Bob Tostes is a singer, composer and producer of Rádio Guarani FM, Belo Horizonte, Minas Gerais, Brazil. In 1969 he was the leader of a local group of the Musicanossa movement, which was set up in Rio de Janeiro by composer Roberto Menescal. In the same year he was a final contestant of the local phase of the IV Festival Internacional da Canção, with the tunes "Caminhada" and "Noite mais linda". In the 70s he directed and produced FEC - Festival Estudantil da Canção which counted with the participation of the novices Lô Borges, Beto Guedes, Flávio Venturini, Toninho Horta, Túlio Mourão, Tavinho Moura and Ivan Lins. The festival unveiled the song Clube da Esquina. Bob Tostes graduated in Law from UFMG - the local state-owned university in 1971 and registered for the Communication Course at [Pontifícia Universidade Católica de Minas Gerais]. In the 70s he composed soundtracks for children plays put up by the ”Teatro de Equipe” including "O Cavalinho Azul" by Maria Clara Machado and "Casaco Encantado", which was directed by Priscila Freire. He also wrote for musical columns in newspapers, Diário da Tarde and Diário do Comércio in 1960, 1970 and 1980.