Nando Lauria

Nando Lauria is a Brazilian singer and guitarist. At the age of seven, Lauria picked up the violao, he was raised in a musical family. Lauria used to mimic their appearance at home on violao; as a youth he listened to the music of The Beatles and popular Brazilian musicians of the 1970s. On his own he taught himself to play chords, he learned to take great pleasure in his musical discoveries. At the age of 12 he took part in many school productions and was seen on local television and theater; when he was 15, he attended the "Abertura" music festival in Brazil, where he admired the guitar duo Burnier & Cartier. Other musicians at the festival included Milton Nascimento, Clube da Esquina, Ivan Lins and Egberto Gismonti. At age 16 he wrote his first song,"Jangadeiro", said to have influenced his desire to become a composer. In 1978 Lauria formed the band Nos e Voz, influenced by the vocal group Boca Livre. With this band he played throughout Brazil. In 1980, at the age of 20, he attended Pernambuco Conservatory of Music.

In 1983 he received grants from the Brazilian government to study at Berklee College of Music in the U. S, he studied many genres of music, harmony, ear training, film production. He graduated in 1987 with a bachelor's degree in Professional Music. Lauria's plan to return to Brazil changed in 1988 when he was invited to play at a concert with the Pat Metheny Group. Together they played a series of concerts at Night Stage Club in Massachusetts. In 1993 he signed with Narada Records, releasing Points of View, with Lyle Mays and Danny Gottlieb, Novo Brasil; the songs were composed and produced by Lauria, the albums entered the contemporary jazz chart in Billboard magazine. His music was played in the U. S. Canada, South America, Asia. Lauria collaborated with Chieli Minucci in the jazz fusion band Special EFX. Points of View Novo Brasil With Pat Metheny Group The Way Up – Live

Unnecessary Trouble

"Unnecessary Trouble" is a song by American recording artist Demetria McKinney. The song is written by R&B singer Kandi; the song was met with positive to mixed reviews by critics. Singersroom reviewed the song in their article "Kandi opens the song with a verse to warn McKinney of the shady things her man has been doing behind her back, to which McKinney refuses to believe. “Girl don’t tell me sh*t bout my man no more / Just like I don’t say what I heard about yours,” Demetria replies." "This whole situation played out on a season of RHOA. Could this song be inspired by real-life events regarding McKinney’s CEO boyfriend Roger Bobb? In the Derek Blanks-directed clip, the ladies poke fun at the show's drama by spoofing Bravo's "Watch What Happens Live!" Hosted by Andy Cohen. Now, as it’s time for her to build add to her own discography, she releases a duet with mentor and musical vet Kandi Burruss; the track, about two women figuring out what the boundaries of their friendship are when it comes to speaking on each other’s personal lives, is a gem."

The video premiered on RTD Entertainment's official YouTube channel on December 26, 2015. The music video was uploaded to McKinney's VEVO account on January 3, 2016; the video was directed by Derek Blanks and featured a cameo from Real Housewives of Atlanta guest starring cast member Claudia Jordan. Digital download"Unnecessary Trouble" – 3:57 Official website