Paulo Miklos

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Paulo Miklos
Paulo Miklos at the 2013 Virada Cultural Paulista in Barretos, São Paulo, Brazil.
Background information
Birth name Paulo Roberto de Souza Miklos
Born (1959-01-21) January 21, 1959 (age 59)
São Paulo, SP, Brazil
Genres Rock, alternative rock, post-punk, new wave, punk rock, Brazilian rock
Occupation(s) 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

Paulo Roberto de Souza Miklos (known as Paulo Miklos Portuguese pronunciation: [ˈpawlu ˈmiklus], born on January 21, 1959) is a Brazilian multi-instrumentalist, musician and actor. He is best known for his tenure with the band Titãs, in which he was a vocalist, guitarist and occasional saxophonist, keyboardist and harmonica player from its inception in 1982 until 2016, when he left it to focus on personal projects.

As an actor, he has appeared in a few films and television series. His acting career started with a main role in 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.[1]

Early works[edit]

At high school, he started to create his own songs 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 by Chico Evangelista. From small solo shows at bars to performances with bands like Bom Quixote, Sossega Leão and Banda Performática, he established his name in the local musical scene. Some well-known names in São Paulo, like Arrigo Barnabé, asked him to play with them.[1]

After concluding high school at the Equipe school, he entered Philosophy at Pontifícia Universidade Católica de São Paulo and Psychology at Mogi Mirim. But after a few classes, he quit. So he entered the Music course of Escola de Comunicações e Artes (ECA) (Art and Communication School) of University of São Paulo, but as the course was strongly focused on classical music, he quit it too.[1]

Titãs and rise to fame[edit]

Paulo Miklos occasionally plays the saxophone. Here, he is seen performing live in 2009 during a Titãs & Os Paralamas do Sucesso show in Recife, Pernambuco, Brazil.

In 1981, he, Arnaldo and some other friends founded Titãs, which made Paulo raise to fame. Since its beginning, Paulo has been playing different instruments: sax, bass, guitar, keyboards, harmonica, etc.[1]

In 1994, he released his self-titled first solo album, filled with songs written and composed by him. Until August 1997, it had already sold 7,800 copies.[2] 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.[1]

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.[3]

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.[4] 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.[5]

Post-Titãs works[edit]

in 2016, he announced he would leave the band to focus on his personal projects on music and acting.[6] By then he had already commenced working on his third studio album, still untitled, which is in production stages.[7] By that time, he promised to follow new ways as a composter, interpreter and actor.[8]

In June 2017, he announced his album would be produced by Pupillo (Nação Zumbi), musically directed by journalist and researcher Marcus Preto and would feature lots of collaborations, including with Emicida, Dadi Carvalho, Erasmo Carlos in "País Elétrico", Guilherme Arantes in "Estou Pronto" and Russo Passapusso (BaianaSystem) in "Vigia". His former Titãs colleagues Arnaldo Antunes and Nando Reis were also invited, but their participations are yet to be confirmed.[9][10]

In July 2017, the album title (A Gente Mora no Agora) and release date (August 2017) were announced, with the release show taking place on August 17 in São Paulo. The first single, "A Lei Desse Troço", was also released on July 7. It's a collaboration with Emicida with arrangements by Letieres Leite.[10][11][12][13] Still in July, on the 28th, he released the song "Vou te Encontrar", written by Nando Reis, another former Titãs member.[14][15]

Personal life[edit]

Paulo Miklos lives in São Paulo with his daughter Manoela.[1] His wife was Rachel Salém, who died on 23 July 2013 of lung cancer[16] and together they had a daughter called Manoela, born in 1983.


With Titãs[edit]

Solo Works[edit]

  • Paulo Miklos - 1994
  • Vou Ser Feliz e Já Volto - 2001
  • A Gente Mora no Agora - 2017

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
Nando Reis Jardim-Pomar (2016) "Azul de Presunto" Backing vocals



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


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)
2016 The X Factor (Brazil) Member of the jury[7]
2017 Pacto de Sangue TBA (series was previously known as A Lei[7])
2017 Sob Pressão TBA


  1. ^ a b c d e f "Sobre". Paulo Miklos official website. Retrieved 12 July 2016. 
  2. ^ Ryff, Luiz Antônio; Loures, Alexandre (29 August 1997). "'Acústico' tira Titãs da crise". Folha de S.Paulo (in Portuguese) (24985). Grupo Folha. Retrieved 10 July 2017. 
  3. ^ awards by O Invasor at the Internet Movie Database
  4. ^ "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. 
  5. ^ 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. 
  6. ^ "Paulo Miklos deixa o Titãs, e Beto Lee entra para a banda". G1 (in Portuguese). São Paulo: Grupo Globo. 11 July 2016. Retrieved 12 July 2016. 
  7. ^ a b c Antunes, Pedro (11 July 2016). "Paulo Miklos prepara disco solo após saída dos Titãs". O Estado de S. Paulo. Grupo Estado. Retrieved 12 July 2016. 
  8. ^ "Vocalista dos Titãs sai da banda para seguir carreira solo". Retrieved 19 July 2016. 
  9. ^ Aloi, André (May 2017). "Toques de Brasil". Rolling Stone Brasil (in Portuguese). Grupo Spring de Comunicação. Retrieved 19 June 2017. 
  10. ^ a b Barros, Adriana de (7 July 2017). "Paulo Miklos lança "A Lei Desse Troço", primeiro single após saída do Titãs". Entretenimento UOL. Grupo Folha. Retrieved 26 July 2017. 
  11. ^ "Em carreira solo, Paulo Miklos apresenta single A Lei desse Troço". Contigo!. Editora Caras. 7 July 2017. Retrieved 26 July 2017. 
  12. ^ "Paulo Miklos divulga inédita "A Lei Desse Troço"". Omelete. 7 July 2017. Retrieved 26 July 2017. 
  13. ^ "Paulo Miklos lança a música 'A Lei Desse Troço'". O Estado de S. Paulo. Grupo Estado. 7 July 2017. Retrieved 26 July 2017. 
  14. ^ "Ex-Titãs se reencontram: Paulo Miklos grava inédita de Nando Reis". UOL Música. Grupo Folha. 28 July 2017. Retrieved 28 July 2017. 
  15. ^ Brêda, Lucas (28 July 2017). "Paulo Miklos reflete sobre perda e ausência na nova "Vou te Encontrar", escrita por Nando Reis". Rolling Stone Brasil. Grupo Spring de Comunicação. Retrieved 28 July 2017. 
  16. ^ "Morre Rachel Salém, mulher do cantor Paulo Miklos". Caras (in Portuguese). Grupo Abril. 24 July 2013. Retrieved 12 May 2014. 

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