Gustavo Campos is a Brazilian musician with over 22 years as session and touring drummer.
How long have you been creating music?
Since day one of my drumming journey. Me and some friends used to have a band and experiment a lot, fun times.
Do you have a preferred genre?
Actually no, and that was confusing back then… people couldn’t relate me with genres, making it harder to get into good bands.
Tell us about your latest song, EP, or album.
“Não Robô” is my very first single, it’s a mix of afro Brazilian rhythms with some jazz touch.
Are there any challenging aspects to writing and/or recording your music?
Yes, I got to wait 2 years between finishing write and record the song due the pandemic.
Has your style evolved since the beginning of you career?
Yes, as life goes, things are changing, so we change the way we look the world… I can’t separate music from life.
What do you enjoy most about being a musician?
Probably the fact that I can do my own schedule and create music.
Playing live or recording in studio? Do you have a preference?
That’s a hard question… I do love create in studio a lot, but definitely the live energy is something.
Do you have a preference… vinyl records, cassettes, CDs, or downloads?
Nowadays, Vinyl. It’s just sounds right to me.
Are there any musicians who inspire you? What qualities do you admire about them?
I always like the musicians that make good transition between genres. So, guys like Vinnie Colaiuta, Josh Freese just to name couple of drummers.
Would you like to travel to other countries to perform your music? If so, what would be your first stop?
That’s my bigger goal with my own music, for sure. US, Europe and Japan would be phenomenal, who knows…
Are you currently working on any projects we should look out for?
Working on new music, in a couple of months it should be release.
Is there something you would like to say, that we didn’t cover?
I just want to thank you for the chance to promote my music, friends and family. Special thanks to musicians that recorded “Não Robô”: Jose Bidart, Gustavo Muniz, Thiago Garcia, Eduardo Pimentel, Antonio Dal Bó and Gabriel Quinto