Guilherme Arantes

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Guilherme Arantes
Born (1953-07-28) July 28, 1953 (age 61)
Origin São Paulo, São Paulo State
Brazil
Genres Rock, pop, adult contemporary, MPB, classical
Occupations Singer-songwriter, musician
Instruments Vocals, piano/keyboards
Years active 1969–present
Labels EMI
Associated acts Moto Perpétuo (band), Gang 90 & Absurdettes, Elis Regina, Radio Taxi
Website www.guilhermearantes.net

Guilherme Arantes (Portuguese pronunciation: [ɡiˈʎɛrmi aˈrãtis]) is a Brazilian singer-songwriter and pianist. As a teenager, he was a member of the band Os Polissonantes, which also featured Brazilian actor Kadu Moliterno on Bass guitar. In 1969, Arantes started the band Moto Perpétuo with fellow students from USP's architecture course.[1] It was with Moto Perpétuo that Arantes got his first taste of touring and recording in a studio. The band split up in 1974 as Arantes wanted to pursue a more commercial, pop style of music. Arantes dropped out of university to dedicate himself to his solo career, and in 1976, his song Meu mundo e nada mais (My world and nothing more) was picked by Rede Globo to feature in the soundtrack for the telenovela Anjo Mau. The song was a hit, and Arantes toured the country for the first time. His first self-titled album was released the same year on Globo's Som Livre label. The song Cuide-se bem (Take good care) from the same record, was also picked by Globo for another telenovela, Duas Vidas. Arantes went on to write another 23 songs for Globo's telenovelas, most of which became radio hits.[2] Besides his solo work, he has also written songs for artists such as Gang 90 & Absurdettes, Elis Regina, Marina Lima and Maria Bethânia.

Discography[edit]

  • Moto Perpétuo (1974) as a member of Moto Perpétuo.
  • Guilherme Arantes (1976)
  • Ronda Noturna (1977)
  • A Cara e a Coragem (1978)
  • Guilherme Arantes (1979)
  • Coração Paulista (1980)
  • Guilherme Arantes (1982)
  • Ligação (1983)
  • Despertar (1985)
  • Calor (1986)
  • Guilherme Arantes (1987)
  • Romances Modernos (1989)
  • Pão (1990)
  • Meu Mundo e Tudo Mais (1990)
  • Crescente (1992), Castelos (1993)
  • Clássicos (1994)
  • Outras Cores (1996)
  • Maioridade (1997)
  • Guilherme Arantes (1999)
  • New Classical Piano Solos (2000)
  • Guilherme Arantes - Ao Vivo (2001)
  • Aprendiz (2003)
  • Lótus (2007)
  • Piano Solos (2011)
  • Condição Humana (2013)

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Guilherme Arantes" (in Portuguese). Dicionário Cravo Albin da Música Popular Brasileira. Retrieved 2010-01-27. 
  2. ^ "Novelas com temas de Guilherme Arantes" (in Portuguese). Planeta Guilherme Arantes. Retrieved 2010-01-27.