I grew up in Lisbon, the capital city of a beautiful country called Portugal. I met my first real love at the age of 8 - music. I picked up guitar and learned with my father. I'm half English and half Portuguese. I love everything to do with making stuff out of other things, being creative. I think communication is really important and that music is one of the best ways to do it. I'm very dedicated to the things I do and the people I love. I'm a prolific songwriter and I think I have the best job in the world. I started putting out my music on YouTube while I was in college. I have a degree in Economics and am a certified scuba diver. I love traveling and the thrill of meeting new people. The first time someone ever recognized me in the street I thought maybe I was wearing my clothes inside out. I speak 5 languages. I love dogs and cats. I think it’s important to get involved with charities and give back to both humanity and animals in need. I’m afraid of airplane turbulence and one of my pet peeves is when people step on my heels if they're walking behind me. I have an irrational fear of fireworks and I'm ticklish.
I'm lucky to be living my dreams. I wear my heart on my sleeve and I guess that's why I write so many songs. A song can say so much more than an action. Most days, I'm in total awe of how many people have stood by me and supported my passion for music from the very beginning. I believe. I’m good at being optimistic. My fans - that I collectively call the Freeworld - are my safe haven (especially on my down days) and when I receive messages from them across the world letting me know how my music has touched, changed or helped them, I am beautifully reminded of why I do this. Music is my favorite language.