Dead Combo

Galeria Zé dos Bois

Formed in 2003 by an invitation of Henrique Amaro from Antena 3 radio, to record the track “Paredes Ambience” included in the homage CD to the genius of the Portuguese guitar Carlos Paredes,“Movimentos Perpétuos – Música para Carlos Paredes” Dead Combo are Pedro Gonçalves and Tó Trips. They incarnate two characters that could have come from a comics book: an undertaker and a gangster. Their albums released have been critically acclaimed in Portugal and abroad, having had their first “Vol. 1” included in Charlie Gillet’s list of best world albums in 2005; “Lusitânia Playboys” was awarded “the record of the decade” in 2008 and all of their albums were awarded records of the year by several important publications in Portugal. Dead Combo featured in the Lisbon episode of “No Reservations” by Anthony Bourdain. Their music was the soundtrack for the whole episode. In subsequence, three of the albums reached the top 10 on the north-american iTunes charts for several weeks. “Lisboa Mulata”, released in 2011, was nominated for the Golden Globe for Best Album’s Group. This record was complemented by the work of the american guitarist Marc Ribot. In 2012 the band released their albums in France. They were invited to perform at Cannes Film Festival at David Cronenberg film premier. They also performed in MAMA Event, a specialized Trade Music Fair which gave them the opportunity to perform in French Festivals, theaters and clubs on the following years.

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