P.R.A.T.O. is a Reggae/Ska/Rock band composed of three Rio de Janeiro natives living in Miami. The band returns in 2017 with a new Portuguese project. Leba (Bass/vocals), Stry (Guitar/vocals) and Calixto (Drums/percussion) play a unique style, mixing Brazilian music with Reggae and Rock, being one of the most influential groups in the local Latin rock scene in the 2000’s.
The trio released their first CD under the label Fabrika/Sony-BMG Latin in 2005. The hit “Inmigracion” reached Top 10 for many weeks playing on the radio in the US and Latin America. The band played in various respected venues, like the famous Viper Room in Los Angeles, Billboard Live and international festivals along with bands such as: Paralamas do Sucesso, Natiruts, Bacilos, Rabanes, Los Piojos, …
P.R.A.T.O. has their own style, with a fun upbeat vibe and cool lyrics mixing the old Rock’ n Roll with a heavy tone of Reggae and a spicy Rio bohemian touch. It has lots of the classic Rudeboy/Rocksteady Jamaican base and influence from the Reggae/Ska/Punk 90’s movements, traveling all the way to their “Carioca” (Rio de Janeiro native) essence.
The band is releasing 5 new songs in social media and in local Brazilian radio stations. The independent production has a more personal touch, organic but upbeat and fun. It will make you dance without language boundaries, taking you all the way to a more alternative but still fun side of Rio.