ANA DEUS, NICOLAS TRICOT
Bruta [Rough] is a project of songs based on poems by several authors.
The first album was published on November 2015 by Mia Soave. It focused on poets who went mad or committed suicide. Stela do Patrocínio, Mário de Sá Carneiro, Sylvia Plath, António Gancho and Ângelo de Lima were among them. In 2016/17, the duo comprising Ana Deus (voice) and multi-instrumentalist Nicolas Tricot started adding to their performances songs with poems by authors from the places where they played. Those included Manuel Laranjeira (Espinho), Antero de Quental (Ponta Delgada), Júlio Dinis (Ovar), Augusto Gil (Guarda), Miguel Torga (Vila Real), Luís Miguel Nava (Viseu) Bocage (Setúbal), Camilo Pessanha (Coimbra) and Luís Vaz de Camões (Lisbon).
Ana Deus was born in Santarém, in 1963, and has lived in Porto since 1981. She was the pop band Bans lead singer from 1988 to1992. In 1993 she formed Três Tristes Tigres and in 2010 the project Osso Vaidoso, both with Alexandre Soares. 2015 is the year of Bruta, a duet with Nicolas Tricot about outcast poets. In 2017, she creates the project Ruído Vário, Canções com Pessoa with Luca Argel. She writes songs for theatre and cinema.
Nicolas Tricot was born in 1970, in the south of France. The son of a musician, he explored several musical instruments since childhood. At the age of 8 he joins the Conservatory of Montpellier, studying transverse flute. Hes been playing the drums in alternative rock bands since he was 12. In1996, in the scope of a cultural exchange programme between Portugal, Italy, Greece and Germany, he meets the members of Ornatos Violeta as they were starting. In2000, he settles in Portugal, and hes been working with several Portuguese musicians until now. He recorded three albums with Nuno Prata. He participated in two previous projects by Manel Cruz, Foge Foge Bandido and Estação de Serviço, and he is part of the current one, Extensão de Serviço, and will continue to be in 2018. He also wrote for theatre and cinema.