Salvador Sobral was born in 1989, in Lisbon. Sobral 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 debut presentation of this pop-indie music project was in the international spanish Festival SÓNAR.
To represent Portugal with “Amar pelos dois” in the Eurovision Song Contest 2017, Salvador entered a national competition, which was organised by Portuguese broadcaster RTP.
Salvador Sobral (voice)
Júlio Resende (piano)
André Rosinha (double bass)
Bruno Pedroso (drums)