Kiko Loureiro




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Kiko Loureiro

Vital Stats

DOB: 16/ june 1972
Birthplace: Rio de Janeiro
Height: 1.82m
Weight: 80kg 179lb
Eyes: Brown
Hair: Brown
Status: Married
Siblings: Sister, Ana Beatriz Loureiro and Brother, Zeca loureiro
First Band: Angra


Band/Album: Led Zeppelin - Physical Graffiti 
Movie: Goodfellas
Meal/Food: Brazilian Churrasco
Book: Jose Saramago – Death with Interruptions
Politician: ------ years of disappointment... hard to answer that one
Historical Figure: Robespierre
Holiday: Christmas
Megadeth solo: Tornado Of Souls
Venue: Anyone in Japan
TV shows: House of Cards / Narcos
Hobbies: Play piano : )
Guitar: Ibanez KIKO100
Sport: Soccer
Season: Spring
Vacation spot: Jericoacoara BR
Websites: Seth Godin blog.
Song from Dystopia: Poisonous Shadows


Most memorable concert: Angra Le Zenith Paris 1999 with Bruce Dickinson and Megadeth Wembley
What do you like to do to relax while touring: Read and Skype with family
Occupation if not a musician: Molecular Biologist
Musical Influences: Too many to mention.. Villa Lobos, Led Zeppelin, Allan holdsworth...
First concert ever seen: Venom and Exciter (my first metal international one)
Fondest memory: My daughter’s birth
Advice to other bands/musicians: "Believe in your Dreams" or "do what you love" only works if you work hard, be humble to always learn, develop an strategy and execute it
Most memorable tour story/experience: First leg of Dystopia tour in Oct/Nov 2015
Most important life lesson: Be vulnerable
Who would you want to play you in a movie? Rodrigo Santoro
Morning person or night owl? Night!
Where/when would you go in a time machine? Watch Leonardo Da Vinci or Mozart working.
What 3 items would you want with you on a desert island other than food and water? An yacht... if not possible an acoustic guitar, survival kit
What is the last book you read? What to do when it’s your turn - Seth Godin.
What is your must-have travel item when you’re on tour? Computer, book, musical instrument
What is your favorite part of the process when you’re recording or preparing to record an album? composing, creating the first ideas.


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