“Five Minutes With” Calgary-based musician Luis Barros

Luis Barros is a musician from Brazil who is passionate about The Beatles and Brazilian music. Inspired by The Beatles’ songs, Popular Music of Brazil (MPB) and Bossa Nova (a traditional Brazilian genre, originated by the fusion of Jazz and Samba), Luis Barros created the project “Across the Universe”, where he plays acoustic cover songs, revisiting The Beatles and Brazilian sound, creating an atmosphere where the beauty of the rhythm and melody of Brazilian music blend with the magnificence of The Beatles songs, offering a unique journey celebrating music across the universe.

Luis Barros


Luis Barros


Rock-Pop / Bossa Nova / MPB (Popular Music of Brazil)


Playing in rock ‘n roll bands since I was 17 years old / “Across the Universe” came in 2018

# of Albums:

1 EP

Latest Video:

Favourite musician growing up:

Brazilian Music, U2, Iron Maiden, The Beatles, Pink Floyd

Favourite musician now:

Brazilian Music

Live show ritual:

Playing some songs to warmup

Favourite local musician:

Difficult to point out one! There are so many talented musicians here! 🙂

Road or studio?

Road! Sure! That vibe is incomparable!

Any shows or albums coming up?

TBD, stay tuned!

Where can we follow you?

Stagehand | Instagram | E-mail


Rapid Fire Calgary Qs

Favourite local restaurant:

Oh! There are many wonderful places! Particularly, I really like Angel’s Café (that view of the river is spectacular!). Also, I really like the brunch that Asylum for Art provides!

Favourite street in your city:

Stephen ave!! So beautiful! You can have live music (buskers), art, beautiful architecture, shopping and great venues in one place!

Favourite park in your city:

Prince’s Island Park! It is walking distance from where I live…so I really love when I have the chance to walk there and enjoy the wonderful view!

Favourite music venue in your city:

Oh! This is a hard question!! Hahahaha

Many wonderful venues here! And different styles! For example, I love Vern’s! At the same time, I love Asylum for Art and Angel’s Café…see? It is a hard question…hahaha

Favourite music store in your city:

I like Long & McQuade and Kickaxe Guitars.



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