Renato Godá is a singer and songwriter that escapes the
clichés expected of a Brazilian musician. Influenced by
global tunes and poetry of artists such as Serge
Gainsbourg, Leonard Cohen and Emir Kusturica, he manages
to give a new flair to his Brazilian roots. The result is
a bold and fresh new sound where bossa nova and MPB meet
French chanson, eastern European gipsy and pop rock.
Born and raised in São Paulo, Godá grew up surrounded by
the sounds of popular Brazilian songwriters such as
Caetano Veloso, Chico Buarque and Roberto Carlos. Later
he became a punk rock band leader. Today, his devilish
romantic lyrics, the recited and unpretentious singing
combined with his diverse sound influences place Godá in
a unique style for a Brazilian artist.
A throw back to the New York jazz heyday and using
acoustic instruments, his original and romantic melodies
have captured the attention of critics in Brazil and
abroad and Godá has been gaining increasing recognition
as one of Brazil´s coolest new talents.
“Brazil´s Cult sound”
Renato Godá is the sound that pleases everyone!
It´s impossible not to scream BRAVO when seeing him perform live.
The sound that we all want to hear, dance and applaud.
A personal voice that has to be treated as special.
Bold singer and sophisticated songwriter, Renato Godá launches
new album for fine palates. The songs of love and hate and his
recited/drunk/uncompromising/unpretentious singing place Godá in
the noble lineage of Serge Gainsbourg, Tom Waits or Leonard
Cohen. And the whole thing flows in this cool vibe…
[Folha de São Paulo, Brazil´s leading newspaper]
“I´m a stray dog and this album sounds like me”. That´s how
the charismatic and amazing musician Renato Godá, writer of
fantastic romantic lyrics defines himself. His album is a
journey trough gispy jazz, folk, rock and pop.
[Brazil´s second largest newspaper]
Godá´s new released album, “Renato Godá”, was
recorded in São Paulo and produced by inventive
producer Apollo Nove (Bebel Gilberto, Céu, Seu
Jorge, Nação Zumbi, Cibelle, Mundo Livre, among
American sound engineer Roy Cicala (Tom Jobim, John
Lennon, Madonna, Frank Sinatra, Frank Zappa, Elvis
Presley, Elton John, David Bowie, Miles Davis etc.)
was responsible for the recordings.
Originally, the recording of the songs in this
album were not meant to be released on a CD but
merely for registration of a new repertoire.
They were recorded in two days of studio, played
live. The musicians did not know the songs
previously and had to improvise because Godá wanted
a natural and raw sound.
Godá´s own compositions plus his version for the song
Jorge Maravilha (Chico Buarque)
“Godá´s gig is excellent! I would Love to see him
opening Frank Sinatra´s concert because I simply
can’t ´help the comparison. He is the new king
Roy Cicala – north-american sound engineer
“In a few words I must say: He is a great artist!”
Apollo Nove – Music Producer
“Renato Godá goes straight to the point: from your
ears to your skin.”
Arnaldo Antunes, Brazilian singer-songwriter
“Renato Godá is the Best songwriter of his
Leo Jaime, Brazilian singer-songwriter
About the gig´s band:
Franck Oberson: Base [played with Chet Baker and Herbie Hancock]
Edson Guidetti: Guitar and Banjo [Zélia Duncan, Marina Lima]
Gustavo Sarzi: Piano and Acordeon [Cida Moreira]
Claudio Oliveira: Drums [JJ Jackson, Mulheres Negras]