|Birth name||Armando da Costa Macêdo|
|Born||May 22, 1953|
|Origin||Salvador, Bahia, Brazil|
|Genres||MPB, choro, frevo, rock, pop, jazz|
|Instruments||Electric guitar, mandolin, vocals, acoustic guitar|
|Labels||EMI-Odeon Records, WMG, Abril Music|
Armandinho (born Armando da Costa Macêdo in Salvador) is a Brazilian composer and singer. He is son of Osmar Macêdo, from the world's first trio elétrico, the Trio Elétrico de Dodô e Osmar. (In the 1940's, at the same time the electric guitar was invented in England, Osmar Macêdo along with bandmate Adolfo Nascimento [who was an electrical engineer] independently created the Guitarra Baiana, a type of electric cavaquinho, which gave the Trio Elétrico its name.) In his early career, he played in his bands Trio Elétrico Mirim in 1962 and Hell's Angels in 1967.
In 1970, he formed A Cor do Som with bassist/vocalist Dadi, keyboardist/vocalist Mú Carvalho, percussionist/vocalist Ary Dias and drummer Gustavo Schroeter. They performed in Montreux Jazz Festival had some hits with "Beleza pura" (Caetano Veloso), "Abri a porta" (Gilberto Gil/Dominguinhos), "Zanzibar" (Armandinho/Fausto Nilo), etc.
Lately, Armandinho has been recording and performing with musicians such as Raphael Rabello, Paulo Moura, Época de Ouro, Moraes Moreira, Pepeu Gomes, Caetano Veloso, Trio Elétrico de Armandinho, Dodô e Osmar, etc.
- 1983 - Armandinho e o Trio Elétrico de Dodô e Osmar
- 1989 - Brasileirô (Movie Records)
- 1993 - Instrumental no CBB - Época de Ouro e Armandinho
- 1996 - Brasil Musical - Série Música Viva - Armandinho e Raphael Rabello
- 1997 - O Melhor do Chorinho Ao Vivo - Armandinho e Época de Ouro
- 1997 - Raphael Rabello e Armandinho - Em Concerto
- 1999 - Retocando o Choro
- 2001 - Caetano & Gil
- 2003 - Retocando o Choro Ao Vivo (Biscoito Fino)
- 2009 - Pop Choro
- 2009 - Paulo Moura e Armandinho - Afrobossanova