Alexander Search (band)

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Alexander Search
OriginLisbon, Portugal
Years active2016–present
LabelsSony Music[1]
Associated actsSalvador Sobral

Alexander Search is an English language Portuguese indie pop / indie rock band,[2] formed in Lisbon, Portugal, by pianist Júlio Resende and singer Salvador Sobral[3] in late-2016.

"Alexander Search" was one of the many heteronyms used by 20th Century Portuguese author Fernando Pessoa. Search, a literary persona/pseudonym created by the author during his teenage years, wrote mainly in English (Pessoa would later switch to writing exclusively in his native Portuguese language).

The band pays tribute to the work of Fernando Pessoa by adopting his pseudonym's name and playing original indie pop/rock songs built around his poetry. Also in the same spirit, each of the band's members adopted pseudonyms.[4]

Alexander Search's self-titled debut album was released in June 2017, peaking at number 3 in the Portuguese charts.[5]


Salvador Sobral, "Benjamin Cymbra" – Vocals (2016–2020)
Júlio Resende, "Augustus Search" – Keyboards, Piano (2016–present)
Daniel Neto, "Marvel K." – Electric Guitar (2016–present)
André Nascimento, "Sgt. William Byng" – Electronics, Keyboards (2016–present)
Joel Silva, "Mr. Tagus" – Drums, Percussions (2016–present)


Studio albums[edit]

Title Details Peak chart positions
Alexander Search
  • Released: 30 June 2017 [6]
  • Label: Sony Music
  • Formats: Digital download, streaming, CD


  1. ^ "Alexander Search – CD". Fnac. Retrieved 19 July 2018. Editor – Sony
  2. ^ MadreMedia, Lusa (1 July 2017). "Como Fernando Pessoa inspirou Alexander Search, a banda de rock de Júlio Resende e Salvador Sobral". Retrieved 19 July 2018.
  3. ^ "Alexander Search – CD". Retrieved 19 July 2018. Compositor – Júlio Resende / Intérprete – Salvador Sobral
  4. ^ "Quem foi Alexander Search – o novo "heterónimo" de Salvador?". Retrieved 19 July 2018.
  5. ^ a b "Alexander Search – Alexander Search (Album)". Hung Medien. 10 June 2017. Retrieved 19 July 2018. Peak: 3 (2 weeks)
  6. ^ "Alexander Search – Alexander Search". Retrieved 19 July 2018.

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