Eric Bikales was born in Kansas City. At the age of 11, he played 10 concerts with the Kansas City Philharmonic as guest solo flutist.
When he moved to Los Angeles, he played solo jazz piano in an upscale Beverly Hills restaurant for a couple years while writing for TV and touring with various artists. He was signed to a record deal from 1985-90 and his CD “Tranquility” and “Energy” are still being played throughout the world. He has a new CD out now called “Follow Your Heart”. This CD is solo piano and reflects his most personal writing and playing yet.
Eric has written music for popular TV shows, such as: Scrubs, Ally McBeal, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Boston Public, and has played live with world renowned artists like Dolly Parton, Cher, Olivia Newton-John, Stevie Wonder to name a few.
He currently lives in Nashville, TN and is an online professor at the Academy of Art University in San Francisco teaching music theory, arranging and ear training.
If you’re curious about what his music sounds like, you can visit his website at: www.ericbikales.com
Daniel Weston Da Silveira, was born in Belo Horizonte-MG on May 13, At the age of five, he had mastered all the instruments, but at the age of 10 he was enchanted by the piano, being his main instrument today.Musico self-taught and multi-instrumentalist, already in his adolescence had some influences like Jay Oliver, Robbie Buchanan, Take 6, chick Korea , Dave Weckl, Luis Miguel, Ivan Lins, Toninho Horta, João Alexandre, Cesar Camargo Mariano, Elis Regina and so on … There is a parallel instrumental work with Beethoven Junior and Binho Carvalho called “Trifase” which they released in February Of 2014 the second DVD of the trio “Trifase Deluxe”. Daniel Silveira has the honor to accompany the guitarist Toninho Horta in some projects and festivals of the instrumental music by Brazil and some other musicians consagrados.produced 2 tracks for the last dvd of the singer gospel Thalles Roberto, was part of the band of the singer Eduardo Costa during 5 Years as Music Director and Conductor, thus producing some tracks from the albums “Tudo Aver” and “Pecado De Amor” and the DVD “De Pele Alma e Coração” recorded in 2010, performing 5 tours with the singer in the United States and 1 in Europe. Then was Tecladista and Musical Director of the singer Gusttavo Lima for 2 ½ years which produced the last two career CDs of the singer Spanish and the last one in 2014 “From the Other Side of the Currency” recorded 2 clips of the singer’s greatest hits “Diz For me “I was faithful” performing 3 tours in the United States “including the largest Brazilian event held in the US and Canada the” Brazilian Day “and 1 in Europe. Daniel Silveira is the endorse of” Nord together with Wed In 2016 he released his first solo album, whose title is Daniel Silveira “Bem Brasileiro” with some very special guest appearances. Some famous musicians and singers of Brazilian music such as Toninho Horta, Ivan Lins , Daniel Thérèse is Producer of Dupla Matheus and Kauan, produced the DVD on the beach 1 (O Nosso Santo Bateu) (Decide there) and Matheus and Kauan in Praia 2, Thalles Roberto, Leonardo Amuedo, Ebinho Cardoso, Trifase and others! (Te Assumi Pro Brasil) (Eighth Dose).
Born in Fortaleza (Ceará), José Carlos Feitosa at 29 years old is affectionately known as “Carlinhos Fofão”, being a keyboard player and music producer in the middle of Northeastern music. He won his first instrument through his mother, starting his musical studies at the age of 8 with piano teacher and lyricist Lizita Nogueira and with maestro Marcus Rogzillo, currently music professor at the UECE (State University of Ceará), being influenced By their familiar roots, great musicians of the interior of Ceará. At age 10 he formed his first band with friends of the college and made its first public presentation. Since then, he has gone through several bands of the Northeast scenario with the band Aviões do Forró, among others, with which he has recorded 3 DVDs, one of which is broadcast live on the Multishow Channel to the whole world!
Follow the link for a sample of this show: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cVCnh23QDtQ
In studio, he participated as keyboardist of albums of national and regional singers. During the time of the road, Carlinhos had the opportunity to play in big fairs and national festivals, having divided the same stage several times with big names: Thiaguinho, Luan Santana, Tânia Mara, Dominguinhos, Cristiano Araújo, Bell Marques, Waldones, Gusttavo Lima, Molejo Group, Thiago Abravanel, J. Quest, Cláudia Leitte, Ivete Sangalo, Samba Harmony, Wesley Safadão, Alexandre Pires, Luan Estilizado, Latino, CPM22, Saulo, SPC among others, always making friends with musicians and technical staff, Exchanging experiences and knowledge.
