About Nei Lisboa
Keeping a low profile since the early 80's, when he caused sensation in his home town (Porto Alegre, Rio Grande do Sul) with his iconoclastic show and debut album Pra Viajar no Cosmos Não Precisa Gasolina, Nei Lisboa despised the attraction of Brazil's central artistic billboards represented by the cities of Rio de Janeiro and São Paulo, continuing to live his own way in the same Porto Alegre. Even having lived in São Paulo and the U.S. and done shows in the so-called university circuit in the late 70's, Lisboa is virtually unknown in the rest of the country. On the other hand, he is celebrated in his state and by a handful of other fans throughout the country as the innovative composer of anthological albums like Pra Viajar no Cosmos Não Precisa Gasolina, Hein!? and Carecas da Jamaica. Touring only the South region to promote his records, he had a grateful surprise with the good reception got by Hi-Fi, an acoustic album recorded live at the São Pedro theater (Porto Alegre), backed only by Paulinho Supekóvia's guitar. In the repertory, no originals, only a panel of his underground and eclectic influences like "Everybody's Talking" (Fred Neil), "Bennie & The Jets" (Elton John), "I'm Having a Gay Time" (Alberta Hunter) and others. In 2000 Lisboa launched in France his book Um Morto Pula a Janela and realized the show Tudo de Novo Um Tanto Talvez pela Próxima Vez in Paris, at the University of Saint Denis.