|Perdro Galveias - Loucura de um fado||
Tracks such as “Eu Quero” ["I want"] and “Uma Gota de Alegria” ["A drop of happiness"] suggest his compelling presence as live singer.
This is an excellent introduction to the fado as it is happening now in Lisbon — the kind of view that you normally have only by visiting there. For a sample of Pedro singing with some top-flight musicians.
He is worth seeking out if you ever visit Lisbon. He sings regularly at Os Ferreiras, and at various locations around the city (tough to predict exactly where).
Though still only in his 40s, he has been singing for more than 30 years — and the experience shows. He won the Grande Noite do Fado twice, first in the young people’s category (in 1986), then in the adult category.
Pedro Galveias is one of a group of very successful singers of this generation, including Jaime Dias, Luis Matos, Vítor Miranda, Ricardo Ribeiro and Miguel Ramos. All of them were deeply influenced by the great Fernando Maurício, particularly in their ability to communicate directly with their audience.