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Biography

  • Years Active

    2010 – 2018 (7 years)

  • Members

    • Candy Mel
    • Davi Sabbag (2010 – 2018)
    • Mateus Carrilho

Banda Uó was a Brazilian tecnobrega band formed in Goiânia, Goiás. Composed by Candy Mel, Davi Sabbag and Mateus Carrilho, they released their first studio album, Motel, in September 2012 by Deckdisc. The musician Diplo produced the song "Gringo". In September 2015 they released their second studio album, Veneno.

The band's first music video, "Não Quero Saber", released in 2010, was an advertise for a party. The song was a tecnobrega version of "Teenage Dream". With this video, they gained popularity on the internet and in the next year they released their first EP, Me Emoldurei De Presente Pra Te Ter, which featured the song "Shake de Amor", that would become a hit. "Shake de Amor", also a tecnobrega version of an American song ("Whip My Hair"), won the MTV Video Music Brasil award for "Best Web Music Video".

They signed with the indie record label Deckdisc and released their first studio album, Motel, on September 4th, 2012. The original songs were written by the Mel, Sabbag and Carrilho and produced by the latter and Bonde do Rolê, with additional production by Mumdance and Diplo. The album received positive reviews by Brazilian and international media and was the top selling album in Brazil in its release day. Four singles were released from the album: "Faz Uó", "Gringo" (2012), "Cowboy" (2013) and "Búzios do Coração" (2014).

Banda Uó toured through Brazil and had a concert special at the TV channel Multishow. The concert was later released as their first live album, Turnê Motel - Ao Vivo no Cine Joia, in November 2014. Their second studio album, Veneno (2015), was preceded by the single "É da Rádio?".

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