On 9 October 2019, PEDRO BARBOSA will be performing at The Atterbury Theatre in Pretoria. The show, JOURNEY TO REBORN, is a storytelling production comprising of songs from his album REBORN, and his JOURNEY TO REBORN EP, which will be released on the same day.
PEDRO, who recently received second place in the ‘Adult Contemporary’ category at the International Songwriting Competition, as well as first place in the ‘Sing Your Heart Out / Love Songs’ category, aims to create an intimate atmosphere for the show. Instead of just another show, the singer songwriter is setting out to create an experience by adding value and respect in paying homage to his music and the stories behind them.
A journey through the years, the show will feature all original songs with many styles of music written by PEDRO leading up to the release of his first solo album, REBORN in 2018.
“I want the audience to get drawn into the songs and feel the lyrics whilst taking the journey with the musicians on stage. The objective of the show is to inspire and to make people feel the emotional message of the music.” says PEDRO.
PEDRO will be performing on the night with a six piece band featuring: Mark Beling (Mean Mr Mustard) on guitar and vocals, Pedro Barbosa on acoustic guitar/vocals, ukulele and cavaquinho, Annie Curtin on drums and vocals, Adam Thomas on bass and vocals, and Roland Dyers on keyboards and synths. There will also be a percussionist, a 16 year old boy named Stephan Rosenmeyer, with whom PEDRO has worked with in various shows supporting the integration of Autism into society.
Music genres covered in the show will include adult contemporary as per REBORN, the album and JOURNEY TO REBORN, the EP, but also other songs and music PEDRO has written throughout the years which will feature elements of Latin, African, Rock, Soul, R&B, Funk and more.
“REBORN gave me the strength and belief that I could succeed in doing what I want, and now I would like to share that feeling with others. I want to take people on a journey of love, fear, strength, failure, self-evaluation, and achievement, and want them to leave the show inspired.”
Artists: Mark Beling (Mean Mr Mustard), Pedro Barbosa, Adam Thomas, Roland Dyers and Stephan Rosenmeyer