São Paulo born Brazilian singer and songwriter Mônica Vasconcelos has been living in
the UK for over a decade. She has recorded 7 albums to date.Her musical journey
includes partnerships with, amongst others, UK rock legend Robert Wyatt (on her
album "Hih") and Brazilian master guitarist and composer Guinga (on her album
"Gente"). She can also be heard singing the duet “Just As You Are” with Robert on
his album "Comicopera”.
She has toured the UK with Guinga and has sung in London with Brazilian bossa
nova icons João Donato and Marcos Valle. Leading her bands Nóis and Nóis 4,
Mônica has played support gigs for Bryan Ferry, Airto Moreira and Flora Purim,Joyce,
Gilberto Gil and Courtney Pine.
She was featured as a guest singer alongside major Brazilian stars such as Lenine,
Zélia Duncaan, Ney Matogrosso and Joyce on Rio composer Alberto Rosenblit's
album "De Bem Com a Vida".In the UK, she has performed at major venues such as
Ronnie Scott's jazz club, the Barbican Hall and the Jazz Cafe