|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|
|Occupation(s)||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 was a member since its beginning, in 1981, til 2016, when he left it to focus on personal projects. Singing and playing the guitar, 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 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.
After concluding high school at the Equipe school, he entered Philosophy at Pontifícia Universidade Católica 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.
Titãs and rise to fame
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.
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.
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. 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.
- 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)|
|The X Factor (Brazil)||Member of the jury|
- "Sobre". Paulo Miklos official website. Retrieved 12 July 2016.
- awards by O Invasor at the Internet Movie Database
- "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.
- 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.
- "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.
- 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.
- "Morre Rachel Salém, mulher do cantor Paulo Miklos". Caras (in Portuguese). Grupo Abril. 24 July 2013. Retrieved 12 May 2014.
- Miklos' page at Titãs official web site (Portuguese)
- Official website (Portuguese)