Renato Baccarat – voice / guitar
Dorian Palos – bass
Yves Peeters – drums
Nyllo Canela – percussion
Al Davidson – flute / keyboard
Marc de Vreese – trumpet
Sebastien Van Hoey – trombone
Thomas Champagne – saxophone
Singer/songwriter Renato Baccarat is native from São Paulo where he spent the early musical years of his life. At age nine his family settles in Europe following the endless tours of Renato’s father, Brazilian trumpet player Gildo Ilhosa. It was from there onwards that Renato grew strongly connected to the Brazilian culture, with an ocean of possibilities separating them. This results in a bittersweet mix of musical ingredients: a solar sound tinged with influences from Tom Zé, Jeff Buckley, Rodrigo Amarante to the Pixies.
‘Todo Mundo é Feio’ is Renato’s upcoming opus* with the band UTZ and literally translates to Everyone is Ugly! Don’t take it personally, see it as an invitation to break the ice and connect to one another. Everyone has hidden secrets, even those who appear flawless.
Each song of the new album is a contemplation of defining moments in our lives: the start of a love relationship (Tudo Parado), overconsumption (Porque Parou), yearning for more (Outra Coisa Para Esperar) or simply waking up at night next to your beloved one (Braços, we love that track).
“Quem gosta de musica tem razão”, one who loves music is right!