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THE FULL STORY

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. 

Most recently, I was elected 1 of the 10 Best Drum Performance of 2019 by The Prog Mind, for the “Translucent” album by Sollar.

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 Nova-Encosta

  • Colégio de Amorim

  • Escola de Música e Artes do Amial

  • Escola Descoberta da Música

  • Grande Colégio da Póvoa 

  • Instituto Orff do Porto

TOURING, MUSICAL EVENTS
& COLLABS

  • JAMES 

  • Zeenie Summers (The Waterboys) 

  • Miguel Araújo 

  • Bedom 

  • António Raminhos 

  • Herman José (PDSS)

  • João Paulo Rodrigues 

  • Quim Roscas & Estacionâncio 

  • Pedro Abrunhosa (PDSS)

  • Boy Teddy 

  • Kalú Ferreira (Xutos e Pontapés) 

  • The Godiva 

  • Mind da Gap 

  • Trabalhadores do Comércio 

  • Heavenwood 

  • Sollar 

  • Nuno Norte 

  • João Seilá 

  • Pequeno David e os Sem Soninho

  • Kandia

  • Além Mar

  • Sacred Sin