Carlinhos Fofão played in major festivals such as the Summer Festival, FestVerão Brasília, Fortal, Vila Mix, Forró Cajú, São João de Caruaru, ExpoCrato, Salvador Carnival … He recorded several national programs like Música Boa, Raul Gil, , Legal Sunday, Sabrina’s program, Fátima Bernardes …
In 2013, still in the Forró do Muído group, he looked for a way to divulge his instrument friends, and felt that somehow he could and should do something to help other keyboard players and he took that responsibility for himself, that’s where the idea came from To create the IG @toptecladistas where he divulges stories about other keyboardists of Brazil. And, as it could not be different, soon the idea became a success in the IG being including matter in the Magazine Keyboard Brazil edition of September / 16.
In November 2016, Carlinhos Fofão signed a contract with CASIO and became part of Casio Teclados’s casting artists, and once again the idealistic side spoke out when they felt the need to create a channel where customers and brand partners could get to know each other And to be released, the CASIO CLUB BRAZIL (@casioclubbrasil) was born, and until then it has been a growing channel, being recognized even by Casio Keyboards itself.
In November 2016 in partnership with Casio Teclados and Stay Music together with TOPTECLADISTAS held a Christmas draw where the winner would receive a kit with gifts STAY MUSIC, a sustain pedal from CASIO KEYBOARDS and an official T-shirt from TOPTECLADISTAS, and As it could not be different, the response of the public was immediate, serving as an experience and opening doors to new ideas related to marketing.
After the success of the promotion in TOPTECLADISTAS, Carlinhos along with musician Paraense Rafael Sanit was invited by STAY MUSIC to organize a contest inside POOR KEY POKER page, where the participants interacted in a comical way competing for a prize donated by Stay Music and bringing a positive feedback For both parties (Stay Music and Poor Keyboardist) in the form of tanned and followers in social networks. In January 2017, Carlinhos entered into a partnership with the select group of artists STAY MUSIC, the biggest manufacturer of keyboards in Brazil and voted one of the best in the world.
Currently Carlinhos Fofão is a keyboardist for the singer Márcia Fellipe, an Amazonian artist based in Fortaleza-Ce of national recognition, being sponsored by Wesley Safadão and considered the fourth largest forró band today, public record on his DAY OFF tour throughout Brazil. National territory. Alongside the artist Carlinhos has already recorded 2 official DVD’s and is preparing for the third.
Follow the link for the teaser DVD MARCIA FELLIPE DAY OFF: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XcGGViWxuqU
Official Channel of the Artist: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UChiC7Ov5g5iT8bFiAuFW7FA
At age 19, Carlinhos is married to singer Marjory Yasmin, has 2 children and enjoys a great career moment, being recognized for his work and for his ideas always focused on raising the category of Using their channels for these purposes.
His personal instagram (@carlinhosfofao) has more than 11,000 followers, the TOPTECLADISTAS (@toptecladistas) almost 3,000 followers and his page www.facebook.com/toptecladistas has more than 5,000 tanned.
My name is Paulo Henrique, better known as Pexe. I have been a professional musician since I was 15 years old, I have always worked with country music. I worked with Luan Santana for 9 years where I recorded three DVDs (“Live in Campo Grande”, “Live in Rio de Janeiro” and “O tempo é hoy”). All the experience I acquired in my 19 years of working in music today I put in my musical productions.
Music producer, composer and arranger, André Calore is also multi-instrumentalist, walking between keyboard, guitar, bass and drums.
He joined the music at age five, playing drums with his father, Miguel, in the church. At age eight, he had the few formal guitar lessons. With basic knowledge, the artist showed himself to be self-taught in the various instruments. Graduated in IT and Business Administration, his passion for music spoke louder and earned his full dedication.
In his musical trajectory, André Calore worked as a vocalist or instrumentalist, with several prominent names in the gospel medium, such as Ron Kenoly, Coral Root, Adoração and Adoradores, Robson Nascimento, Samuel Mizrahy, Paulo Cesar Baruk, Thiago Grulha , Ipiranga Ministry, Ton Carfi, Soul Temple, Filipe Lancaster, among many others. He has also performed with renowned names in the secular market, such as Double You, Salgadinho, Leandro Lehart, Nicki French, and television broadcasters (Programa do Ratinho, Teleton, Programa Silvio Santos, RedeTV, Raul Gil Program). As a gospel artist, he released his first work in 2005. In 2013, he released the CD “SOM DE GRATITUDE”, produced in partnership with Ed Oliver. The album was attended by Ton Carfi, Paulo Cesar Baruk, Samuel Mizrahy and Hygor Junker.
