Rodrigo Amarante de Castro Neves (born September 6, 1976), in (Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro (state), Brazil) is a guitarist, occasional bassist, singer and songwriter for the bands Los Hermanos, Orquestra Imperial and Little Joy. He studied Journalism at PUC-Rio, where he met Marcelo Camelo and Rodrigo Barba. After a few rehearsals with Los Hermanos, he was invited to join the band. In their debut album, Los Hermanos (1999), Amarante contributed very little, playing transverse flute and doing the backing vocals. And there are only two songs written by him: "Quem Sabe" (Who Knows), which turned out to be one of the CD's singles, and "Onze Dias" (Eleven Days).