Joe & Nancy, a singing duo from
Vancouver, Canada, began their musical career in 1988 and have
since branched out into songwriting and composition.
They started out as a dance duo, performing in
clubs and restaurants in and around Vancouver. Through the years
they have taken part in numerous shows, festivals and events within
the Portuguese, Italian and Asian communities on the Canadian
West Coast. They have performed in concerts, some of which in
stadiums, were alongside such popular Portuguese artists as Roberto
Leal, Jorge Ferreira, Chiquita, Clemente among others.
It is not easy to pinpoint their style as this
dynamic duo's music reflects diverse influences. Born in Canada
of Portuguese parents, Nancy has, ever since early childhood,
expressed a great love of music. Today, her versatile voice feels
quite at home with rock n' roll, pop, latino, country and traditional
Portuguese music. Joe' s origins, (he was born in Fatima in Portugal)
and his diversified musical education are evident in his unique
style, a mixture of rock, pop and multicultural music with classical,
jazz and rhythm and blues roots. Musical variety is probably the
best way to describe Joe & Nancy.
In 1992, Joe & Nancy launched their first
album with eight original songs. It was a success with the Portuguese
community. The songs Filha de Portugal, Paixão, Brincadeira
and O Passeio from the same album became immensely popular and
are still frequently heard on Portuguese radio programs in British
Columbia. Unfortunately, only 2000 cassette copies of the album
were made and these were soon sold out on the local market.
In 1996 they came out with a cassette titled
"Canções Sem Fim", a collection of cover
versions in various styles, idioms and different musical eras.
Their latest CD, "Bailamix", comprised
of eleven originals was a self-release launched in December 2000.
Soon a number of the songs from the album were being played on
local radio stations. Their song Mais Que Nunca, even as a pre-release
and in Portuguese, was the second most requested song during the
month of November on the daily program of the Italian radio station"Imagine
Itália". The songs Joias no Meu Lar, Baila Perto de
Mim, Não Vivas p'ra Trabalhar and Há Festa Portuguesa
are also frequently heard on the British Columbia Portuguese radio
Joe & Nancy's plans for the future
are basically to continue performing live, composing and recording
original material. As musical artists and composers, their main
objective is to promote their music throughout the world.
101-5316 Victoria Dr., Vancouver, B.C., Canada
Tel/Fax: (604) 325-0480