JP Simões is a Portuguese singer and musician, also known as João Paulo Nunes Simões. He was born in Coimbra, Portugal, in 1970. Due to the Carnation Revolution of 1974 and subsequent turmoil, at age five he emigrated to Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, where he stayed about a year. Back to Portugal, Simões studied journalism, screenwriting, saxophone and Arabic language.
As to music, he has worked with Pop Dell'Arte, among others, and was the leading force behind the bands Belle Chase Hotel and Quinteto Tati. He wrote short stories, song lyrics, film scripts and participated as a musician and actor in films by Fernando Vendrell and Edgar Pêra, and signing some soundtracks for documentaries. In 2007, he premiered his solo album 1970. In 2009, he published his second album Boato.
Currently he tours solo as a one-man show, playing his solo repertoire among songs from his past bands, mostly Belle Chase Hotel.
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