The Legendary Tigerman

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Paulo Furtado,[1] known by his stage name The Legendary Tigerman , is a Portuguese musician. Furtado played in various Portuguese bands such as Tédio Boys and Wraygunn. As The Legendary Tigerman, he started playing blues music in a one-man band style, accompanying his singing with guitar, harmonica and drums alone on stage. The band is now a 4 piece, fat drums by Sega, big horns by Cabrita and low bass by Pisco, and Paulo "Tigerman" Furtado on vocals and guitar. Furtado is also the lead vocalist and primary songwriter of the rock band WrayGunn and formerly played in the rockabilly group Tédio Boys.

Biography[edit]

Furtado was born in Portuguese Mozambique, where he lived until he was one year old.[2] He then moved to Coimbra, Portugal with his parents. Later, he enrolled at Lisbon University to study Human Movement Science but dropped out after three days, considering the studies pointless. He then focused a lot on surfing, becoming a local body board hero.

Furtado's musical career began in the late 1980s as the lead guitarist and songwriter in the Portuguese psychobilly band Tédio Boys. The group released three albums during the 1990s and embarked on a U.S. tour. In 1999, after leaving Tédio Boys, Furtado founded the Coimbra-based blues rock outfit WrayGunn, in which he plays lead guitar and sings alongside Raquel Ralha. The band has released five albums.[3]

During this period, Furtado began a solo career as The Legendary Tigerman. He released his first album, Naked Blues, on the Subotnick Enterprises label in 2001. While working with Subotnick Enterprises, he released the follow-up, Fuck Christmas, I Got the Blues (2003) and the remix compilation In Cold Blood (2004). Switching to Rastilho Records, he produced Masquerade in 2006, which won him critical acclaim. In 2009 he joined Jarvis Cocker on a successful tour. Following this, he switched to EMI to produce his fifth solo album, Femina, which featured collaborations with female singers and became one of the top 5 albums on the Portuguese charts.[3]

In 2009 he released FEMINA, a record about women, with special guests such as Asia Argento, Peaches, Lisa Kekaula, Becky Lee, Phoebe Killdeer, Cibelle, Maria de Medeiros.

A year later the record went Platinum in Portugal and won Record of the Year for newspapers and magazines like Les Inrockuptibles, Rock & Folk, Telerama, El Pais, among many others.

Discography[edit]

He has released 6 albums:

References[edit]

  1. ^ "MUNSTER RECORDS -". www.munster-records.com. Archived from the original on 2011-07-31. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  2. ^ "Paulo Furtado – Life&Style". Retrieved 9 August 2011. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  3. ^ a b "The Legendary Tigerman - Biography & History - AllMusic". AllMusic.