Ivan Lopes

Ivan Lopes 1 01 Alta

Born in November 8, 1979, at age 14 he began his musical life when he began attending an evangelical church in Pernambuco. At 16 his family moved to São Paulo where he had his first contact with a particular drum teacher and soon after his first drum students.
His early influences were, Dennis Chambers, Dave Weckl and Steve Smith and Brazil Brasil Cuca Teixeira, all video lessons. Soon came the invitations to work, concerts, recordings and music schools. He began to have contact with black gospel music of São Paulo when he was invited to follow the singer “Priscila Angel” (ex Kadoshi band) one of the well known singers in the black national gospel scenario. With her worked for 4 years he traveled around the country doing shows, television programs, workshows and also the recording of their third album “Fé Aprovada” in this period also performed with: Vanessa Jackson, coral Black Choir, Kleber Ferraz, groove soul, Celinha Batista – Fat Family and others.
At 21 he began his studies in the “ULM” (Universidade Livre de Música), there he had contact with jazz and Brazilian music with the teacher “Nene” Realcino Lima, master of Brazilian rhythms that accompanied (Elis Regina, Milton birth, Hermeto Paschal etc …) There he was influenced by musicians like:. Brian Blade, Peter Erskine, Bill Stewart, Vinnie Colaiuta, Virgil Donati, Chris Coleman and others. He had the opportunity to share the stage with that influenced musicians: Michel helm, Ximba Uchyama, Djalma Lima, Tiago from Espirito Santo, Aldo landi, Valmir Gil and others. in March 2006 he was invited to join the band singer “PG” former lead singer of the band (oficina g3), the pop rock singer gospel have their work recognized throughout Brazil and abroad … With him recorded the last 4 CDs, 2 dVDs and coletaneas cds and dvds music label MK music.
In 2012 he released his first solo cd instrumental titled “POR TUAS MÃOS” and has been launching workshops for the entire country. Currently divides his time touring schedule with PG singer, workshops, tutoring in his home and recordings in many studios.

Liverpool 2016.

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