Musician, singer and songwriter, Edinho Santa Cruz is the author and interpreter of many songs that were featured in Rede Globo's soap opera soundtracks.
He was the finalist of the "Festival dos Festivais" (The Festival of Festivals), along with composers Roberto Mendes and Jorge Portugal, with the song "Caribe, Calibre, Amor".
One of the most important moments in his career was the composition of "Song for Freddie", a tribute to Freddie Mercury, that cames about through a dream on November 24, 1992, exactly one year after his death. It was composed in partnership of Louis Van Djik and recorded with the participation of his friends from Roupa Nova.
After introducing it to Jim Beach (group manager), Edinho was invited to visit the Mountain Studios, Switzerland, where he met David Richards (Queen's producer), and to watch the Mountreux Jazz Festival as a special guest.
During 4 years, his band was part of the weekly sunday TV show "Domingão do Faustão", on Globo Network and Edinho kept his position as musical director of the band until January 2005.
In 2006, Edinho released the album "Na Estrada do Rock", with his own interpretation of classic rock songs.
A year later, in 2007, he released the album "Tributo aos Bee Gees", a tribute to Bee Gees. The song "Acredite Em Mim" (Believe in Me), a version of How Deep is Your Love, was featured on the soundtrack of the soap opera "Luz do Sol" (Sunlight), from Record Network. In this album, he introduces the song "Last Forever", composed as a tribute to Maurice Gibb, in partnership with Gisele Abramoff.
Edinho created the project "Na Estrada do Rock in Concert", which resulted in a huge concert and the production of a live DVD and album, featuring a great orchestra, on the 18th of october, 2007, at the Engenheiro Salvador Arena Theater, Brazil, released by Universal Music.
In 2010, Edinho recorded the CD "Por quê?", which includes the song “The Now”, composed by Edinho at The Mountain Studios, where Freddie Mercury (Queen) recorded most of his songs.
In 2016, Edinho Santa Cruz released "Jogo do Silêncio", an album fully authored, recorded live with the participation of the Orquestra Sinfônica Heliópolis and special guests.