Exciting news for progressive rock and metal fans in Brazil. The Brazilian / North American-based band LUFEH will be opening support for the legendary SONS OF APOLLO for four shows in Curitiba, Rio De Janeiro, São Paulo, and Brasília this coming August (dates listed below). The supergroup LUFEH consists of drummer Lufeh Batera and bassist Duca Tambasco (from Brazilian sensation Oficina G3), world-renowned guitarist Téo Dornellas, producer and keyboardist Gera Penna, and American singer Dennis Atlas (as seen on Cruise to the Edge). These special shows will feature music from the band’s “Luggage Falling Down” album, which has been called “A brilliant and perfect cross-section, where high energy, jazzy musicianship meets song-centered flash.”
SONS OF APOLLO with LUFEH Brazil Tour Dates:
August 9 – Curitiba @ Ópera De Arame
August 11 – Rio De Janeiro @ Circo Voador
August 13 – São Paulo @ Tokio Marine Hall
August 14 – Brasília @ Toinha Brasil Show
LUFEH is a musical collaboration of excellent Brazilian and American musicians brought together by drummer Batera Lufeh. Lufeh himself has had a successful career performing with many famous Brazilian bands and artists, including one of the most well-known Christian rock bands of its style, Oficina G3, among others. In 2008, he recorded his first solo album “Drummed On Classics”, which uniquely combined a mix of classical pieces with progressive rock drumming.
Since moving to the U.S. in 2014, Lufeh has continued his career as a musician, starting in Florida, where he performed with Kristo Reggae and Big Pine Band. Lufeh participated in the Blue Man Group Drum-Off in 2016, where he was awarded the privilege to take part in its grand finale in Las Vegas, and chosen as one of the top five drummers in the contest. He then moved to Los Angeles, CA, where he became the official drummer of Kenny Shipman.
In 2020, LUFEH became an entire unit moving forward with the addition of Gera Penna (keyboard); Duca Tambasco (bass); Dennis Atlas (vocals); and Teo Dornellas (guitar) who have proven to be a great match. The band released the highly-anticipated second album “Luggage Falling Down” in April of the same year. It’s a solid record of Brazilian-influenced groovy progressive metal, which has received great praise from reviewers, calling it a mix between Brazilian music, Rush, and Dream Theater.
The album is both melodic and highly energetic and aggressive. With a strong foundation in jazz and classical musicality, the band brings a metal edge to a unique melodic story. These progressive metal warriors have become tycoons of song structure and, throughout the album, display highly refined expertise in making music that is captivating to listen to, addictively technical, and uplifting.
Band Line Up:
Gera Penna – Keys;
Duca Tambasco – Bass
Dennis Atlas – Vocals
Teo Dornellas – Guitar
Lufeh Batera – Drums