Already known to Portuguese audiences, Simão from Arouca near Porto, won ‘The Voice Kids Portugal’ at the age of 14.
A talented clarinetist, Simão plays in his hometown’s youth band and is the first member of his family to pursue a career in music.
He began singing at the age of 4 and fell in love with fado; the traditional style of Portuguese story-telling through expressive and profoundly melancholic songs. His idols from that genre are: Tony de Matos, Amália Rodrigues (known as the ‘Queen of Fado’) and António Zambujo (one of the coaches on The Voice - Portugal).
Simão loves the countryside and his animals. He’s not so keen on modern technology.