Calore, today is Musical Director at the Baptist Church of the People in São Paulo, is married to Yara and the father of the smiling and captivating Miguel.
Keyboardist, DJ and producer Rafael Sanit began his musical career at the age of 10 through his father – Domingos Santana – saxophonist and music teacher. His first instrument was drums playing until he was 12 years old. At the suggestion of his father, he began to study keyboard.
In 1997, as a keyboard player, he began playing in bars in the city of Belém do Pará. In his repertoire diverse styles, such as: Calypso (which at that time was not known nationally and in Belém was called Brega), Carimbó , MPB, Baião, Xote, Reggae, Zook … Literally from A to Z, being part of several bands from Pará, besides accompanying several regional singers.
In 2004 he joined the ranks of the Brazilian Air Force staying for 4 years away from the stages and shows.
Four years later, as a civilian, he returned to his musical works, this time in Churches and also a keyboardist and producer of the Christian band Paraense in Miracle, where he produced the CD “Life in Miracle” and accompanied several Christian singers such as Chris Duran, Pastor Lucas, Wladia Leyliane, Roberta di Angellis, among others.
In 2015 he also joined as a DJ in the Gospel segment, constantly updating himself in electronic music.
He is currently keyboardist, DJ and producer in his Christian band of alternative rock Adoração Musical, work focused on electronic music. He works as a producer at the Rafael Sanit and Top 3 studios in Belém and develops an instrumental work called Rafael Sanit and Amigos playing Jazz, Funk and Brazilian music. Rafael Sanit is the endorsee of the brands Roland, Stay Music, Mac Cabos and Jones Jeans, a columnist in Keyboard Brasil magazine, besides working as Roland product demonstrator where he conducts training for shop consultants through workshops.
Professional keyboardist for 22 years, counts more than 1,800 presentations with about 100 bands. He has participated in several studio projects, as a producer and arranger.
Self-taught, he created unique technique and style, recognized year after year by the main rock-oriented media outlets, in which he has been voted the best national keyboardist of the genre since 2006, according to the great majority of public opinion polls. He accompanied the band Angra for 6 years, doing 3 tours in more than 25 countries and important Brazilian television programs such as Altas Horas, Programa do Jô, etc.
In 2006, he released the instrumental work Freakeys, combining elements of progressive rock and heavy metal. For 15 years she has been a member of the band Hangar, which releases her seventh album in the first half of 2016.
Isaías José Nascimento Dias, Paraibano, a native of Campina Grande, in 1988 joined the music at the age of seven. He began to take his own steps alone, thus leaving everyone struck by his advance in a short time. Later, at the age of 10, he studied no music conservatory at the DART (Department of Arts, Federal University of Paraíba), where he studied for three years with the pianist Maurílio Rafael, and also studied transverse flute for a year, That “As keys” were indeed his passion.
At the age of fourteen he began working on music production and arrangements, signing a multi-disc music production, mostly gospel music in the city’s studios, for his versatility, he stood out in that medium, recorded and accompanied in shows And great names in Christian music such as: Comunidade da Graça, Carlinhos Félix, Rhema Band, Éric Libra, Adriana Spínola among others, also act in several bands and solo accompanists among them the Paraiban Flávio José and the guitarist Zé Filho, which It allowed him to live in several cities, to know and to make a mixture of musical cultures. In 2007 already in Fortaleza, city where he currently lives, he resumed his studies in music with the bass player and music teacher Miqueias dos Santos.
Update as a keyboard player and musical director of Band Som e Louvor, Gospel band that today is one of the largest non-Country follow-up agendas, your videos on You Tube somatizam about 9,000,000 million hits, its social networks total more than 750,000 thousand People, are releasing their fourth DVD by the record company Som Livre. He is also a music teacher at the school in the city where he lives and works as a music producer in his studio in the city and abroad, teaches classes and workshops on musical production, direction of arrangements and music theory for beginners.
In 2010, he released his first instrumental CD entitled “De paraíba para Ceará”. He played in several music festivals such as the instrumental music festival of Banco do Nordeste, where he won the first place.
