My name is Gonçalo Malafaya Almeida, I was born in Porto, Portugal and I am 24 years old. I am a London-based singer/songwriter and a guitar player as well as a music teacher.
I did a Jazz and Modern Music Degree (Guitar) at The Lisbon Lusíada University between 2012 and 2015. After that I moved to London to do a Masters in Songwriting at The ICMP (Institute of Contemporary Music Performance) between 2016 and 2017, where I stayed as a teacher afterwards.
I have worked as a music teacher both in Portugal and the United Kingdom approaching several areas such as Guitar, Songwriting, Music Theory and Ear Training. As a performer started playing live often at the age of 15 years. When I was 18 years I was the guitar player for a major music project in Portugal, Kika. Currently, I am a performing musician both of covers and original projects.
My personal solo project resonates the ‘songwriter style’ of John Mayer, James Bay and Jack Johnson, where I sing and also play the guitar, balancing both aesthetics in a very unique sound. I got interested in writing my own original material because I was already very used to playing covers and re-imagining them for guitar and voice. Being fascinated with it, I started trying that for myself at the age of 19.
To be an internationally recognized recording artist. Tour the world. Write music that inspires and touches people and, above all, be widely respected as a musician and an artist.
A bunch of Motherfolkers!
[email protected] +44 7391 175725