From the origins in the southern states of the U.S., deeply rooted in Africa and crossing the European scene, theirs is an unique perspective of classic and contemporary Blues. For over two decades, Carlos Pereira and his mates have played in several European stages developing their own sound and were lucky enough to cross paths with B.B. King, Carey Bell and Eddie Clearwater as well as with a number of relevant European musicians. Having performed at the Blues Sur Seine Festival, the Breda Jazz Festival, the Festival Internacional de Blues de Castilla y Leon, the Ciclo de Ritmos y Blues en Aragon, the Ourense Blues Festival, the GaiaBlues Festival, the Santa Maria Blues Festival and in clubs and venues around Spain, Greece, France, Holland, Belgium and Germany, sets them as the most representative, experienced and international Blues band from Portugal.
They released their first, self-titled and well acclaimed record in 2005 and another one, Without You, in 2016. European tours followed in 2016 and 2018 with great success and the next one is already scheduled for early 2019. Before that, though, Charlie & The Bluescats will be present at the Nispen Blues Festival (NL), September 2018.
The stage is definitely their natural habitat so expect the unexpected when you meet them live on the road! Real Blues For Real People is the band’s motto.