Australian musician Mike Bevan disseminates Brazilian music playing 7-string Lineu Bravo guitar on his new album
The renowned Australian musician Mike Bevan has recently released an album with a lot of Brazilian influence. Mike disseminates ‘Choro’ around the world playing an instrument made by the luthier Lineu Bravo: a 7-string guitar made of Canadian Cedar top, Indian Jacaranda back and ebony elevated fretboard.
Bevan got to know about Lineu’s work through the musician Mauricio Carrilho (also Lineu’s client). Then, after seeing a Lineu Bravo guitar with Australian Doug de Vries, he made up his mind.
Mike finally placed his order, and in 2010 he received his 7-string guitar.
Apart from Mike Bevan, other Australian artists play Lineu Bravo guitar, such as Doug De Vries and Julian Scheffer.
Mike and Andy Bevan music career
The Australian musicians Mike and Andy Bevan were brought up in Adelaide, Australia, and started their music career when they were still very young: Mike playing 7-string guitar and Andy flute and sax. They used to play rock, blues and jazz, and later, Brazilian music.
Becoming very talented and highly respected musicians, they began to go their separate ways: Mike performing jazz, blues and Brazilian music in Brazil, Australia, Japan, Korea and the US. It is worth mentioning that he has played at “Adelaide International Guitar Festival” in partnership with two remarkable Lineu Bravo clients: Yamandu Costa from Brazil and Doud de Vries from Australia.
Meanwhile, Andy Bevan traveled to Indonesia, Thailand, Nepal and India, always absorbing the various cultures and musical traditions of these places. At last, he settled in Japan, where he currently plays and records with Japan’s top artists.
New album and Brazilian influence
Despite living at opposite sides of the world, Mike and Andy Bevan have managed to keep playing together all along their adult lives. At the end of 2016, they decided to create their first formal recording together titled “Never Too Far Away”, with original compositions and singular arrangements that exude sensitivity inspired by a range of genres. In this video, we can see a ‘Choro’ composed by them:
It is possible to find a lot of Brazilian influence in the album, such as Guinga and Mauricio Carrilho (Lineu Bravo clients and respected Brazilian musicians).
Source: Stick Tickets
About Lineu Bravo
Lineu Bravo is an autodidact luthier and fond of good music. From an early age he developed intimacy with wood at his father workshop. He built his first instrument when he was 14. Since then, his guitars, ‘cavacos’, mandolins and ‘violas’ have been purchased by respected musicians. Guinga, Marcus Tardelli, Marco Pereira, João Bosco, Yamandú Costa, Chico Buarque, Ulisses Rocha, Hamilton de Holanda, Ângela Muner, Rogério Caetano, Maurício Carrilho, Luciana Rabello, João Lyra, Maurício Marques, Edson Lopes, Alessandro Penezzi, Juarez Moreira, Fernando César, Jayme Vignoli, Flávio Apro, Giacomo Bartoloni, Swami Jr, Rosa Passos, Ana Carolina, Zé Paulo Becker, and Douglas Lora are some of them.