14 Bis is one of the most important contemporary vocal groups in Brazil. The group's members are from Minas Gerais and some of them are also members of the Clube da Esquina.
Their sound is reminiscent of prog rock and '60s rock and also has caipira (hillbilly) influences from their home state. The group was formed by Flávio Venturini (keyboards/guitar), his brother Cláudio Venturini (guitar), Vermelho (keyboards), Sérgio Magrão (bass), and Hely (drums). Flávio and Magrão were former members of the O Terço, while Vermelho and Hely came from Bendegó. Their biggest hits are "Todo Azul do Mar" (Flávio Venturini), "Canção da América" (Milton Nascimento/Fernando Brant), "Caçador de Mim" (Luiz Carlos Sá/Flávio Venturini), "Planeta Sonho" (Flávio Venturini/Vermelho/Márcio Borges), and "Espanhola" (Flávio Venturini/Gutemberg Guarabyra). ~ Alvaro Neder, Rovi