Cassio Audi may have been prominent as the drummer of the popular 80’s Brazilian band Vipers many years back, but the spell of his music remains unabated among his die-hard fans to this day. He had the unique distinction of having been the drummer for the classic Projeto and Killera in 1985. Apart from that, he played the drums for the iconic Soldiers of Sunrise as well in 1987.
Any picture of his from the time showing him in his rock star avatar complete with long hair and jackets would bring a smile on the faces of those who are of his generation for indeed they don’t make people like that anymore! The music these days may sound good to today’s generation, but if you ask the lads and lasses from the mid-eighties and early nineties, they would beg to disagree. For them the best times of music have come and gone with the passing of an era when Audi would be banging away at the drums, as only he can;, leaving his devotees in thrall.
Even today if he were to announce a gig, his army of fans from those days and possibly a few from contemporary times would give an arm or leg to be there. One only has to listen to the anthems from back then to realize what an icon Audi was back then. Watching him play the drums in front of a large, frenzied crowd which kept yelling for encores was an experience that is going to be savored by all those present till the end of their days.
What Audi did was pure and unadulterated music and nothing else, besides. Is it any surprise therefore that he is the permanent hero of the generation of Brazilians who were in their prime in the mid-1980s to the early 1990s.