| What's 1 2 3 4?

Gus Potenza, Singer & Guitar Player, since 1997 has produced and played with great names of the Brazilian Music such as Renato Consorte, Grupo Paranga, Fafá de Belém, Zeca Baleiro, Renato Teixeira, Jica Y Turcão (Tarancón) and more.
As a performer has played on an infinity of different concerts, bands, events and venues. That gives him the knowledge to understand the audience and to target the music in every different occasion, giving a range from small Solo performances on Pubs and Restaurants to big Wedding and New Year’s Eve parties! That’s 1234 PROJECT the right name to call whatever are the needs!

The set list was carefully selected to attend all occasions with a great number of Classics and Hits both Brazilian and International Popular, Rock, Blues and more…

“1 2 3 4” is a famous musical standard for starting quaternary compass songs (very common in Rock) like The Ramones did in almost every song they played!

The purpose of the project is giving the client a range of options that fits the Budget and the Event where he can choose between 1, 2, 3 or 4 musicians, depending on the size of the event and his investment.

The project just started playing in Australia and it’s “Menu” of musicians is being selected. Soon you’ll have more information about the musicians in the project. While you wait you can hire 1234 PROJECT on the SOLO or DUO option – Gus Potenza (Singer & Guitar Player) and Filippe Rimis (Drums & Backing Vocals).

+61 478 729 249


| 1, 2, 3 or 4?

1 – “SOLO”

Gus Potenza – Singer & Guitar Player

Ideal for small events, pubs, restaurants e hotels.

Having no rhythm element, SOLO is considered low-profile good for when you only wants to set the mood with an ambient live music.



2 – “DUO”

Gus Potenza + Drummer/Percussionist

DUO is definitely the best Cost x Benefit of the sizes.

The rhythm element brings life to performance and the energy on stage captivates the audience.



3 – “TRIO”

Gus Potenza + Drummer + Bass Player or Solo Player

Have you heard of “Power Trio”? One Guitar, One Bass and One Drummer, that’s musicians enough to kick THE PARTY! If we’re talking big events such as Company End-of-Year Parties, Birthdays, Weddings, New Year’s Eve or any other event where you want people to shake their bodies, then we’re talking TRIO at least!

Whether you prefer a Solo Player such as a Violin, Saxophone, Accordion, Solo Guitar, the third element will bring beauty and grace to the stage and to the performance.




Gus Potenza + Drummer + Bass Player + Solo Player

That’s the real thing, the whole package! Do you want people to shake their bodies AND the most beautiful and gracious performance EVER? Wait no more, your number is 4!


| Who's 1, 2, 3 & 4?

Gus Potenza – Voz & Guitarra Semi-Acústica

Gus Potenza - Voz & Guitarra Semi-Acústica

Composer, Singer, Musician, Arranger and Producer, Gus Potenza since 1997 fights in tough Brazilian’s artistic scene. Had as the first instrument classical piano, taught by his mother, Regina Potenza, which opened the doors of music’s perception and made this first contact something for life. Not much later had the first contact with the strings of the guitar and the piano was soon pushed aside by the versatility of the guitar.
Besides the self-study found support in learning “Brazilian Popular Guitar” of his godfather, José Augusto Domeniconi (Meni) and also on “Brazilian Regional Guitar” from his great friend and musical godfather Negão dos Santos (member and founder of Paranga Group a son of Elpidio dos Santos, a renowned Brazilian Composer).
Then living in São Paulo studied guitar with Professor Mello Jr. at Souza Lima Conservatory where he perfected and deepened his musical knowledge.
Technology geek, Gus always explored the sounds of digital and analog pedals plus different guitars and pickups in search of his Tone. Since his first “Pentium III” always recording his compositions having contact with digital recording process and later in São Paulo worked alongside great audio engineers in studios as Vice Versa, New Studio, Oficina Eletroacústica, MDS Studio and other, always learning much of his knowledge of Pro Tools.
As a musician , composer / arranger participated on bands Nemesis, BDSó, Bico de Urubu, GiGi Trujillo, Loop B, Moisés Santana, Jica y Turcão and the Rolling Clones, Carpe Diem and lately lead the band 7CITIES ( and PROJECT 1234 (
As a producer he was responsible for recording, editing, mixing and mastering of albums: “Minha Força é Meu Batuque” by Projeto da Mata and “Sabugo Seco” by Sabugo Seco, both produced in Potenza Studio which is currently disabled. And as a production assistant on the DVD recording “100 Years of Elpidio dos Santos” tribute, recorded in 2009 in the city of São Luiz do Paraitinga with participation of Brazilian renowned Singer and Composers: Fafá de Belém and Mariana Belém, Renato Teixeira and Chico Teixeira, Zé Geraldo and Nôh Stôpa, Zeca Balero , Gabriel Guedes and Gabriel Sater.

