Bad Boys Batucada

Emerging from the Australian music scene one and a half years ago, Bad Boys Batucada have been working hard to supply the demand of their popularity. Over a dozen instruments, six members, and 400 gigs later, the band has just started to fire up.

The six members of Bad Boys originate from Brazil, France, Singapore and Australia. After meeting in a bar in Melbourne’s Latin quarter, they found they had one thing in common; a love of drumming. It was through this passion for rhythm that Bad Boys Batucada were born.

Drawing upon their different cultures, the Bad Boys’ music is a unique blend of grooves— traditional Brazilian rhythms and a hard edged Australian sound, forged within the raw energy of the pub scene. ‘Batucada’ is a Brazilian musical rhythm known to be performed so furiously that the sound reverberates through the listener’s body. Tossed amongst this are elements of hip-hop, rap and reggae.

What sets Bad Boys Batucada apart from other bands is the absence of guitars, bass and keyboards, as they are all drummers and percussionists. Rhythm is their driving force. The sound they generate packs so much punch and is so infectious that you just have to move your feet.

The Bad Boys love to perform, sing, rap and dance. This joy of performing makes them an act which should not be missed and which cannot be forgotten. The result is frenetic, energetic and sweaty.

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