Pedro Collusso
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Vocalist, Lead Guitar, Bass Guitar, Drums, Other Percussion, Violin, Flute, Mandolin.

ABOUT

Pedro Collusso is a multi instrumentist, performing musician, composer/songwriter, producer, recording engineer based in Orlando FL. He has just released Imaginary, an exciting collection of instrumental music he wrote, merging electronica jazz and new bossa, prog rock and chillout/downtempo genres. Imaginary can be streamed and purchased from Pedro's site on Bandcamp - http://pedrocollusso.bandcamp.com
Born in Sao Paulo, Brazil, Pedro has a degree in Communications and moved to Orlando, Florida in 1995. In his native country, Pedro's musical journey includes shows, composing, recording sessions, TV and radio appearances playing keyboards and guitars and singing with the band Beta Pictoris in Brasilia during the 80's. Pedro also had a musical side project with his sisters in the new bossa band "Verbo" in the early 90's and worked as a MIDI consultant for a Roland/Korg dealership in that town between 1991 and 1993.
From 1996 the end of 2010 , Pedro played keyboards, bass guitar and guitar for the worship band at the River of Life Presbyterian Church in Orlando. Currently he plays keyboards and guitars for Kensington Church Orlando in Windermere FL.
In 1999 he started a partnership with local musicians founding the band Neon Dream, which is very active gigging in Central Florida playing classic rock and pop covers until these days. They recorded a CD of originals in 2001, Always a Mystery, which Pedro produced. He left Neon Dream in Dec 2010 after performing almost 400 gigs with the band in the Sunshine State.
Pedro also works as a recording session musician. He is credited as the keyboard player for the CD Limited Edition, released on March 2004 by the legendary Roger McGuinn (The Byrds founder, singer/songwriter and guitar player). Pedro also has his own home recording studio where he produced and recorded Metaphors, a collection of 12 songs composed in partnership with friend vocalist and songwriter Shasme Guarisco. They baptized their collaboration with the name Hi-Fi Sonata. Metaphors was released in 2009 and can be purchased in CD or MP3 format from Amazon, iTunes, CD Baby or directly from Pedro. To get to know more about Metaphors visit www.hifisonata.com

Screen name:
Pedro Collusso
Member since:
Dec 30 2011
Active over 1 month ago
Level of commitment:
Very Committed
Years playing music:
40
Gigs played:
Over 100
Tend to practice:
1 time per week
Available to gig:
2-3 nights a week
Most available:
Nights

Influences

Pedro cites as his main musical influences: The Beatles, Tom Jobim, Milton Nascimento, Lo Borges, Pat Metheny/Lyle Mays, Brazilian artists like Djavan, and also admires and listen to a lot of modern electronic artists/chillout/downtempo artists like Zero 7, Bebel Gilberto, Late Night Alumni, Thievery Corporation, Samantha James, classical music from Bach to Ravel, anything that is straight ahead modern jazz and jazz fusion, classical and folk guitar composers and progressive rock/classic rock, hard rock as Pink Floyd, Genesis, Led Zeppelin and Rush.

Instrument experience:

Vocalist:
Moderate
Rhythm Guitar:
Advanced
Lead Guitar:
Advanced
Acoustic Guitar:
Advanced
Bass Guitar:
Moderate
Other Percussion:
Moderate
Keyboard:
Advanced
Piano:
Advanced
Background Singer:
Advanced
Mandolin:
Beginner
Accordion:
Beginner

EQUIPMENT

Keyboards: Korg M3/73 Expanded and Roland XP80 Expanded
Keyboard Modules: Korg Wavestation WSSR and Roland JV2080
Electric Guitar: Fender Stratocaster
Acoustic/Electric Guitars: Takamine Classic Cutaway, Ibanez Steel String, Ovation 12 String
Bass Guitar: Fender JazzBass
Assorted Percussion including bongos
Mixer: Mackie VLZ1402
Microphones: Shure SM57 and SM58
Recording: Pedro has a Home Recording Setup revolving around an Apple iMac computer running Logic and Cubase which includes MOTU 8pre and Tascam U800 audio interfaces, 4 large and small condenser microphones from Shure, Audio Technica and Akai e other outboard gear.

MUSIC