Seven Eyes have performed at the UN in New York, Jashn-e-Rekta festival in New Delhi, Faiz International Festival in Lahore amongst many other global festivals and events. They are regulars on BBC Asian Network, BBC Urdu, and BBC World and are regarded for their appeal to bring together diverse music and various languages from around the world together in a single performance.
Their debut album The Seed was enthusiastically received by live audiences during their 2017 tour of the UK, Europe, North America and Brazil and the duo have recently released their second studio album Senses at the London Jazz Festival at Pizza Express Live in Holborn, London. Senses was recorded in Minas Gerais, Brazil as well as Lahore, Pakistan alongside local musicians who enriched the songs with the sounds of their respective cultural heritages.
“At the top of their game…He’s a wonderful guitarist!” Jimmy Page, West London, 2017
Paulo Vinícius from Brazil has studied music from some of the world’s top classical guitarists, namely Pablo Marquez, Franz Halász and Fabio Zanon, which has equipped him with a versatile, dynamic technique and a captivating stage presence. From a background of European classical training to performing as part of the ‘Live Music Now’ series (founded by Yehudi Menuhin) as well as Brazilian acclaim (winner of the Prêmio Revelação, Raphael Rabello Award) Paulo brings a rich and varied experience as Musical Director to Seven Eyes. He is now known as a “guitabla” player on the Indian Subcontinent as a result of his percussive Brazilian inflections and discerning ear for harmony, fusion and ‘groove’. Along with Tanya Wells, Paulo expresses a wealth of diverse influences that characterise Seven Eyes.
Tanya Wells is British/ Swiss and spent several childhood years living in North India where language, diverse music and culture informed the ears and imagination of this talented singer. Her flexible vocal style (attributed to years of having learnt Hindustani classical vocal) has given her opportunities to perform with world renown artists such as sitarist Anoushka Shankar (Cannes Film festival 2014), soul singer Joss Stone (Mama Stones 2013), Arabic vocalist Natacha Atlas (Ronnie Scotts 2016) as well as lay down vocals for award winning film composers such as A.R. Rahman and Nitin Sawhney.
With a double Masters (with distinction) in International Performance Research, Tanya now embraces the praxis of bringing cultures together to tell stories through music.