After playing together in a few bands in their late teens, friends Brunno Cunha (guitars/piano) and Felipe Rangel (vocals) got together one more time to form The Gramophones in 2010. A holiday spent in the countryside of Sao Paulo state, composing and playing classic southern rock, such as Lynyrd Skynyrd and The Black Crowes, as well as The Black Keys and The Racounteurs, was essential to build the foundation of this new project, distant of their former hard rock groups, but still full of heaviness and ballads.
In 2011 they got in studio to record their debut album “Down By The Countryside” (produced by Brunno Cunha and Eduardo Xty Recife), which was released in 2012. Then, the duo felt the need to become a full piece band. Pedro Guy jumped on the bass and with a little help from drummer friends, The Gramophones hit the road. They played over 50 gigs in Sao Paulo city and countryside, playing at the most important venues and independent festivals, such as Virada Cultural, Araraquara Rock and Festival Rockeria.
“Down By The Countryside” has also put The Gramophones in the spotlight in the music media, especially with the video clip of the song “Mistress Hips” (directed by César Ovalle and Otavio Sousa), which was broadcasted on MTV Brazil, Multishow and Canal Brasil. The band also released videos for the songs “Irish Coffee”, “Outta Luck” and “Anna”.
Now, The Gramophones are back with their second full length album, “No One Believes You When You Lie”. The album was again produced by Eduardo Xty Recife and has also special guests, such as Thiago Guerra (Fresno) on drums.