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 over 10 years, the group formed by Dani Ela (bass/vocals), Juliano Rosa (guitar/vocals) and Alexandre Becker (drums/vocals) has been one of the pioneers of blues rock in the south of the Brazil.
The trio has already been at major festivals and events in Brazil, such as Noite dos Museus (RS), Carrancas Blues (MG), São Chico Blues (RS), MDBFair (RS) and the Mississippi Delta Blues Festival, the largest Blues festival in Latin America. In 2022 they made their first tour in Brazil, passing through São Paulo, Paraná and Minas Gerais. Recently the group was at Kiss Club on Rádio Kiss FM in São Paulo, being one of the first bands from Rio Grande do Sul to participate in the show at the biggest rock radio in Brazil.
The band started in 2012 playing in pubs in Porto Alegre. The current lineup was consolidated in 2016 and released in 2017 their 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 single “Missed The Train” won the HDB Condecora award for best music video by the União Brasileira do Blues. The group's most recent release is a five-track EP entitled "Faça Amor, Não Faça Guerra e Escuta Esse Rock", released in 2022.
Hard Blues Trio has been a support band and has been alongside big names in music, such as: Solon Fishbone (RS), Beto Saroldi (RJ), Cesar Valdomir (Argentina), Gonzalo Araya (Chile), Bob Stroger (USA), James Boogaloo Bolden (USA) and DK Harrell (USA).
“A beautiful girl with green hair plays bass and sings loudly.”
Martha Medeiros - Zero Hora
“Hard Blues Trio really is a powerful sound."
Paul Martins - Kiss FM
Dani Ela (bass and vocals):
Bassist, composer and multi-instrumentalist, Dani Ela is one of the female forces of the music scene and a revelation of the blues/rock in the South of Brazil. She has performed alongside names like Bob Stroger (USA), Chris Gill (USA), Cesar Valdomir (ARG), Gonzalo Araya (CHI), James Boogaloo Bolden (USA), Beto Saroldi (BR), Charles Master (TNT), Victor Biglione (ARG), among others. Dani 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 (BR), Charles Master (TNT), among others. Juliano is endorser for Basso Straps and Serrano Amps..
“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 (BR), Astroverso (BR), The Hound Dogs (BR), James Boogaloo Bolden (USA), Beto Saroldi (BR) and in the Vocal and Instrumental Group De Vez em Canto (BR), 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.
Hard Blues Trio collects several appearances in the newspapers, radio and TV in Brazil. Check out the clipping of press articles.
"The definition of a power trio matches the sacred triad of rock: guitar, bass and drums, from the Jimi Hendrix Experience to Rush, from Paralamas do Sucesso to Pata de Elefante, power trios bequeath a feeling of mobility and self-sufficiency. This autonomy is one of the overtones found in the Hard Blues Trio"
Márcio Grings - Memorabilia
"Band that is a great national promise and represents Rio Grande do Sul very well."
Kaká Schwartzmann - Crash TV/Music Box Brazil
Pictures Zé Carlos de Andrade