Alexander Search (2016 – 2020)
One of Fernando Pessoa’s many English heteronyms give its name to an electronic rock band with indie-pop influences, whose songs are based on the poems signed by this Pessoa’s heteronym who spent his adolescence in South Africa.
The project falls on the lead of the pianist Júlio Resende, who is in charge of composing the themes. Inspired by the universe of Pessoa’s heteronym, Júlio Resende involves the universe of the band into fiction and assumes also a heteronym – Augustus Search – a challenge extended to the rest of the group. Salvador Sobral is Benjamin Cymbra and gives voice to the songs written by Resende or actually, by Augustus Search. Guitarist Daniel Neto takes on the role of Marvel K., while André Nascimento plays the character of Sgt. William Byng in the electronic component. Drums and percussion are in charge to the talented jazz drummer Joel Silva, incarnating the mysterious Mr. Tagus.
Vocals – Benjamin Cymbra / Salvador Sobral; Piano – Augustus Search / Júlio Resende; Guitar – Marvel K / Daniel Neto; Electronic – Sgt. William Byng / André Nascimento; Drums, Percussion – Mr. Tagus