GET TO KNOW: The Outside Illusion

How did you get your initial start in music?

It happened through my dad. When I was 4 years old he introduced me to Dire Straits, Eric Clapton and Michael Jackson. I used to be completely frozen in front of the TV watching these amazing artists. Some years later, when I was 10, he brought home a Laser Disc from “Freddie Mercury Tribute”. I was totally shocked watching the bands who performed at such an important concert, including Metallica, Extreme, George Michael, Elton John, Guns n Roses and of course, Queen (without Freddie already, but, still Queen). One year after that, at the age of 11, I asked my dad to teach me some guitar chords and riffs from these bands, as he was a guitar player also. That was the day I  became completely addicted to music. 

What would be your ultimate aim in the industry?

My main goal is start doing world tours, from North America, Central and South America to the whole Europe, Australia and Asia. The possibility to take my music live to the whole world is what keeps myself inspired every minute of my day. That´s what I’m working for today. 

How long have you been writing your own music?

I´m passionate about writing my own music. Since I was 14, every band I formed was started with me writing my own songs. 

Who are your top three influences and why?

a) Iron Maiden: from their music to the way they do business, everything inspires me when it comes to Maiden. 

b) Yngwie Malmsteen: Listening to him, I learnt what Bend and Vibrato really means for a guitar player.

c) Brian May: He can play one note… and you will know: “This is Brian May!”. It shows the importance of developing your own identity as guitar player.  

Is there anything you would like people to know about your current release?

I can´t wait to perform these songs live for you, wherever you are. 

Where are you based and what’s your local scene like? Any favourite venues?

São Paulo, Brazil. When it comes to music, here you will find everything… from Samba to Reggae and Hip Hop, just as examples. But if you know how to manage your career, you will also find lots of people interested in the guitar as the front line element of a band. A place where I like and respect a lot here is called “TonTon”. It´s a very good place with a very good stage, equipments and everything I need. I have performed here from time to time and will be performing there on April, 28th with The Outside Illusion. 

Who else can you recommend from your local scene for people to have a listen to?

Bad Luck Train.

Give our readers a roundup of where they can find you online and hear more of your music.

You can find me on 

facebook.com/theoutsideillusion 

youtube.com/theoutsideillusion 

Spotify: The Outside Illusion

www.theoutsideillusion.com

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