Sound engineering was for years a hobby, a side activity to me, doing parties and small concerts and also as a band member of a couple of projects in Portugal, where I was born and grew up. I moved to Holland in 2005 and from 2007 on I had the opportunity to make it my main activity.
I studied Electronic Music Production at the SAE Institute in 2006. I also started to work in the worldwide famous Paradiso, in Amsterdam, and it became obvious that sound was my passion, and that I wanted to fully embrace it. Working in such a place gave me the experience and the opportunity to collaborate with many musicians, of all genres imaginable and to understand their ways. But I felt the need to study further so i went back to SAE and did the Audio Engineering Course to gather more knowledge that would able me to bring artist’s ideas to reality. Aside from my studies and my main job, i kept busy working at smaller venues around Amsterdam.
When I was about to finalize my studies, in 2012, Beau came up with the possibility of taking on a space at the Binnepret for a recording studio, which was exactly my dream by then – to be able to record bands on a space of my own.