Dibob is a Brazilian pop punk band from Rio de Janeiro, popular throughout the mid- to late 2000s and famous for their humorous songs. Formed in 2001 by friends Miguel, Gesta, Faucom and Dedeco, they initially began the project just to "amuse themselves"; their name, "Dibob", is a contraction of the Portuguese-language expression "de bobeira", meaning "goofing off". Their debut EP Markebra was self-released in 2003, after which the critically acclaimed full-length albums O Fantástico Mundo Dibob (2004)[1] and A Ópera do Cafajeste (2007) followed. For the release of the latter, a huge show at the now-defunct music venue Canecão was organized.[2]

Dibob
OriginRio de Janeiro, Brazil
GenresAlternative rock, pop rock, pop punk, melodic hardcore
Years active2001–2011, 2015–present
LabelsBMG, Som Livre
Associated actsForfun, Scracho, Leela, Ramirez, Tivoli
MembersDedeco
Gesta
Miguel
Faucom

In the 2005 edition of the MTV Video Music Brazil award, they performed a cover of Ultraje a Rigor's "Nós Vamos Invadir Sua Praia" alongside Leela, Ramirez and Forfun, with whom they would develop a strong friendship. In 2012 they collaborated on the song "Rio Porque Tô no Rio", described as an ode to Rio de Janeiro.[3]

In 2009, vocalist Dedeco left the band, and bassist Gesta took over the lead vocals; as a trio they would release the cover album Resgate in 2010. Dedeco returned the following year, but they announced they would be ceasing their activities soon after. Following a 4-year hiatus, they confirmed they would return to perform;[4] in 2020 they played at the Rio Rock Tour festival alongside Strike, Catch Side and Darvin.[5]

In 2016 Faucom formed the side project Tivoli alongside members of Forfun and Ramirez,[6] and the supergroup Riocore All Stars in 2018, also with former members of Forfun, Ramirez and Scracho.[7]

MembersEdit

  • André Fialho (Dedeco) – vocals, electric guitar (2001–2009, 2011, 2015–present)
  • Felipe Campos (Gesta) – vocals (2009–2011), bass guitar (2001–2011, 2015–present)
  • Bernardo Pereira (Miguel) – electric guitar, backing vocals (2001–2011, 2015–present)
  • Pedro Richaid (Faucom) – drums (2001–2011, 2015–present)

DiscographyEdit

Studio albumsEdit

  • O Fantástico Mundo Dibob (2004, BMG)
  • A Ópera do Cafajeste (2007, Som Livre)
  • Resgate (2010, self-released)

Extended playEdit

  • Markebra (2003, self-released)

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Tirando onda". Folha de S.Paulo (in Portuguese). July 19, 2004. Retrieved August 18, 2020.
  2. ^ Lauro Neto (August 3, 2007). "Dibob lança A Ópera do Cafajeste nesta sexta no Canecão". O Globo (in Portuguese). Retrieved August 18, 2020.
  3. ^ Lauro Neto (November 12, 2012). "Forfun e Dibob lançam clipe 'Rio Porque Tô no Rio', uma ode à cidade". O Globo (in Portuguese). Retrieved August 14, 2020.
  4. ^ Lucas Silveira Neves (August 21, 2015). "Rock Talk Brasil: o retorno do Dibob e o fim de Scracho e Forfun". Whiplash.net (in Portuguese). Retrieved August 18, 2020.
  5. ^ Raphael Fernandes (February 3, 2020). "Rio Rock Tour retorna em abril com Strike, Dibob, Catch Side and Darvin". Diário do Rio (in Portuguese). Retrieved August 18, 2020.
  6. ^ Bárbara Araujo (August 19, 2016). "Conheça Tivoli, banda de ex-integrantes do Forfun, Dibob e mais". Nação da Música (in Portuguese). Retrieved August 14, 2020.
  7. ^ "Riocore All Stars: músicos de Forfun, Dibob, Scracho e Ramirez se reúnem em show no Rio". Solidário Notícias (in Portuguese). May 23, 2018. Retrieved August 18, 2020.

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