The Autoramas are a Brazilian surf/garage rock/garage punk/rockabilly band that started in the late 90s and continue playing to this day. The Autoramas was formed by Gabriel Thomaz (guitar and vocals) that, after becoming known with its group Little Quail and The Mad Birds and to make success like composer of bands like Raimundos and Ultraje a Rigor, changes to Rio de Janeiro and invites his friends Nervoso Drums and Simone to make a sound baptized in Portuguese as “Rock to Dance”, a mixture of the surfers of the 60’s with the New Wave of the 1980s, more influences of rockabilly, Jovem Guarda and the energy of punk rock, with guitars with timbre s striking, bass distorted and Beat dancing.
In 1998 the drummer Bacalhau enters into the place of Nervoso, and the group makes its first presentation live. In 2000 comes out the first CD, Stress, Depressão & Síndrome do Pânico , produced by Carlo Bartolini and released by the independent label Astronauta Discos Music. From this CD came songs like “Fale Mal de Mim” and “Carinha Triste”, broadcast by the entire Brasil radio and MTV, performing a tour that went from Rio Grande do Sul to Amapá in more than 80 concerts, including a presentation in Rock In Rio III.
His second album, [Vida REal] , was released at the end of 2001. After a new tour by Brazil playing in eleven, they depart for their first international tour in Japan, along with the local band Guitar Wolf, passing through five cities Japanese. Also released is a collection of the Autoramas for the Japanese market, called “Full Speed Ahead”. The year 2003 marked the release of the third Album, [Nada Pode Parar Os Autoramas] , by the independent record label Monster Records. This album won the London Burning Award for Independent Music in the categories “Best Band” and “Best Disco” of 2003, and won invitations to the main festivals in Brazil.
In 2004 the Autoramas leaves for its second international tour, in the Argentina and Uruguay playing in three cities, Montevideo, Buenos Aires and Rosario , followed by the third international tour, with four shows in Chile and Argentina, already with the participation of the new bass player, Selma Vieira. With the tour the Autoramas reaches the mark of 96 presentations that year, including shows in 21 Brazilian states. Also finalized is the song “Você Sabe”, still from the CD Nada Pode Parar Os Autoramas , that gains high rotation in the MTV and wins three prizes in the VMB of 2005.