WHO ARE BUDDA POWER BLUES
Budda Power blues were born in 2004 with the goal of being a laboratory band, where the three musicians could adventure into the improvisation world without any commercial compromises.
But soon the band took off and got bigger than any of its members ever imagined. They recorded the first record in 2005, in Ferro, Covilhā, naming it “Wanted”. It includes 3 of Budda’s own creations and several covers. This record sold out pretty soon, and in 2008 they release their 2nd record“Busted”, at Gaia Blues Festival, where they performed alongside Shemekia Copeland and Sherman Robertson.
This 2nd album features 3 of Budda’s original songs and 10 other very personal twisted versions of some classics. At this time the band starts to get known for their twisted covers and their power improvisation and long jams, being able to be simultaneously musical and entertaining.
Born in 1981 at Porto Portugal, Nico started to ramble on with his mother’s guitar at his early 14. After 1 year of few development he passed on to learning the drums and then drifted to latin percussion with his first congas. He dedicated 8 years to percussion played and recording with Big Fat Mamma but it was only in 2004 that he reconnected with the drum kit.
The passion for drums grew more and more each year so that Nico created his own custom drums brand: Catdrums, in late 2011.
Born in 1977 in Porto, started playing bass at the age of 16.
Soon he got interested in all kinds of music and started learning all kinds of musical genres. That led to his freelance career playing everything from Rock to Jazz with dozen of bands along the past 20 years.
After playing several times with Budda and Nico, he was invited to join the band in 2015.