was to listen to his father's old LP's.

 

His first contact with an instrument was at the age 7 with the piano. But that didn't last long.

At the age of 14  we won his first guitar and since then the love for the instrument and for the music were always with him.

 

Began playing Rock and Metal and showing his own compositions he was able to get some recognition in the Belo Horizonte underground scene.

 

In 2000 he had an accident and lost all the movements of his left hand, being unable to play guitar.

After an year of fighting and physiotherapy he got back to playing, drop out the Journalism College and decided to move out to another city. 

 

In Vitória he formally began his classical studies, where at the Music College begins a flirt with Jazz. In parallel to his classical studies he takes jazz and improvisation courses and private classes.

 

In 2006 he graduated Bachelor in Classical Guitar by the Faculty of Music of Espírito Santo.

 

In 2007 he moves to Germany, where he actually lives, in the city of Frankfurt am Main.

 

In 2014 recorded his first CD, Rod Mancebo, a Jazz instrumental Trio. The album was recorded live in Studio in only one day.

 

In 2017 release his Second Album, Electrified Hope, now with his rock influences at sight. The CD starts with an energetic power-rock song and morphs towards some fusion influences at the end, where you can hear the art of songwriting from his previous album coming out.

 

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