Artists 2013

Yes, it happens again. Bringing together a great bunch of international musicians that will spread the good vibes around Arrifana for one night.

With edition #9, the Arrifana Sunset Fest Team secured the appearance of returning bands and also welcomes entertainers performing at the festival for the first time.
However, we hope you will enjoy the music, vibes, sunset and most of all....the great party we are about to start.

See you on the 28th

Your Arrifana Sunset Fest Team

KID SELECTA

Dj Kid Selecta, também conhecido por John John, começou a rodar os primeiros discos de vinyl na onda do Reggae, em 2001. Aprendeu com os primeiros Dj's ou Selectas de Portugal, e chamavam-lhe o "Kid". Daí o nome artístico Kid Selecta, o puto que seleccionava boa música.

A partir de 1999, como guitarrista, fez parte de uma banda de punk rock em Português, os SK6 (www.myspace.com/SK6). Neste projecto, foram gravados dois álbuns e dados vários concertos ao vivo em todo o país, e até em Espanha. Na sua juventude, foi ainda baixista de uma banda de hard core e vocalista de uma banda de covers punk rock que deu vários concertos em escolas secundárias e no Rookie, discoteca no Bairro Alto, muito conhecida nessa altura em Lisboa.

KID SELECTA website

Off The Lip

Off The Lip, a local Aljezur Band that came to fame after their appearance in national TV during the summer of 2012

Decided to form a band after a few jam sessions, we realized that apart from having fun we could get somewhere with our music.

Singer/Songwriter and Guitarrist Jack Golds, originally from Barnstaple, Devon, UK left his homeland with his family at a young age to travel Europe until finally settling in Portugal. After growing up in an inspiring environment he began writing and recording in 2011. Since then has embraced every opportunity to have fun, from surfing, spearfishing and lifeguarding on the local beaches to playing with the unique selection of musicians that pass his way.

Percussionist/Composer Marcelo Oliveira, grew up in Aljezur’s beautiful countryside, experiencing the local laidback lifestyle firsthand. Started studying music at the age of 11, aiming evermore towards classical percussion, since then has played for Aljezur and Lagos Philharmonic Band, percussion ensembles and various orchestras. Began composing after leaving Music College and since then has been making a living with his hands.

Born in West London, Ricky played in a number of bands before starting his own architectural joinery business, working as a roadie and lighting technician in the evenings and on weekends. On moving to the western Algarve in 2008, Ricky was approached to play for local bands and enjoyed the vibrant music scene. He picked up the bass after originally helping Off The Lip in a technical capacity.

In short we are a band from Aljezur that plays original songs which are influenced by surf, sun and good times spent with friends and family.
“Living the Life we Love creating and playing music.”

Off The Lip website

TAPEJUNk

TAPEJUNk é o mais recente projecto de originais do músico João Correia, mais conhecido por ser o vocalista dos Julie and The CarJackers e por tocar em diversos projectos como baterista (Frankie Chavez, Márcia, Groove Quartet).

O Projecto é a mais honesta expressão artística e lírica de João Correia, as letras são directas e bastante pessoais e criam uma empatia imediata com o ouvinte. A busca do caminho certo, os desvios e atalhos que a vida nos oferece fazem parte da temática explorada.

As melodias são de inspiração folk/outlaw country e onde se notam influências de temas pop do universo de bandas como Pavement, Cake ou Frank Black.

Para a gravação do disco e espectáculos ao vivo, João Correia conta com Nuno Lucas no baixo (Julie and The CarJackers, Kalú ) e com António V. Dias na bateria (Julie and The CarJackers, Baga + Les Big Macs)

O álbum de estreia foi gravado por Nelson Carvalho nos estúdios da Valentim de Carvalho e tem o lançamento marcado para Abril de 2013, pela Optimus Discos.

TAPEKUNk on Facebook

Samuel J

His sound reflects a strong belief in the unifying power of music. Inspired by the people and cultures of his travels around the globe, his incredible love and respect for nature shines through in his work.

Samuel J is a vocalist, composer and producer. Sam fuses together his strong acoustic abilities with his own hip hop/downbeat production, to which he adds his warm vocals and emceeing. This unique deep and conscious sound has already gained him a strong reputation from a growing fan base around the world.

Over the past few years Samuel has toured and opened for the likes of Ben Harper, Jack Johnson, Zero 7, Alice Russell, Jurassic 5 and Marcelo D2.

