3 questions with Murilo Romano


Murilo Romano possesses an unique style that’s instantly recognizable and striking.
When he plays, you know it’s him.

Musician, composer, producer and arranger, Murilo was born and raised in Araraquara, SP – Brasil.
He grew up with the music of The Beatles, Bread, Jimi Hendrix and Deep Purple.
In his early teens, Romano quickly became very interested in Jazz and Funk music. Joe Pass, Pat Martino and Steely Dan were some of his influences. From this diverse blend of music, his sound and path began to take shape.

Murilo starting playing guitar at age of 7.
At the age of 15, was already getting recognized, and has featured on music Brazilian magazines appointed as one of the up-coming guitarist in Brazil. At the age of 18 started touring with many artists in various styles. That was very important to gain the expertise and know-how to become a great and respected musician.

Murilo usually works with the most influential and renowned musicians and producers around the world and is also collaborator to the Guitar Player Magazine (Brazil).

1 – What is your earliest memory of music in your life?

I think… the earliest memory of music in my life is… on the back seat of my dad’s car, listening to Creedence Clearwater Revival’s Have You Ever Seen The Rain? and Hey, Tonight!
That is so vivid in my memory that I can even feel the smell of the car, you know?
But I also have to mention my dad playing the guitar at home and then teaching me the first song I’ve learned: Theme for Young Lovers, by The Shadows.

2 – What album influenced you or your style the most?

Wow… this is really hard…
I could mention a lot of albums but… Machine Head, by Deep Purple had a huge impact on me… in my playing. I mean, that is a really good record and Ritchie Blackmore is just amazing!

3 – What piece or performance are you most proud of to date?
I don’t even have a clue…
I guess I would say the song titled “Nostradamus”, released in 2012 as part of the CD “Miracle” by my group Mr. Zelion.
In fact that song is really important to me because it features 2 of my favourite musicians playing together with us – Tom Kennedy played an incredible bass solo and Scott Henderson played the guitar parts together with me… so… what can I say?