The Opening Act for The Sisters of Mercy concert

On 3 August, at the concert venue Palladium Riga, the legendary gothic rock band The Sisters of Mercy will have their concert. Performing as the opening act will be the portguese blues band Budda Power Blues.

Budda Power blues were born in 2004 with the goal of being a laboratory band, where the three musicians - Budda (vocal and guitar), Nico (drums) and Pedro Ferreiram (bass) - could adventure into the improvisation world without any commercial compromises. But soon the band took off and got bigger than any of its members ever imagined. They recorded the first record in 2005, in Ferro, Covilhā, naming it “Wanted”. In 2008 they release their 2nd record “Busted”. At this time the band starts to get known for their twisted covers and their power improvisation and long jams, being able to be simultaneously musical and entertaining.

Elected as The best Portuguese band, Budda Power Blues play a raw powerful Blues inspired Rock at the image of the bands of the 70's. Raw energy, jamming and a lot of interaction with the audience are some of the features of a Budda Power Blues show. Budda is a wizard with the guitar, and a delight to watch and hear, making us remember Jimi Hendrix, ZZTop and Led Zeppelin at the same time.

In 2013 Budda Power Blues releases their 4th record, and the first only with Budda’s original songs and lyrics. “One in a Million” was acclaimed by critics and fans as the band’s best record, and it took Budda Power Blues to a next level. They played in all of the Portuguese blues festivals again, and have been considered by critics as the best Portuguese blues band, and Budda as the best bluesman in Portugal.

Besides playing their own act, Budda power Blues were chosen by Shirley King (BB King’s daughter) to be her band in Europe. 2013 also marks the first international act for the band. 2014 is another great mark in the band’s career while they release a video version of an iconic Carlos Paredes song: Verdes Anos. In 2015 Budda Power Blues release the 5th record and celebrate their 10th anniversary with an incredible sold out show at Theatro Circo Braga. 2016 started with the band working on a new record with the amazing Portuguese Jazz Singer Maria João, to be released in October. Budda Power Blues were also selected to represent Portugal for the first time in the European Blues Challenge in Torrita di Sienna – Italy in April 2016.

Budda Power Blues will perform at Palladium Riga on 3 August as the opening act for The Sisters of Mercy. The band will also perform on 6 August at Kuldīga Live Fest’16 festival in Kuldīga, Latvia.

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