“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.
Seven Eyes have performed at the UN in New York. They are regulars on BBC Asian Network, BBC Urdu, and BBC World. Their debut album The Seed was enthusiastically received by live audiences during their 2017 tour of the UK, Europe, North America and Brazil. The duo have recently completed a trip to Pakistan and India where they performed at a number of prestigious festivals, while collaborating with many exceptional artists from the Subcontinent.
Seven Eyes’ newly released single ‘N38’ has been called a ‘Nashville meets East London crossover’. The Duo are preparing to release the upcoming album ’Senses’ in October 2018.