Marcos Valle

  • Tuesday | 23.11.10
  • 7.30pm
  • Band on the Wall, Manchester
  • £15 General...

Band on the Wall is delighted to welcome the king of samba and bossa nova to Manchester with his full Brazilian band in tow for a night of swingy, dance-driven grooves.

Marcos Valle has been one of the lynchpins and driving forces in Brazilian music for over four decades.With his brother, Paulo Sergio Valle, he wrote a number of hits and made his first album, Samba Demais, in 1964. He headed to the United States in the following year, where Walter Wanderley successfully recorded  the classic Samba de Verão. In the 70s he incorporated rock and soul music into his sound creating a musical style entirely of his own writing hits such as Quarentão Simpático, Com Mais de Trinta and Mustang Cor de Sangue.

His career took a distinct pop turn in the 80s, and he managed to smash out one hit after another becoming a central figure in the second wave of bossa nova musicians. His swingy, dance-driven style, supported by inventive grooves, easily fitted the European dance styles, where his music became incredibly influential in the midst of 90s drum n bass leading to his music being known as drum n bossa. 

This concert will begin at 8pm but Picturehouse Cafe Bar open from 5.30pm for delicious food and drinks. Special Offer! Book you meal in advance and get free ‘lucky dip’ tickets for a future concert – click here now for details