Virtual Jungle
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Virtual Jungle

New York City, New York, United States | SELF

New York City, New York, United States | SELF
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Sep
03
Virtual Jungle @ The Bitter End

New York, New York, USA

New York, New York, USA

Nov
26
Virtual Jungle @ The National Underground

New York, New York, USA

New York, New York, USA

Nov
12
Virtual Jungle @ Sullivan Hall

New York, New York, USA

New York, New York, USA

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“…Rebello combines his influences into something unique…” *** 1/2 Stars - Stewart Mason, All Music Guide
- All Music Guide


"Virtual Jungle is an original, sincere debut by multi-instrumentalist Lucio Rebello. His prowess as a songwriter and a multifaceted musician are amply displayed throughout the record. Virtual Jungle�s music is an eclectic and subtle mix of Rock, Jazz-Funk, Brazilian music and Electronica."


- Guitar Player Magazine - April 2006


Lucio Rebello has a resume jammed with songwriting potential. Under the project banner of Virtual Jungle, Rebello has taken elements of jazz, funk, pop and electronica, along with hints of his Brazilian heritage and classical influences, and crafted a debut album of pop precision with an international flair. There are flashes of Aja-era Steely Dan (How Far Would You Go (For Love)?, latter day Sting (Casual, Flying), and the jazzier sides of Bruce Hornsby (The Mirror) and 10CC (Regret), in an album that succeeds at its pure pop craft, with so much genre cross-pollination. - Amplifier Magazine - May 2005


I guarantee the first thing you’ll notice about this album is the fluid smooth vocals that emanate a unique soul. Brazilian born composer/multi-instrumentalist Lucio Rebello is the man responsible for most everything. Often people that are talented with a variety of instruments can’t sing a lick but that’s certainly just a cliché here as Lucio belts out melodies that will tug at your heartstrings. The music is a tinge of jazz and electronica with pop-rock firmly in hand. Since the music is as good as it is you shouldn’t be surprised that he’s the product of the highly touted Berklee College of Music in Boston. I swear that school just molds musicians into Grammies these days.

- J-Sin - www.smother.net


Lucio Rebello is revealed to be quite the one-man band here, since he sings, plays various electric and acoustic guitars, bass, keyboard and also provides programming. There is a distinct jazz-fusion vibe to what Rebello creates under the artist name Virtual Jungle. He graduated from Berklee College of Music in 2002 with a Bachelor’s degree in film scoring, which helps explain the sometimes cinematic quality of many of these tracks. His advanced musical education especially shows through during “How Far Would You Go (For Love),” mainly because of its complicated rhythms. His jazz roots are displayed front and center with “Lost And Found," due to its nicely swinging rhythms. There is a distinctly high and vulnerable quality to his singing. His songs are primarily light and airy love odes. (And by the way, it’s nearly impossible to hear any hint of an accent in his voice. In fact, you’d never guess that he was born outside the United States).
This CD will appeal to those who enjoy jazz-influenced pop or pop-influenced jazz. Or whatever you want to call this particular musical intersection.
- www.indie-music.com


Discography

Virtual Jungle (2005)
Cycles (2010)

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Bio

Virtual Jungle is Lucio Rebello, a Brazilian-born multi-instrumentalist based in New York. Combining his diverse background as a musician – a Film Scoring graduate and multiple scholarship winner at prestigious Berklee College - to his home country's rich music heritage, Lucio creates in Virtual Jungle a new world of sound that is cinematic and futuristic. Using alternative rock as its foundation, but freely mixing it with electronica and Brazilian rhythms, Virtual Jungle’s displays great musicianship in its tightly arranged, highly melodic songs. Its self-titled debut album was released in 2005 to great reviews:

AMG - All Music Guide (2005):
“…Rebello combines his influences into something unique…”

Guitar Player Magazine – (April 2006):
"…an original, sincere debut by multi-instrumentalist Lucio Rebello. Virtual Jungle’s music is an eclectic and subtle mix of Rock, Jazz-Funk, Brazilian music and Electronica."

Amplifier Magazine (May 2005):
“Virtual Jungle has taken elements of jazz, funk, pop and electronica, along with hints of his Brazilian heritage and classical influences, and crafted a debut album of pop precision with an international flair…An album that succeeds at its pure pop craft, with so much genre cross-pollination.”

WWW.INDIE-MUSIC.COM (2005):
“Rebello is revealed to be quite the one-man band… His degree in film scoring helps explain the cinematic quality of many of these tracks. There is a distinctly high and vulnerable quality to his singing…This CD will appeal to those who enjoy jazz-influenced pop.”

WWW.SMOTHER.NET (2005):
“…Fluid smooth vocals that emanate a unique soul. Lucio belts out melodies that will tug at your heartstrings”.

Virtual Jungle’s new album CYCLES features 12 songs that cover a wide spectrum of music: From lyrical ballads to heavier rock and electronica. Lucio performed all instruments and also produced the recording. The album was mixed and mastered by T.J. Helmerich (mixing/production credits include guitar legends Jeff Beck and Steve Vai, James Labrie of Dream Theater and Victor Wooten). During live performances, Virtual Jungle is assisted by some of the most talented musicians from the jazz/rock NYC scene: Drummer Mauricio Zottarelli (Hiromi Uehara, Esperanza Spalding), bassist Trifon Dmitrov (Randy Brecker, Duane Eubanks) and Rubens Salles (George Russell, David Fiuczynski). Virtual Jungle has performed in the main alternative-rock venues in the NY area (The Knitting Factory, CBGB’s, Sin-e) as well as in major festivals in Brazil.