How did you get
I use to sing alot just for fun
and a friend (my guitar player
from the Boppin Boozers) told me
I had a good voice and i could
try something, so I did! We
practice for 2 months for our
first gig! but i never thought it
could become more serious. Then a
month later we were at hemsby and
I try the talent show, well, i
didnt win hehehehe but Henk (from
Amsterdam ) was in charge of
gigs at the Cruise Inn ask me if
we wanted to play there!3 months
later we were in our first tour
you grow up in a musical family ?
My father played guitar for Fado
( tradicional portuguese music)
and Mon use to sing also in a
traditional portuguese band!Dad
try to make me learn piano but my
teacher was an old crazy man,
only lasted 3 months!
you remember the first record you
bought and/or the one that made
you think "Woahhh, thats
what I want to do !"
well i decided to sing when i was
already 20, so i had the records
and i knew the music, but the one
that made me feel that way i must
say Patsy Cline!
are your influences as a singer
and a songwriter ?
i wish i could have the voice of
Patsy Cline, i keep talking about
her because it was the first
female voice that really
impressed me! maybe she is an
influence but theres so many good
voices. its hard to say where my
influences come when you hear so
many things. For a songwriter,
hahaha, well, i wrote a few songs
that i didnt had the nerves to
play in a show! maybe one of this
about your band, where do they
come from, were they in other
bands before ?
Well, the Boppin Boozers were all
very good portuguese friends. The
guitar player and the drummer use
to have bands in Portugal. Nuno (my
best friend in the world) use to
play upright bass with the
you remember the first show you
Sure I do! hahaha: I was so
nervous. It was in Porto,
Portugal! All my friends were
there, waiting to see if i was
any good. its was packed. it went
pretty well, everybody enjoy it.
Off the record: I end up the
night fighting with a guy that
stolled my beer!hahahaha
it change something being a woman
on the rockabilly scene, is it
At start it was kinda easy to get
shows, cause i was a little
portuguese girl and people were
curious i think. people always
told me i had a good voice, bla
bla... but at the same time it
was hard to be taking serious.
maybe because i wasent very
you think that things change,
that we see more and more
rockabilly women (Marti Brom,
Josie Kreuzer, Kim Lenz, Cari Lee
than 15 years ago ?
Sure, when i first started there
were a few girls singing! now you
have bands all over with girls
singing and doin wonderfull
things. They are proving that
women can rock!! I'm just piss at
my self that i stop singing for 2
years. Now i have to start all
your albums,how many are they?
The Boppin Boozers and me
recorded 2 albums: the first one
in Portugal Boppin like a
chicken and the second was
recorded at Tail Records Honky
they done live in studio?
Yep, old fashion way!
is the most memorable gigs you
played and/or went to ?
Ho gosh, so many! That i played:
most recently : Green Bay (april
2005), it was our first time in
US and people loved the show, i
felt good about it cause it was
my first gig after a year. when i
left the stage i had that thing
in me telling me i couldnt stop!
Also because it was the last show
with the Boppin Boozers! Then a
few shows in Portugal, where you
get to see all your friends
together. it was like a huge
private party! The ones i saw:
well i saw a few, but the one
that comes to my mind is the last
time i saw Ronnie Dawson at the
rockabilly rave. everybody knew
he was dying so it was a very
can we expect a new release?
Hahaha, dont know! I've got some
projects and propositions but
nothing serious for the moment!lets
wait and see!
last word ?
Like the Boppin Boozers always
used to say: "If you
wanna find the band search for
the nearest bar."