36 years old, Married, born in Vitória / ES. Keyboardist, percussionist and music producer. Musician since he was 17 years old. For 18 years he has been part of the Black Heritage Band, where he has recorded 4 CDs. The first CD, entitled “Black Heritage: From a Warrior People”, was widely accepted by the public, reaching a mark of six (6) thousand copies and yielded the production of the music video “A Nova”, which was shown on local channels And MTV. The second work, “You Are the Size of Your Dream”, 2004, was recorded live and shows all the energy and the strong pulse of the band. Highlight for the songs Only the Truth, Star of Peace and a reinterpretation of Led Zeppelin (Dyer Maker).
In 2007, “Random”, was the first months of release among the best-seller list according to the renowned Laser Discs Musical Instruments store. The last work with the Band Black inheritance was this year with the single “Miss Julie” that counted on the special participation of the singer Léo Maio, son of Tim Maia.
With the Black Heritage Band, I toured most of the municipalities of Espírito Santo, participated in great Festivals such as the “Festival of Alegre” and the “D-Day”. I made a passage in Belo Horizonte, Bahia and São Paulo, where I lived for two (2) years. There I participated in many festivals, such as the Reggae Circuit, I did concerts in the capital, São Paulo and in the interior, having the great opportunity to divide the stage with national bands such as Natiruts, Planta & Raiz, Tribo de Jah, O Rappa, among others.
I participated in the Festival Roots Reggae Joaca, in Joaquina beach, in Florianópolis, winning the festival with the song Estrela da Paz. In 2010 I participated in the 3rd edition of the Festival L’Espirito Poitou, in the city of Celles Sur Belle, France. This Festival aims at cultural exchange between Brazil and France bringing together music, theater and dance. I also participated in countless projects with artists and bands known as Capixabas, such as “Estandartes”, “Circulação Cultural”, “Canto Solidário”.
These projects are an important instrument for the formation of audiences, for the popularization of the Capixaba culture, for contributing to the strengthening of the artistic work market, and for the promotion of cultural exchange; Besides being responsible for the movement of the cultural devices of the several municipalities of the state of Espírito Santo. Currently, in addition to the band Black Heritage, I am in the market with singer sertanejo Daniel Caon, touring the states of Espírito Santo and Rio de Janeiro.
Throughout more than 25 years of music, André Lopes has performed with some important names in the music scene such as Adhemar de Campos, Angelo Torres, Akademik Orkester (Örebro / Sweden), Alda Célia, Aline Barros, Amanda Ekberg Jazz Quartet (Sweden) , Amanda Rodrigues, André Neiva, Angelo Torres, Asaph Borba, Baby do Brasil, Cassiane, Coral New Way, Elaine Araújo, Eyshila, Kirk Whalum (USA), Kleber Lucas, Ilessi, Livingston Farias, Louise Högberg Jazz Quartet (Örebro / Sweden ), Marcos Natto, Maurício Paes, Marquinhos Gomes, Marquinhos Menezes & Lilian, New Jerusalem Ministry, Nadia Santolli, Nelson Faria and Thiago Abravanel among others.
From August 2014 to June 2015, André participated in the Academic Mobility program between the Federal University of the State of Rio de Janeiro (UNIRIO) and Örebro Universitet in Sweden. Among several projects, André took classes in Improvisation and Joint Practice with Nelson Faria, participated in the Tribute to Jobim concert with Akademik Orkester under the conduction of conductor Katarina Andreasson (arrangements of Nelson Faria), he joined the “Louise Högberg Jazz Quartet” and The group “O Rebu”, formed by Brazilian musicians.
Currently André has been dedicated to productions, arrangements, recordings, classes and workshops, where he approaches themes such as harmony, perception, improvisation and joint practice. In addition, André also acts as an accompanying musician and is currently a keyboard player for singer Cassiane and Pr. Adhemar de Campos.
Samuel Murad, from São Paulo, 29, a musician from the age of 6, with a degree in composition from USP. He has participated in works with several artists and musicians such as Paulo César Baruk, Adhemar de Campos, Thiago Grulha, Rachel Novaes, Ronaldo Bezerra, Jorge Vercilo among others.
His first EP, titled Novo Amanhã, with songs interpreted by him on piano and vocals, is scheduled to be released in 2017. At the same time, his instrumental CD is in production, with emphasis on the language of contemporary jazz and Brazilian music.
In addition to these works, he also works as a music educator in the socio-cultural project in the Cultural Factories, east of SP.
Durval Oliveira is a keyboard player, arranger and music producer, born in the city of Salvador – Bahia. He met the music and began to love her still very young through her grandmother Jandira Borges da Cunha (pianist and concert player) listening to her play in the living room of her house for the whole family. He studied classical piano and entered the professional market around the years of 95/96 playing with some bands of less expression until in 98 was invited by the company Near the Selva artistic productions, where next to the conductor, keyboardist and producer Yacoce Simões, was Responsible for the studio, performing arrangements and recordings of bands that were part of this producer such as Banda Eva, Araketu, Jammil, Band Pinel, Parangolé, among others.
