Born in the small village of Alhandra in Portugal, Messias started as a piano player with just 8 years old, but the guitar took its place quickly.
After starting to perform live as a background guitar player, quickly the audience surrendered to his voice and unique guitar playing becoming a frontman.
As a young musician, he led weekly jam sessions for 6 years where the audience nick named him the “Hot Tone”.
Messias is a singer, composer and guitar player that truly inspires audiences with strong voice and wonderful guitar performances.
About the Band
“Messias and the Hot Tones” were formed in 2003.
Now he is performing in quintet formation with:
Vasco Reis (drumset), Pedro Castro (guitar), André Teixeira (bass guitar) and Fausto Ferreira (keyboards).
Some of these musicians play with Messias for more than 20 years.
About the Music
In 2013 releases his first album produced in co-op with Bernie Grundman (American grammy award winner with Prince, Bruce Springsteen, Stevie Wonder, etc).
“No more than me” reached “Top 10” in the “Blues Matters” magazine and had worldwide presentations.
(New York, Cannes, Madrid, Kiev, Odessa, Horsens, etc.)
In 2017 he was selected to represent Portugal at the European Music Challenge along with 21 other countries.
In 2018 he released his second album “Out of trouble” supported by SmoothFM from Media Capital Radio Group as official radio.
In 2019 he was invited to make the opening of the European Blues Challenge, and is now in production of his third album.