The Legendary Tigerman is Paulo Furtado, a Portuguese blues musician. He started playing blues music as a one-man band, accompanying his singing with guitar, harmonica and drums alone on stage, until 2014. His most recent album, “MISFIT”, is the first album in which he leaves the one man band format. The actual formation is: Paulo Furtado (guitar/vocals), Paulo Segadães (drums), João Cabrita (saxophone baritone), Filipe Rocha (low bass). Discography: Naked Blues (2002); Fuck Christmas, I Got the Blues (2003); In Cold Blood (2004); Masquerade (2006); Femina (2009); True (2014); Misfit (2018). You can know more about The Legendary Tigerman here.
Noiserv is the solo project of David Santos (b. Lisbon, 1982), a multi-instrumentalist singer/songwriter with a career of more than 13 years. With a warm voice, and combining several instruments on stage as a guitar, a metallophone, a melodica, several synths, an omnichord, a megaphone, toys, music boxes, and an analogic camera, his melodies take as to a different dimension, a kind of a dream space. His first album “56010-92” was released in 2005, and followed by “One Hundred Miles from Thoughtlessness”(2008), “A day in the day of the days”(2010) and “A.V.O. Almost Visible Orchestra”(2013) and “00:00:00:00” (2016). About his music he … Continued
Noiserv is the solo project of David Santos (b. Lisbon, 1982), a multi-instrumentalist singer/songwriter. With a career of more than 13 years, on stage he combines several instruments, toys, music boxes and an analogue camera, with a loop station. His first album “56010-92” was released in 2005, and followed by “One Hundred Miles from Thoughtlessness”(2008), “A day in the day of the days”(2010) and “A.V.O. Almost Visible Orchestra”(2013) and “00:00:00:00” (2016). About his music he says; “Noiserv is my way to feel the world, my way to tell my feelings to the people. It’s myself if I was a song”. You can … Continued
Linda Martini are an alternative rock band formed in the suburbs of Lisbon (Portugal), in 2003. Celebrating 15 years of existence, the band Linda Martini has always surprised and knew to innovate from album to album. Their first demo was recorded between 2004 and 2005 and in 2006 they release their first EP along with their first album “Olhos de Mongol”, a post–rock sound. Following their first EP and LP, the band enjoyed a growing success with the release of the EPs “Marsupial” (2008) and the live-recorded “Intervalo” (2009). “Casa Ocupada”, the second studio album, more punk -hardcore scene, was released … Continued
Manel Cruz started a pop-rock band called Ornatos Violeta in high school with a bunch of friends. Since than he became one of the most respected singer-songwriters of his generation and one of the favorite bands among university students. In 1997, they released their debut album, Cão, and two years after, they released “O Monstro precisa de amigos”. In the end of 2001, the band quits. After that Manel integrated two more bands: Pluto, a rock outfit with Peixe, from Ornatos Violeta (they released the album “Bom Dia” in 2004); and SuperNada (in 2012, they released the album “Nada É Possível”). In 2008 … Continued
Portuguese fado singer Gisela João was born in 1983, in the northern Portuguese city of Barcelos. She isn’t just a powerful voice. Her voice evokes fado as a music of the streets, where it began, infused with all the passion and honesty of an artist rewriting tradition in her own name. She treats fado’s heritage with both deep respect and modern perspective. Gisela João’s first self-titled CD (released in 2013) within two weeks of release went straight to the top of the Portuguese charts. Singer Gisela João’s second CD, Nua, extends her trailblazing approach to fado-Portugal’s most emblematic music-with a fresh … Continued
Salvador Sobral was born in 1989, in Lisbon. He studied jazz in Spain, developing a repertoire influenced by the great jazz standards as well as bossa nova and funk. Like balm for the spirit, the voice of Salvador Sobral has the capacity to lift us up, making us feel full of nostalgia and full of hope, simultaneously. With influences from the American trumpeter Chet Baker, the Cuban pianist Bola de Nieve, and Brasilian singer Dorival Caymmi, his first solo album “Excuse me” was released in 2016, in collaboration Júlio Resende and Leonardo Aldrey. In 2014, he collaborated in NOKO WOI. The … Continued
Nadia Schilling, a Portuguese singer-songwriter, presented last Nov. 16, at Teatro Diogo Bernardes, her debut solo album “Above The Trees”, released November 2017. She edited also “Covers EP” (2015) and the single “Bite the Bullet” (2016). In 2012, Nadia Schilling joined the band Loopooloo. She was also part of a jazz quintet with whom she recorded the “Blue EP” (2016). The songs from “Above the Trees” were all composed on an old acoustic guitar inherited from her grandfather after the difficult time that followed her mother’s death. The sound of these songs is based on folk elements, but also of rock and jazz. … Continued
António Pinho Vargas (b.1951) is a Portuguese musician, composer and essayist, specialized in the performance and writing of Jazz and contemporary music. He has also written books, essays and articles on the subject of music. He is one of the few Portuguese – like Luís de Freitas Branco, Vianna da Mota and Fernando Lopes-Graça –, included in New Groove, the reputable British dictionary of music and musicians. António Pinho Vargas recorded ten jazz albums as a pianist/composer, including the two double discs Solo (2008) and Solo II (2009), and Improvisations (2011), recorded live at the Instituto Superior Técnico in Lisbon. He … Continued
João Morais, is “O Gajo”. The project was born in Lisbon, in 2016 by the hands of João Morais, a musician since 1988. Mixing folk, rock and fado, with modern musical influences, the compositions are something unique that can sound like fado, but is not fado, or like traditional music, but is not traditional music. He uses one of the oldest Portuguese instruments – the Viola Campaniça – a traditional root instrument with centuries of cultural history, also known as Viola Alentejana. The first record “Longe do Chão” was out last year, on May. You can follow his work here and here.