During this time, he also attended the medical schools for 3 years and dentistry for 3 semesters, at different periods of course, but due to time / work / travel and travel costs, he did not give continuity. He also worked on the CD projects of Asa de Águia, Olodum and Ricardo Chaves.
In 2002 he was invited by the singer Xanddy of Harmonia do Samba to be responsible for his studio and where later, at the end of 2004 he would also be invited to join the band as a keyboard player. Since its entrance until today there have been 4 DVDs, 9 CDs, TV shows and for an average of 120 shows a year in almost 12 years of Harmonia do Samba. Today Durval Oliveira is a partner and endorsement of the Casio keyboards and the Stay stands.
Programa do Porchat e Popmind
Thiago Menê began in the music at the age of 6 studying piano with teachers of the city where he was born. At age 10 he was part of a Philharmonic Band of the school where he studied trumpet playing for 5 years. Over the years he has participated in dance and pop rock bands with friends playing drums and percussion and finally, in 2005 he returned to keyboards, an instrument that never left and finally gave him recognition in the middle.
Just over a year ago, he was invited to participate in the recordings of MDB (Música Divertida Brasileira) from the band Pedra Letícia in partnership with singer and comedian Rafael Cortez. This work was the bridge for Thiago to enter the “Porchat Program” presented by Fábio Porchat, in Rede Record of television as keyboard player of Pedra Letícia.
Thiago Menê is also a keyboardist for the band Popmind, which performs 180 shows a year in more than 100 cities in several states.
The band is from the city of Espírito Santo do Pinhal, inland of SP and has more than fifteen years of road, two CDs recorded. With Popmind, Menê shared the stage with New Clothes, Initial Capital, Hudson Cadorini (from Edson and Hudson), Marcelo Nova, Leticia Stone, CPM22, Digão (Raimundos) and Titãs.
The Pianist and Keyboardist Cassio Coutinho was born on 05/03/1991, in the municipality of Itaboraí – RJ. Always very involved with music, he began his studies at age nine playing drums, but at ten he chose the piano as his main instrument. Among his professors are: Wagner Araújo, Rafael Vernet and Lúcia Barrenechea. He studied Harmony, Musical Perception and Cigam Arrangement (Ian Guest Guest Center for Musical Improvement) with Ian Guest and Cláudio Bergamini himself. He participates annually in the Licthfield Jazz Camp – United States, with teachers like Helen Sung, Paul Bollenback, Russ Johnson, Jeff Lederer, Claudio Roditi, George Schuller, Mario Pavone and Dave Ballou. He also holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Music from UNIRIO (Federal University of the State of Rio de Janeiro).
Cassio Coutinho has participated in concerts and recordings with several artists, among them: Tiago Abravanel, Mariana Valadão, Taryn Szpilman, Kleber Lucas, Gerson Borges, Claudio Zolli, Marcio O’socio, Késia Estácio, Adhemar de Campos, Maicon Sulivan, Rodrigo Lampreia , Nise Palhares, Cláudio Claro, Ney Conceição, Claudio Infante, Claudio Roditi and Mayla Hadalla. He has also worked in musicals, where he highlights the great success TIM MAIA VALE TUDO O MUSICAL, by Nelson Motta.
With Tiago Abravanel, in his show Baile do Abrava, he played with several singers like: Thiaguinho, Luíza Possi, Gabriel the Thinker, Di Ferrero, Wanessa Camargo, Ivete Sangalo, Péricles, Tony Tornado, Preta Gil, Simoninha, Karol Conka, Sandra de Sá, among others.
Cassio Coutinho gives workshops, master classes and shows, presenting his compositions and re-readings, all over the country and teaches Brazilian music annually in the United States (LJC).
Produtor musical e tecladista
Alexsander do Amaral Guadalupe, better known as Alex Amaral, was born in the South of Brazil where he began to play professionally at the age of 13. As a pianist / keyboardist, arranger, composer and producer and musical director, he worked on several phonographic projects and as keyboardist for several artists.
He currently works as a Music Producer at Nacena Studios in São Paulo, at SBT as a keyboardist for the Silvio Santos Program band, at the Tribute to the King of Pop by Rodrigo Teaser (keyboards and programming) and at Divas O Musical (as one of the directors, Keyboards).