Most well known as the lead vocalist and primary songwriter for the Brazilian rock band Skank. The band has released a dozen or more successful albums, including Calango and O Samba Poconé, both of which sold more than one million copies.
Before Skank formed in 1991, he earned a degree in psychology from Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais.
The 2003 Skank album Cosmotron won the Latin Grammy for Best Brazilian Rock Album.
He and his wife Angela have two children: a daughter, Ana, and a son, Juliano.
He has worked with numerous well-known songwriters throughout his career, including Arnaldo Antunes.