Marcão (musician)

Marco Antônio Valentim Britto Júnior (born October 1, 1970), better known by his stage name Marcão, is a Brazilian singer-songwriter, lyricist, guitarist and record producer best known for his work with bands Charlie Brown Jr., TH6, A Banca and Bula.

Marcão
Born
Marco Antônio Valentim Britto Júnior

(1970-10-01) October 1, 1970 (age 50)
OccupationSinger-songwriter, guitarist, record producer
Years active1982–present
Musical career
GenresAlternative rock, pop rock, rap rock, funk rock, skate punk, reggae rock
InstrumentsVocals, electric guitar
Associated actsCharlie Brown Jr., TH6, A Banca, Bula, Rockfellas, Kiara Rocks, Urbana Legion, D'Chapas

BiographyEdit

Marco Antônio Valentim Britto Júnior was born in Santos, São Paulo on October 1, 1970. He began his musical career around 1982 playing in garage bands, and through one of these projects, Last Joker, he would meet his future Charlie Brown Jr. bandmate Renato Pelado.[1] Parallel to his burgeoning musical career he also worked as a guitar teacher and briefly as a realtor.[2] In 1992 he was approached by Chorão to join his band, What's Up, which later evolved to become Charlie Brown Jr.; he stayed with the band until 2005, recording six critically acclaimed studio albums, when creative divergences and clashes with Chorão prompted his departure alongside other members Champignon and Renato Pelado. Shortly after leaving Charlie Brown Jr. he founded TH6; the band released its only album, Contra Insetos Parasitas, in 2008, entering an indefinite hiatus period in 2010 following the birth of Marcão's son Gabriel.[3][4][5] Around the same time he was part of the short-lived supergroup Rockfellas alongside Paul Di'Anno (Iron Maiden), Canisso (Raimundos) and Jean Dolabella (Sepultura).[6][7]

Marcão accepted an invitation to return to Charlie Brown Jr. in 2011, staying until 2013 when the band ended following the death of Chorão.[8] Soon afterwards, he and remaining Charlie Brown Jr. members Champignon, Thiago Castanho and Bruno Graveto teamed up with Lena Papini to form A Banca, described as a "tribute act/spiritual successor" to Charlie Brown Jr.;[9][10] they released a single, "O Novo Passo", in August, before splitting up as well due to the suicide of Champignon one month later.[11][12] In 2014, the remaining members of A Banca reformed as Bula.[13][14] Alongside Graveto and Lena Papini, Marcão also played for D'Chapas.[15]

Marcão has also made guest appearances on shows of band Kiara Rocks in 2013,[16] and in 2014 produced the debut EP by group Trela, A Arte de Improvisar.[17] The same year, alongside Lena Papini and musicians Egypcio and P.G. of Tihuana fame, he formed the tribute act to Legião Urbana Urbana Legion.[18]

In 2017, he and André Pinguim were guest musicians on Bruno Thadeu's song "A Miséria Comprou a Razão (Ouro Vira Areia)".[19]

In 2019, he, Pinguim and Heitor Gomes reunited Charlie Brown Jr. for a controversial series of shows around Brazil, with guest vocalists.[20] The band was reunited again in 2021 for a special tour celebrating Chorão's 50th birthday.[21]

DiscographyEdit

Charlie Brown Jr.
TH6
A Banca
Bula
  • 2014 – Não Estamos Sozinhos
  • 2019 – Realidade Placebo

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Revista Batera (in Portuguese)
  2. ^ Elio Sant'Anna (March 3, 2015). "Entrevista com Marcão Britto (Charlie Brown Jr. / Bula Rock / Urbana Legion)". Os Garotos de Liverpool (in Portuguese). Retrieved March 26, 2020.
  3. ^ "Marcão, ex-Charlie Brown Jr., apresenta sua nova banda TH6". Cifra Club News (in Portuguese). April 9, 2007. Retrieved March 26, 2020.
  4. ^ Pablo Miyazawa (July 8, 2008). "Começar de novo". Rolling Stone Brasil (in Portuguese). Retrieved March 26, 2020.
  5. ^ "Charlie Brown Jr. e Bula: entrevista exclusiva com Marcão para o podcast Paternidade.org". Whiplash.net (in Portuguese). December 2, 2020. Retrieved January 14, 2021.
  6. ^ "Rockfellas: músicos contam, em vídeo, a origem da banda". Whiplash.net (in Portuguese). August 28, 2008. Retrieved March 26, 2020.
  7. ^ Paola Correa (September 17, 2008). "Rockfellas reúne ex-integrantes do Iron Maiden e Charlie Brown para tocar clássicos do gênero". O Globo (in Portuguese). Retrieved March 26, 2020.
  8. ^ "Chorão, do Charlie Brown Jr., é encontrado morto em São Paulo". Terra Networks (in Portuguese). March 6, 2013. Retrieved September 29, 2019.
  9. ^ "Integrantes do Charlie Brown Jr. anunciam banda sem Chorão". G1 (in Portuguese). April 11, 2013. Retrieved October 13, 2019.
  10. ^ "Charlie Brown Jr.: membros anunciam nova banda, A Banca". Whiplash (in Portuguese). April 11, 2013. Retrieved October 13, 2019.
  11. ^ "Champignon, do Charlie Brown Jr., morre em São Paulo". Veja (in Portuguese). September 9, 2013. Retrieved September 29, 2019.
  12. ^ "A Banca divulga comunicado sobre a morte de Champignon". G1 (in Portuguese). September 9, 2013. Retrieved October 13, 2019.
  13. ^ "Banda Bula tenta exorcizar o passado". Estadão (in Portuguese). February 6, 2015. Retrieved October 13, 2019.
  14. ^ "Especial: Compromisso selado com o rock". Diário do Litoral (in Portuguese). December 6, 2014. Retrieved February 17, 2020.
  15. ^ "Integrantes da banda de Champignon lançam novo projeto de rock". Caras (in Portuguese). February 11, 2014. Retrieved October 13, 2019.
  16. ^ Rodrigo Ortega (September 22, 2013). "Kiara Rocks recorre a covers e leva ex-membros do Iron e Charlie Brown". G1 (in Portuguese). Retrieved March 26, 2020.
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  18. ^ Marcos Paulino (August 6, 2017). "Entrevista: Marcão, ex-Charlie Brown Jr". Scream & Yell (in Portuguese). Retrieved March 26, 2020.
  19. ^ [2]
  20. ^ Sílvio Essinger (January 21, 2019). "Charlie Brown Jr. volta com banda indefinida e convidados nos vocais". O Globo (in Portuguese). Retrieved March 26, 2020.
  21. ^ "Alexandre Abrão anuncia turnê do Charlie Brown Jr. para celebrar 50 anos de Chorão". Marie Claire (in Portuguese). February 1, 2021. Retrieved February 4, 2021.