“They have made an unique album that would sure make a musical difference if they get noticed in Brazil (and I hope they do). It's this strong!“ - Snowboy on Blues and Soul Magazine – UK
“Along with a like-minded cohort, Nascarella has concocted an explosive, relentlessly rhythmic Portuguese/English, Afrobeat/samba/funk/soul Mèlange.“ - Stuart Munro for The Boston Globe
“One question arises by hearing and watching the performance of the band: Are they good or amazing? There's no right answer, because they're above any adjectives I could give them.“ - Paulo Mai for Jazzmasters
Exploding out of the cross-cultural melting-pot of London’s underground music scene comes the half-Brazilian, half-British SARAVAH SOUL (TRU THOUGHTS RECORDS) with their own special blend of Afro-Brazilian rhythms, 60's soul and Afrobeat.
Their first album was an internationally acclaimed sensation that took them touring all over Europe and Brazil with an intense, tightly honed live show, led by frenetic dancer and front-man Otto Nascarella and complete with carnival percussion parades, a festival favourite.
Their new album CULTURA IMPURA is an even deeper journey into their highly original sound and took them to various European cities. In the beginning of this year they again went to Brazil, where they played 7 different cities across the country, finishing the tour at the Bourbon Street that hosted the likes of BB King, Ray Charles, Medeski, Martin and Wood, etc.
Otto Nascarella (vocals, percussion, guitar)
Kiris Houston (guitar, keybord)
Matheus Nova (bass)
Jack Yglesias (percussion, flute)
Eduardo Marques (drumkit)
Marcelo Andrade (saxophone, flute)
Chris Webster (trombone)
Graeme Flowers (trumpet)
Luzmira Zerpa (backing vocals)
Aluá Nascimento (percussion)
Alba Cabral (backing vocals)
Phil Dawson (guitar)
Dilson Laguna (guitar)
Moisés dos Santos (bass)
Raphael Delfino (drumkit)
Marius Rodrigues (drumkit)
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