Rui Veloso

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Rui Veloso
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Rui Veloso singing in 2006 in Porto.
Background information
Born (1957-07-30) 30 July 1957 (age 59)
Origin Porto, Portugal
Genres Rock, Blues, Pop/Rock
Instruments guitar, piano, harmonica
Years active 1980–present
Website Official Site

Rui Manuel Gaudêncio Veloso, commonly known as Rui Veloso, CavIH (born 30 July 1957, in Lisbon), is a Portuguese rock and blues singer and musician. Although he was born in Lisbon, his family moved to the northern city of Porto when he was just three months old. This composer and interpreter had a great impact on the Portuguese music scene with the record, Ar de Rock (April 1980), which influences were Eric Clapton and B.B.King. This album is considered a landmark of Rock music in Portugal, and the one that started the boom of Rock music in Portugal in the 1980s.

Songs such as Chico Fininho and A Rapariguinha do Shopping became instant classics when the album was released in 1980. His lyrics, normally written by Carlos Tê, are strongly influenced by the Porto culture. An unconditional lover of the blues, he has played with B.B. King several times. He became one of the most productive and renowned Portuguese musicians, as his discography clearly shows today.


Studio albums[edit]

  • 1980 - Ar de Rock
  • 1982 - Fora de Moda
  • 1983 - Guardador de Margens
  • 1986 - Rui Veloso
  • 1990 - Mingos & Os Samurais
  • 1991 - Auto da Pimenta
  • 1995 - Lado Lunar
  • 1998 - Avenidas
  • 2005 - A Espuma das Canções (bonus DVD)
  • 2012 - Rui Veloso e amigos

Compilation albums[edit]

  • 2000 - O Melhor de Rui Veloso (double album)
  • 2000 - Ar de Rock Tributo 20 Anos Depois

Live albums[edit]

  • 1988 - Ao Vivo
  • 2003 - O Concerto Acústico
  • 2009 - Ao Vivo no Pavilhão Atlântico

DVD and Blu-ray videos[edit]

  • 2003 - O Concerto Acústico
  • 2009 - Ao Vivo no Pavilhão Atlântico

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