- Oficina G3
Oficina G3 performing in Vitória, Brazil
Background information Origin São Paulo, Brasil Genres Christian rock, hard rock, pop rock, Christian metal, progressive metal, nu metal, metalcore Years active 1987 – present Labels Gospel Records (1990-2000)
MK Music (2000-present)
Website Oficina G3 Members Mauro Henrique
Past members Luciano Manga
Oficina G3 is a Christian rock band from São Paulo, Brazil. Lead vocalist and guitarist Juninho Afram formed the band along with drummer Walter Lopes and bassist Wagner García in 1987. Through their history they have changed their musical style very drastically. Initially they were a heavy metal / hard rock band with influences from Petra and Stryper, then they changed to a more pop rock and metal oriented genre, and recently changing to a more progressive metal driven musical style.
The band is regarded in Brazil as one of the pioneers of Christian rock in that country, and one of the bands which most contributed to the progress of that musical genre. The band has met considerable success, being nominated to Latin Grammy Awards three times recently, in 2005 and in 2007, and winning the 2009 Best Brazilian Christian Album "Depois Da Guerra".
- Mauro Henrique lead vocals 2008-
- Juninho Afram guitar, vocals 1987-
- Jean Carlos keyboards 1995-
- Duca Tambasco bass 1994-
- Alexandre Aposan: drums 2008-
- Manga lead vocals 1987-1998
- P.G. lead vocals 1998-2004
- Walter Lopes drums 1987-2002
- 1993 - Nada é tão novo, Nada tão velho
- 1996 - Indifereça
- 1998 - Oficina G3 Acústico
- 2000 - O Tempo
- 2002 - Humanos
- 2005 - Além do que os Olhos Podem Ver
- 2007 - Oficina Elektracustika G3
- 2008 - Depois da Guerra
- 1990 - Oficina G3: Ao Vivo
- 1999 - Oficina G3 Acústico: Ao Vivo
- 2000 - The Best of Oficina G3
- 2002 - Oficina G3 Platium
- 2006 - A Dez Mais de Oficina G3
- 1999 - Acustico Ao Vivo
- 2000 - O Tempo Ao Vivo
- 2010 - D.D.G. Experience (Live Santa Barbara D'Oeste)
- ^ a b c d e f Alves, Sérgio. "Oficina G3". MusicMight. http://www.musicmight.com/artist/brazil/sao+paulo/sao+paulo/oficina+g3. Retrieved 2010-12-16.
- ^ Associated Press (2005-08-24). "List of nomination for Latin Grammys (2005)". Newsday. New York. http://www.newsday.com/entertainment/music/wire/sns-ap-latin-grammy-nominations-list,0,6432191.story?page=2. Retrieved 2009.
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