Originally from Belo Horizonte, Brazil, the "Hot
Spot Blues Band" offer a modern and visceral blues, to which the
musicians add numerous musical references, from jazz to rock, via funk and
Brazilian popular music.
Andrade: Born in Belo Horizonte-MG in 1977, a professional musician since
1990, Gustavo Andrade incorporates influences from rock, jazz, soul, funk,
latin and brazilian music. Began playing guitar at age 9 influenced by his
brother, father and grandfather who were also musicians. Later, he studied
bass-guitar and guitar at the Foundation for Arts Education-MG-Brazil. Also
studied vocal technique with Patricia Amaral. In his career played and
shared the stage with Claudio Venturini (14 bis), Pepeu Gomes (Novos
Baianos), Andre Christovam, Celso Blues Boy, Blues Etílicos among many
others, thus acquiring a wide experience with the music, the blues and your
Currently leads the Hot Spot Blues Band, considered the best blues band of
Minas Gerais by the newspapers "Estado de Minas" (Minas Gerais) and "O Dia"
(Rio De Janeiro), in 2008. The band's debut album, entitled "Feeling
Alright" was released in 2008 by the label "Blues Time Records". Feeling
Alright shows all talent, experience and siwng of the Hot Spot Blues Band in
modern versions of some classic blues/soul.