Paulo Almeida

Paulo Almeida, drummer/percussionist, arranger, composer

Drummer/percussionist, composer and arranger of multiple music genres.

Playing percussion for a bit on MTV's new show, "the Middle of the Night Show."  Thursdays at 11 PM.

 

 

 

Playing with my Portuguese dance band Sem Duvida, based out of Mineola, NY.  We are playing here at a big outdoor festival in Providence, RI on 6/20/15.

 

 

 

Here are various clips of my playing with the Young Adult Apostolist Choir at Church of Saint Paul the Apostle during our Spring season in 2015.

 

 

 

Playing "Victorious" at the Journey Church in Queens, NY.

 

 

Playing "Our Great God" for a service of The Journey Church in Forest Hills, NY.  December 2014.

 

 

 

Excerpt of "Viva Portugal", played by my Portuguese band Sem Duvida in Farmingville, NY.

 
 

 

 

Excerpt of a tune I play with my Portuguese band Sem Duvida.  It largely features our guitarist and is played in a fast 3-step.  Dig it.

 

 

 

Excerpt of me playing a tune with my Portuguese band Sem Duvida, based out of Mineola, NY in Long Island (30 minutes out of New York City).  This style is considered a 3-step feel, meant to be danced by couples with the a step that is based in alternating 3s with a sort of 4th beat hickup to change feet.  Enjoy!

 

Playing with the Pendulum Swings at the Bowery Ballroom in Sept. 2013, "Time Warp" from the Rocky Horror Picture Show.

 
 

This is a tune I just finished that will be performed at the Dolly Parton tribute night at the Cutting Room, as mentioned in my blog.  This is just the notation program playing through the sheet music.  Better recording to come once we perform it in late August 2013, but you could get the real thing if you come to the show!  Make it happen, cap't'n! 

Paulo Almeida preparing to play with the Titanics at the Cutting Room, NYC

Paulo Almeida preparing to play with the Titanics at the Cutting Room, NYC

 

Here was a jam session I enjoyed with an awesome drummer and musician.  We've been getting together to play on dueling drumsets and latin percussion to see where the music takes us and we can communicate through drumming.  Check it out! 

 
 

Here is the arrangement of Honk Tonk Angels for the upcoming Titanics show, as performed by my notation software (actual human being recording to come).  It's a Honky Tonk/12-8 bluesy version that will be sung by Ruby Rae at the Cutting Room on August 26th.  Have a listen and come to the show!!! 

 

This is an arrangement I did for a new project based on the Book of Luke in the Bible, arranged and recorded in early 2013.  This is a piece that was a new challenge for me, written for voice, piano, violin, oboe, flute, and percussion.  We recorded this by performing together live in the studio while I conducted.  It was a wonderful experience with several wonderful musicians!  When the final release comes out, I will put in here. This is just the notation program playing through the notation to give you all an idea.  Enjoy!

 
The Sweet Spot, studio location of Luke Live! recordings

The Sweet Spot, studio location of Luke Live! recordings