Paulo Miklos

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Paulo Miklos
Birth name Paulo Roberto de Souza Miklos
Born (1959-01-21) January 21, 1959 (age 55)
São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil
Genres Rock, alternative rock, post-punk, new wave, punk rock, Brazilian rock
Occupations Singer, composer, songwriter, actor
Instruments Vocals, bass guitar, electric guitar, acoustic guitar, saxophone, harmonica, keyboards, mandolin, banjo
Years active 1979–present
Associated acts Bom Quixote
Sossega Leão
Banda Performática
Titãs

Paulo Roberto de Souza Miklos (Portuguese pronunciation: [ˈpawlu ˈmiklus], born on January 21, 1959, in São Paulo) is a multi-instrumentalist, musician and actor from Brazil. He is best known for his works for the band Titãs, which he is a member since its beginning, in 1981. Singing and playing the harmonica and the sax are some of his most notable contributions for the band. As an actor he has appeared a few times on the movies and on the television. His most notable work is Anísio, at the movie O Invasor.

Childhood[edit]

During his childhood, he learned to play the piano, the sax and the transverse flute. When he turned 12, he was given his first acoustic guitar, and decided to become a musician. He made it to play almost every instrument he could put his hands on, being influenced by The Beatles, Led Zeppelin, Deep Purple and the Tropicália movement.

Beginning of the career[edit]

At high school, he started to create his own songs, together with his classmate Arnaldo Antunes. This partnership would later become Titãs. His professional debut happened on a TV Tupi music festival, in 1979, when he made an arrangement for a reggae song of Chico Evangelista. From small solo shows at bars to performances with bands like Bom Quixote, Sossega Leão and Banda Performática, his musical career began to have a great rising. Some well-known names in São Paulo, like Arrigo Barnabé, asked him to play with them.

After concluding high school at the Equipe school, he entered Philosophy at PUC and Psychology at Mogi Mirim. But after a few classes, he quit. So he entered the Music course of Escola de Comunicações e Arte (ECA) (Art and Communication School) of USP, but as the course was strongly focused on classical music, he quit it too.

Titãs and rise to fame[edit]

In 1981, he, Arnaldo and some other friends finally founded Titãs, which made Paulo raise to fame. Since its beginning, Paulo has been playing different instruments: Sax, bass, guitar, keyboards, harmonica, etc.

In 1994, he released his self-titled first solo album, filled with songs written and composed by him. In 2001, he released the second one, called Vou Ser Feliz E Já Volto (I'm going to be happy, I'll be right back), produced by Dudu Marote.

In 2002, he made his debut at the cinema, playing the role of the murder Anísio, in the movie O Invasor, directed by Beto Brant. He earned five awards for the role: Surprise actor of the year and best original score at the Festival de Cinema de Brasília (Brasília Cinema Festival) and best supporting actor at the Cinema Brazil Grand Prize and Miami Brazilian Film Festival, best music at the Miami Brazilian Film Festival.[1]

In 2014, he and Pato Fu vocalist Fernanda Takai performed the song "Mostra Tua Força Brasil" (Show Your Strength, Brazil), composed by Jair Oliveira and directed by Simoninha; it was a campaign by Itaú Unibanco for the 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil.[2] This was not his only work linked to the World Cup: On June 10, he, along with journalist Eduardo Bueno; actress Maitê Proença, and writer Xico Sá debuted the TV show Extra Ordinários ("Extra Ordinary"), a SporTV humorous program in which the four, along with some guest stars, comment the World Cup and related themes.[3]

Personal life[edit]

Paulo Miklos lives in São Paulo. His wife was Rachel Salém, who died in 23 July 2013 of lung cancer[4] and together they had a daughter called Manoela, born in 1983.

Discography[edit]

With Titãs[edit]

Main article: Titãs discography

Solo Works[edit]

  • Paulo Miklos - 1994
  • Vou Ser Feliz e Já Volto - 2001

Other Albums[edit]

  • Mundo Pop - 2004
  • Mundo Rock - 2004
  • O Invasor - 2001
  • Bang Bang Nacional, with the song "Os Dois No Ar" - 2006

Guest appearances[edit]

Artist Album Song(s) Instrument(s)
Raimundos Raimundos (1993) "Bê a Bá", "Bicharada" and "Carro Forte" Backing vocals
Various artists Rei (1995) "Sua Estupidez" Lead vocals
Os Paralamas do Sucesso Uns Dias Ao Vivo (2004) "O Beco" Lead vocals
Various artists Bandas Gaúchas - Acústico MTV (2005) "Dia Perfeito" Lead vocals with Cachorro Grande
The Originals Pra todo mundo ouvir (2005) "Era um garoto que como eu amava os Beatles ..", "Festa de Arromba" e " Elas por Elas" Lead vocals
Various artists Vou tirar você desse lugar (2005) "Vou tirar você desse lugar" Lead vocals
Túlio Dek O que se leva da vida é a vida que se leva (2008) "O que se leva da vida é a vida que se leva" Lead vocals

Works as an actor[edit]

Filmography[edit]

Year Film Role Notes
2002 O Invasor Anísio Five awards earned
2005 Boleiros 2 Lauro
2008 Estômago Etecétera
É Proibido Fumar Max

TV works[edit]

Year Program Role
2002 Os Normais Pedroca
2004 Celebridade Himself
2005 Mandrake Zenon
2006 Bang Bang Kid Cadillac
2008 Xuxa e as Noviças Kléber
Casos e Acasos Chief of Security of the Airport
2009 Força-Tarefa (Chapter 9: "Apartamento 124" ("Apartment 124") Leandro
Aline Jorge
2010 Na Forma da Lei Zé Gorila
2012 Acampamento de Férias Zulmiro
Saturday Night Live Episode 13
Sessão de Terapia Michel Vidal (Nina's father, episode 43)

References[edit]

  1. ^ awards by O Invasor at the Internet Movie Database
  2. ^ "Fernanda Takai e Paulo Miklos cantam música da Copa do Itaú". Exame (in Portuguese). São Paulo: Grupo Abril. 19 March 2014. Retrieved 13 May 2014. 
  3. ^ Lima, Isabelle Moreira (29 June 2014). "Sucesso no SporTV, programa esportivo 'Extra Ordinários' continua após a Copa". F5 (in Portuguese). São Paulo: Grupo Folha. Retrieved 1 July 2014. 
  4. ^ "Morre Rachel Salém, mulher do cantor Paulo Miklos". Caras (in Portuguese). Grupo Abril. 24 July 2013. Retrieved 12 May 2014. 

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