Pedro Collusso is a multi instrumentist (keys, guitars, bass, percussion), composer, producer and recording engineer based in Orlando FL. He has just released Imaginary, an exciting instrumental music cocktail that blends electronica jazz and new bossa, prog rock and chillout/downtempo genres. Check http://pedrocollusso.bandcamp.com or go to the Links page to obtain more info.
Born in Sao Paulo, Brazil, Pedro has a degree in Communications and moved to Orlando, Florida in 1995. In his native country, Pedro's musical journey includes shows, composing, recording sessions, TV and radio appearances playing keyboards and guitars and singing with the band Beta Pictoris in Brasilia during the 80's. Pedro also had a musical side project with his sisters in the new bossa band "Verbo" in the early 90's and worked as a MIDI consultant for a Roland/Korg dealership in that town between 1991 and 1993
From 1996 the end of 2010 , Pedro played keyboards, bass guitar and guitar for the worship band at the River of Life Presbyterian Church in Orlando. Currently he plays keyboards and guitars for Kensington Church Orlando in Windermere FL. In 1999 he started a partnership with local musicians founding the band Neon Dream, which is very active gigging in Central Florida playing classic rock and pop covers until these days. They recorded a CD of originals in 2001, Always a Mystery, which Pedro produced. He left Neon Dream in Dec 2010.
Pedro cites as his major musical influences The Beatles, Tom Jobim, Milton Nascimento, Lo Borges, Pat Metheny/Lyle Mays, Brazilian artists like Djavan, and also admires and listen to a lot of modern electronic artists/chillout/downtempo artists like Zero 7, Bebel Gilberto, Late Night Alumni, Thievery Corporation, Samantha James, anything that is straight ahead modern jazz and jazz fusion, classical and folk guitar composers and the progressive rock bands as 70's Genesis, Led Zeppelin, Rush, Mike Oldfield . Pedro also works as a recording session musician. He is credited as the keyboard player for the CD Limited Edition, released on March 2004 by the legendary Roger McGuinn (The Byrds founder, singer/songwriter and guitar player). Pedro also has his own home recording studio where he produced and recorded Metaphors.