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Eduardo Neto

Drums

How did you get into music?

I started drumming on my mum's kitchen pots, when I was still small enough to fit under the kitchen chairs.

I come from a very musical Brazilian family, so I always had contact with musical instruments, and almost every weekend my uncle hosted barbecues with "rodas de samba".

My taste for rock'n'roll, soul, blues, swing and funk music led me naturally to the drum kit.

 

If you studied music, where did you study?

I'm a self-taught musician, but I did have some great private teachers along the way.

 

I've been playing the drums properly since 1997, and I have lived and worked in many countries, such as Brazil, Spain, France, England, Italy, Germany....

During those years I had the pleasure to play with more than 100 different bands, playing in every kind of venue and festivals, recording some great albums and sharing stages with amazing musicians.

Being relatively new in the UK, I still have a lot of places I would love to play around here. But I've played in amazing venues around other countries, such as the Jamboree Jazz Club in Barcelona, Hondarribia Blues Festival in north Spain, Barcelona Blues Festival, Festival de Blues de Cerdanyola, Holy Groove Festival in Lausanne Switzerland, The Cavern Pub and The Cavern Club in Liverpool, Cultura Inquieta festival in Madrid, Ponent Roots Festival in Lleida, winter seasons and tours around the French Alps, some private parties all around europe...

For 6 years I had been one of the main working blues drummers in Spain, joining big blues names on their spanish tours, such as Bob Margolin, Kenny "Blues Boy" Wayne, Barrelhouse Chuck, and many others. At the same period, I worked with basically all blues bands from Catalunya, and recorded a few albums as well.

I played and recorded albums with one of the main funk and soul bands from Barcelona, The Slingshots. I'm still recording and also producing music for them from my studio, here in the UK.

I also worked with Blues and Rock bands and artists from south Brazil. Andy Boy and The Blue Planets, Ale Ravanello, Luciano Leães are a few of the main names I worked with, back in Brazil.

I have an active youtube channel with drum lessons for the Brazilian audience, in Portuguese.  At the moment, it has a bit more than 1,6 million views, and around 33k subscribers.

Some of the albums I recorded had good press coverage, such as the two I did with The Slingshots, in Barcelona. We had been on a lot of radios and TV shows, newspapers, websites... and one of the songs is part of a spanish netflix show soundtrack.

As a drummer, my main inspirations are drummers such as Charlie Watts, Ringo Starr, Abe Laboriel Jr, Bernard Purdie, Stanton Moore, Willie "Big Eyes" Smith, Fred Below, Steve Jordan, Phill Collins, Jeff Porcaro, Steve Gadd, Vinnie Colaiuta, Roberto Olori, Benny Greb, Carter Beauford and a few others.

As a musician, Muddy Waters, T-Bone Walker, Freddie King, Paul McCartney, The Everly Brothers, Buddy Holly, The Who, Stevie Wonder, Ray Charles, Fats Domino, James Brown, The Rolling Stones, Vulfpeck, The Four Seasons, The Beatles, The Beach Boys, Queen....