Emmerson Nogueira

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Emmerson Nogueira
Emmerson Nogueira (2006).jpg
Emmerson Nogueira in Porto Alegre in 2006
Background information
Birth name Emmerson Oliveira Nogueira
Born (1973-09-23) September 23, 1973 (age 44)
Origin São João Nepomuceno, Minas Gerais, Brazil
Genres Acoustic rock, Rock
Occupation(s) Solo singer, Producer
Instruments Vocals, Acoustic guitar, Electric guitar, Bass guitar, Keyboards
Years active 2000—present
Associated acts Versão Acústica
Website Official site

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.

He first got involved with music by the age of 14.[1] By that time, he also developed an interest for drawing, but soon quit it to devote to music.[1]

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 Sony Music and was subsequently signed with them. In the same year he released his first album, called Versão Acústica (Acoustic Version). The success was so great that he had to return home to Brazil to go on tour for the album. The album sold more than 100,000 copies in the first 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.


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  1. ^ a b Miguel, Juan (28 July 2014). "Cantor Emmerson Nogueira revela detalhes de sua carreira e diz que já tentou ser desenhista". Diário 24 Horas. Retrieved 6 September 2014. 
  2. ^ a b c d e f "Certificados" (in Portuguese). ABPD. Retrieved 2009-10-08. 

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