About

The Beginning (2010 - 2012)

WARI's history begins in mid-2010 in Porto Velho / RO. Gilberto Garcia (Guitarist / Vocalist) and Felipe Lira (Bassist), friends who already had a Punk / Harcore band in their teens, came up with the idea of ​​what the band would be after Felipe sent some lyrics to Gilberto, who was living in the interior of São Paulo (Bauru). These lyrics originated the first 2 that would become the trademark of WARI, the songs Land and Robota. In these first compositions, a musical form was established that consists of the union of the Rock / Pop structure with incursions of elements of contemporary electronic music.

WARI - 2010
WARI - 2010

The name WARI is a reference to an indigenous tribe (Povo Wari ') from the northern region, more precisely from the north of the State of Rondônia. A curious fact that drew attention to this tribe was that at the end of 2010 a video of a “restaurant based on Wari indigenous cuisine” circulated on the internet, which in ancient times had the consumption of human meat as a ritualistic and religious characteristic. Soon the video in question was revealed to be a campaign by a German organization promoting awareness of animal rights and veganism.

In the same year, the band Tanous Melo (drummer) was very influenced by a trend known as IDM with names like Aphex Twin, Squarepusher, Venetian Snares, among others. This influence was present in the sound of WARI in seeking new ways of making music. The use of DAW - Digital Audio Workstation (Digital Audio Workstation) became the great tool of composition of the band.

1º Rehearsal – “The Little Room” – 2010

Tanous Melo - Pioneiros Pub 2011
Tanous Melo - Pioneiros Pub 2011

The first performance took place on January 1, 2011 at the legendary concert hall in Porto Velho, Batkaverna. In this particular show they started their first experiences in the use of visual projections combined with live performance. From then on, a series of presentations followed in different places and events in the city.

1º Show – Batkaverna – 2011

In 2012 Tanous moved to another city and had to leave the band. In the absence of a drummer, it was decided to explore electronic timbres with programmed drums. Then Lucas Bieni joined WARI taking on the role of adding layers of guitars and synthesizers to the sound

Lucas Bieni - Mercado Cultural 2013 - WARI
Lucas Bieni - Mercado Cultural 2013

Consolidation (2013 - 2015)

A prominent presentation was the Monsters of River Festival in 2013 with the production of Mosh! Crew which took place at the traditional Iceberg Pub and had the participation of the bands KALI and Krapula.

Cartaz Monsters of River - Arte: Lucas Biêni
Cartaz Monsters of River - Arte: Lucas Biêni
WARI - Monsters of River - Iceberg Pub 2013
WARI tocando no festival Monsters of River no Iceberg Pub em 2013.

Grito Rock 2013, which took place simultaneously throughout Brazil and in some Latin American countries, was the first large-scale festival in which they participated and obtained a great reception from the public.

Gilberto Garcia - Grito Rock 2013
Gilberto Garcia - Grito Rock 2013
Felipe Lira - Grito Rock 2013
Felipe Lira - Grito Rock 2013
Lucas Biêni - Grito Rock 2013
Lucas Biêni - Grito Rock 2013

In the 14th edition of the Casarão Festival, in mid-2013, which featured the participation of names such as Matanza and Nasi, WARI was one of the revelation bands with the highlight of the specialized press in the matter made by journalist Jamarí França on his blog at the time, Jam Sessions on O Globo Online. On this occasion there was the participation of drummer Rodolfo Bártolo who, to the sound of electronic beats, made an introduction to the project that would result in his later insertion in the band.

Felipe e o Baixo - Festival Casarão 2013
Felipe e o Baixo - Festival Casarão 2013
Rodolfo Bártolo e Felipe Lira - Festival Casarão 2013
Rodolfo Bártolo e Felipe Lira - Festival Casarão 2013
Lucas Biêni - Festival Casarão 2013
Lucas Biêni - Festival Casarão 2013

Lucas Bieni moved to Curitiba / PR and from 2014 the band continued as a duo, using even more of the electronic resources of samples and sounds of synthesizers

That same year they released a EP with the same content 4 tracks (Land, Robota, The Cure and Zero) and 2 hidden bonuses (Dino and How Could).

EP WARI (2014)
EP WARI (2014)

Participated in the 15th edition of the Festival Casarão with Bruno Souto, Daniel Groove, Los Porongas and Jair Naves. Highlight for the review made by journalist Marcelo Costa of the website Scream and Yell: access the link.

WARI - Festival Casarão 2014 - Foto: Marcelo Costa - Scream & Yell
WARI - Festival Casarão 2014 - Foto: Marcelo Costa - Scream & Yell

At the Canoa Rock Festival 2014 held in November, WARI performed alongside the bands SexyTape, Versalle, Beradelia and Far From Alaska (RN).

WARI & SexyTape - Canoa Rock 2014
WARI & SexyTape - Canoa Rock 2014
Far From Alaska - Canoa Rock 2014
Far From Alaska - Canoa Rock 2014

With the release of the EP, a small regional tour took place in the interior of the state of RO (Ariquemes) and in Rio Branco in Acre where they played in the traditional rock pub Studio Beer.

WARI – Studio Beer – Rio Branco/Acre – 2015

The Return (2016 - Present)

In 2017, Rodolfo Bartolo joined the then duo to take on electronic beats. The composition and recording process of the first album that would follow the 2014 EP began.

Rodolfo Bártolo - Iceberg Pub 2019
Rodolfo Bártolo - Iceberg Pub 2019

In 2019, after a hiatus that allowed members to dedicate themselves to other musical projects, they returned with the release of the album Reverso. On November 21, 2019 they released the first single Man Lost In Time.

Single - Man Lost In Time
Single - Man Lost In Time

Reverso, album released on December 5, 2019 summarizes the 10 years of sounds made through WARI. Songs that marked the beginning received the proper formatting, as well as new compositions emerged representing our new phase.

Reverso - 2019
Reverso - 2019

On December 21, 2019, they released the album Reverso in the legendary Porto Velho rock pub: Iceberg Pub, which featured the participation of singer Jhéssica Nathallia, who participated in the tracks How Could and Man Lost in Time.

Gilberto Garcia - Iceberg Pub - 2019
Gilberto Garcia - Iceberg Pub - 2019
Rodolfo Bártolo - Iceberg Pub - 2019
Rodolfo Bártolo - Iceberg Pub - 2019
Felipe Lira - Iceberg Pub - 2019
Felipe Lira - Iceberg Pub - 2019
Jhéssica Nathállia - Iceberg - 2019
Jhéssica Nathállia - Iceberg - 2019

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