Sotê specializes in standards/covers and originals (bossa nova, jazz, reggae, and light rock).
Sotê has over fifteen years of guitar and vocal performance experience, including festivals, bars, restaurants, weddings, parties, and radio. He led the University of Texas Brazilian Ensemble for 2 years.
He has performed bossa nova and MPB standards and originals at Twins Jazz every year since 2011. Video of his first performance at Twins is available on reverbnation at his artist page (sotemusic).
Price Range: $200-$2000
Gig Length: 20 - 100 minutes
Languages: English, Portuguese
What to Expect
Expect a professional with dozens of gigs under his belt, who will deliver bossa nova standards with a unique soulful feel.
Sote was born and raised in Sao Paulo, Brasil to a father from Rio de Janeiro and a mother from California. He started playing guitar at the age of 11, and learned songs by taking folk music lessons and playing along with the radio. He moved to Pennsylvania for college, hosting the campus's only live music radio show. Sote has a Master's from the University of Texas - Austin, where he led the UT Brazilian World Music Ensemble. From (phone number hidden), he led the local band in South Royalton, VT, performing a mix of soul, funk, rock, jazz, and bossa nova at dozens of gigs. He recorded an album with his brother in Bamako, Mali in 2008, featuring reggae, samba jazz, and acoustic ballads. In 2009, Sote moved to the DC area, and has continued performing at private parties, and as a regular at Twins Jazz. He enjoys performing solo on his acoustic guitar, as well as with a full band in a wide range
Additional Booking Notes
Sote has equipment sufficient to fill the sound for a small room, perhaps around fifty people (guitar, amplifier, and microphone). Lighting and a PA system are available upon request for an additional charge (varies by location, venue size, parking and elevator access).
This is just a sample of songs, I can learn specific songs upon request with sufficient notice.
A felicidade (Tom Jobim)
Eu sei que vou te amar (Tom Jobim)
Garota de Ipanema (Tom Jobim)
Brigas Nunca Mais (Tom Jobim)
Chovendo na Roseira (Tom Jobim)
My favorite things (Rodgers and Hammerstein)
Somewhere over the Rainbow (Arlen and Harburg)
A Rita (Chico Buarque)
Carolina (Chico Buarque
Blackbird (the Beatles)
Don't let me down (the Beatles)
The Long Way Home (Tom Waits)
Come On Up to the House (Tom Waits)
California (Joni Mitchell)
Stir it Up (Bob Marley)
Redemption Song (Bob Marley)
The Wind (Cat Stevens)
Little Wing (Jimi Hendrix)
Stand by me (Ben E. King)
Influences & Inspiration
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