Coimbra’s fantastic swampy garage blues genius.
Multi-instrumentalist, blues passionate, The Legendary Tigerman began a solo career in 2000. He is one of the leading artists of the new Portuguese scene, playing with the clich?s of rocker macho, fascinated by the 50?s aesthetics
Earlier this month, the video ( and albums second single) for ?Motorcycle Boy? was released with a ?Staff Pick? from Vevo and featured in an online RedBull campaign. ?Motorcycle Boy? will officially release as the album?s second single in the USA and UK on June, everywhere music is sold online. The video was shot by directors James F. Coton and Masato Riesser. Equal parts documentary and music video, ?Motorcycle Boy? offers a raw glimpse into the slowly vanishing culture of B_s_zoku ? the motorcycle gangs that once ruled the roads of Japan back in the 90?s.
Tigerman is all about roots, the essence of things, always keeping it real, gritty and true. From 2001 to 2006 he recorded three records that established him as one of Europe?s best kept secrets, playing festivals from Japan to Brazil.
In 2009 he released ?Femina?, a record about women with special guests like Asia Argento, Peaches, Lisa Kekaula, Becky Lee, Phoebe Killdeer, Cibelle, Maria de Medeiros. A year later the record was platinum in Portugal and one of the records of the year for newspapers and magazines such as Les Inrockuptibles, Rock & Folk, Telerama, El Pa?s, among many others. Sold-out shows, festivals, praise from the press. The secret was out.
In 2014, ?True? sees the daylight though the light is much darker, much more complex. It?s rock & roll but with orchestras and brass and drums with truth on every corner, shape or sound coming off from this outstanding record. In the words of Lindsay Hutton, ?True comprises the type of music that really has been known to save souls.? Touring extensively across Europe, Brazil, Mexico or China, The Legendary Tigerman took on the rock & roll ride full on, no more a one-man-band, now touring as an amazingly powerful trio with drums and baritone sax.