Made in Brasil, Soul Rebels & La Linea Festival (London) Present Live......
ED MOTTA & band : Brazilian jazz-funk/MPB superstar!
plus Made in Brasil DJs Fabio Bahia & Silvao & special guest DJ Mark GV Taylor (Blue Note/BBE)
The Wardrobe Leeds Sat 5th April - 9pm-2am - tickets £12 adv + bf available from :-
www.seetickets.com - www.crashrecords.co.uk - www.lunatickets.co.uk - www.jumborecords.co.uk (0113 245 5570)
Info : www.thwardrobe.co.uk - 0113 383 8800
Made in Brasil and Soul Rebels, in conjunction with La Linea Festival (London) and with support from The Arts Council Of England, are proud to present live at The Wardrobe in Leeds one of the superstars of contemporary Brazilian music, the mutli-talented singer/musician/composer ED MOTTA!
Nephew of Brazilian funk/soul music legend Tim Maia, his breakthrough as a musician and singer came in 1988 with his band Conexão Japeri. Their fusion of Brazilian pop, funk and soul gave them three huge hits – “Manuel”, “Baixo Rio” and “Vamos dançar” – which are considered MPB anthems even today and requested by Brazilians at all Ed’s gigs worldwide.
Since 1990, Ed has released another 12 albums for a variety of labels in the following years, covering his already established Brazilian funk/soul style plus film soundtracks and excursions into jazz. He has played with people like Roy Ayers, Bluey from Incognito, Japanese acid jazz band Mondo Grosso as well as superstars of Brazilian music such as Ed Lincoln, Marcos Valle, João Donato, Ivan Lins, Tania Maria and Dom Salvador. Ed's biggest fan in the UK is jazz/soul/global music DJ and record label owner Gilles Peterson and to quote Gilles…”Ed Motta is the Don”
Ed will be playing a selection of music from his latest album "AOR" (Dwitza Music) as well as many of his classic Brazilian hits and anthems from the last two decades.
Support comes from some of the UK's top Brazilian music DJs.
Mark GV Taylor has been one of the UK's top experts on Brazilian music for over 25 years : record collector, DJ and CD compiler. His compilation "Blue Brazil Vol 3" for the legendary New York jazz label Blue Note Records is one of the best classic Brazilian music compilations around. He will play a 100% vinyl set of classic and rare MBP, bossa nova, Rio funk, samba rock and samba jazz before Ed's band hit the stage. Some of Mark's vinyl's are so rare and expensive you could sell one and buy a return ticket to Rio with the cash you'd get for it!
Made in Brasil DJs Fabio Bahia and Silvao are two of the UK's top Brazilian DJs with almost 30 years playing exprience between them. Their Leeds Brazilian parties since 2004 include the legendary Carnaval sessions (2004-2011) at The Faversham and the Sambaloco nights at Azucar. They are in demand as guest DJ UK and Europe wide and after Ed's live set, they'll turn the heat up Brasilian style for the after-party with the sounds of samba, forro, pagoge, batucada, axe Bahia, nu-Brazil beats and samba house!
This is the biggest Brazilian artist to visit the region since Seu Jorge's unforgettable gig in Leeds back in 2008. It is only one of five limited UK dates on Ed's first UK tour and if you love Brazilian music, you need to be at this gig. Buy tickets as soon as possible as this will sell out!