Oficina G3 is a christian rock band from São Paulo, Brazil. Formed in 1988, the current band's line-up consists of: Mauro Henrique (vocals), Juninho Afram (guitars), Jean Carllos (keyboards), Duca Tambasco (bass) and Alexandre Aposan (drums). As of 2006, Celso Machado occasionally tours with the band, playing rhythm guitar.
The band began its work in 1988, as the musical group of the protestant church Cristo Salva. Juninho Afram is the only founding member who still plays in the band. In 1990, Oficina G3 released its first EP.
In 1993, they released their first full-length album, called Nada é tão novo, nada é tão velho (Nothing is so new, Nothing is so old). Two new musicians (Duca and Jean) entered to the band, in addition to the departure of founding member and bass player Wagner Garcia. In 1996, they released Indiferença (Indifference), which was followed in 1998 by an Acoustic album.
Probably the band's best moment was in 2000s, when they met the vocalist PG (currently on solo career) and released O Tempo (The Time) in 2000 and Humanos (Humans) in 2003. Walter Lopes, founding member and drummer, left the band in 2002, in order to begin a pastoral ministry, while PG would leave the band one year later, to pursue his own career. Juninho assumed the vocals. In 2005, Além do que os Olhos Podem Ver (Beyond the eyes can see) was released, the first album featuring Juninho Afram on lead vocals.
In 2008, the band announced the ninth album Depois da Guerra (After the War) featuring Mauro Henrique as the new band's vocalist. In 2011, Alexandre Aposan (hired drummer since 2006) was declared as the oficial drummer.
In April 30, 2013 was released the tenth album named Histórias e Bicicletas (Stories and Bicycles).
More info at their website www.oficinag3.com.br
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