In 2005, singer, guitarist, producer and composer Roney Giah presented a new work, which broadened the range of the first instrumental album, Seed. Started in 1999 and completed in 2005, Mais dias na Terra (Extra days on Earth) CD was the result of Roney’s need to come up with something unique, new. This album has the participation of Maurício Biazzi on bass; André Novais on drums and percussion; Cris Bananal on percussion; Piu and Flávio Marchesin on keyboards; Daniela Ferraz, Vanessa Jackson, Alex Marrom and Mariet on backing vocals; Doriel Oliveira, Fulvio Lucietto and Soró on the horn section.
Mais dias na Terra (Extra days on Earth) is characterized by the fusion of rhythms and instruments that are not usually played simultaneously. Overdrive guitars with acoustic nylon guitars, vocal percussion with horn section, gospel choir with “zabumba” and other mergers give the CD an aura of miscegenation, a Brazilian aura.
The lyrics speak of problems, controversies and Brazilian and world events that remain in our memory sometimes in a light way, sometimes in an energetic and impulsive way. The compositions, lyrics, arrangements and production are borne by Roney Giah itself (as in CD Seed), who is graduated in music by the MI (Musicians Institute) in Los Angeles and also in sound engineering by IAV, in São Paulo.
With CD Mais dias na Terra (Extra days on Earth), Giah received an Honorable Mention from the John Lennon Songwriting Contest, Award curated by Yoko Ono and was pre-selected for Latin Grammy 2006 and TIM AWARD 2006.