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|Birth name||Paulo Roberto de Souza Miklos|
January 21, 1959 |
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|
|Associated acts||Bom Quixote
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.
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
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
As of 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.
Paulo Miklos lives in São Paulo. He is married to Rachel Salém and had a daughter with her called Manoela, born in 1983.
- Paulo Miklos - 1994
- Vou Ser Feliz e Já Volto - 2001
- Mundo Pop - 2004
- Mundo Rock - 2004
- O Invasor - 2001
- Bang Bang Nacional, with the song "Os Dois No Ar" - 2006
|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
|2002||O Invasor||Anísio||Five awards earned|
|É Proibido Fumar||Max|
|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|
|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)|
- Miklos’ page at Titãs official web site (Portuguese)
- Paulo Miklos official website (Portuguese)
- Titãs official website
- Banda Permormática's official web site
- Paulo Miklos at the Internet Movie Database
- Paulo Miklos on Myspace