It’s probably safe to say that you’ve never heard anything like the Brothers Of Brazil. For the past four years the brother duo of Supla and Joäo Suplicy have been making some of the most original, genre bending music around. Combining elements of Traditional Brazilian Music such as Bossa nova and Samba with Rock and Punk to create a unique sound that’s won over audiences from the UK to USA as well as their home country of Brazil. They have branded this sound as PUNKANOVA.
Already well known Brazilian musicians and personalities in their own right, The Brothers started to create music together when they were hired to Host their own National Variety show in Brazil called “Brothers on Rede TV”. The success and experience of this show is what lead them to create BROTHERS OF BRAZIL.
“I think we bring something different by having two brothers singing with great harmonies, crazy rockin jazz drumming, nylon string acoustic guitar playing with the bass notes played on his thumb and no bass guitar” Supla explains when asked what he thinks makes BOB stand out from other two-piece acts. “We’re both into rock and Brazilian music so Brothers Of Brazil is all about that mix,” explains Joäo. The act has never relied on gimmicks: “The most important thing to us is to have a good song because if a song sucks it doesn’t matter how many styles you’re mixing together,” Supla clarifies.
It was when they decided to take their act to the US, that they were introduced to Kevin Lyman (and his team) who owns the Warped Tour. They loved the uniqueness of the band and booked on the tour for the Summer of 2011. That was followed by signing a recording contract with the well-known independent label SideOneDummy Records and released their debut album “Brothers of Brazil” produced by Mario Caldato, Jr. (Beastie Boys, Tone Loc).
Known for their raucous live shows, the band has played more than 250 shows between the UK and the U.S., including touring with the legendary Adam Ant, Flogging Molly, Golgol Bordello, Hugh Cornwell (ex-Stranglers), The Addicts, Pennywise and The Aggrolites, plus festivals like Bamboozle, Planeta Terra, SWU Music + Arts Festival as well as Rock In Rio in Portugal. Amidst the incessant touring, they found time to Produce and Record their own Second Album “On My Way” which was released in the Summer of 2012.
The past year has seen them turn their focus to their home country of Brazil. Supla was hired to be one of the judges for “Idolos” (American Idol in Brazil). Simultaneously, their TV Series “Brothers Na Gringa” began airing on Mix TV Brazil, which documented their adventures touring in the US. The second season aired in the Summer of 2013. AS expected they continued their love of touring performing at the SWU Festival EARTH festival, radio 89UOL in Santo André, radio Mix Maresias, MTV Summer show in Guaruja, as well as shows in several headline shows throughout Brazil.
The accolades followed. In July 2012, the Brothers of Brazil were awarded the “Best Band” at the BMVs (MTV Brazil). Their video “Viva Liberty” was Top 10 for several weeks and the single “On My Way” was voted in the top 20 of the Best Songs of 2012 by Rolling Stone Brazil. The band has made the late night talk circuit (Jo Soares and Sergio Groisman) and had their singles played on the biggest radio stations in Brazil (Kiss FM and FM 89uol).
This is a band that never stops, still finding time this summer to come back to the states and tour – they have been performing headline and support dates up and down the West and East Coast, as well as writing songs for their third album.
The band is currently back in Brazil as Supla is starring in the new MTV Brazil Hit “Papito In Love”. While promoting this TV show, they continue to tour and write for their next record. 2014 looks to be a promising year for the band with a new album, performance at Lollapalooza Brazil and much more to come!