My name is Marco DiFerreira (musician/guitar player): I play music as a solo act and also with the Ferreira Brothers, which is a 2 piece band (Marco DiFerreira on guitar/vocals and Alex Ferreira on drums/percussion/vocals): we play a fusion of Latin, Jazz, rock and Brazilian rhythms. I have played with many bands throughout my music career (see list at the end of this bio).
As “The Ferreira brothers”, we have played music in many venues around Denver, Castle Rock, Colorado Springs, Littleton and Boulder since 1998 and we always have an excellent response from audiences and venue owners.
Here is some of the of places we have played: The Great Northern Tavern, Siena/Castle Rock, Solera bar and restaurant at Cofax, Soiled Dove at Denver, Oriental Theater, Gothic Theater, Little Bear at Evergreen, Jazz at Jacks, Fourth Story/Tattered Cover at Cherry Creek, Jackson Hole, Legends and numerous parties and special events.
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Bands and musicians I’ve played guitar with when I was living in Brazil: connection unlimited (Doors and Beatles cover), Ma Companhia/Xandinho, Beto Mi, Lula Cortes, Baseados na Lei, and many other bands…
Bands and musicians I’ve played guitar in the US: Buffalo Highway, Gypsy highway trio, Monkey Bite, Chad Johnson (drummer), Mark Raines (drummer), Dado SA, Vera Verissima (Brazilian singer) as well as many independent recordings for independent artists as a guitar player.
Music influences: Jimmy Page, Eric Clapton, Bob Dylan, Mark Knopfler, Pat Matheny, Paco De Lucia, Santana, The Edge, Jon Satriani… Brazilian influences: Lenine, Alceu Valenca, Ze Ramalho, Zeca Baleiro, Titas, Legiao Urbana, Armandinho e a cor do som, 14 Bis, Beto Guedes, Beto Keiser…
Electric guitar was my main instrument in Brazil and I still play it a lot, but since I moved to the USA in 1995, at that time, I started to improve my acoustic guitar playing, which brought me back to my guitar playing roots without all the effects and distortions of electric guitars, so you can’t fake the sound. What I love about acoustic guitars is that you have to play the rhythm, chords and melody all together without effects to masquerade it, which sounds more real.
I have 2 solo CDs: Silent journey and Gypsy within. Currently I am working on a third solo CD, this time with the Ferreira bros and guests…
To be continued….