Meet more of his work on the sites below : – Composer , Singer and Guitarist – Singer and Guitarist – Guitar and Backing Vocal album “papirapá” – Producer of the album “Sabugo Seco” – Producer of the album “Minha Força é Meu Batuque” – Production Assistant DVD “100 Years of Elpidio dos Santos” – website Potenza Studio (the studio is off since 2009)





| 1 2 3 4 WAS HERE!

The ULTIMATE GOAL is to grow this list as big as we can! Places I’ve performed in Australia:

  • The Ellington Jazz Club (Perth WA)
  • Perth Convention and Exhibition Centre (Perth WA)
  • The Laneway Lounge (Perth WA)
  • Frasers (Kings Park WA)
  • Bluewater (Applecross WA)
  • The Kiosk (Floreat Beach WA)
  • Flinderz (Hillarys WA)
  • Trattoria Galetto (Subiaco WA)
  • Lapa (Armadale WA)
  • AQWA (Hillarys WA)
  • Juan Rando Dance Academy (Subiaco WA)
  • Kulcha (Fremantle WA)
  • Mandurah Performing Arts Centre (Mandurah WA)
  • Chapels on Whatley (Maylands WA)
  • The Game (former The Deen) (Northbridge WA)
  • Public House (Perth WA)
  • Nespresso Boutique (Perth WA)


| 1, 2, 3, 4 songs and +

All music samples here were recorded live during SOLO size performances.
(Sorry but SoundCloud player not available to most Mobile or Tablet access, to hear the samples please follow to my SoundCloud Channel –


Locked Out Of Heaven (Bruno Mars)
I Won’t Give Up (Jason Mraz)
Pumped Up Kicks (Foster The People)
Lego House (Ed Sheeran)
Get Lucky (Daft Punk)
Moves Like Jagger (Maroon 5)
Somebody That I Used To Know (Gotye)
Let Her Go (Passenger)
Mrs. Robinson (Simon and Garfunkel)
Crazy Little Thing Called Love (Queen)
Rocket Man (Elton John)
Something (Beatles)
While My Guitar Gently Weeps (Beatles)
Can’t Buy Me Love (Beatles)
Hard Day’s Night (Beatles)
I Wanna Hold Your Hand (Beatles)
Eight Days A Week (Beatles)
When I’m Sixty Four (Beatles)

All My Loving (Beatles)
Come Together (Beatles)
Help (Beatles)
Don’t Let Me Down (Beatles)
Hey Jude (Beatles)
Let It Be (Beatles)
Hey You’ve Got To Hide Your Love Away (Beatles)
Blackbird (Beatles)
Imagine (John Lennon)

Dream A Little Dream Of Me (The Mamas & The Papas)

Knocking On Heaven’s Door (Bob Dylan)
Layla (Eric Clapton)

Befor You Accuse Me (Eric Clapton)
Hey Hey (Eric Clapton)
Satisfaction (Rolling Stones)
Konky Tonk Women (Rolling Stones)

Angie (Rolling Stones)
Born To Be Wild (Steppenwolf)
Like A Rolling Stone (Bob Dylan)
My Girl (The Temptations)

Rocket Man (Elton John)

Every Breath You Take (Sting)
Crazy (Seal)

Kiss From A Rose (Seal)
Walk Of Life (Dire Straits)
Have You Ever Seen The Rain (Creedence)
Susie Q (Creedence)

I Will Survive (Cake)
Three Little Birds (Bob Marley)
Pain Lies On The Riverside (Live)
Down Under (Men At Work)

Beds Are Burning (Men At Work)
Diamonds On The Inside (Ben Harper)
Clocks (Coldplay)
Yellow (Coldplay)
Speed Of Sound (Coldplay)
Again (Lenny Kravitz)
Zombie (Cranberries)
Wonderwall (Oasis)
Champagne Supernova (Oasis)
Like A Stone (Audioslave)
Sister (The Nixxons)
No Excuses (Alice In Chains)
Nutshell (Alice In Chains)
Rock And Roll All Nite (Kiss)
I’m Yours (Jason Mraz)

Lucky (Jason Mraz)
Rolling In The Deep (Adele)

