Nuno’s musical journey started at the age of 13 in his hometown Porto (Portugal). Influenced by some of his childhood friends who formed a band and no one knew how to play a musical instrument, he decided to be the guitarrist in the band. He started by learning Classical guitar in a local music school. Later on at the age of 17 he formed his first band “Bê de Blues” with his brother Luís on bass and Mário Costa on drums. They entered the local music scene right away ,it was a covers Rock/Blues band and it was quite usual to see them playing in local 

At the age of 19 he got interested in other music styles such as Hard Rock and Pop music. He formed a new band “Porto Rock”, with influences by Whitesnake, Van Halen, Winger, Dave Lee Roth, Rod Stewart, David Bowie and many others. Influenced by this band Nuno decided to persue a career in music, this led him to more serious studies. In 1996 he left the band after finishing high school, moved to Barcelona (Spain) to study at “L’ Aula de Música Moderna Y Jazz”, largely because it was a BIN school (Berklee International Network) and they had the same teaching methods used at Berklee.

Studying in a school with students from all over the world he was completely emerged in music seven days a week. He soon realized the importance of learning other music styles to be able to make a living, he studied Jazz, Blues, Pop, Rock and Latin. He studied with musicians like Paco Salas, Marcelo Valente, Tolo Grimaldi, Clodulfo Nuñez, Horacio Fumero, Gaby Ardebol and many others, he graduated in 1998.

During his time in Spain he discovered Flamenco music, he met Manuel Granados, one of the most recognized Flamenco guitarrists in Spain and decided to study a bit of Flamenco guitar, that experience end up in years of study.

In 1998 Nuno came back to his hometown Porto although he was travelling every month to Spain to finish his Flamenco studies, he graduated in 2006 from Conservatori Superior de música del Liceu (Barcelona) in Flamenco guitar. At the same time he was working in Portugal as a professional musician, he played in Concert halls, Casinos, local clubs and events. His performances include six years with the “Corleone Big Band” (Swing orchestra), Nuno Monteiro trio (Jazz/Fusion), solo performances (Flamenco guitar), he colaborated with musicians such as Arnaldo Fonseca, Carlos Araújo, José Alberto Reis, Paulo Filipe, Diana Basto, Luís Monteiro, Tó Torres, Arlindo Silva, Carlos Alves and many others.

In 2006 he decided to move again to Barcelona to persue new goals in music. He was hired as a music teacher at L’ Aula de Música del Conservatori del Liceu (the same school he graduated from), he teached Electric guitar, combos of many different styles (Rock, Pop, Blues, Jazz), guitar laboratories and music theory. He prepared several students to enroll in Berklee college of music in Boston.

In 2007 he was invited to join forces with the famous Portuguese singer José Alberto Reis to record a live DVD, he also entered the band, he was the guitarrist for 4 years, which made him travel between Portugal and Spain constantly.

In 2007 he was invited to join Stage Entertainment in Spain to perform “Mamma Mia” the musical in Barcelona, covering 1st and 2nd guitar on different days. Being able to play both guitars in 2009 he was invited to go on tour with the show for 2 years, covering 40 different Spanish cities, performing in theatres, for more than 2 million people and more than 1000 shows.

After Mamma Mia he joined the company Dagoll Dagom to be the guitarrist for a new musical named “Cop de Rock” at teatre Victoria in Barcelona, which was performed for seven months and was a big success.

Since 2015 he has been working for Princess Cruises as a house band musician, performing more than 500 shows a year, playing with entertainers from all over the world. He collaborated with artists such as Steve Larkins (Mercury Rising), pianist Kim Purling, John Bressler, Alison Ward, Dave Dimuzio, Travis Turpin, Donna Campbell (Dolly Parton tribute), Chaeza Figueroa (Whitney Houston tribute) and many others. Part of his work also include Jazz sets, solo sets and big band sets. He travelled the world and has been in 53 different countries so far.

Nuno is a very versatile musician, he likes many different styles althoguh he prefers Rock music. He’s strongly influenced by John Scofield, Steve Vai, Pat Matheny, Andy Timmons, Guthrie Govan, Manuel Granados Al Jarreau, Paco de Lucia, Robben Ford, Joe Satriani, Scott Henderson, Frank Gambale, Vicente Amigo, Marcus Miller, Jamiroquai, and Van Halen are some of the musicians who most inspire him.

He also has BA Honours in Creative Music by the university of Falmouth in England.



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