Marcelo Fruet & os Cozinheiros
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Marcelo Fruet & os Cozinheiros

Porto Alegre, Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil | Established. Jan 01, 2006 | INDIE

Porto Alegre, Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil | INDIE
Established on Jan, 2006
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Jan
22
Marcelo Fruet & os Cozinheiros @ Casa de Cultura Mario Quintana

Porto Alegre, Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil

Porto Alegre, Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil

Dec
22
Marcelo Fruet & os Cozinheiros @ OCTO_OC

Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil

Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil

Dec
17
Marcelo Fruet & os Cozinheiros @ Mondo Cane

Porto Alegre, Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil

Porto Alegre, Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil

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Accompanied by a team of Nicola Spolidoro (guitar), Leonardo “Brawl” (bass), André Lucciano (drums) and Lúcio Chachamovich (acoustic guitar), Marcelo Fruet and Os Cozinheiros bring together the warmth of Brazilian sounds and rhythms with the angst of modern indie pop. Except for “Song For Tom,” and “Land of Moons” all of the lyrics are in Portuguese, while the modernity of the instruments and vocal delivery by Fruet is more Generation Y. The thing that makes this music rise above the fray of this genre is the simple Southern Hemispheric warmth that permeates the simple arrangements. While not exactly a bossa nova, the incessant lilt of the songs like “Minha” and “A Idado do Lobo” mix a simple collection of ingredients to create a fresh aromatic environment. Charming modern pop. - Jazz Weekly


Brazilian singer/guitarist Marcelo Fruet returns to Atlanta while en route to SXSW. Since performing at Eyedrum in 2008, Fruet was named Porto Alegre's producer of the year in 2010. His group Fruet & Os Cozinheiros' latest album, Aión, blends gorgeous Tropicalia melodies and subtle folk nuances with shades of bossa nova, samba, and other regionally specific influences to create a rock sound that’s singular in its marriage of modern textures and traditional Brazilian musical inflections. - Chad Radford - Creative Loafing - Atlanta USA


Brazilian singer/guitarist Marcelo Fruet returns to Atlanta while en route to SXSW. Since performing at Eyedrum in 2008, Fruet was named Porto Alegre's producer of the year in 2010. His group Fruet & Os Cozinheiros' latest album, Aión, blends gorgeous Tropicalia melodies and subtle folk nuances with shades of bossa nova, samba, and other regionally specific influences to create a rock sound that’s singular in its marriage of modern textures and traditional Brazilian musical inflections. - Chad Radford - Creative Loafing - Atlanta USA


"Marcelo Fruet & Os Cozinheiros's album "AIÓN" is listed as one of the Best Albums of The Year at 2012's retrospective by newspaper magazine Zero Hora" - Zero Hora- the most recognized South Brazil newspaper (Dec 17, 2012)


"Juarez* Fonseca's critics on "AION" says this MF&OC's album is one of the best Brazilian Music albums of 2012. The text is full of beautifull references ( such as Vitor Ramil, Sgt Peppers, Caetano Veloso and Pink Floyd) and there's no space for bad spot. * Juarez Fonseca is one of the most important music critics from Brazil. He was the head of musical journalism of South Brazil at the past five decades and has worked for the mainstream regional news mediums. He was a central actor in spread the MPB (Brazilian Popular Music) in the south. Today, he is a freelancer and post critics + news to his facebook wall....everybody read it." - Juarez Fonseca (POA, RS, Brazil), Juarez Fonseca's Place on Facebook (Dec 25, 2012)


"The album "AION", Marcelo Fruet & Os Cozinheiros, got in the 3rd place in a Best Album of the Year ranking published by many musical critics from São Paulo, Rio de Janeiro, Belo Horizonte, Brasília, Salvador, Porto Alegre and São Leopoldo. The first place was given to Caetano Veloso's "Abraçaço", the second, to Bob Dylan's "Tempest", while Marcelo Fruet's "Aion" have drew the third with Leonard Cohen and Tulipa Ruiz. " - - Juarez Fonseca, Antonio Carlos Miguel, Arthur de Faria, Carlos Calado and more., Juarez Fonseca's


