Pedro started his career as an instrumentalist in the band Paris 400 at the concert “A Farra da Terra”, by Asdrúbal Trouxe o Trombone, in the early 80s. Nowadays, his compositions can be heard in the voices of great names of Brazilian music, like Ney Matogrosso, Elba Ramalho, O Rappa, Cidade Negra, Adriana Calcanhoto, Fernanda Abreu, and Roberta Sá, among others.
In 1996, alongside the musicians Celso Alvim, C.A. Ferrari, Sidon Silva (percussion) and Mario Moura (bass), Luís created the banda Pedro Luís e A Parede. In 2010, they celebrated 15 years of career with the release of the DVD / CD “Navilouca Ao Vivo” (winner of the award for Best Pop / Rock Band at the Prêmio da Música Brasileira, in 2011). Since its inception, the PLAP released “Astronauta Tupi” (1997), “É Tudo 1 Real” (1999), “Zona e Progresso” (2001), “Vagabundo” (this in partnership with Ney Matogrosso, released in 2004 and reissued in 2006 in a live version), “PLAP – Seleção” (2006) and “Ponto Enredo” (2008).
In 2000, along with A Parede, Pedro Luis founded Monobloco, one of the largest groups of carnival in Brazil, which draws more than 400,000 participants on their annual parade in downtown Rio. Because of the success of the pre-carnival parties and parades, they had the idea of creating the “Monoblock Show,” a format that could travel and take this party from Rio to other cities. Today, this collective with 19 percussionists tours through several cities in Brazil and around the world. The group has released three CDs and two DVDs, being the most recent the album “Monobloco 10” (released in 2010 in honor of their ten year career).
In 2009, Pedro Luís released his first book: “Logo Parecia Que Assim Sempre Fora,” freely inspired by the album “Olho de Peixe,” by Lenine and Marcos Suzano, written by request to the collection Língua Cantada, by the publisher Língua Geral. In the theater, Pedro was the musical director of the musical “Deus É Química”, with Fernanda Torres, directed by Hamilton Vaz Pereira. In cinema, he directed the soundtracks of the feature films “O Diabo a Quatro” by Alice de Andrade, and “Praça Saens Pena” by Vinicius Reis, plus the short films “Atrocidades Maravilhosas” by Renato Martins, Pedro Pelegrino, and Lula Carvalho (which earned him the award for best original soundtrack at Mostras de Curtas Mercosur 2003), “Alô Tocaio” by Renato Martins and Lula Carvalho (which earned him the award for best soundtrack for the short films in 35 mm at Cine PE 2006), “Faixa de Areia” by Daniela Kalmann and Flavia Lins e Silva, and “Minha Rainha” by Cecilia Amado.