As a live vocal he has performed with clubs and Djs across the world including performances with Massive Attack, Giles Peterson, Fat Boy Slim, - BR - Leilah Moreno, DJ King, Zegon, Jason Salles and held residencies at at Ministry of Sound, Fabric Live, El de Vino, Cafe de la Musique, Kiss & Fly, D Edge and Confraria das Artes.

His latest album Colourful Vibration is playing on radio stations in Brazil, Australia, Canada, Japan, New Zealand and the UK.

In 2012 Samuel was invited to perform at both the Olympic and Paraolympic Games.

Past performance's on the Uk festival circuit have included Glastonbury, Secret Garden, The Greenman, Shambhala, Ocean Fest, Masked Ball, The Big Chill and performances with Chai Wallah's.

Samuel has built up a strong following in Brazil where he has spent most of the last 5 years.

Samuel J website

Rosemary Baby

Os Rosemary Baby nasceram em 2012, fruto da inspiração que veio de África, mais propriamente da Ilha do Príncipe em São Tomé, onde compuseram as primeiras canções. Canções escritas por Bruno Rosmaninho, que passaram da guitarra em casa para o estúdio ainda em 2012, com a participação na compilação dos Novos Talentos Fnac, e para os concertos ao vivo com a estreia a acontecer no Teatro do Bairro em Novembro. Dos Rosemary Baby fazem parte Bruno Rosmaninho na voz e guitarra, sendo este o seu primeiro trabalho musical, Afonso Lagarto dos Brass Wires Orquestra na guitarra, David Neto dos QUAISS KITIR e B!rd no Baixo, João Correia dos Julie&Carjackers na Bateria, Claudia Manuel Silva no piano e acordeão e Inês Pinto Leite nos back vocals.
Coisas da vida, coisas do coração, alegrias e tristezas do dia a dia são as letras, em inglês simples, fáceis de ouvir e sem pretensões.
A música tem como influência o Rock & Roll, mas transforma-se de canção em canção numa coisa diferente como o Folk e o Dream-Pop, como já ousaram chamar-lhe.

Rosemary Baby website

Frankie Chavez

Frankie Chavez is one of the most promising talents of the new Portuguese music; he has been referred to as the latest Blues revelation of southern Europe. His music combines a diverse array of sounds resulting in a Blues/Folk composed by clean sounds and others more raw and psychedelic.

Although one can identify many different musical influences (Robert Johnson, Jimi Hendrix, Kelly Joe Phelps, Ry Cooder) it is difficult to find one single word to define his music. This sets him with a unique and distinctive style.

A multi-instrumentalist, Frankie Chavez uses several guitars, with different tunings, personalized drums and a wide number of effect pedals. When he overlaps different guitar layers with a loop station, he creates a rich and aggressive sonority, where nothing is left out of place. Through his warm tone and strikingly intimate lyrics he creates a deep closeness with the listeners.

Frankie Chavez website

TobyOne

DJ. MASHUP ARTIST & SURFER based in Portugal.

Co-founder of FUNKROYALE soundsystem and co-owner of PINCHO SOCIAL CLUB events.

His diversity and party ethics have taken him around the world. A party DJ in the classic sense of mashup and unique mixing techniques. A testimony to the eclectic stages he´s been on.

" Really good at making mixtapes for my 4 year old, as a warm-up DJ for THE PRODIGY and pretty much everything else in the middle."

TobyOne on Soundcloud.com

Powpow Movement

It was in the mid Eighties when Ingo & Backra first got in touch with dancehallmusic through a friend who brought some soundsystem cassettes with him from Jamaica, after they had already been listening to Bob Marley, Peter Tosh and others. They were both fascinated by this raw style of music coming from this small island far away in the caribbean Sea, and became very interested in Jamaican culture. In 1992 Reggaemusic was hard to find in Germany, so they decided to promote Dancehallmusic in their hometown Cologne. They first started to build up their own system and named it "Pow Pow" (after two gunshots, wich marked a salute in dancehalls in Jamaica). In the same year they travelled to Jamaica (together with crewmember and artist Gentleman) to find out more about the music they adore so much. Staying in Mobay first, they got introduced to a veteran sound named "King-a-tone", wich was a popular set in the early days in Jamaica. One day, the veterans decided to show the "whities" how dancehall used to be and how it started. The veterans got their old set out, and played very rare foundation stuff. It was a unforgetable night for the Germans. On the same trip Gentleman had his first appearance on stage, entering a talentshow in Mobay (Glen Devon), and he mashed the place together with German singer Chicken George. Before they got back to Germany the first dubplate specials were voiced, and the enthusiasm was big and the roots were set to become a soundsystem of bigger size, and take the music further in their own country.

Powpow Movement on Facebook

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