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Slimmy

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Slimmy, born Paulo Fernandes, is a Portuguese singer/songwriter who combines various genres of rock, especially electro rock. He has an irreverent visual look and an addictive musical style and has achieved mainstream success after an appearance on the Portuguese soap opera Morangos com Açúcar. He has also appeared in one episode of CSI. His song 'Self Control' has been featured on Sky Sports.

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 life and career
 1999–2005: early life and career beginnings
In 1999/2000 Slimmy’s career took hold from the impact generated around a third prize at the Roland Masters Of The Groove 2000. From that point he began to develop a musical approach that combined rhythms and electronic instrumentation of dance within the rock genre. The first demos were recorded with producer Rodolfo Cardoso in 2003. The collection that had been developed during the previous years did not pass unnoticed by the national and international music scene, catching the attention of noticeables such as Quico Serrano, Alvaro Costa and Saul Davies of the British band James who would later work on Slimmy’s debut studio album in 2007.
In 2004, after studio work and varied concerts, Slimmy relocated to London, performing in reputable venues such as the Dublin Castle, Hope and Anchor, Rhythm Factory, Bull and Gate, materialising in an opening slot on the tour of the American English Electric 6. In 2005, Slimmy began to reach the UK media with airplay on Virgin FM and XFM.

Also around this time, "Bloodshot Star" started to play on MTV2 Channel, and was was chosen for the TV series C.S.I. Miami , even though he was still considered without a recording deal. The song 'Self Control' was also used as a soundtrack to the program summaries of the Premiership on Sky Sports.

 2006–present: career breakthrough, Beatsound Loverboy and Be Someone Else
In 2007, Slimmy returned to Portugal, embarking on an extensive national tour in preparation for the release of his debut album “Beatsound Loverboy”, on the Som Livre label. The album features a fusion of rock and electro music, releasing three singles, “Beatsound Loverboy”, “Show Girl” and “You Should Never Leave Me”. The music video for “Show Girl” gained controversy for it's revealing lesbian content. “Beatsound Loverboy” and “You Should Never Leave Me” appeared on the “Morangos com Açúcar” soundtrack and the album was voted the 3rd best national album of the past 15 years, chosen by the listeners of the national radio station Antena 3. The year 2008 began with a new tour, with Slimmy presenting the full album throughout the country. The album garnered much recognition within the media and earned Slimmy a nomination for “Golden Globe Newcomer of the Year” as well as a nomination in the “MTV Europe Music Awards” for “Best Portuguese Act”. Slimmy edited in digital format the “Slimmy Unplugged”, his only live album to date, with 13 songs, recorded live at Salon Castelense in June of that year.

In late 2009 Slimmy's career was divided between live performances and studio work, where he began recording on the album "Be Someone Else", eventually released in June 2010. Recorded between studios Aguda and the studios Wrong Planet , "Be Someone Else" enlisted the prduction of Quico Serrano and Mark Turner. The album marked a change in line up for the band with Slimmy on voice and guitar, Paulo Garim on bass and Tozé on drums, joined by guest musicians on Gustavo Silva programming and keyboards, and Daniel Santos on guitar. This album features 11 tracks in the same musical style of "Beatsound Loverboy", but focused more on Electro music. The album also featured two singles, "The Games You Play" and "Be Someone Else". Promotional concerts ensued until the end of the year.

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Name Duration Released
Glad I'm Lonely 03:46 2010
I'm Open Doors 03:28 2010
Be Someone Else 03:22 2010
Touch 04:23 2010
So Out Of Control 03:22 2010
I Can't Live Without You In This Town 03:56 2010
You Give it a Shot 03:20 2010
The Games You Play 03:29 2010
Nightout 03:19 2010
My Flipside 03:15 2010
On My Own 03:06 2007
Far From You 03:55 2007
Set Me on Fire 03:07 2007
Self Control 03:11 2007
Bloodshot Star 03:38 2007
Show Girl 03:14 2007
Good Night, Good Souls 04:50 2007
You Should Never Leave Me 03:58 2007
All You Gotta' Do Is Stay Alive 03:10 2007
Beatsound Loverboy 03:02 2007
Inside the One 03:42 2007

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