Choro do Brazil - Exciting Latin Rhythms!
Brejeiro is an exciting acoustic group that specialises in the Choro style of music from Brazil. Twin mandolins play haunting melodies over pulsating rhythm guitar, all propelled by dynamic latin percussion that makes dancing irresistible, Brejeiro mix traditional Choro tunes with contemporary songs and original compositions in a vibrant show that has been getting rave reviews.
Brejeiro line up are: Dave Griffiths - mandolin
Mike Pryor - mandolin
George Smerin- guitar
Andy Fuller - percussion.
Welcome to George Smerin on 7 string guitar. We'll get the photos updated soon watch this space.
Reviews: "Their second CD ‘Carinhoso’ epitomises how talented and versatile these musicians are ...the playing throughout is splendid." (See full review) Sandra Woodruff - BMG Federation
"many thanks for being such a fabulous part of last nights entertainment! I think you will have gained even more fans! Brejeiro are really wonderful. We were very honoured to have you." Cindy Stratton "An infectious melody of singing mandolins laced with complicated rhythms that will have even the most unmusical among us tapping our feet and looking for someone to dance with." (See full review) Barry Gambles - Mandolin.org.uk
"The mandolins sparkle throughout. Pretty much all human emotion is covered, from the tender drama of Quando me Lembro, on which Griffiths, duetting with Helen James, also turns in a technical tour-de-force, to the chirpy Jesusita en Chihuahua - I defy you not to smile at this" (See full review)
Simon Mayor - Mandolin.co.uk
Come and Join Brejerio at the Bristol Roda de Choro once a month at Halo 141 Gloucester Road BS7 8BA. All instruments welcome. Come to play, listen, dance, eat and drink. Entry £3.00.
Sunday 19th July, 16th Aug,20th Sept
WORKSHOPS £20 including entrance to the Roda in the evening
Workshops will run from 15:00 to 17:30 on the same day as the Roda