Use Somebody (Kings Of Leon)
Sex On Fire (Kings Of Leon)
Drive (Incubus)
Daughter (Pearl Jam)
Alive (Pearl Jam)
Black (Pearl Jam)
Elderly Woman Behind The Counter In A Small Town (Pearl Jam)
She (Green Day)
Good Riddance (Green Day)
Wish You Were Here (Pink Floyd)
Nothing Else Matters (Metallica)
Plush (Stone Temple Pilots)
Creep (Stone Temple Pilots)
About A Girl (Nirvana)
Polly (Nirvana)
Oh Me (Nirvana)
Iris (Goo Goo Dolls)
Blurry (Puddle Of Mudd)
I Don’t Want To Miss A Thing (Aerosmith)

Mustang Sally (The Commitments)



Garota de Ipanema / Girl From Ipanema (Tom Jobim)
Wave (Tom Jobim)
Águas de Março (Tom Jobim)
Mas Que Nada (Jorge Ben Jor)
País Tropical (Jorge Ben Jor)
Me Chama (Lobão)
À Francesa (Marina Lima)
Uma Noite E Meia (Marina Lima)
Caleidoscópio (Paralamas do Sucesso)

Alagados (Paralamas)
Uma Brasileira (Paralamas)
Tendo A Lua (Paralamas)
Meu Erro (Paralamas)
Busca Vida (Paralamas)
Você / Gostava Tanto de Você (Paralamas/Tim Maia)
Um Certo Alguém (Lulu Santos)
Tempos Modernos (Lulu Santos)

Assim Caminha a Humanidade (Lulu Santos)
Toda Forma de Amor (Lulu Santos)
Tudo Igual (Lulu Santos)
Independência (Capital Inicial)
Primeiros Erros (Capital)

Música Urbana (Capital)
Por Onde Andei (Nando Reis)
Do Seu Lado (Jota Quest)
Não Vou Me Adaptar (Titãs)
Marvin (Titãs)
Aluga-se (Titãs)
Sonífera Ilha (Titãs)
Cegos do Castelo (Titãs)
É Preciso Saber Viver (Titãs)
Homem Primata (Titãs)
Comida (Titãs)
Nem Cinco Minutos Guardados (Titãs)
Dois Rios (Skank)
Vou Deixar (Skank)
Vamos Fugir (Skank)
Saideira (Skank)
Exagerado (Cazuza)
O Poeta Está Vivo (Barão Vermelho)
Vou Apertar (Barão Vermelho)
Por Você (Barão Vermelho)
Quando O Sol Bater Na Janela do Seu Quarto (Barão Vermelho)
Suspenderam Os Jardins da Babilônia (Barão Vermelho)
Era Um Garoto (Engenheiro do Hawaii)
Somos Quem Podemos Ser (Engenheiros)
A Feira (O Rappa)
Uma Ajuda (O Rappa)
Rodo Cotidiano (O Rappa)
Pescador de Ilusões (O Rappa)
Vapor Barato (O Rappa)
O Que Sobrou do Céu (O Rappa)
Acelerou (Djavan)
Linha Do Equador (Djavan)
Nem Um Dia (Djavan)
Sem Saber (Djavan)
Sina (Djavan)
A Novidade (Gilberto Gil)
Odara (Caetano Veloso)
Desculpe O Auê (Rita Lee)
Agora Só Falta Você (Rita Lee)
A Dois Passos do Paraíso (Planta E Raiz)
Eu Sei (Legião Urbana)
Bobão (Paranga)
Ando Meio Desligado (Mutantes)


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| Lights, Cameras... 1, 2, 3, 4!

While we work on the production of new materials with the Australian musicians you can enjoy the Brazilian 1234 Project:

Videos produced by Groove8


Gus Potenza + Vinícius Fernandes (Drums)

Gus Potenza + Vinícius Fernandes (Drums) + Benigno Sobral Jr. (Bass)

Gus Potenza + Vinícius Fernandes (Drums) + Benigno Sobral Jr. (Bass) + Renato Consorte (Solo Guitar)


| Hire 1 2 3 4!

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Pop Bossa with Gus Potenza and Juliana Areias

“The guitar player and composer newly arrived in Perth from Brazil and brings to the table his Brazilian pop rock background from São Paulo.” (JAZZWA The Jazz Coordination Association of WA Inc)


Bluewater Grill Applecross – Tropical Corporate Event

“SO.MUCH.FUN! The vibe all night was awesome. The live music was effervescent, food was amazing and cocktails were very delicious!” (Erica Serena, Photographer)