8pm, Club 115 Brazil isn't all samba rhythms and breezy bossa nova. Some musicologists argue that a version of the electric guitar was developed in Brazil around the same time Les Paul was fiddling with the knobs on his axe. And never doubt the rocking-out ability of a country that produced metal-maniacs Sepultura. Nobody on this lineup is shredding quite that hard, but São Paulo power trio Debate pounds out rock full of slashing guitars, heavy drums, and screaming vocals. Telerama, a Fortaleza fourpiece, describes itself as "roots nerd rock or the world's next pop delight." Perhaps it's not an either/or question as these indie rockeros serve up pop ballads with a lovely female vocal. Same goes for Nancy, a lady-led fivepiece from Brasília that's catching considerable stateside blog buzz. Fruet & os Cozinheiros is a fivepiece whose moody art-rock shifts joyful to brooding without warning, while Buenos Aires native Valerio Rinaldi serves up earnest, adult contemporary pop-rock en español. The mellow rock of Norton makes them Portugal's answer to the Postal Service. – Thomas Fawcett - The Austin Chronicle


By Perry Gettelman | Saturday, March 15, 2008, 11:02 PM

Brazilian rocker Marcelo Fruet called his band “Os Cozinheiros” — “the Cooks” — to indicate their skillful use of many ingredients, and the name is certainly apt. While their configuration at Club 115 at 8 p.m. Saturday was not unusual — a standard twin-guitar rock quartet plus a percussionist — they gave Fruet’s songs a Brazilian tinge that went beyond the warmth of his Portuguese vocals and incorporated international elements including punk, jazz and ska.

Fruet sometimes scatted George Benson-style while playing jazz licks on his guitar, an unusual model that gave new meaning to the term “hollow body.” (It had a fretboard and the empty frame of the body, making it see-through.)

On “Todo Tempo,” second guitarist Nicola Spolidoro scratched out dramatic scraping sounds from his strings that amplified the tension that kept building up in the song through touches of dissonance. Bassist Leonardo Brawl upped the ante considerably with his fierce playing, and was tremendous throughout the set, displaying the technique of a jazz player with the energy of a punk-rocker, often striking a wide-legged stance and seeming to flail at his bass while executing with utmost precision.

This band obviously had a lot more tricks up its sleeve than it could possibly deploy in a short showcase. And Brawl is such a versatile and compelling bassist, I’d go see him in any band without even bothering to ask its genre. - Austin360.com


(highlighted) FRUET E OS COZINHEIROS, ANDY DITZLER Fruet e os Cozinheiros is the brainchild of Brazilian composer, songwriter and vocalist Marcelo Fruet. The group's sound is a hybrid of indie-rock leanings that are underscored by elements of Argentine tango, samba and various other shades of tropical Brazilian sounds. This performance at Eyedrum marks the group's debut on American soil. Atlanta songwriter Andy Ditzler opens and will join Fruet e os Cozinheiros for a few songs. - Atlanta Creative Loafing


WORKSHOP IN BRAZILIAN PERCUSSION The South Brazilian duo featuring percussionist João Marcelo Selhane and Marcelo Fruet composer presents a workshop in Brazilian percussion, a crucial aspect of Brazilian music. The workshop is designed to introduce musicians and nonmusicians alike to the various rhythms and instruments of Brazilian percussion. The workshop is set up as an educational event that precedes the group's first American performance, which takes place at Eyedrum the following Friday night (March 7). $5. 7 p.m. Eyedrum. 404-522-0655. www.eyedrum.org. -- CR - Atlanta Creative Loafing


(highlighted) FRUET E OS COZINHEIROS, ANDY DITZLER Fruet e os Cozinheiros is the brainchild of Brazilian composer, songwriter and vocalist Marcelo Fruet. The group's sound is a hybrid of indie-rock leanings that are underscored by elements of Argentine tango, samba and various other shades of tropical Brazilian sounds. This performance at Eyedrum marks the group's debut on American soil. Atlanta songwriter Andy Ditzler opens and will join Fruet e os Cozinheiros for a few songs. - Atlanta Creative Loafing


