Bruno Graveto

Bruno César Bezerra (born December 8, 1982), better known by his stage name Bruno Graveto, is a Brazilian drummer popular for his work with bands Charlie Brown Jr., A Banca and Strike.

Bruno Graveto
Birth nameBruno César Bezerra
Born (1982-12-08) December 8, 1982 (age 38)
Santos, São Paulo, Brazil
GenresAlternative rock, pop rock, rap rock, reggae rock
Occupation(s)Drummer
InstrumentsDrums
Years active1994–present
Associated actsCharlie Brown Jr., A Banca, Bula, Strike, Luccas Trevisani, Pipeline, O Surto, Cali, D'Chapas

BiographyEdit

Bruno César Bezerra was born in Santos, São Paulo on December 8, 1982. He learned how to play the drums when he was 12 years old, and began playing in his first amateur bands around that time; through one of those, Fusion, he met his future Charlie Brown Jr. bandmate Heitor Gomes. By the time he was invited to join Charlie Brown Jr. in 2008, replacing André Pinguim as drummer, he had previously played with bands and artists such as Luccas Trevisani, Pipeline and O Surto.[1] Graveto took part on the recording of the albums Camisa 10 Joga Bola Até na Chuva (which awarded the band its second Latin Grammy Award for Best Portuguese Language Rock or Alternative Album in 2010 and La Familia 013, their final release due to the death of vocalist Chorão.[2] For his work with Charlie Brown Jr., Graveto was nominated for a Multishow Brazilian Music Award, in the "Best Instrumentalist" category, in 2011.[3]

Soon afterwards, he and remaining Charlie Brown Jr. members Champignon, Marcão and Thiago Castanho teamed up with Lena Papini to form A Banca, described as a "tribute act/spiritual successor" to Charlie Brown Jr.;[4][5] they released a single, "O Novo Passo", in August, before splitting up as well due to the suicide of Champignon one month later.[6][7] In 2014, the former members of A Banca reformed as Bula, but Graveto's stay with them was brief; at the time he had other commitments with pop rock band Strike, of which he was a part since 2013.[8] Alongside Marcão and Lena Papini, Graveto also played for D'Chapas.[9]

Graveto left Strike in 2019, and around the same time formed the band Cali alongside former Tihuana vocalist Egypcio, Capital Inicial percussionist Fouad Khayat and Leo Rota.[10]

DiscographyEdit

Charlie Brown Jr.
A Banca
Strike
  • 2015 – Collab
  • 2018 – Fênix

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Tiago Leão (July 8, 2015). "Bruno Graveto: o baterista para além dos Charlie Brown Jr". Mundo de Músicas (in Portuguese). Retrieved March 27, 2020.
  2. ^ Alexandre Lopes (March 6, 2013). "Baterista lamenta a morte de Chorão: 'Era meu irmão mais velho'". G1 (in Portuguese). Retrieved March 27, 2020.
  3. ^ "NX Zero e Restart são os grandes vencedores do Prêmio Multishow 2011". Rolling Stone Brasil (in Portuguese). September 7, 2011. Retrieved March 27, 2020.
  4. ^ "Integrantes do Charlie Brown Jr. anunciam banda sem Chorão". G1 (in Portuguese). April 11, 2013. Retrieved October 13, 2019.
  5. ^ "Charlie Brown Jr.: membros anunciam nova banda, A Banca". Whiplash (in Portuguese). April 11, 2013. Retrieved October 13, 2019.
  6. ^ "Champignon, do Charlie Brown Jr., morre em São Paulo". Veja (in Portuguese). September 9, 2013. Retrieved September 29, 2019.
  7. ^ "A Banca divulga comunicado sobre a morte de Champignon". G1 (in Portuguese). September 9, 2013. Retrieved October 13, 2019.
  8. ^ "Bruno Graveto, ex-Charlie Brown Jr., é o novo baterista da banda Strike". O Fuxico (in Portuguese). November 21, 2013. Retrieved March 27, 2020.
  9. ^ "Integrantes da banda de Champignon lançam novo projeto de rock". Caras (in Portuguese). February 11, 2014. Retrieved October 13, 2019.
  10. ^ Marcos Chapeleta (April 20, 2019). "Banda Cali, de ex-membros do Tihuana, Charlie Brown Jr. e Capital Inicial, lançam 1º single". Ligado à Música (in Portuguese). Retrieved March 27, 2020.