Charlie Brown Jr. Overview

Charlie Brown Jr. is a Brazilian rock band, from the city of Santos Santos (São Paulo) , São Paulo São Paulo (state) . Their biggest influences are Red Hot Chili Peppers, Suicidal Tendencies and Rage Against the Machine.

 
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*Chorão - Vocals
*Thiago Castanho - Guitar (left in 2001, but returned in 2005)
*Heitor Vilela - Bass Bass guitar
*Bruno Graveto - drums Drum kit


Former members

* Champignon - Bass Bass guitar (1992-2005)>
* Marcão - Guitar (1992-2005)>
* Renato Pelado - drums Drum kit (1992-2005)>
* Pingüim - drums Drum kit (2005-2008)>

Santos is the homeland of every member of the band, except for Chorão, who is from São Paulo.When Chorão came to Santos at seventeen (after a difficult and somewhat traumatic childhood) he already had a strong interest in skateboarding and rock music. From time to time he would stand in for a singer of a local rock band when the guy had to go to the bathroom during a show. A musician in another saw Chorão performing during these bathroom breaks and invited him to join his band.

When the band's bass player quit, Chorão found Champignon, who was then twelve. Later on, Chorão decided to start his own band, and invited Champignon and Pelado (Chorão's friend from another local band), and then Marcão and Tiago (a 5th member). The band would continue to have shows in the city without an official name until Chorão crashed his car in a coconut s*** that was named "Charlie Brown Jr."

Producer Rick Bonadio, whom Champignon knew, invited them to make a demo tape and he liked what he heard, and they were soon picked up by Virgin Records.

In 1997 1997 in music , they released the debut album Transpiração Contínua Prolongada ("Continuous, Long Transpiration", a reference to hard work). Well-received by the public, it remains as their biggest hit to date, and CBJ won a VMB (the Brazilian VMA MTV Video Music Awards s) in the Breakthrough Artist category.

In April 2005 members Champignon, Marcão, and Pelado decided to leave the band, alleging 'artistic differences'. They were soon replaced by Heitor Vilela Gomes on bass, Pingüim on drums and beat box, and former band member Thiago Castanho, who returned to play guitar. This new Charlie Brown Jr. formation is toured throughout Brazil and around some cities in the United States in July .
Studio albums

* 1997 - Transpiração Contínua Prolongada
* 1999 - Preço Curto... Prazo Longo
* 2000 - Nadando com os Tubarões
* 2001 - 100% Charlie Brown Jr. Abalando a sua Fábrica
* 2002 - Bocas Ordinárias
* 2004 - Tâmo aí na atividade
* 2005 - Imunidade Musical
* 2007 - Ritmo, Ritual e Responsa
* 2009 - Camisa 10 (Joga Bola até na Chuva)


Live albums

* 2003 - Ao Vivo Luau MTV
* 2003 - Acústico MTV (MTV Unplugged)


Compilations

* 2008 - Perfil Charlie Brown Jr.


DVD albums

* 2002 - Charlie Brown Jr. Ao Vivo
* 2003 - Acústico MTV Charlie Brown Jr.
* 2004 - Na Estrada
* 2005 - Skate Vibration
 

 

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