Veloso studied physics at the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro. He turned later to music and singing. In 2000, he recorded his first album, Máquina de Escrever Música (English: Music Typewriter), but his songwriting debut came in 1982 with "Um Canto de Afoxé para o Bloco Do Ile", a reference to African mythology.
Again in 2011, he contributed to the song "Águas de Março" that featured ATOM™ Toshiyuki Yasuda and Fernanda Takai for the Red Hot Organization's charitable album Red Hot+Rio 2. The album is a follow-up to the 1996, Red Hot + Rio. Proceeds from the sales were donated to raise awareness and money to fight AIDS/HIV and related health and social issues.
One of Moreno Veloso's music groups is called Moreno + 2, including Moreno Veloso, Alexandre Kassin and Domênico Lancelotti.
- Moreno+2: Máquina de Escrever Música (2000, ROCKiT!)
- Released by Luaka Bop first as Moreno Veloso+2: Music Typewriter (2001)
- Domenico+2: Sincerely Hot (2003, Luaka Bop)
- Kassin+2: Futurismo (2007, Luaka Bop)
- Moreno Veloso: Coisa Boa (2014, Disco Maravilha)
- "Moreno Veloso - Music Biography, Credits and Discography - AllMusic". AllMusic. Retrieved 15 October 2014.
- "O som de MORENO VELOSO". Diário do Nordeste. Retrieved 15 October 2014.
- "ROCKiT!". Rockit.com. Retrieved 15 October 2014.
- Music Typewriter. The Verve Music Group page, accessed on May 30, 2006.