The Municipality of Almada is celebrating 50 years and it couldn’t have been a better show than bringing together in a concert two bands from Almada, Pedro e os Lobos and UHF, the mythical band that celebrates 45 years of Rock, on one of the most emblematic stages in the country, in Incredible Almadense.
The first part was in charge of Pedro e os Lobos, who took to the Incrível stage to present their new album Entre Estações, in this free-entry concert, but for which it was necessary to pick up a ticket at the Romeu Correia Forum, the fans sold out the room in an hour.
Pedro Galhoz is the founder, with an indie rock sound, Pedro e os Lobos is a band that revolves around Pedro, the author of the songs, Nelson Correia and Rui Freire are the musicians who accompany him on stage, they had very warm welcome in Almada. warm, but of course the Kings of this Night would be the UHF.
45 years of songs you won’t forget
UHF Portuguese rock band formed in 1978 in Costa de Caparica, Almada, Portugal. They are considered pioneers of Portuguese rock and are known for their energetic live performances and catchy melodies. The band’s name is a reference to the UHF radio band, which they chose because it was a symbol of modernity and innovation at the time.
UHF recorded their first album in 1979, the EP Jorge Morreu, with songs such as “Brincar no Fogo”, “Menina Estás à Janela” and “Foge Comigo Maria”, they released their debut album, À Flor da Pele, in 1981. The album was a critical and commercial success and helped establish the band as a major force in Portuguese rock.
They followed with a series of successful albums in the 1980s, such as Persona Non Grata (1982), Estou de Passagem (1982), Ares e Bares de Fronteira (1983) or Noites Negras de Azul (1988), always continuing to edit original albums constantly until 2013, A Minha Geração.
His latest work Novas Canções De Bem Dizer (2023), released on October 27th, contains 11 songs, of which the singles “(Hey! Hey) Bora Lá”, “A Primeira Noite Sem Ti”, “Eu Vou Ao Norte” and “O Indigente”, a band that over the years has seen many musicians come and go, with only one of the founders remaining, vocalist António Manuel Ribeiro.
UHF’s music is a mix of rock, pop and traditional Portuguese music, but they have also ventured into jazz, funk and electronic music and continue to be a great influence on Portuguese rock music, and one of the most important bands in history of rock. Portuguese and its music has helped shape the sound of Portuguese music for generations. With extensive tours throughout Portugal and Europe, having also performed in the United States and Canada.
The current lineup was on stage, António Manuel Ribeiro, on vocals and guitar, António Côrte-Real, on guitar, Nuno Correia, on bass and Ivan Cristiano on drums, and in the company of a public fan and connoisseur of UHF themes, they sang and danced in start to finish, but of course in “Rua dos Carmo” and “Cavalos de Corrida”, Incrível almost collapsed
This was the band’s 6th concert at Incrível Almadense, the 55th in the city of Almada, and the 98th in the municipality, exactly 45 years after their first concert on November 18, 1978, at Brown’s nightclub, in Lisbon, in which the first part was in charge of Aqui d’el-Rock.
A fantastic concert, in an emblematic room, that will remain in the memory of everyone who managed to get a seat to see it, many more would have loved to be present for sure.
- (Hey! Hey) Bora Lá
- Jorge Morreu
- Rapaz Caleidoscópio
- A minha Geração
- Estou de Passagem
- Os Putos vieram divertir-se
- Um Mau Rapaz
- Matas-me com o Teu Olhar
- Na Tua Cama
- O Teu Nome
- Sonhos na Estrada de Sintra
- Nove Anos
- Quero Entrar em Tua Casa
- Cavalos de Corrida
- A Noite Inteira
- A Lágrima Caiu
- Vejam Bem
- Uma Palavra Tua
- Rua do Carmo