Category Archives: gigs 2012

rotc @ guanabara 1 dec 2012

mishka’s last gig before leaving UK for a while. the new lighting at guanabara does not allow you to see the majesty of the new curtain behind us.

soulbloco @ guanabara 30 nov 2012

guanabara, the brazilian club in covent garden, where we have played for >7 years has done away with live brazilian music on fridays. we have drums, it is friday, but soulbloco (one of rotc’s smaller incarnations) plays only motown and … Continue reading

fabio allman + nota 10 @ guanabara 3 nov 2012

a regular visitor to these shores, fabio is one of the lead singers of monobloco (rio’s most commercially successful bloco). there are few stages he has not rocked. tonight we tested out a bunch of new arrangements to see what … Continue reading

soulbloco @ guanabara 26 oct 2012

another funky friday night outing of smoking poptastic covers, brazilian style. mishka and gab share the lead, backed by greg, francesc, hammadi, brian, loz, jeremy, barak. short video is here (i want you back – jackson 5) you may have to … Continue reading

rotc @ guanabara 20 oct 2012

loved the salsa band. yes, often this is the comment we get, so after years of tirelessly advancing study of brazilian music, we decided to play cuban music if only so we could accept the compliment graciously. it all started … Continue reading

fabio allman + minibloco @ guanabara 13 oct 2012

this was to be the first of 2 autumn guanabara shows for rotc’s smaller band with fabio allman; a residency, if you like. if you like you can read more about the november show and watch some clips. there was … Continue reading

minibloco + elisangela @ guanabara 29 sept 2012

variety is nice, and an opportunity to back bahian singer elisangela certainly provided this. eddy and veronica who (along with the star of the show) often dance for us, became (tonight) the singers for a mixed repertoire of axĂ©, samba … Continue reading

rotc @ gdansk samba festival 21-23 sept 2012

2012 was to be an epic year for rotc’s samba crowd. playing at olympic park, in mangueira samba school, circo voador and gdansk shipyard. gdansk shipyard was the birthplace of solidarity, who began the unravelling of ‘communism’ in europe, and … Continue reading

rotc @ bandstand marathon, chiswick 9 sept 2012

for those of you that don’t know london, there is the hip side, and the unhip side. we don’t get asked to play in south west london much. was it the red routemaster bus that tempted us to chiswick bandstand … Continue reading

rotc @ guanabara 8 sept 2012

this was always going to be a busy day/weekend. we had been at bernie spain gardens all day for the london-rio olympic collaborations artistic handover / thames festival. and after 3 shows there, we had to pack quickly to walk/run … Continue reading