The folk band Jorge and Mateus are hugely successful in Brazil. Born in Itumbiara, Goias, their first demo CD was recorded in the garage of Mateu’s house. Since then, they have catapulted onto the Brazilian pop scene with the latest release of their CD/DVD “O mundo e tao pequeno” on Universal Music records, recorded live in Brazil. The pair came to play in San Francisco, last January and made a big pary for their international audiences. “These are special shows, the energy from the audiences is so infectious abroad” Jorge said, and Mateus adds that they “are eager to share with the public such joy”.
According to Jorge there is no “one secret to success”. “It took a lot of dedication and intense effort o get where we are. When the work is done with love, everything goes right. Success is the result.” Mateus recalls the serendipitous formation of the band “one day a friend invite us to play in his club with our separate groups. Jorge and I decided to do a show together and our partnership worked! From then on we’ve always performed together.”
For Mateus, the music composed for them is not very different from the composition of other artists. “I think country music is mainly about love. From there comes the stories of wilderness, longing, ad the common themes of country music”. Jorge adds that the composition made by them, “is an expression of how we feel. Sometimes it’s the story of a friend, sometimes it’s about a situation we’re in and it’s the essence of love, passion, and longing.”
Mateus says that the CD/DVD “Live in Goiania”, was the realization of a dream. “We fought a lot for this recording and for the amount of effort we put into it, the result was worth it. On that CD, we recorded many of our big hits that we still sing today – hits like “De tanto querer”, “Pode chorar” e “Querendo te amar”. Jorge also says that “Goiania will always be in our hearts and we really count on the audience that welcomed us from the start and will always welcome us.”