'Bebel Gilberto Live At The Belly Up' EP Released Today
Grammy-nominated Brazilian singer Bebel Gilberto releases the Bebel Gilberto Live at the Belly Up EP today on the venue's own Belly Up Live imprint. Recorded last summer at the legendary nightclub in Solana Beach, CA, the EP features her acclaimed live cover of Radiohead's "Creep" which Blackbook proclaimed "enchanting."
Capturing a very special, intimate performance featuring the sultry Brazilian singer and and her long-time guitarist Masa Shimizu on guitar, the Bebel Gilberto Live at the Belly Up EP finds her performing some of her fan favorites rearranged for the special show. The recording features Bebel's own interpretation of "Preciso Dizer que Te Amo," a song she originally wrote and recorded with fellow Brazilian singer Cazuza, a close friend of hers until his death from AIDS related causes in 1990. The song first appeared as a duet between the two artists on Red Hot & Rio in 1996.
Belly Up Live is a digital record label launched by the beautiful beachside nightclub that shares its name. The independently-owned venue has presented a wide variety of concerts over its 43-year history, from John Lee Hooker and The Rolling Stones to newer indie faves like Lord Huron, Ariel Pink, M. Ward and Thievery Corporation. The venue also provides live music fans with professionally mixed, mastered, and edited recordings from many of the artists who play the room, including releases from The Jayhawks, Cowboy Junkies, The Mick Fleetwood Blues Band, Donovan Frankenreiter, Matthew Sweet and more.
Hailing from a rich musical lineage, Bebel is the is the daughter of João Gilberto and singer Miúcha, and grew up surrounded by her extended musically family, including her uncle Chico Buarque and family friends like Milton Nascimento, Tom Jobim, Caetano Veloso, and João Donato.
Although she has been making music all her life, Bebel Gilberto had her first major breakthrough as a solo artist with her highly acclaimed release Tanto Tempo in 2000, introducing her now-trademark blend of electronic bossa nova and positioning her as one of the top-selling Brazilian artists in the U.S. She has has released five albums in the last 16 years, all Grammy-nominated, and all of them reflecting a life growing up with one foot in Brazil and the other New York City, infusing a modern, cosmopolitan edge to her music. She continues to call New York City home to this day.
Don't miss Bebel Gilberto when she performs this intimate music on tour this December + be sure to stay tuned for additional dates in 2018 to be announced soon.
Winter Tour Dates Announced!
12/17: Boston, MA @ City Winery
12/19: Chicago, IL @ City Winery
12/20: Chicago, IL @ City Winery
12/22: New York, NY @ City Winery
Photo Credit: Janaina Tschape