Luiz Melodia, born Luiz Carlos dos Santos (Rio de Janeiro, January 7, 1951), is a Brazilian composer and singer of MPB. He started his musical career in 1963 with singer Mizinho, and worked as a typographer, salesman and musician in nightclubs. In 1964 he had formed the group called "Os Instantâneos", with Manoel, Nazareno and Mizinho. In 1973 he released his first album, "Pérola Negra". In the following decades Melodia releases many albums and performed in North America and Europe. In 1987 he performed in Chateauvallon, France and Bern, Switzerland among many other festivals.