Hard Blues Trio is blues rock. A league of resistance, HBT bets on the strength of the guitar, bass and drums triad, bringing elements and direct connections with the sound of the 1970s, while displaying the freshness of the new wave.
For 10 years, the brazilian group formed by Dani Ela (bass/vocals), Juliano Rosa (guitar/vocals) and Alexandre Becker (drums/vocals) has been one of the promoters of the style in the south of the Brazil.
The band started in 2012 playing in pubs in Porto Alegre and all RS state.
The current lineup was consolidated in 2016 and in 2017 released its debut album, "Pé Na Estrada", which was nominated for the Açorianos Music Award and is mentioned among the best blues rock albums of the new Brazilian scene. The trio has already been the attraction of major festivals, such as the renowned "Mississippi Delta Blues Festival" in several editions since 2017 in Caxias do Sul and Rio de Janeiro, including the most recent in Gramado-RS. In 2022 they made their first tour in Brazil, passing through São Paulo, Paraná and Minas Gerais, where they participated in the Carrancas Blues International Festival. The single “Missed The Train” won the HDB Condecora award for best music video by União Brasileira do Blues.
Hard Blues Trio has been on stage alongside big names in music, such as: Solon Fishbone (RS), Beto Saroldi (RJ), Cesar Valdomir (Argentina), Gonzalo Araya (Chile), Bob Stroger (USA) and James Boogaloo Bolden (USA).
The group's latest release is a five-track EP titled "Faça Amor, Não Faça Guerra e Escuta Esse Rock". (Make Love, No War and Listen to This Rock)
“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.
“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 big national promise in Brazil and represents Rio Grande do Sul very well."
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), Chris Gill (USA), Cesar Valdomir (ARG) and Gonzalo Araya (CHI). Dani also plays the bass with Charles Master (ex-TNT) band and is endorser for Basso Straps.
"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 has worked alongside artists such as Gonzalo Araya (CHI), Andy Serrano (BR), César Valdomir (ARG), James Boogaloo Bolden (USA), Beto Saroldi (RJ), among others. Juliano also plays guitars with Charles Master (ex-TNT) band and endorses Basso Straps, Serrano Amps and Guitar Garage.
“I didn't know the guitarist of Hard Blues Trio before. 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 performances by several artists such as Solon Fishbone (RS), Astroverso (RS), The Hound Dogs (RS), James Boogaloo Bolden (USA), Beto Saroldi (RJ) and in the Vocal and Instrumental Group De Vez em Canto (RS), 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."
"The 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."
Hard Blues Trio collects several appearances in the newspapers of the capital of Rio Grande do Sul, regional and national radio and TV.
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