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Luis Peixoto
Influences: West European , Mediterranean , Scandinavian
Genres: portuguese folk, celtic folk, traditional folk, folk traditional, nordic folk, acoustic folk
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April 2021 #2 - Top 40 for West European Influence Volta a Trás (video)
April 2021 #4 - Top 40 for West European Influence Corridinho Da Chispa (track)
April 2021 #5 - Top 40 for West European Influence Geodesia (feat. Pablo Vergara) (track)
Luis Peixoto was born in Coimbra in 1980.

Studied Classical Guitar and recorder flute at Lagos Music Academy; Mandolin at the Conservatory of Coimbra; cavaquinho, mandolin and guitarra de Coimbra at the Traditional Instruments School (Secção de Fado – Coimbra Academic Associativity) with professors Jorge Gomes, Ricardo Dias and Amadeu Magalhães. Also attended a degree in Civil Engineering at the Faculty of Sciences (University of Coimbra).

Integrated several musical projects mainly in the folk music scene such as Dazkarieh, Stockholm Lisboa Project, Trim as well as personal projects like Sebastião Antunes, Anxo Lorenzo Band or Julio Pereira.

On stage he has already accompanied artists such as Sérgio Godinho, Vitorino, Ana Bacalhau, Janita Salomé, Julio Pereira, Virgul, Celina Piedade, Kepa Junkera, Uxia Senlle, Rosa Cedron, Brian Finnegan, Sarah Allen, Ed Boyd, John Joe Kelly, among many others.

He has been awarded with international album awards such as “Best Original Composition” – “Jumping bits” (2011), “Best Folk Album of the Year” with “Assembly Point” (2011) and “Trim” (2014) by the XI and XIV Opinión awards.

Also to highlight the 1st prize at the Folkherbst Festival Malzhaus with “Anxo Lorenzo Trio” and the artist residency award at the 2010 international artist meeting in Budapest “Euromed Festival” where he formed a project with 4 other musicians of European nationalities and Mediterranean countries.