MÚSICA
Fruet & Os Cozinheiros premiados no Açorianos
Foram entregues na noite de quinta-feira, no Theatro São Pedro, na Capital, os prêmios aos vencedores da 17ª edição do Prêmio Açorianos de Música de Porto Alegre. No mais importante prêmio musical da cidade e um dos principais do Rio Grande do Sul, a cantora Izmália e o grupo Fruet & os Cozinheiros foram os grandes vencedores nas categorias pop.
A banda liderada por Marcelo Fruet recebeu os prêmios de melhor compositor, projeto gráfico para CD (O Som do Fim ou Tanto Faz) e revelação do ano. A premiação contemplou também nomes consolidados da música local, como Renato Borghetti (melhor disco do ano, melhor instrumentista, melhor DVD e disco instrumental, Fandango) e Vitor Ramil (melhor compositor, espetáculo do ano, intérprete de MPB e disco de MPB, Satolep Sambatown). Ainda receberam troféus comemorativos Mano Lima, Jerônimo Jardim e o pelotense Giba Giba. - Jornal Agora


presented by Fruet e os Cozinheiros
featuring special guest percussionist João Marcelo Selhane

In advance of their March 7 concert showcase at Eyedrum, Marcelo Fruet, his band Os Cozinheiros and guest percussionist João Marcelo Selhane present a workshop in Brazilian music and percussion, taking place Tuesday, March 4 at 7:00 PM.

Percussion is a crucial aspect of Brazilian music, and this workshop is designed to introduce both musicians and non-musicians to the various rhythms and instruments of Brazilian music. Fruet and his band will also perform some of their own music demonstrating these elements.

Initially a singer, guitarist and ukelele player, João Marcelo Selhane migrated to percussion, and quickly gained renown in the samba realms of the Rio Grande do Sul state. He studied with percussion experts Fernando do Ó and Marcos Suzano, and has played in dozens of groups, as well as recording for such CD projects as Caranaval de Porto Alegre and Só se For Samba.

Marcelo Fruet is a composer and musician from the south of Brazil. Over his ten-year career, he has produced and performed on many recordings as well as composing soundtracks and songs for short films. His first solo CD, “O Som do Fim ou Tanto Faz,” was featured as the soundtrack to the Brazilian TV show Big Brother Brazil 7, and is one of the few independent releases to gain national exposure on Brazilian TV.

Fruet e os Cozinheiros appear through the sponsorship of the Ministry of Culture, Brazilian Government, and the Department of Latin American and Caribbean Studeis, Emory University - Eyedrum Art / Music Gallery


MÚSICA
Fruet & Os Cozinheiros premiados no Açorianos
Foram entregues na noite de quinta-feira, no Theatro São Pedro, na Capital, os prêmios aos vencedores da 17ª edição do Prêmio Açorianos de Música de Porto Alegre. No mais importante prêmio musical da cidade e um dos principais do Rio Grande do Sul, a cantora Izmália e o grupo Fruet & os Cozinheiros foram os grandes vencedores nas categorias pop.
A banda liderada por Marcelo Fruet recebeu os prêmios de melhor compositor, projeto gráfico para CD (O Som do Fim ou Tanto Faz) e revelação do ano. A premiação contemplou também nomes consolidados da música local, como Renato Borghetti (melhor disco do ano, melhor instrumentista, melhor DVD e disco instrumental, Fandango) e Vitor Ramil (melhor compositor, espetáculo do ano, intérprete de MPB e disco de MPB, Satolep Sambatown). Ainda receberam troféus comemorativos Mano Lima, Jerônimo Jardim e o pelotense Giba Giba. - Jornal Agora


Music starts at 9:00 PM

Fruet e os Cozinheiros appear through the sponsorship of the Ministry of Culture, Brazilian Government, and the Department of Latin American and Caribbean Studies, Emory University..

Fruet e os Cozinheiros was formed in 2005 by the Brazilian composer, songwriter, vocalist and producer Marcelo Fruet. They come from Porto Alegre in the temperate south of Brazil, near Argentina and Uruguay. In Fruet’s music, rock mixes with elements of tango and milonga. The lyrics and music are reminiscent of samba and classic MPB, but with a flavor distinct from that of Rio and tropical Brazil.

Even by Brazilian standards, os Cozinheiros are well-traveled musically: they’ve all played in groups ranging from hardcore, punk, and indie rock to samba, MPB, traditional Brazilian styles, jazz, reggae, electronica, even a Black Sabbath tribute band. For their U.S. shows, special guest percussionist João Marcelo Selhane brings a more typically Brazilian element to the music. Different regional rhythms and musical structures from many cultures provide alternative strategies for national and regional identity in the globalized world.

