Anderson Almeida (Mandu)

Guitarist, Beatmaker, Vocalist

Anderson Almeida (Mandu) on SoundBetter

Brazilian guitarist, beatmaker and vocalist, specialized in building solid bridges between Samba, Bossa Nova, R&B, Soul, Country, Latin Music and Rock. I've been fascinated with crossing geographic borders through music for a long time and have managed to create a personal approach to many genres.

Hi there! Please also check out my Soundcloud so you can experience what kind of music we can make together. Important to say that the audio samples I put on Soundbetter and Soundcloud haven't been mixed yet.

Born and raised in Brazil, spent a few years living in California.
I am 31 years old, have played guitar since I was ten and started making beats at age 14.
I also sing in both English and Portuguese.

Mains influences
Guitar Playing: JJ Cale, John Mayer, Mark Knopfler, Gilberto Gil, Pepeu Gomes, Ry Cooder
Drums/Percussion: Quest Love, Brian Blade, Paulinho da Costa, Airto Moreira

I currently use Addictive Drums 2 to create beats and use real hand percussion (caxixi, afoxé, handshaker and tambourine) in order to make things sound a bit more organic.

Eletric Guitars (Total of 4): American Fender Strat; American Fender Strat w/ Teisco and Danelectro Pickups; 1970's Ibanez Professional Bob Weir, 1960's Semi Hollow Roy Smeck with Japanese Pickups.
Acoustic (total of 3): 1980's Nylon String Takamine, 1970's Nylon DiGiorgio, 2000 Steel String Ovation.
Guitar Amp: Peavey Delta Blues 2x12, Fender Deluxe 90 (not a tube amp, but it sounds amazing).
Audio Interface: Apollo Twin MKII
Mics: Shure SM57 OldBox M3 Ribbon Mic AKG P420 Condenser Mic
Mogami Cables

I'd love to hear about your project. Click the 'Contact' button above to get in touch.


  • English
  • Portuguese

GenresSounds Like
  • John Mayer
  • D'Angelo
  • Gilberto Gil
Gear Highlights
  • 1977 Bob Weir Ibanez Professional
  • American Professional Fender Stratocaster
  • 1980's Nylon Takamine; 1970's DiGiorgio; 2000 Steel Ovation
  • Peavey 212 Delta Blues
  • Apollo Twin MKII
  • SM57
  • OldBox M3 Ribbon Mic
  • AKG P420 Condenser
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