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Between country and blues, electrifying tracks and melodic songs, the Moonshiners have been performing since 2011 in Portugal and all over. Their EP “Moonshiners” is all about whisky and beer, endless talks between God and the devil and wandering requiems about love gone wrong. Do you want to find out more about them? Keep reading and meet Moonshiners!

What’s your name?
Moonshiners – Gamblin’ Sam (vocals and harp), Susie Filipe (drums), Vitor Hugo (vocals and guitar) and Miguel Leitão (Saxophone).

Where are you based?
In Aveiro, Portugal.

What should we know about your art?
Moonshiners’ songs draw their own image from the street corners and hidden alleys, red-light districts and taverns, down-town attics with low ceilings and windows facing the dawn.

Tell us about a magical place anywhere in the world.
Grandma’s arms.

What is the nicest thing someone has said to you?
“You are hard to reach, impossible to let go”.

What is your next travel destination and why?
We’re travelling to Hungary for a concert.

How did you notice you have grown up?
Our hair started falling all of a sudden one day.

Who is your hero?
Mama!

The world’s best invention?
Potable water.

Which super powers would you like to have?
The power to have any power we want!

What natural talent would you like to have, which you don’t?
The talent of understanding all people.

What do you defend?
We defend animals.

Describe yourself in three words.
“Lowlife, loser, joker”.

How do you handle mistakes during a performance?
We don’t.

What do you do just before entering the stage? Do you prepare yourself in a specific way?
Just nod, shake and go!

What is the worst song you wrote?
The worst is yet to come…

What does your band name mean and where did it come from?
A Moonshiner is someone who makes or sells illegal liquor. We were all bootleggers during prohibition. In 1933 we decided to turn our lives into music, we’ve been trying to prove ourselves we made the right choice ever since.

What advice would you give to beginners before a performance?
“Whatever you do, you’ve got to make it blue”.

What was the first tune(s) you learned?
”Malted Milk” by the great Robert Johnson.

Moonshiners Blues Band
Moonshiners Blues Band

Did you fall in love with Moonshiners’ music and charisma? We did, and we’re so glad to be featuring their work in our portfolio. Get to know them better and book them for your next occasion.