BIGODES BAND (2001)
Escaped from a Fellini film, Luigi, il principe; Aurelio, il diplomatico; Rini, l'Olandese trepidante; and Antonio, il piccolo capo, have for many years transported us to the universe of Nino Rota’s music for Federico Fellini’s movies. Either as a walking fanfare or stage band, they played everywhere, between 2001 and 2006: from the Torres Vedras Agricultural Fair to Teatro São Luiz in Lisbon, or the Montagne Magique theatre, in Brussels. After a long hiatus they returned in 2012, where they performed, among others, at the Big Bang Festival.
They had perilous acts, they sang and they argued — a lot, they danced the samba, they got emotional! Humour, nostalgia and tons of swing: it was a unique band, capable of making cobbles cry or bring a dead person back to life.
Artistic direction, drums António-Pedro
Clarinet, saxophone Luís Bastos
Bombardino Aurélio Alegria
Accordion Rini Luyks
Produced by Colectivo Sopa Produções
Reprise production Caótica
Bigodes Band debuted in July 2011, in a street show in Quarteira, followed by Centro Cultural de Belém, that same year.