Utopia (Brazilian band)

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Background information
Origin Guarulhos, São Paulo, BRA
Genres Rock, hardcore punk, alternative rock
Years active 1989–1993
Associated acts Mamonas Assassinas
Past members Dinho
Bento Hinoto
Samuel Reoli
Júlio Rasec
Sérgio Reoli
Marcio Áraujo

Utopia was a rock band from Brazil, formed in Guarulhos, São Paulo in 1989, formed by members of the future group Mamonas Assassinas.



Formed in 1989, the band featured guitarist Bento Hinoto and brothers Samuel and Sergio Reoli, bass and drums, respectively. During a show, a guy who was in the audience, vocalist Dinho, offered to sing "Sweet Child o' Mine," the group Guns N' Roses. His performance funny Dinho secured the post of lead singer of Utopia and Marcio Cardoso was invited by Sergio Reoli who was his friend, to play keyboard and enter the Utopia,[1] but I prefer to stay only as a friend of the band. Dinho, later, brought the fifth member, keyboardist Julio Rasec.

In 1992 the band recorded their first and only independent record called "A Fórmula do Fenômeno", with the songs "Fento Frio", "Knee", "Funk White", "Horizonte Infinito", "Utopia 2" and "Mina" ( embryo of the song in Pelados em Santos). The album was a huge commercial flop, selling just over 100 copies.[2][3]



Year Album
1992 A Fórmula do Fenômeno
  • Released: 1992
  • Label: Independent


  1. ^ Vannuchi, Camilo O dissidente dos Mamonas Assassinas globo.com (Portuguese)
  2. ^ Biografia dos Mamonas Assassinas letras.com.br (Portuguese)
  3. ^ Mamonas Assassinas profile at CliqueMusic uol.com.br (Portuguese)

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