|Birth name||Emmerson Oliveira Nogueira|
|Born||September 23, 1973|
|Origin||São João Nepomuceno, Minas Gerais, Brazil|
|Genres||Acoustic rock, Rock|
|Occupations||Solo singer, Producer|
|Instruments||Vocals, Acoustic guitar, Electric guitar, Bass guitar, Keyboards|
|Associated acts||Versão Acústica|
Emmerson Nogueira (born Emmerson Oliveira Nogueira on September 9, 1973) is a Brazilian guitarist and songwriter notable for releasing only cover albums, containing acoustic versions of several internationally famous English-speaking songs. He performs with his supporting band called Versão Acústica (Acoustic Version).
Emmerson was born in Belo Horizonte, Minas Gerais, to Luiz Carlos Nogueira and Bernardina de Oliveira, and soon moved to São João Nepomuceno, also in Minas Gerais. He has five siblings: Heloiza, Anderson, Renata, Juninho e Helena.
By the age of 14, he started to get interested in music when he performed Capoeira, by learning how to play the Berimbau. One year later, he began to play the acoustic and electric guitar, the keyboards and the bass, but specially the acoustic guitar.
As an evangelic, he performed on a local church and won many festivals of Gospel music. He soon moved to Juiz de Fora, without the approval of his family, who didn’t believe he could survive all by himself. Those were difficult times for him, but he couldn’t tell anything to his parents, otherwise his father would take him back to the family. He would play with friends in local pubs and restaurants for a living.
Back to São João Nepomuceno, he formed various bands like “The Kingsize Tailors and The Nicotinos”, “Led Zeppelin Cover”, “ The Wait ” and “Xadcaramelo” and continued to perform in pubs. He also made several partnerships with people like Ana Carolina, who invited him to perform in her Ana Carolina Convida (Ana Carolina Invites) show, where he was much acclaimed for his guitar playing. He also once partnered with his cousin Kiko Furtado, the Brazilian singer Cristiane Visentin and Leoni, ex-singer of Kid Abelha.
In 2000, one of his dreams came true, he presented his works to a worldwide renowned label and signed up with it (Sony Music). In the same year he released his first album, called Versão Acústica (Acoustic Version). The success was so great that he had to come back home (Brazil) to go on tour for the album. The album sold more than 100.000 copies in the fist six months, without any media exposure at all. The following album, Versão Acústica 2, released in November 2002, sold twice as fast as his first. The third Versão Acústica sold very well too. In 2004, he released an album containing only Beatles covers. In 2005, he released his fifth album, called “Miltons, Minas e Mais” in which he explored the sound of famous musicians from Minas Gerais, like Milton Nascimento.
To date, he has sold more than 1.700.000 copies.
- Versão Acústica – 2001 (2x Gold)
- Versão Acústica 2 – 2002 (Gold)
- Versão Acústica 3 – 2003 (Gold )
- Emmerson Nogueira Ao Vivo – 2003 (Gold, Platinum)
- Emmerson Nogueira - Beatles – 2004 (Gold )
- Miltons, Minas e Mais – 2005
- Emmerson Nogueira: Ao Vivo - 2008 (Gold, Platinum)
- Dreamer - 2008
- Versão Acústica 4 - 2009