Alisson Souza


Alisson Souza, born in Campinas, São Paulo in 1985, have started his musical studies on guitar at his 14´s at a local musical school at Rio de Janeiro, sometime after he has evolved his talent with a variety of musical studies like: In 2007 has graduated as Music Producer at Estacio de Sá Univercity, in 2010 finished his Harmony, Electric Guitar, and Improvisation studies at Ian Guest´s Musical Enhancement Center - CIGAM, finally in 2011 graduated at Brazilian Fingered Stings Instruments at the Brazilian Music Conservatory Univercity, during these stages, had as teachers great brazilian music academicians like: Arthur Gouvea, Humberto Mirabelli, Alexandre Carvalho, Fábio Nin, Valmyr de Oliveira, Mayrton Bahia, Ricardo Rente, among others. Alisson souza presents an unique style performing Classical, Acoustic, Electric, and "Fretless" Guitars, and have a rich blend of musical influences like Mike Stern, Pat Metheny, Allan Holdsworth, Scott Henderson, Tom Jobim, among Rock n´ Roll and Blues's influences by Eric Johnson, Stevie Ray Vaughan, Jimi Hendrix, among others guitar players. In 2012 wins the "Talento Brasil" National Contest in Electric Guitar category, realized by the musical instruments brand "Strinberg". Currently, Souza works as Musician, Music Producer, and Teacher at Rio de Janeiro, among some local renamed artists, musicians, and producers. In 2016 was released his Debut Solo Album, called "Platô", with 9 tracks featuring his virtuosity, simplicity and elegance, with a Blues, Rock, Jazz and Samba fusion. In this record, Alisson Souza acts as Electric, Acoustic and Fretless Guitarist, Composer, Arranger, Producer, Mix, and Master Engineer. And this record features the great Brazilian Diva "Bárbara Mendes" in "Todo Amor Pode Ter Um Final", composed among his great friend, the singer and composer Sandro Vales. The session band is formed by Leonardo Pagani (Drums), Jorge Mathias (Bass), D´Alessandro Mangueira (Upright Bass "Esses Dias"), Fernando Bretas (Keyboards "Neon Groove") and Roberto Crivano (Acoustic Guitar "Translações").







What is music to you? What does it give you?

Right now, music is my life, I depend music in every sense

What is your music dream?

Just to be a happy musician

If you could change the world - what would you start with?

With music

Which is the most memorable song from your childhood?

Unforgetable - Nat King Cole feat. Natalie Cole

Who are your favorite musical artists or bands?

Right now? Knower. (right now)

What inspires you to make music?

I don't know. Is that I do better

What is the message you want to send with your music?

Play. Enjoy. Know.

How do you feel when you perform in front of an audience?


How do you see the musicians’ reality nowadays? What could be improved?

Every thing could be improved, but the (masses's music) anoys me, a little bit

What do you think of Drooble?

Great, I already told you, I love it

What frustrates you most as a musician?

It's really fucking hard! lol

Do you support your local scene as a fan? How?

Yes, teaching, and playing at the local scene

What qualities should a musician nowadays have in order to get their music heard by a larger audience?

In brazilian carioca portuguese: Músico tem que ser gente fina, ter o trato de tratar com qualquer um, e saber levar a vida igual um improviso. O importante não é a situação do músico, é o que você vai fazer com ela. Toma cuidado com suas responsabilidades... Saravá

Share some awesome artists that we’ve never heard of.

Knower, Snark Puppy, Adam Neely, Nelson Faria, Yamandu Costa, Cenk Erdogan