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Gato Preto feat. Flavia Coelho – Fala Comigo

July 5, 2019

Gato Preto are in the middle of finishing the second album, and here they come with the first single which features the marvellous Flavia Coelho!

After kicking off 2019 with a New Year’s Eve performance on the white beaches of Kilifi, Kenya, six days later they played in New York City at GlobalFest. Gato Preto are pretty upwindy at the moment, after the Eurosonic they got great feedback and now they have a full summer program with very nice highlights like Glastonbury, Paleo Festival Nyon, INmusic.

These bass-laden performers have been traveling the globe now for more than two years and played in over 25 countries; a time during which they have collaborated with various unbelievably talented artists, such as the singer Flavia Coelho.

Flavia and Gato Preto met when they both performed at festivals in Canada. Their subsequent exceptional artistic collaboration has yielded one of the most electrifying songs “Fala Comigo” on Gato Preto’s recent EP which will be released later this year.

Fala Comigo” (Talk to me) is a song that stands out: It links Africa, America and Europe in a very special way – the extremely catchy guitar melody is played by a renowned guitar player from the Congo, whose idea for the tune was produced by Rey Sapiens in Uganda. Later Lee Bass and Gata Misteriosa gave it the Gato Preto flavor.

Alongside Gata Misteriosa, the track also features Flavia’s galvanizing vocals. Flavia, a Brasilian-born singer who lives in Paris, gives Gato Preto’s otherwise deep-toned bass sound an unexpected easiness through her Brasil-pop, Samba and Reggae musical influences.

“Fala Comigo” is an invitation to dance: “ Talk to me – Come and dance with me”, sings Flavia, an accomplished singer who has already worked with artists such as Elida Almeida and Patrice. With “Fala Comigo”, Gato Preto and Flavia Coelho give us a perfect track for the hot days of summer and an ear-worm that will continue to run through our minds.

Gato Preto are quite busy in the summer with the already scheduled festival shows but there are a few free slots in their calendar so feel free to contact us. We are also looking forward to the album release tour in early 2020. We are happy to receive your mail for possible dates.

Gato Preto is part of the ETEP, so if you are doing a european festival and are interested in booking Gato Preto there is a chance to get a refund of the fee.

They are available for festivals & clubs in 2019, the first confirmed shows here:

21.06.2019 – KEN – Nairobi – Alliance France
20.06.2019 – UGA – Kampala – City Garden
25.06.2019 – CRO – Zagreb – Inmusic Festival
28.06.2019 – PT – Loule – Festival MED
29.06.2019 – UK – Glastonbury –Glastonbury Festival
21.07.2019 – ROU – Cluj – Electric Castle
23.07.2019 – ITA – Obia/Sardinia – Support: Jovanotti
25.07.2019 – BEL – Brüssel – Pole Pole
27.07.2019 – DK – Copenhagen – Himmelstorm Festival
28.07.2019 – SUI – Nyon – Paléo Festival
30.07.2019 – ITA – Viareggio – Support: Jovanotti
10.08.2019 – GER – Cottbus – Wilde Möhre Festival
16.08.2019 – GER – Münster – Münster Mittendrin
11.09.2019 – GER – Koblenz – Cafe Hahn
13.09.2019 – GER – Frankfurt – Mousomturm
14.09.2019 – CH – St. Gallen – Weihern Open Air
28.09.2019 – GER – München – Anderart Festival // Odeonsplatz
02.10.2019 – GER – Düsseldorf – Zakk
12.10.2019 – USA – Los Angeles – Joshua Tree Festival
16.10.2019 – GER – Bochum – Bahnhof Langendreer
19.10.2019 – GER – Lübeck – tba
23.10.2019 – GER – Dreden – tba
24.10.2019 – GER – Hanover – Pavilllion
25.10.2019 – GER – Kassel – Mitternachtskonzerte
01.11.2019 – UK – London – tba
15.11.2019 – NL – Amserdam – Pllek
15.11.2019 – BRA- Sao Paulo – tba
16.11.2019 – BRA – Brasilia – Favela Sounds
21.11.2019 – GER – München – tba
22.11.2019 – CH – Basel – Kaserne
23.11.2019 – CH – Zürich – tba