Since its origins, rock has had the blues as part of its most flammable fuel. So whether it is through direct or indirect connections, the Hard Blues Trio fuses rock and blues to shape songs in that spirit. The reflection of this intention is in the “Pé na Estrada” (2017) debut album that took the group to several cities in Southern Brazil playing in festivals and events of great expression. Three singles/audiovisuals continue their original work - “Escuta esse Rock” (2020), “Missed the Train” (2020) and “Vento e Chuvarada” (2019) available on HBT's digital platforms (Youtube, Spotify) and that prove a trajectory that is beyond labels, towards a place where music triumphs.
“While listening to the Hard Blues Trio, the click promoted by the finger when activating the CD player turns on that long awaited light at the end of the tunnel."
“A beautiful girl with green hair plays bass and sings loudly (...) It is art in its essence: beautiful, generous and transcendental. Like the moon in the sky. ”
said Martha Medeiros; the chronicle was published on August 9th 2017 after watching Dani Ela playing bass at the Jazz Club (Porto Alegre), a traditional event starring the singer and pianist Ivone Pacheco.
Dani Ela (bass and vocals):
Bassist, composer and multi-instrumentalist, Dani Ela is one of the female forces of the music scene in Rio Grande do Sul, and as a revelation of the rock/blues in the South of Brazil, she has performed alongside names like Bob Stroger (USA), bassist for Muddy Waters; and South American harmonica players Cesar Valdomir (ARG) and Gonzalo Araya (CHI).
"Hard Blues Trio is a creative group and knows what it does. Dani Ela on the front line is an example of female representation", says Paulo James (Acusticos e Valvulados).
Juliano Rosa (guitars and vocals):
Initially trained as a formal events musician, Juliano Rosa has been a rock and blues enthusiast for over two decades, acting as a cultural agitator, promoter of events and musical curator. In addition to being a guitarist, composer and artistic director at HBT, he is an instrumentalist in the band of Gonzalo Araya (CHI), considered to be one of the recognized expressions of the harmonica in South America. “...I didn't know the guitarist of Hard Blues Trio. He's very good”, said Hique Gomez (Tangos & Tragédias) after sharing the stage with Juliano.
Alexandre Becker (drums and vocals):
Experienced composer, arranger, producer, music educator and professional musician for over thirty years, Alexandre Becker works in workshops and social/cultural projects for children and adults. He participated in recordings and presentations by artists, bands and projects with Solon Fishbone, Astroverso, The Hound Dogs and in the Vocal and Instrumental Group De Vez em Canto, among others. “Becker's drums are a solid stone that keeps the rhythm steady and pulsating”, concluded Luciano Leães, who signs the production of the group's most recent material.
"A strong name in southern Brazil, Hard Blues Trio is an attraction that cannot be missed in the lineup of festivals in São Paulo, Rio de Janeiro and Minas Gerais."
"With its original blues rock, Hard Blues Trio is a real find, a group that dignifies the Brazilian scene. Turn up the volume."
"Hard Blues Trio has forged a mature and serious work that is constantly evolving."
Zé Carlos de Andrade
“I liked the way they recorded“ Vento e Chuvarada ” live which reveals a power trio with a lot of groove”.
"I had the chance to get to know the origins of the band in 2014 and I've been a testament to how the band has evolved, I'm a fan of their records and I hope that this band of friends who are a reference to the blues in the south of Brazil continues growing more and more."
ZÉ CARLOS DE ANDRADE