I grew up in an environment strongly influenced by an incredible musical variety. My father, a music lover by nature, owns a bar where the selection of quality music has always been a priority. Thus, I've met many artists and bands from different musical backgrounds and styles since a very early age, not usually heard by my generation.
Even before I saw someone doing it, playing drums or percussion was always something that fascinated me. I played in various local bands throughout my teens and quickly realized that I wanted to make a career out in the artistic world, especially in music.
So I started to study art in-depth and also I signed up in the conservatory of music in Portugal. Then I continued to study with masters in Portugal, England, Germany, and the USA.
When the band I was playing with signed with MASSACRE RECORDS (GER), I was already living from art in general, but I felt what it is to work with major labels, having my work and records spread worldwide. When I noticed I was sharing the stage with bands such as Septic Flesh, Amorphis, Six Feet Under, Helloween, Dark Funeral, Fleshgod Apocalypse, WinterSun, Soen and many others…
Since received an invite to record for the album “The Tarot of The Bohemians”, along with Franky Costanza (Dagoba/Serial Drummer) and Daniel Cardoso (Anathema), I started to stand out more as a session musician for a variety of bands and artists, both live and studio, and also to be a member of debates and conferences about music on radio and TV shows.
Meanwhile, I was elected 1 of the 10 Best Drum Performance of 2019 by The Prog Mind, for the “Translucent” album by Sollar.
I love what I do and I know I will be doing this for my life no matter what, so I hope my story continues to grow and that you can also be a part of it
TOURING, MUSICAL EVENTS & COLLABS
Zeenie Summers (The Waterboys)
Herman José (PDSS)
João Paulo Rodrigues
Quim Roscas & Estacionâncio
Pedro Abrunhosa (PDSS)
Kalú Ferreira (Xutos e Pontapés)
Mind da Gap
Trabalhadores do Comércio
Pequeno David e os Sem Soninho
Presently, I'm working in several different musical spheres. Individual gigs, tours, live and studio sessions, drum tutorials, drum lessons, workshops, coaching, composing, and producing are my services but most of all, it's my passion.
TEACHING & WORKSHOPS
Besides my live performances and studio activities, I’ve been teaching drums and in addition to all the necessary techniques, I specialize in helping you find your unique style as a drummer and also as an artist.
My support can be shared online via Skype, Zoom, WhatsApp or Facebook. Just like in one of my studios (Oporto or Maia, Portugal). For more info please reach me by email on the contacts tab.
In addition to private lessons, I work(ed) in schools such as:
Curso de Música Silva Monteiro
Colégio Luso-Francês do Porto
Colégio de Amorim
Escola de Música e Artes do Amial
Escola Descoberta da Música
Grande Colégio da Póvoa
Instituto Orff do Porto