Formed in 1994, this Portuguese alternative-pop-rock band from Alcobaça (Portugal) has released six albums to date. ALTAR, the last released by the band (2017) shares vocal duties and instruments with Brian Eno, who also wrote the lyrics with singer Sonia Tavares and composed with the band’s keyboardist Nuno Gonçalves. The 10 tracks were mixed by the producer Flood.
The media and fans point out that that it is on stage that the band reveals its best, through energetic, surprising and unforgettable concerts that leave a strong mark. The Gift has travelled the world and was introduced to audiences in the Netherlands (Eurosonic Noorderslag, Amsterdam), USA (SXSW and SummerStage in New York), Germany (Berlin), United Kingdom (Great Escape Festival, Union Chapel and Bush Hall, London), in Spain, Brazil and many other territories.
The group is formed by Sonia Tavares, Nuno Gonçalves, John Gonçalves and Miguel Ribeiro.