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Luis Peixoto [Portugal]

ARTIST: Luis Peixoto

COUNTRY: Portugal

GENRE: Folk Electronica, Electro-Folk

ABOUT: Luis Peixoto started his career in the folk music. Like others of his generation, he grew up with the club culture and gave in the temptation to merge these two styles. Assimétrico is his debut solo album presented in 2017, where the acoustic plucked instruments and powerful sampled traditional and electronic drums are together. He has been awarded with international album awards such as “Best Original Composition” – “Jumping bits”  (2011), “Best Folk Album of the Year” with “Assembly Point” (2011) and “Trim” (2014) by the XI and XIV Opinión awards. Another highlight is the 1st prize at the Folkherbst Festival Malzhaus with “Anxo Lorenzo Trio”.

MORE ABOUT: Luis Peixoto was born in Coimbra in 1980. Studied Classical Guitar and recorder flute at Lagos Music Academy; Mandolin at the Conservatory of Coimbra; cavaquinho, mandolin and guitarra de Coimbra at the Traditional Instruments School (Secção de Fado – Coimbra Academic Associativity) with professors Jorge Gomes, Ricardo Dias and Amadeu Magalhães. Also attended a degree in Civil Engineering at the Faculty of Sciences (University of Coimbra).

Integrated several musical projects mainly in the folk music scene such as Dazkarieh, Stockholm Lisboa Project, Trim as well as personal projects like Sebastião Antunes, Anxo Lorenzo Band or Julio Pereira. On stage he has already accompanied artists such as Sérgio Godinho, Vitorino, Ana Bacalhau, Janita Salomé, Julio Pereira, Virgul, Celina Piedade, Kepa Junkera, Uxia Senlle, Rosa Cedron, Brian Finnegan, Sarah Allen, Ed Boyd, John Joe Kelly, among many others.

He has been awarded with international album awards such as “Best Original Composition” – “Jumping bits” (2011), “Best Folk Album of the Year” with “Assembly Point” (2011) and “Trim” (2014) by the XI and XIV Opinión awards. Other highlights are the 1st prize at the Folkherbst Festival Malzhaus with “Anxo Lorenzo Trio” and the artist residency award at the 2010 international artist meeting in Budapest “Euromed Festival” where he formed a project with 4 other musicians of European nationalities and Mediterranean countries.

Collaborated in several album releases invited by bands not only in Portugal but also in Galicia, Basque Country and Catalonia.

SELECTED CONCERTS:

2017
– Festival Outono Quente, Viseu, Portugal
– Mollet del Vallès, Barcelona, Spain
– Festa do Bacalhau, Ilhavo, Portugal
– Festival Popular Inatel na Rua, Lisbon, Portugal
– Festival Fica na Cidade, Funchal, Portugal
– A Regueifa, Vigo, Spain
– Musicbox, Lisbon, Portugal

2016
– I International Festival of Mandolins in Madeira, Funchal, Portugal
– Popular Alvalade, Lisbon, Portugal
– Festival Rubrifolkum, Barcelona, Spain

2015
– Festival Origens, Oliveira do Hospital, Portugal
– Há Festa Na Aldeia, Alcácer do Sal, Portugal
– Estonia Electronic Folkmusic Festival, Viljandi, Estonia
– Teatro S.Luiz, Ciclo Exploratório de Música Tradicional, Lisbon, Portugal
– Casa das Caldeiras, Coimbra, Portugal
– Festival Rubrifolkum, Barcelona, Spain
– Salão Brazil, Coimbra, Portugal

2014
– Festival Burro i L’gueiteiro, Portugal

SELECTED PRESS REVIEWS:

“At the end, they were joined on stage by the magnificent cavaquinho player Luis Peixoto, whose treble trilling got the audience dancing” (Simon Broughton, Songlines)

SELECTED DISCOGRAPHY:

– “Assimétrico” (Luís Peixoto) (2017)
– “Da Terra” (Kalakan & Luis Peixoto) (2017)
– “Nome Próprio” (Ana Bacalhau) (2017)
– “Belo Manto” (José Peixoto & Sofia Vitória) (2017)
– “Proibido adivinhar” (Sebastião Antunes & Quadrilha) (2015)
– 
”Trim” (Trim) (2014)
– 
”Pop” (Luis Peixoto & Fernando Barroso) (2012)
– “Com Um Abraço” (
Sebastião Antunes & Quadrilha) (2012) 

– “Assembly Point” (Assembly Point) (2011)
– “Tíran” (
Anxo Lorenzo Band) (2011
)
– “Cá Dentro” (Sebastião Antunes) (2009)
– “Hemisférios” (
Dazkarieh) (2009
)
– “Sol” (Stockholm Lisboa Project) (2007
)
– “Incógnita Alquimia” (Dazkarieh) (2006)
– “No Palheiro…” (Grupo de Cordas SF AAC) (2001)

Collaborations:
– “Pura Lá” (Ray Preíland Band) (2017)
– 
”Está Dito” (Marafona) (2016)
– 
”Quiral” (Riobó) (2015)
– “Confuxon” (Anxo Lorenzo) (2015)
– “
Tradition 2.1” (Korrontzi) (2013)
– “Festa Major” (Els Laietans) (2013)
– “Amb Canya” (Riu) (2012) 

– “Em Casa” (Celina da Piedade) (2012)

– “Ai Portugal” (Stonebones & Bad Spaguetti) (2012
)
– “Este Dia Vale A Pena” (Galo Gordo) (2012)

– “Live in Ponte de Sor” (7 Luas Orquestra) (2012)
– “Fetén Fetén” (Fetén Fetén) (2011
)
– “Acrobata” (Fred Martins & Ugia Pedreira) (2011)
– “Tíran” (
Anxo Lorenzo) (2010
)
– “As vidas dos Outros” (Anaquim) (2010)
– 
”Senhor Galandum” (Galandum Galundaina) (2009
)
– “Poemas E Canções Para Todo O Ano” (Canta o Galo Gordo) (2009)
– “In Temporal” (Monte Lunai) (2009
)
– “Colecção Do Expresso” (Lendas de Portugal) (2007
)
– “Deixa que Aconteça” (Quadrilha) (2006
)
– “A Revolta dos Badalos” (UxuKahus) (2006)
– “A Côr da Vontade” (
Quadrilha) (2003)

SELECTED MUSIC:

SELECTED VIDEOS:

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[youtube]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b_jFEQF5Xy0[/youtube]

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[youtube]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H5ZwxvPP5Mo[/youtube]

[youtube]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GZlqLfttuss[/youtube]


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