A cinematic musical feast from the duo who managed to impress David Cronenberg.
Blending the melancholic Portugese folk music Fado, the 20th century's most famous film musician Ennio Morricone's Spaghetti Western compositions, the avant-garde jazz, folk, blues, and musical elements with a touch of Africa together, Dead Combo’s fame crossed the borders shortly after the group was formed in 2003.
Having a great success in conveying deep feelings through carefully forged fiction between various musical layers, Dead Combo have reached a wide audience in 2008 with their album Lusitânia Playboys.
The magical formula of Dead Come is a co-production of the founders Tó Trips and Pedro Gonçalves. The duo greets audiences impersonating an undertaker and a gangster, with instrumental songs dominated by a cinematic touch and a poetic narration. In 2012, after welcoming Antony Bourdain in Lisbon with his famous TV show “No Reservation”, Dead Combo went to the Cannes Film Festival for the world premiere of David Cronenberg’s Cosmopolis.
Their seventh album, Odeon Hotel, was released last year. Bringing together their basic musical elements with a louder yet more innovative attitude, the album also includes Mark Lanegan’s gravelly voice. Watching the intertemporal landscapes drawn by Dead Compo tracks on stage will be a unique experience.
fado · spaghetti western · jazz · cinematic