Só Pra Contrariar was a Brazilian musical group formed in 1989. The band is more known for its frontman, Alexandre Pires, who has launched a successful solo career after the band's break-up. Band history Só Pra Contrariar was formed in Minas Gerais, Uberlândia, in 1989 by singer Alexandre Pires, who was 13 at the time. Pires convinced his brother, cousin, and some friends to form the band for fun. They took the name from a samba by the Carioca group Fundo de Quintal.