interview with Michelangelo Mejias-Cortez Carvalho.

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Have any of you played in other bands? No. Today i played alone.

How is it that you started playing music? Listening the grats: Nat King Cole, Elton John, David Bowie, The Beatles, Supertramp and else...

What are your names? / Who plays what? / How old are you? I have no band. I have 54 years old.

Have you had other previous members? Who knows...but i must to get a band.

Did you make music even when you were young? Yes. In portuguese, first and now in english. french, italian, spanish... depend the inspiration.

Where are you from? Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

What year did the band form? At the past...alot of bands, but now, just alone. But i like to play with band!

What's your style of genre? Rock, Blues, Brazilian Rithyms, Country Progressive.

What inspires you? All things.

How often and where do you reherse? Many times in my own house. Piano must to be studed all times.

How have you developed since you started with the music? Studing and liestining musics.

Do you have other interests of work outside the band? I am writer and professional cartoonist.

Are you looking for a booking agency, and what are your thoughts around that? Not now but, i will need that in the future.

Are you looking for a label, and what are your thoughts around that? Yes! But i need to record my songs and now, i have no money to do it.

What made you decide to make this music? Inspiration and love about music.

What are your songs about? Love, life, dramas, day by day, nature...relationships...

Who does the composing and writes the lyrics? Myself. But i used to accept partners.

Have you done any covers live? I do preffer to sing covers with my own arrangement. To play covers i do preffer the originals ones.

What language do you sing in? Portuguese, English, Spanish, Italian...

What are the least and most people to attend one of your gigs? I htink they like.

What ages are most of your concert attendants? Any ages.

Do you always play the same songs live, or do you vary? Both.

Do you have a regular place you play live often? No. I'd play everywhere.

What was your first gig like? Timothy Leary Blues.

What was your latest gig? Life Is Very Short

Where do you plan to gig the comming year? I will play live in August, in Rio das Ostras, Rio, Brazil.

What do you think about people downloading music instead of buying records now a days? It's the future.

How do you think the music industry have changed because of this? Or do it...or die.

What do you think of my work? Very good.

How do you think and know that this interview will help you in the music business? I hope so.

Do you have any role models or idols? Elton John, David Bowie, Elvis Presley, The Beatles...John Lennon...GOD...and else...

Why do you think that they exist? To inspire whole world and souls...

Is it easier to find inspiration from older bands, or bands that are more active today? Genesis, Yes, Pink Floyd, Supertramp, Wheather Report, The Police, Triumvirat, The Band, Emerson ,Lake and Palmer...

What have been your biggest obstacles? Money.

What advice would you give other bands or artists? Friendship.

How do you get psyched for a gig? Be well with myself.

Do you have any new material? ALOT...but with no money to record them.

What are your web sites? My Facebook and E-mail only.

How can people reach you? By here or Facebook till now.

What are your plans for the future? Buy a big  yellow Stainway and make many shows in Europe...but the money...remember, i am a simple brazilian singer. Brazil are broked today.

Do you have something to add? Welll...GOD helps me!

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