Maceió, the capital of Brazil’s Alagoas state on its sprawling east-coast, is home to pastel coloured colonial houses, white sand beaches and a brilliant young composer, poet and multi-instrumentalist named Bruno Berle.
With a voice of pure gold and a startling sensitivity for heartfelt pop songwriting, Berle’s music firmly embraces earnestness, through starry-eyed Brazilian love songs, ambient vignettes, warm, home-cooked beats and gentle strokes of MPB genius.
Having cut his teeth in Maceió soft-rock group Troco em Bala, Bruno Berle has since relocated to São Paulo, where he is taking the contemporary music scene by storm, headlining shows at renowned venues including Blue Note São Paulo, and Studio SP, as well as Rio de Janeiro’s legendary Circo Voador. Berle has also shared stages across Brazil with some of the country's most exciting artists, including Bala Desejo, Dora Morelenbaum and Ana Frango Elétrico.
On his debut album No Reino Dos Afetos, released in July 2022 by London based label Far Out Recordings, Berle remarked “It’s an album that was built from my desire to find beauty”: his simple, graceful words mirroring the graceful simplicity in his music. But amidst the simplicity, the compositions, arrangements and productions on No Reino Dos Afetos tingle with nuance and detail.
Instantly recognisable as a truly special artist, on stage as on record, Berle’s captivating character fills every corner of the sound.