The most common artist from Minas Gerais after Milton Nascimento, Paulinho Pedra Azul owes his popularity to his compositions that are soaked in the lyrical Mineiro tradition of serestas as delicate romantic songs, but addititionally there is proof the Beatles and Clube da Esquina influences. His most well-known composition is usually “Jardim da Fantasia,” however in 2000 he previously his “Tele-Fome” documented by Jota Mission. An independent designer throughout all his profession, Pedra Azul however were able to sell a lot more than 300,000 albums. In the past due ’60s, Pedra Azul began to take part in music celebrations and displays in upstate Minas Gerais. In 1978, he relocated to São Paulo, dealing with the vocalist/acting professional Saulo Laranjeira. In 1982, he released his 1st LP, Jardim da Fantasia, having experienced success using the name monitor. Six years later on, he came back to Minas and resolved in Belo Horizonte. In 2001, he performed at the lender of Brazil Tradition Middle (Rio) in the Veredas de Minas task with other performers from Minas, such as for example Fernando Brant, Tavinho Moura, and Mestre Tizumba, documenting with Wagner Tiso in the same 12 months a CD focused on the compositions of Beto Guedes’ dad Godofredo Guedes.