Dadi was raised in Ipanema and, like other teenagers from his generation, he grew up listening to the rock sound of Jimi Hendrix, Rolling Stones, Beatles, Kinks, Cream and The Who.
Dadi has performed as bass player for Caetano Veloso in the tour “Circuladô”, that was recorded live and released in the CD "Circuladô ao vivo".
Dadi also joined the band of Marisa Monte, with whom he recorded the albums “Barulhinho bom” and “Memórias, crônicas e declarações de amor”.
In 2002, Dadi was the bass player for Rita Lee in the brazilian tour “Aqui, ali, em qualquer lugar”. His song “Dois perdidos”, a partnership with Arnaldo Antunes, was the song theme of the film "Dois perdidos numa noite suja", directed by José Joffily.
Dadi also performed with Jorge Benjor in the recording of ""Acústico MTV"", released on CD and DVD. In this same year, he performed with Marisa Monte, Carlinhos Brown and Arnaldo Antunes in the recording of the CD/DVD "Tribalistas", playing acoustic guitar, slide guitar, electric guitar, bandolim, cavaquinho, piano, Hammond organ and accordion.
Again with Marisa Monte, he recorded, in 2006, the albums ""Universo ao meu redor" and ""Infinito particular", and performed with the singer during the Brazilian and international tours.
All songs on Bem Aqui are by Dadi (solo or collaborations with Marisa Monte, Arnaldo Antunes, Seu Jorge among others) with one exception, A Banda by Chico Buarque.
released January 26, 2010
Dominico Lancelotti - drums, vocals
Pedro Sa - acoustic bass
Dadi - guitar - electric, Fender Rhodes, mandolin
Adriana Calcanhotto - vocals
Pedro Sa - guitar - acoustic
Moreno Veloso - violoncello
Dadi - guitar - acoustic, piano, keyboards
Leilinha - vocals
Stephane San Juan - drums, percussion
Alberto Continentino - acoustic bass
Dadi - wurlitzer
Berna Ceppas - scaleta, chiquita
Kassin - acoustic bass
Rodrigo Barba - drums
Dadi - percussion
Felipe Pinaud - flute
Armandinho Macedo - mandolin
Ritchie - vocals
Losinha - vocals
Maico Lopes - flugelhorn
Altair Martins - trumpet
Bidu Cordeiro - trombone
Monteiro Jr. - saxophone
Daniel Carvalho - drums
Andre Carvalho - cymbals, tambourine, drums
Pedro Bernades - guitar
David Binney - saxophone
Arnaldo Antunes - vocals
Moreno Veloso - conga