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GIO CASTILHOS / Bio

Gio, brazilian born in 1980 moved to California in 2004, bringing his exotic melodies to the westside. Composer and singer for his former californian based band Birdfish, formed in 2005, Gio has surprised fans by his unique blend of styles into a comfortable and progressive melodies. He released the first full album with the band in 2006, called "Birdfish in town" where they mixed Reggae, groove, punk and brazilian music altogether. Two years later, he released the "Moonfire Acustico", which has had amazing reviews throughout the brazilian community in Southern California. After that, his composing abilities and production techniques helped him to evolve onto a live acoustic looping production performance. Laying tracks from his guitar and wavedrum on top of another, he blends contemporary brazilian groove and californian styles. His contemporary approach to music appreciation and his roots in the brazilian culture allowed him to come up with an interesting fusion. Always supporting the local scene hosting events and promoting artists, he has helped several music projects to come into reality. "An urban appeal mixed with the peaceful paradise breeze" resume the sensation to listen to Gio's music. Beach vibe melodies to an subtle message of love and understanding craft the songs he always put up an is known by.
A rounded, grasp and young voice followed by dynamic slap attach approach on the guitar creates the ambience and natural bonding with his music. Played at several venues in Los Angeles and San Diego, such as Whiskey gogo, Saint Rocke, The Joint, The Lighthouse, Cannes, Wavehouse, Brennans and several festivals like US OPEN OF SURFING and many venues in Brazil. Surfer spirited, his appreciation of the nature reflects on his music as his awareness message travels with his sounds.

General Info

Band Members
GIO CASTILHOS
Artist Name
GIO CASTILHOS
Home Page
http://www.reverbnation.com/giocastilhos
Genres
World / BRAZILIAN / LOOPING

Contact Info

Location
Culver City, CA
Manager
SELF

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