We are ECSTATIC to introduce the amazing João Castilho to our team!
Born in Rio de Janeiro, the guitarist (electric and acoustic ) João Castilho start playing at 9 years old. He already performed with names like: Maria Bethânia (where can be seen on DVDs Maricotinha, Brasileirinho e Tempo, Tempo, Tempo, Tempo), Djavan ( where can be seen on DVD Ao Vivo), Ed Motta (which also was the music director), Lisa Nilsson (very well known Swedish singer all over Scandinavia ), Ivan Lins, Eumir Deodato, Roberto Carlos, Simone, Leny Andrade, Sandra de Sá (which also was the music director), Nana Caymmi, Zé Renato, Sandy e Júnior, Mads Vinding (danish bass player with who formed a duo), Alexandra Jackson, among others.
In '98 he released his first CD called “EQUILIBRIUM”. In collaboration with bass player André Rodrigues and drummer Renato “Massa” Calmon, João Castilho published by Lumiar the guitar version of the book “Toque Junto”. With the same musician plus the saxophonist Marcelo Martins, Castilho forms the group FOCO, which had its first cd released in 2001 and the second, “Tempo Bom com Chuva” in 2007 by the record label Dubas.
His new CD “PERCEPÇÕES” brings 10 new songs which were inspired or served as inspiration for photos. Mixed by Torcuato Mariano, the cd brings special guests as the pianists Fernando Moura, João Carlos Coutinho, Paulo Calasans e Renato Fonseca, the bassists Jefferson Lescowich and Rômulo Gomes and the saxophonist Marcelo Martins.