Up 2
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Up 2

Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil | SELF

Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil | SELF
Band Pop Rock


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Can't wait for the album to be released in Connecticut - bsergienko


Can't wait for the CD!?
- ksrose2000


Up 2's debut album is in its recording session final process!

Coming soon...



Believing that no man is an island, and that two are better than one, Marcio Horsth, drummer/singer, and Paulo Blanc, guitarist/backup vocalist, join to make their biggest dream come true: the band, Up 2. The musicians met in college, pursuing a degree at the prestigious Music School of the Federal University of the State of Rio de Janeiro – UNIRIO. While taking ‘Vocal Technique’ in the semester they first met, Marcio and Paulo decided to take the course ‘Band Practice’ together. It was then that they felt the desire to pursue a music career as a band. Both musicians during their undergraduate studies were moving on with their own careers as backup musicians, arrangers and producers. By the time Up 2 was formed, Blanc and Horsth had expanded their talents by producing albums in their studios, teaching music, and playing at nightclubs. Marcio Horsth recorded with and backed up secular artists and Contemporary Christian singers, such as three-time Latin Grammy Award recipient, Aline Barros and Latin Grammy Award nominees, Eyshila and Pamela. Paulo Blanc has also backed up and recorded with very popular singers in Brazil, such as Elymar Santos and Latin Grammy Award nominee, Ricky Vallen. Amidst their on-going side projects, both musicians got together for several music appreciation meetings and to choose their style of composing and writing songs. Subsequently, they would be ready for the recording sessions of their album. With so many ways to approach life, the band chose to take into account the personal conflicts of every human being; whether in times of joy, loss, suffering or overcoming life’s issues, in good or bad times, it’s always easier for one to reach the finish line through love. For that reason, they chose love for their album’s bottom line. Blanc and Horsth came to the determination their musicianship and artistry would be best expressed through rock and roll and the variations the genre allows. This album, mostly pop rock oriented, also borders on progressive, alternative, hard and folk rock. Through researching, brainstorming, and blending their knowledge of the music that has influenced them throughout the years, it became clear which direction to follow in order to establish Up 2’s identity. The expression, ‘up 2’, conveys the idea of the duo taking steps toward their goal. No matter how painful the journey has been, they have gone to great lengths in order to fulfill their dream. Marcio Horsth & Paulo Blanc are absolutely passionate about music and always thankful to God as they see themselves as privileged people to be able to do it for a living. Up 2 believes music transcends all languages as a means of bringing people together and breaking down walls. In order to share their love of music throughout the world, the group has chosen to release their debut album in English. With the help of American friend and collaborator, Karen Rose, their lyrics have been translated for the world to enjoy. We welcome you to the Up 2 experience!