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Paola Wescher

Owner / Promoter/ Booking Agent,
Squat International/Beltrano Musical
Sao Paulo, Brazil
BIO

Paola Wescher has been working in the music business for over 10 years. Her company, Squat International Booking Agency, is responsible for curating, promotion, management and production of many shows and national and international tours. Besides promoting and producing their own events and festivals, Squat also acts as booking for other companies, brands and events in Brazil, Chile, Colombia and Argentina. The company's curriculum includes working with major brands such as: Bank of Brazil, Petrobras, the Municipality of Curitiba, City of Multishow Tv Channel, Secretary of Culture in Sao Paulo, Curitiba and Belem, MTV, Fiat, Tim Mobile, Phillip Morris, Pernod Ricard,Campari and many others.

Paola also runs Beltrano Musical an advertisement company responsible for filming and broadcasting shows and events for internet, TV and radio. They also create music content for brands. Together with her partner, Lucio Ribeiro, they teamed up with a new venue in Sao Paulo called Cine Joia, for 1500 people capacity.

Squat Recently booked and / or promoted in 2011:

- LCD Soundsystem: February - South American tour - Sao Paulo, Porto Alegre, Rio de
Janeiro, Buenos Aires and Santiago
- Miami Horrors: April - Brazilian Tour - Sao Paulo, Rio de Janeiro and Porto Alegre
- Gang of Four:May, Sao Paulo
- Miles Kane: May, Sao Paulo
- The Blood Red Shoes: May, Sao Paulo
- John Legend & The Roots: May, Sao Paulo
- Darwin Deez: June - Brazilian Tour - Sao Paulo, Porto Alegre and Rio de Janeiro
- Metronomy: August - Brazilian Tour - Sao Paulo, Rio de Janeiro and Porto Alegre
- Primal Scream with Screamadelica: September - South America tour - Sao Paulo, Rio
de Janeiro, Porto Alegre, Buenos Aires, Santiago, Bogota
- Warpaint: October - Brazilian Tour - Rio de Janeiro, São Paulo, Porto Alegre
- The Kills: October - Brazilian Tour - Porto Alegre, Sao Paulo and Rio de Janeiro
- Kings of Convenience: December - Brazilian Tour - Sao Paulo and Rio de Janeiro

Already Booked for 2012:

- The Rapture: January, Sao Paulo, Rio de Janeiro and Porto Alegre
- Breakbot: January, Sao Paulo, Rio de Janeiro and Porto Alegre
- Penguin Prison: January, Sao Paulo
- John Zorn's Masada: March, Sao Paulo
- Mark Lanegan Band: April, Sao Paulo
- Thephilus London: May, Sao Paulo and Rio de Janeiro
- A$AP Rocky: May, Sao Paulo, Rio de Janeiro and Buenos Aires
- Franz Ferdinand: May, Sao Paulo and countryside Sao Paulo
- The Horrors: May and June, Sao Paulo, Rio de Janeiro, Countryside Sao Paulo,
Buenos Aires and Santiago
- We Have Band: May and June, Sao Paulo, Rio de Janeiro and Countryside Sao Paulo
- Of Montreal: June, Sao Paulo and Rio de Janeiro


Squat brought to Brazil:
- Eagles of Death Metal: Porão do Rock, Brasília - Brazil: 2009
- Friendly Fires: Popload Gig, São Paulo and Rio de Janeiro - Brazil, Buenos Aires -
Argentina: 2009
- Matt & Kim: Popload Gig, São Paulo - Brazil: 2009
- No Age: Popload Gig, São Paulo - Brazil, 2009
- The View: Popload Gig, São Paulo - Brazil: 2009
- The Breeders: Curitiba - Brazil: Curitiba Pop Festival 2003, Buenos Aires and
Santiago / Sao Paulo - Brazil - Planeta Terra 2008
- Stereo Total and Rubin Steiner: Brazil: Curitiba Pop Festival 2003, Belo Horizonte
Indie Festival 2003
- Teenage Fanclub: Brazil: Curitiba Rock Festival 2004, São Paulo
- Hell on Wheels: Brazil: Curitiba Rock Festival 2004
- Pixies: sencond show of their reunion, just after Coachella 2004, Brazil: at Curitiba
Rock Festival 2004
- Nada Surf: Brazilian tour in 2004. Curitiba, São Paulo, Riode Janeiro, Londrina,
Campinas.
- Lemonheads & All Systems Go: Brazil: São Paulo, 2004
- Weezer, The Raveonettes & Mercury Rev: Brazil: Curitiba Pop Festival 2005
- MC5: Brazil: São Paulo, Camapari Rock 2005
- Mudhoney (2 times): Brazil: São Paulo 2008, São Paulo and Brasília Porão do Rock
2007
- The Cardigans: São Paulo 2006
- The Hives, Plastiscines, Melvins: Brazil: São Paulo - Orloff Festival 2008.
- The Hives: Brazilian tour: Brazil: São Paulo, Brasília, Porto Alegre, Argentina:
Buenos Aires, Chile: Santiago 2008
- Josh Rouse: Brazil: São Paulo and Natal 2008, Sao Paulo 2010
- Supergrass: Brazil: São Paulo 2007
- Dungen: Brazil: São Paulo, Curitiba, Londrina and Rio de Janeiro
- The Girls: Popload Gig, São Paulo and Rio de Janeiro - Brazil, June 11 and 12th /
Buenos Aires - Argentina, June 13th: 2010
- MEN: Popload Gig, São Paulo and Rio de Janeiro - Brazil, June 11 and 12th / Buenos
Aires - Argentina, June 13th: 2010
- Yann Tiersen: Buenos Aires - Argentina, May 20th / Virada Cultural São Paulo and
countryside - Brazil, May 21st, 22nd and 23rd: 2010
- Miike Snow: Buenos Aires - Argentina, September / Santiago - Chile, September /
Brazil, Rio de Janeiro, Porto Alegre, Recife and Sao Paulo, September, 2010
- Mark Lanegan: Brazil, Sao Paulo 2010
- LCD Soundsystem: February, Rio de Janeiro, Porto Alegre and Sao Paulo Brazil 2011