Brazilian Girls Biography

Formed in New York in 2003 the four founder members of Brazilian Girls met at Nublu, an arts community located in New York’s Lower East Side, where musicians, DJs, poets, painters and others meet and exchange ideas. The four were Sabina Sciubba (Rome, Italy; vocals), Didi Gutman (b. Buenos Aires, Argentina; keyboards), Jesse Murphy (b. California, USA; bass), and Aaron Johnston (b. Kansas, USA; drums). Sciubba, who enjoyed some 90s recording success in duo with guitarist Antonio Forcione, sings in Italian, Spanish, English, German, French (she was raised in Munich and Nice). The Brazilian Girls quickly gained an international following and among tour destinations in the early 00s were Zurich in Switzerland, Heidelberg, Berlin and Munich in Germany, Vienna in Austria, Amsterdam in the Netherlands, Atlantic City, New York City and an appearance at the Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival in Manchester, Tennessee, in the USA. One of the group’s songs, ‘Homme’, appeared on 2003’s Waxpoetic: Nublu Sessions, while the water was tested successfully with ‘Lazy Lover’, featured on the Ultra compilation Music To Make Love By and on the group’s EP Lazy Lover, and ‘Don’t Stop’, a single, on Verve Forecast Records. The group’s debut album was launched with a fanfare that was picked up and echoed by the non-specialist media. The Brazilian Girls’ repertoire, of flowing usually original melodies allied to a seductive contemporary dance beat, is presented with elegant sophistication.

Source: The Encyclopedia of Popular Music by Colin Larkin. Licensed from Muze.