Evandro Mesquita celebrates 40 years of Blitz: “You have to be open to learn from the mistakes of the past” – from

Evandro Mesquita (Image: Publicity)

Evandro Mesquita (Image: Publicity)

Evandro Mesquita He doesn’t care about the years. The artist, who celebrates 40 years of Banda Blitz at a show at Teatro Bradesco, on May 28, prefers to live in the present without thinking about numbers.

“One way to stay young is to never think about it. I hate talking about age. If I keep thinking about my age, I get out of bed worse and lame. I don’t always think about age. What interests me is the relationship I have with life today and for the most part. I will do it next week,” explains the 70-year-old Carioca.

“I’ve always lived a healthy life. When I was a boy, my dad was a vegetarian, ate brown rice and macrobiotic food… I don’t eat meat on weekdays, but sometimes there’s only a steakhouse on the road, so I eat when I feel like That. On a daily basis, it’s just fish and chicken. Since I was a kid, I’ve exercised too. Now I try to keep swimming and doing weight training to strengthen my muscles,” he says.

The Blitz (Image: Publicity)

The Blitz (Image: Publicity)

This carefree air, which impresses him with the way he speaks, marks the beginning of the band, which, as he likes to say, was created to please his friends, but when he released the single You don’t know how to love me It sold 100,000 copies and reached the one million copies sold mark in the midst of the music industry crisis.

“Success was never a concern for us. We thought about composing music for our friends to listen to on the beach. We even created vignettes joking that it would be the sound of an era. The joke ended up becoming a prophecy,” remembers Evandro, who naturally created songs full of slang and humor. Light social criticism.

To celebrate the band’s four decades, the lightness of the music industry continues. Teenage father AliceHe is 16 years old, he has just written an album of new songs and ensures that he does not try to update himself with a new slang to compose new music, but pays special attention to the humor used in the lyrics.

“We’ve never pushed too hard, not like I’m going to grumble and those slang words my daughter says in the lyrics. We’ll keep talking in our own way. However, it’s good to see parents take their young children to our shows. Kids and teens have arrived with our music,” he explains, who is also a parent Manuela31 years.

“I think it is very necessary and healthy for you to improve your mood. Blitz has never made fun of homosexuals, cuckolds … We have always lived in an environment where people from different social classes have mixed. However, it is interesting to pay more attention if it is possible Humor hurts people. We don’t want it to be funny. It’s a health concern. I check myself. My daughters also get attention when I say something that isn’t cool anymore, like, “Neguinho likes this or that ‘will evolve’.”

The Blitz (Image: Publicity)

The Blitz (Image: Publicity)

She has tested positive for Covid twice. How was that period in your life?
I caught Covid right away. At the time, I spoke to two doctors who thought I had Covid and told me it was paranoia. Until I saw a BBB specialist telling them what was going on and I realized I had all the symptoms. I was short of breath. After a while, my Omicron test result was positive again, but I had mild symptoms. I was terrified and went to Fribourgo, in the middle of the forest. I was on my own for 19 days until the vaccine arrived. Then I stayed ten more, washing, ironing, cooking, and tunes.

Were you okay alone?
It was a new experience. There is no internet and I couldn’t pick up my daughter, who had a remote classroom. Until the third day, there was anxiety about wanting to talk to someone. He cared a lot about others. On the fourth day I felt very free and started to enjoy it a lot. I was going to lunch around five in the afternoon, when I felt like it…I composed songs for a new album, and wrote a long, serial script…

40 Years of Blitz. What does the band retain from the core of the band created in 1982 and what is completely different for you today?
You should always be open to learning from past mistakes. The road teaches us a lot, it gives us humble slaps, and it’s good for reminding us who we are. Relationship with the public is full of pitfalls and if you think you’re the star, you’ll stumble and get hit. It’s good to keep it from the start. I look up to this so much from the joy of being on board as if it was my first time with the band. Enjoy those moments.

At their peak, the band took their first big break. Was it difficult to deal with vanity and success?
Mostly in a band. Marrying two people is difficult, for seven so … they were new people who suddenly became idols. I’ve seen a lot of people take a tripod. There were people who did not catch the wave. Can you imagine arriving in Aracaju and receiving the mayor? Really bad.

Evandro Mesquita remembers his partnership with Tina Turner in a commercial (Image: Reproduction/Twitter)

Evandro Mesquita remembers his partnership with Tina Turner in a commercial (Image: Reproduction/Twitter)

The group broke up at the time because some members didn’t agree to record a commercial with Tina Turner alone, right?
He was chosen to do a commercial with Tina Turner in Hollywood, where the movie is located Gone with the Wind Recorded, it’s every artist’s dream. Whoever was my true friend, gave me strength. But some of the band members didn’t like it, it generated jealousy in some people who didn’t catch the wave. and life goes on. It was an undeniable experience.

Is the crisis of the phonography industry that characterized the period in which the band released its first single today? Was it easier then or now?
Today it is very easy to compose music, but its distribution is very complex. First, you ran out of record stores… Finding your audience or reaching new ones is a challenge. You have to know the right time and how to release the song. It’s a lot of luck. You could die on the beach in the second song, just like the guy who does nothing but has millions of followers for having a sleight of hand or a cute ass who can get off.

Besides the unreleased album and what do we celebrate this date?
There is an album with reinterpretations of the hits using the new sound capabilities we have today, a B side with songs we love, but not broken, and one with songs by other artists.

service:
Bradesco Theater (Rua Palestra Italia, 500 – Bourbon Shopping São Paulo – Perdezes)
www.teatrobradesco.com.br
Date: May 28, 2022 at 9 PM
Length: about 75 minutes
Indicative rating: Free
Capacity: 1439 Persons
Link to access the show registration (available between 29/5 and/27/22):
https://www.youtube.com/c/TeatroBradesco
Ticket sales information:
Values ​​between BRL 80 and BRL 260.00

Evandro Mesquita (Image: Publicity)

Evandro Mesquita (Image: Publicity)

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