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Quinta do Bill

BeginningIn September 1987 at Mr.
Guilherme's (Portuguese cognate for William, and so known as Bill) farm that “Quinta do Bill” (Bill’s farm) was born by the hands of Carlos Moisés, Paulo Bizarro and Rui Dias.That year they took part in the first Modern Music Show from RUC (Rádio Universidade de Coimbra) and in 1988 in the 5th Rock Rendez-Vous contest, where they reached the final [1\].
For being finalists they won the right to record the song "Zézé", included in the collection Registos.
In 1990 they reached the semi-finals of the contest Rock Pepsi-RFM and won the first prize at the first RTP contest Aqui D'el Rock, which gave them the chance to edit their first album Sem Rumo two years later.SuccessOne year later the album Os Filhos da nação was edited by Polygram, reached the gold record [2\] and took the band to stages from the North to the South of Portugal that year and the following one during two tours with more than 100 concerts.
This album includes hits like "Os Filhos da nação", Senhora Maria do Olival or Aljubarrota (released the first time on Sem Rumo), Quando eu era pequenino, which is a both Portuguese and Brazilian traditional song [3\].
In 2003, FC Porto staff (as both players and technical staff, including the former FC Porto coach José Mourinho) recorded the song "Filhos do Dragão", which is the Quinta do Bill's hit "Filhos da Nação" with adapted lyrics, and became a major hit among the team supporters [4\][5\].
Middle way, they were the support band of Bryan Adams' concert in José Alvalade Stadium, with enthusiastic encore request from the crowd.
[6\] [7\]In 1996 they edited the album No trilho do sol, again a gold record [8\], including hits such as A única das amantes, No trilho do sol and Se te amo and driving the band to a large tour.
In September they performed a live concert for more than 40,000 people in the Avante! festival.
[9\] [10\] pt:Festa do Avante! pt:Quinta do bill1998 Dias de cumplicidade by Polygram reached the silver record [11\] with the help of the single "Voa (voa)".NowadaysThe following years the band made tours, edited a Best of...
(1999), opened way to new songs for a new album, Nómadas, which was edited in 2001 by Universal Music which had the special participation of the Moroccan singer Amina Alaoui and the Iranian Bijan Chemirani in the percussions.After the release of Ao Vivo Tour 2003, the record of the band's live performance in Queima das Fitas of Coimbra, Quinta do Bill returned to the albums of originals editing in December 2006 “A hora das colmeias”.
The record and has the participation of well known names as writer José Luís Peixoto and song writers; Pedro Abrunhosa, Miguel Castro, Tim, Adolfo Luxúria Canibal, João Afonso, Sebastião Antunes, Moz Carrapa and João Portela.


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