The band plays their first U.S. show here in Atlanta, before heading to Austin for their showcase at the 2008 South By Southwest festival. Joining them on the Eyedrum stage is Atlanta musician Andy Ditzler, whose own songs have been highly influenced by Brazilian music.

Fruet e os Cozinheiros
formed 2005, Porto Alegre, Brazil
Marcelo Fruet, songwriter, guitar, vocals
Leonardo Brawl, bass
André Lucciano, drums
Nicola Spolidoro, guitar
João Marcelo Selhane, percussion


- Eyedrum Art / Music Gallery


Marcelo Fruet joga dados há muito tempo. Joga em diversas bandas, como a Groove James, joga em seu próprio estúdio, o Estúdio 12, criando trilhas sonoras, produzindo e participando de discos de inúmeros artistas. Agora Fruet junta-se aos Cozinheiros Leonardo "Brawl" Marquez (baixo), André Lucciano (bateria) e Nícolas Spolidoro (guitarra) para uma nova partida.

Com um trabalho gráfico primoroso, que lembra a arte de Dave McKean nas capas do clássico Sandman de Neil Gaiman, Everson Lazari envolve o CD numa embalagem que, quando montada, se transforma num cubo. Um dado com uma imagem e o título de uma música em cada face.

O disco mistura elementos eletrônicos com violões, experimentalismo e poesia na primeira pessoa. Uma obra cuidadosa, lapidada, onde percebe-se claramente a mão do Fruet produtor. O tempero dos Cozinheiros engrossa o caldo, servindo-nos diferentes pratos. Um banquete para ser digerido com calma, mas sem regras de etiqueta.

Montamos o nosso cubo e vamos ao jogo:

Que se faz? Uma balada pop, romântica sem ser piegas. A batida do violão introduz um riff de guitarra, que se repete no decorrer da música. Refrão magnético. A dinâmica cresce e, quando nos damos conta, já estamos cantando.

Outra balada é a música que fecha o CD, O som do fim ou tanto faz. Música calma, para escutar de olhos fechados, cheia de detalhes e surpresas, como a oração indígena que se ouve no início. "Temo já ter perdido a fé", diz a letra, mas nós não perdemos nada; jogamos o dado outra vez.

Vamos para Todo o tempo. A poesia fala de insegurança, não de uma insegurança juvenil que se transforma com o passar do tempo, mas sim de um medo constante de não se permitir. O título da canção é lembrado na melodia, que se repete, transformando-se a todo instante. O inesperado vai nos cercando numa atmosfera cheia de efeitos. É a música mais experimental do CD. Mas não pense em algo tipo Bjork ou Tom Zé; ouça Fruet e os Cozinheiros esbanjarem originalidade.

Gira o cubo do destino e encontramos Me despluguei. Melodia calma e fluída, na qual se sobressai a voz de Fruet com versos do calibre de "Honestamente, mente, não sente, fixe-se em pé / Repare sua rotina, não aceite tudo que é". Pare, escute e pense.

Próxima jogada, um tempero diferente. Samba da conexão, com direito a cuíca, tocada por Sassá, e auxílio luxuoso da flauta de Mateus Mapa. Ao contrário do que diz o release da banda no site da TRAMA VIRTUAL , que informa que a música de Fruet não é feita para dançar, pode afastar o sofá, porque só se não for brasileiro nessa hora.

Última jogada, El mariacchi. Outra vez o violão inicia a música, que logo se transforma numa belíssima levada pop. Destaque para a excelente linha de baixo de “Brawl”. Aumente o volume, calibre os graves e caia cantando.

Em todo o cardápio de Fruet o constante é a qualidade, seja quando flerta com o pop, seja quando se arrisca em experimentos. Jamais exagera. A sabedoria acumulada pelo produtor dá a esta concisa obra uma vastidão de sentimentos e possibilidades.

Agora é sua vez de jogar.

Acesse as músicas e assista vídeos no site oficial

Fábio Balsemão

fab_tb@yahoo.com.br

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- ZoomRS.com


Music starts at 9:00 PM

Fruet e os Cozinheiros appear through the sponsorship of the Ministry of Culture, Brazilian Government, and the Department of Latin American and Caribbean Studies, Emory University..

