A soulful blend of deep rhythm, electro jazz and contemporary folk.
Animal Ventura is the brainchild of Brazilian born singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Fernando Aragones. What sets Animal Ventura apart is a unique ability to fuse the solid funky rhythms from his native South America with the coastal indie folk of Australian shores. To top it off his soothing and timeless vocals transitioning between English and Portuguese hold strength and passion in their delivery.
In 2017 Animal Ventura released his debut record ‘Forrest Street’ produced by American drummer/composer Pat Van Dyke. The timeless 8-track collection blurs the genre lines between "Alternative, Electronica, Roots, Dub, Electro, Groove, Hip-Hop, Jazz, and pedal steel guitar" and displays the eclectic musical range of the talented songwriter.
“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 + Supports
Australian 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 .