This guitar man and legendary wild guy was born Paulo Furtado in 1970 in Portuguese Mozambique. He’s always been a natural leader and in 1989 in Coimbra he founded the psychobilly, postpunk Tedio Boys, which went on to tour the U.S. Moving on down the line, he followed with the soulrock group Wraygunn (perhaps honoring our all-time fave, Link Wray) and in 2001, he went solo with «Naked Blues», henceforth calling himself The Legendary Tigerman. «Fuck Christmas, I Got the Blues» (2003) was his ode to that particular holiday and with «Femina»(2009), which featured hot female guest voices like Asia Argento, Peaches, Maria de Medeiros, Rita Redshoes (notice the actresses here), he was well on his way to notoriety and finally obliterated the confinement of national borders. Back home again, his very current album «True» (2014) soared to No1 in Portugal, and speedy like a rocket at that.
His live performances emphasize his eccentric showmanship (what’s with that one eyelash, Tigerman?) and his music highlights an archaic and electric blues, punctuated with sporadic electronic confetti. Live, he has teamed up with drummer Paulo Segadaes and on occasion with sax man Joao Cabrita.The Legendary Tigerman. He delights with the kind of mad guitar work that’s got sharp teeth in it.