Sandra Coutinho

Sandra Coutinho
[ vocalist, female bass player, composer ]

Sandra Coutinho - born in São Paulo - part of 80’s Rock movement in Brazil. Sandra Coutinho was the vocalist, bass player and composer of the female avantgarde rock / post-punk band AS MERCENARIAS. Armed with bass, percussions and weird electronic samples, Sandra´s One Woman Show is a further surprise in the large variety of new Brazilian sounds. 1988 she was elected as the best Brazilian bass player of the year [ Revista Bizz ].

  • 1983 - 1988 – bassist and leader of the female band “AS MERCENÁRIAS”.
  • 1984 - 1987 – bass player of the Cult-band Smack.
  • 1988 - award – best bass player of the year from Bizz magazine critics.
  • 1989 - bass player and singer of the female band “Akt”
  • 1999 - solo project – "one-woman-show" in Germany
  • 1999 - composer, singer, bass-player of the Brazilian band “Xotas Mortais”.
  • 1999 - 2000 – Ministry of Brazilian Culture scholarship holder – Scholarship “Virtuosi” for electronic music.
  • Compositions for dance-teather and sounds for expositions.
  • Projects with Peter Price (Wire/London).

Sandra Coutinho was the bass player of THE BLECH in 1991.
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