A debut album “Deep Breath” self-produced with the SACEM (Society of Authors, Composers and Publishers of Music) support, which is free from bounds & labels; numerous concerts and openings for well-known artists such as Imany, Flavia Coelho, Calypso Rose, les Amazones d’Afrique, Yuna, Awa Ly or Charles Pasi.
The pathway of young French-Brazilian Miu Queiroz, who wasn’t supposed to perform on stage, confirms that she has found her place.
An artist you have to discover performing live and on her debut album!
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Born to Brazilian parents, Miu Queiroz grew up rocked by jazz, samba and soul rhythms. Daughter of the musician Carlinhos Queiroz, she discovered from her earliest childhood artists such as Milton Nascimento, Gilberto Gil, Carlos Santana, Herbie Hancock… She composed her very first melodies at the age of 9. But, it would take several years before she finally decided to make her voice heard.
And it’s by chance, during her year off abroad, in an unexpected place (a ballet class provided by a Brazilian teacher in a Scottish little village named Dunbar) that she heard for the first time the song “Tarde em Itapua” by artists Vinicius de Moraes and Toquinho. She was 21 years old when she felt under the spell of that song.
Few months later, for the French national “Fête de la Musique” [World Music Day], her father pushed her on stage: the perfect occasion for her to sing this song. This experience will mark a true change in her life. Nonetheless, she took the time to finish her MBA in marketing.
It’s finally in 2015 that her personal musical project took shapes and emerged. Picked out after a program initialized by the city council to support emerging talents, Miu had been invited for the “Fête de la Musique” by the town of Pau to open the show before the Brazilian artist Flavia Coelho. It was the first occasion for her to present her music to a crowd.
From that day forward, she devoted her entire time to music. It did not take long for concerts to multiply in Paris and provinces, inviting the audience to discover a sweet and warm voice, her captivating melodies and her swinging rhythms « do Brazil ».
At the end of 2016, the 10 SACEM (Society of Authors, Composers and Publishers of Music) members from the “support to self-produced music album” committee (which is composed of authors, composers and music publishers) unanimously decided to support the realization of Miu’s first album.
For this album, Miu has surrounded herself with talented musicians to arrange her songs, sung in English and Brazilian, with their precise knowledge (saxophone, piano, harmonica, etc.). Released in April 2017, this album entitled “Deep Breath” refers to the emotion Miu would like to bring to her audience through a “breath of fresh air”.