Composer, Singer, Musician, Arranger and Producer, Gus Potenza since 1997 fights in tough Brazilian's artistic scene. Had as the first instrument classical piano, taught by his mother, Regina Potenza, which opened the doors of music's perception and made this first contact something for life. Not much later had the first contact with the strings of the guitar and the piano was soon pushed aside by the versatility of the guitar.
Besides the self-study found support in learning "Brazilian Popular Guitar" of his godfather, José Augusto Domeniconi (Meni) and also on "Brazilian Regional Guitar" from his great friend and musical godfather Negão dos Santos (member and founder of Paranga Group a son of Elpidio dos Santos, a renowned Brazilian Composer).
Then living in São Paulo studied guitar with Professor Mello Jr. at Souza Lima Conservatory where he perfected and deepened his musical knowledge.
Technology geek, Gus always explored the sounds of digital and analog pedals plus different guitars and pickups in search of his Tone. Since his first "Pentium III" always recording his compositions having contact with digital recording process and later in São Paulo worked alongside great audio engineers in studios as Vice Versa, New Studio, Oficina Eletroacústica, MDS Studio and other, always learning much of his knowledge of Pro Tools.
As a musician , composer / arranger participated on bands Nemesis, BDSó, Bico de Urubu, GiGi Trujillo, Loop B, Moisés Santana, Jica y Turcão and the Rolling Clones, Carpe Diem and lately lead the band 7CITIES (www.7citiesband.com) and PROJECT 1234 (www.guspotenza.com/projeto1234).
As a producer he was responsible for recording, editing, mixing and mastering of albums: "Minha Força é Meu Batuque" by Projeto da Mata and "Sabugo Seco" by Sabugo Seco, both produced in Potenza Studio which is currently disabled. And as a production assistant on the DVD recording "100 Years of Elpidio dos Santos" tribute, recorded in 2009 in the city of São Luiz do Paraitinga with participation of Brazilian renowned Singer and Composers: Fafá de Belém and Mariana Belém, Renato Teixeira and Chico Teixeira, Zé Geraldo and Nôh Stôpa, Zeca Balero , Gabriel Guedes and Gabriel Sater.
Meet more of his work on the sites below :
www.7citiesband.com - Composer , Singer and Guitarist
www.guspotenza.com/projeto1234 - Singer and Guitarist
www.gigitrujillo.com.br - Guitar and Backing Vocal album "papirapá"
www.myspace.com/sabugoseco - Producer of the album "Sabugo Seco"
www.myspace.com/projetodamata - Producer of the album "Minha Força é Meu Batuque"
www.paranga.com.br - Production Assistant DVD "100 Years of Elpidio dos Santos"
www.guspotenza.com/potenzaestudio - website Potenza Studio (the studio is off since 2009)
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