Luisa Sobral


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  • Carlos Miguel (Drums)
  • João Hasselberg (Upright Bass)
  • João Salcedo (Piano)
  • Luisa Sobral (Vocals)

With two albums already out, the composer, lyricist, performer and multi-instrumentalist Luísa Sobral is one of the biggest talents in Portuguese music. She has won critical and public acclaim, both in Portugal and abroad.

In 2011, Luísa Sobral brought out her first album, “The Cherry On My Cake”, which quickly went platinum. In this same year, she was nominated for 2 Golden Globes, in the Newcomer and Best Individual Performer categories. She has taken to the stage for many of the main festivals in Portugal and has sold out some of Portugal´s most iconic venues. Towards the end of 2011, she kicked off a promising international career by performing at the International Jazz Festival in Barcelona, at the Cartagena Jazz Festival and at the Sala Galileo Galilei, in Madrid.

In 2012, she appeared at the Union Chapel, in London, as support for Ute Lemper. She returned in November to support Melody Gardot at the Barbican Centre, as part of the London Jazz Festival. This show led to her going on tour with Melody Gardot, during which she performed in Berlin, Frankfurt, Cologne and Hamburg. She was invited to perform two songs on the iconic British programme "Later with... Jools Holand", a truly impressive feat. She was also invited to compose a tune for ZON´s 2012 Christmas campaign. She composed and sings the theme tune to the children´s series "O Bairro do Panda" on the Panda channel and one of her songs, "A Minha Estrela" was selected by the fadista Ana Moura for inclusion on her acclaimed album Desfado, which came out in late 2012.

This Portuguese artist´s second album came out at the beginning of 2013. “There’s a Flower in My Bedroom” shot straight up the charts and into the hearts of the public, who handed Luísa Sobral yet another gold record for her collection. On a national tour to promote the new album, the singer performed right across the country, at sold-out venues and to smitten audiences. Meanwhile, Luísa Sobral´s international star continued to rise with concerts at major venues and events in Spain, France, England, Scotland, Switzerland, Germany, Turkey, Israel, Morocco and China.