SONGLINES FADO SERIES

Marco Oliveira

The Pheasantry (Chelsea)

Marco Oliveira is a singer-songwriter with a unique voice and an instrumentalist who navigates between the universe of Fado, popular and urban music. The young artist started to sing in public at only 9 years old. One year later, he won the first Juvenile prize in 'Grande Noite de Fado' at Coliseu de Lisboa and in 2004 won it again in the Seniors Category, at Teatro São Luiz.

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In 2008 his first album 'Retrato' was released and since then he has collaborated in many international musical projects in Ghent, Brussels, Antwerp, Vilnius, Prague or New York.

Marco Oliveira’s second studio album, 'Amor é Água que Corre” can be heard as a conceptual work, in which music and words blend together to tell one simple love story, alike any other love story – with its moments of passion and jealousy, dazzling and despair, dreams and disappointments, crossroads and good-byes.

We can see it like a puzzle, where each original poem and song find its perfect fit with versions of some of the greatest traditional composers of Lisbon’s musical history, in a fully magical way.
Recorded at Namouche Studios by Joaquim Monte, in core partnership with Ricardo Parreira (music producer and Portuguese guitar) and João Penedo (Double Bass), 'Amor é Água que Corre' is presented as a singer-songwriter’s album, in which Marco Oliveira excels as a musician (Guitar), interpreter and composer.
Distinct and acclaimed figures of the Fado universe appear as special guests: António Rocha ('Disfarce'), José Elmiro Nunes (Guitar) and the outstanding Portuguese Guitar player Ricardo Rocha, who also composed the melodies for 'Fado da Madre de Deus'.
Other special appearances include Ciro Bertini (Piano), Otto Pereira (Violin), and Portuguese composer Tiago Derriça.

Above all, 'Amor é Água que Corre' is a genuinely urban record, infused with traditional Portuguese ambience and character, proving that the art of songwriting can be fresh and continually renewed.

Supported by The Portuguese Embassy in the UK