Titãs, Nando Reis was one of the founders of the group in 1982. Among the band's hits written by him are "Bichos Escrotos" (with Arnaldo Antunes/Sérgio Britto), "Os Cegos do Castelo," "Pra Dizer Adeus" (with Tony Belloto), and others. He also had songs recorded by Cidade Negra ("Onde Você Mora"), Marisa Monte (his ex-wife, "Diariamente"), Sandra de Sá/Cássia Eller ("Um Tiro no Coração"), Eller ("E.C.T."), Jota Quest, and Skank. His first solo album, 12 de Janeiro, was released in 1995 and in the same year, he launched the second one, Para Quando o Arco-Íris Encontrar o Pote de Ouro, with the participation (in the recording and Brazilian tour) of Barrett Martin (R.E.M., ex-Screaming Trees) and Alex Veley (Maktub).