Reggae, Latin, jazz, soul

The eclectic sound of multi-talented musician and singer/songwriter Carvalho evokes them all with his captivating melodies.

He started performing as a teenager, composing poems and tunes which later became reflective songs about love, society, passion and pride. His musical influences are equally diverse – think Bob Marley, Stevie Wonder and Meshell Ndegeocello to name just a few.

The Birmingham-born artist taught himself to play guitar at the age of 14, when he bought his first bass. Over the years, he has added the flute, keyboards, rhythm guitar and percussion to his impressive repertoire.In 2005 Carvalho formed his band, The Xtended Family, which gigs across the UK and often appears on popular Midlands station BBC Radio WM. He has also jammed with many other musicians including David Bowie’s bass player, Gail Ann Dorsey.

Carvalho says: “For me, music is all about self-expression, tapping into the inner senses and reshaping them in a way that engages the listener.”


He performed bass duties for R and B band Original Son on the title track of their debut album called “Naturalistic” at EMI and Rollover studios in London. Steve White lead guitarist of Ocean Colour Scene was impressed by my talent after seeing him perform for Rachel’s Basement and requested his bass skills for some recording services for up and coming artists.

Support act for Independent Soul Artist vocalist Ola Olunade at the Drum in Birmingham England. Playing keyboards in reggae band Unit 213 supporting Dub poet Linton Kwesi Johnson at the Alexandra Theatre in Birmingham England. Played bass in Jazz band The Soothsayers alongside trumpet player Graham Hamilton (Son of Tenor sax player Andy Hamilton and ex trumpet player for Fine Young Cannibals)


Toured Norway and Sweden with Phil Henry (ex Steel Pulse) as a vocalist and bass player performing covers and original material. Supported The Jones Girls on their comeback tour performing with D Swing as a part of the brass section playing the flute.

Performing Bass guitar on an untitled track for DJ Triksta (world record holder for having 6 turntables going during a mix.) Remix for vocalist Yaz Alexander on her album Life Begins called Still burning

Featured vocals on Change the times by 2Nice. Backing vocals on Rebel by 2Nice. On Bullet-proof by Sykes. She’s so fine by Mikey

Future Projects

Carvalho is now working on tracks for his debut album tentatively entitled “All things you know to be true”…. to be released by Versify Music. Expect thoughtful lyrics that will stay in your mind! Melodies that will embrace you like a long lost love; accompanied on a musical bed of uncompromised funky and soulful textures.

Click picture below to listen single “Loving You”

New music for you to vibe with courtesy this Emerging Birmingham-born Singer/Songwriter Rob Carvalho and I’m feeling this one. It’s got a Reggae (slash) Grown-up feel to it and I ain’t mad at that at all. I generally just like the vibe on this record. Hope you like it too