- Member #
- Member since
- 21 Mar 2011
- Last activity record:
- Active within 1 week
- Instruments played:
- Vocalist - General, Rhythm Guitar, Lead Guitar, Acoustic Guitar, Bass Guitar, Other Percussion
- Acoustic, Jazz, Other
- Screen name:
- Washington, District of Columbia, 20012
- 34 years old
- Level of commitment:
- Very Committed
- Years playing music:
- Gigs played:
- Over 100
- Tend to practice:
- More than 3 times per week
- Available to gig:
- 2-3 nights a week
- Most available:
- Vocalist - General:
- Rhythm Guitar:
- Lead Guitar:
- Acoustic Guitar:
- Bass Guitar:
- Other Percussion:
Upright bass, Trumpet, Drums.
"What strikes me about Sotê's sound is its rhythm of delight and of soul." (Recent Review)
www.reverbnation.com/sotemusic (Acoustic Covers)
Sotê blends a personal voice with Joao Gilberto-inspired bossa nova, reggae, African Pop, funk and rock rhythms on his guitar. He has unique interpretations of songs ranging from Antonio Carlos Jobim (Tom Jobim), Bob Marley and The Beatles to Joni Mitchell and Tom Waits, and even a handful of classical pieces.
Sote works as a solid accompanist for solo instruments or singers, but is also versatile and competent in a wide range of genres. Sote is most interested in world music (Brazilian MPB and bossa nova, especially, but also Afro-pop, reggae and ska), jazz, and classic rock. I also have experience performing in the hip-hop and funk genres.
Sotê has plenty of experience both as a live performer and in the studio.
Joao Gilberto, Tom Waits, Tom Jobim, The Beatles, Bob Marley, Joni Mitchell, Bob Dylan, Novos Baianos, Cat Stevens, and Habib Koite.
24-fret Gibson Les Paul Double Cutaway, Dunlop Wah into 60W Marshall JTM (Tube, with reverb and 2 channels).
7-string Brazilian Rosewood acoustic guitar.
Takamine G-series electro-acoustic and Yamaha 500 AEX-N into Behringer Ultracoustic.
Universal Drum djembe, tama (talking drum), and quinto conga (www.universaldrum.net).
Various Brazilian samba instruments: cavaco, pandeiro, ganza, tamborim, and agogo.