Tiago Bettencourt and Mantha found its way to 2007 like a solo project for the vocalist from the currently established and well-liked band Toranja. Created in 1979 in Coimbra (although he later on relocated to Lisbon), he previously racked up product sales of much better than 60,000 devices for both of Toranja’s albums, 2003’s Esquissos as well as the follow-up, Segundo, furthermore to garnering a small number of nominations from your MTV Music Honours. Toranja’s indefinite hiatus in 2006 offered him with the chance, and he attempt to type his personal group with drummer João Lencastre and bass participant Tiago Maia. The trio going to Montreal in 2007 for the documenting of his 1st solo disk. The record was made by Howard Bilerman, Montreal rock and roll veteran and maker of Arcade Fire’s Funeral. Following a disc’s conclusion and launch, Bettencourt and his music group came back to Portugal for some club appearances through the entire country. O Jardim (YOUR GARDEN), released by Polydor in Oct 2007, was warmly received and reached the very best 40 from the Portuguese graphs — thanks a lot in no little part towards the solitary “Cançao Simples.” Second recording Em Fuga adopted this year 2010, and Bettencourt also lent his skills as a superstar duet partner towards the Portuguese tv program Sing for me personally. He wasted virtually no time along with his third recording, liberating Tiago Na Toca & Operating-system Poetas in 2011. Acústico showed up the following yr, featuring unplugged variations of his materials, with guests including Concerto Moderno, Lura, and Jorge Palma.