Ricardo by Vera2016 couldn’t have started with a better beat. It’s with great pleasure that Jeff welcomes Ricardo Martins to its talent section. Ricardo first came on the scene as the drummer behind Adorno, Lobster, Cangarra and many of Portugal’s other finest bands. Winning hearts and minds, he has become one of the busiest and most respected drummers in the Portuguese music scene; currently he is the driving force behind three-piece post-punk outfit Papaya, while also working on side projects with frequent collaborators Jiboia and Filho da mãe.

Luckily for us, Ricardo still found time to team up with Jeff for his eagerly anticipated first solo project. For an entire year, Jeff will release one song by Ricardo each month, leading up to a full length album to be released in 2017. Next week we kick off with track number one — be prepared to take notes, as drums never sounded this good.

Once a month, you’ll hear it here first.

Photo by Vera Marmelo (v-miopia.blogspot.pt)