A soulful blend of deep rhythm, electro jazz and contemporary folk.
Animal Ventura is the solo project of Brazilian singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Fernando Aragones. Growing up playing punk rock and reggae in noisy garage bands in Southern Brazil, Aragones ventured down under where the eclectic sounds of the Australian music scene beckoned.
What sets Animal Ventura apart is a unique ability to fuse the solid funk rhythms from his native South America with the coastal indie folk of Australian shores, combined with the new wave of live looping and his thirst for solid neat beats. To top it off his soothing and timeless vocals transitioning between English and Portuguese hold strength and passion in their delivery.
“If sinfully smooth vocals and dynamic melodies are your thing, then chances are you've already heard of Byron-based, Brazilian-born multi-instrumentalist Animal Ventura (aka Fernando Aragones).” – The Soundcheck
Festivals, Touring + SupportsAustralian Open of Surfing [Channel V], Christchurch International Arts Festival, Peats Ridge Festival, Byron Bay Surf Festival, Gumball Festival, Banff Adventure Film Festival, Beautiful Girls Australian Tour Support [2017, 2016, 2015], Brazil Tour , US Tour + Album Recording , New Zealand Tour [2008, 2009, 2010], Europe Tour .