Fruet e os Cozinheiros was formed in 2005 by the Brazilian composer, songwriter, vocalist and producer Marcelo Fruet. They come from Porto Alegre in the temperate south of Brazil, near Argentina and Uruguay. In Fruet’s music, rock mixes with elements of tango and milonga. The lyrics and music are reminiscent of samba and classic MPB, but with a flavor distinct from that of Rio and tropical Brazil.

Even by Brazilian standards, os Cozinheiros are well-traveled musically: they’ve all played in groups ranging from hardcore, punk, and indie rock to samba, MPB, traditional Brazilian styles, jazz, reggae, electronica, even a Black Sabbath tribute band. For their U.S. shows, special guest percussionist João Marcelo Selhane brings a more typically Brazilian element to the music. Different regional rhythms and musical structures from many cultures provide alternative strategies for national and regional identity in the globalized world.

The band plays their first U.S. show here in Atlanta, before heading to Austin for their showcase at the 2008 South By Southwest festival. Joining them on the Eyedrum stage is Atlanta musician Andy Ditzler, whose own songs have been highly influenced by Brazilian music.

Fruet e os Cozinheiros
formed 2005, Porto Alegre, Brazil
Marcelo Fruet, songwriter, guitar, vocals
Leonardo Brawl, bass
André Lucciano, drums
Nicola Spolidoro, guitar
João Marcelo Selhane, percussion


- Eyedrum Art / Music Gallery


Discography

O Som do Fim ou Tanto Faz (Album, 2007)

Play (Single, 2008)

Song For Tom (Single, 2009)

Sabia Que (Single, 2012)

AIN (Album, 2013)

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Bio

Signal of these times, Marcelo Fruet is a hard-to-catalog artist. I like to see him as a rocker that makes Brazilian Music (or what, one day, was stipulated to call MPB) he exhales a lot of the rigorous poetry of Vitor Ramil, surpasses Caetano Veloso at his inspired times, and get into to the MPB pre-bar-soundtrack, that has Lenine as its last bastion. Says Marcelo Ferla Culture Journalist (Folha /Ilustrada, Rolling Stone, etc), artistic and editorial coordinator of the extinct Rdio Oi FM.

The Cozinheiros are led by guitarist, vocalist, songwriter and studio wizard Marcelo Fruet, who has won multiple honors including an Aorianos award for Producer of the Year and Best Original Soundtrack at the Gramado Film Festival. The Cozinheiros second disc, *AIN*, made multiple best-of-2012 lists in Brazilian newspapers, alongside such artists as Caetano Veloso and Leonard Cohen. It has been nominated for the Prmio Aorianos de Msica and was recently considered to the Latin Grammy Awards nomination for best Brazilian Rock Album, Best New Artist and Best Engineered Album. Fruets songs have also appeared on *Big Brother Brazil*, one of the countrys highest-rated shows.

On the road, the band has played many venues across the country and abroad. In 2012 they started the *AIN* tour in Japan, playing KMC festival plus 8 more shows in Osaka, Tokyo and Sapporo. In 2013, they played at SXSW for the second time and performed a tour over 14 venues across USA, including places such as Arlenes Grocery (NYC), Pianos (NYC), The College of William & Mary (VA) and Eddies Attic (ATL). They were also one of the three-only bands from Brazil going to CMJ Music Marathon to perform. In their country they have been playing along several RS state's cities and many festivals, as Macondo Circus 10 (Santa Maria/ RS - BR).

Marcelo Fruet has received several awards for his work with the band, as music producer and soundtrack composer, including:

2012

- FAC-RS - financial assistence for touring in the RS.

- Festival Musica Pra todo Mundo (Brazil) selected between more than 800 artists from the whole country (Sponsored by the big TeleCom company Oi)\

- 1st Prize on Festival Divino Rock (Divinpolis, MG, Brazil)
2011
- Best Music Producer of The Year Premio Aorianos de Musica (RS/Brasil)
2010
- Best Original Music at the short 35mm national exhibition - 39 Festival de Cinema de Gramado, for the movie Amigos Bizarros do Ricardinho, directed by Augusto Canani

- Best Original Music 17 Vitria Cine Vdeo, for the movie Amigos Bizarros do Ricardinho, directed by Augusto Canani

- FUMPROARTE Financial Award for the recording of the second studio album.

2009

Premio Aorianos de Msica (the south brazilian state version of Grammy awards):

- Best Pop Music Composer (Marcelo Fruet)
- Best Album Design (Everson Na


Band Members