Mitchell Long

Bagunça

Bagunca is my Santa Barbara based trio that features the extraordinary bassist Randy Tico and the creative young drummer Aaron Ray. Bagunca is Brazilian Portuguese for "make a mess" or "go out and party" It's our way of describing the way we throw many styles together in a Brazilian dance music context. The authentic Samba collides with a Earth Wind and Fire cover song and neo-soul vibes cross fade with Brazilian popular music or MPB.

Randy Tico is on of my favorite musicians in southern CA. He has a natural musicality combined with some fantastic and powerful technique. As a local Santa Barbara music fixture and international performer, Randy has mastered many styles drawing from his rich career including recordings and performances with Kenny Loggins,  Flora Purim & Airto, Matrix, Les McCann, Michael McDonald and many other award winning artists. Randy has scored numerous plays and stage productions and his work can also be heard in numerous feature length films.

Aaron Ray Brings us up to date at 22 years old, he has a confidence of an old pro and the ability to jump easily from style to style and keep people grooving on the dance floor or amazed to just sit and listen.

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