António Carlos Coimbra was born in
Lisbon. He spent his childhood in the Portuguese colony of
Mozambique until he returned to Portugal.
In 1977, while he was a child, he
listened to Elvis singing on the radio. His mother was crying
because the King had died and she loved his music. António
Carlos started to get acquainted with the King's work after his
death. He fell in love with his music, as well as with the art
of other singing names of the same period, but Elvis was always
The child grew up and later on
became a musician. He sang and played the guitar in several
bands and as a solo artist. He has a similar voice to the King
(access the website of the artist to check it out). After he has
edited some albums of originals and cover versions, he has
decided to pay tribute to the man who most influenced his music.
And this is how António Carlos
started his tribute show to the King.
E foi assim que António Carlos
começou com o seu espetáculo de homenagem ao Rei.
He was the winner at the Elvis
Fest of Las Vegas, in 2011, in the category of "Best
NEW CD BY THE ELVIS
TRIBUTE ARTIST, ANTÓNIO CARLOS COIMBRA!
(Track 2, Simply the Best, is playing in the background)
On 8 March 2015, during the
event "Elvis & Friends 2015", to celebrate Elvis' 80th Birthday
and the 14th year of activity of Elvis 100% - Still Rockin'!,
António Carlos Coimbra released a CD - "The Songs Elvis
Didn't Sing". This CD contains 12 songs, sung with the
artist natural voice (very similar to Elvis'). They are very
personal versions, in Elvis style, of songs of our contemporary
artists - as if Elvis was still alive - and some originals by
Coimbra. It is simply refreshing and breathtaking!
Here is the track listing:
1. You're Still the One
2. Simply the Best
3. The Memory of Her Voice (original)
4. Stayin' Alive
5. Eyes of Ice
6. Will You Miss Me
7. I Just Wanna Ride (original)
8. Dancing in the Dark
9. It's a Lovely Day (original)
10. Wild Irish Rose (original)
11. Enola Gay
12. Tomorrow'll be a New Day (original)
For those wanting to acquire this CD, it's through the artist (see
contacts below). The cost per CD is 10 Euros (plus post and packing).
TESTIMONIES BY THOSE WHO HAVE ALREADY ACQUIRED THE CD:
"I am writing about the CD of our wonderful singer Carlos
Coimbra, since it deserves a special comment with love from an
Elvis fan that I am. I had to...
"In my job,
overloaded with work, I thought about putting Carlos Coimbra's
CD playing, to see how it was and, get ready... in my humble
opinion, I tell you that all 10 Euros I paid for it were well
deserved. I was dumbfounded, speechless, listening to what
Carlos so greatly managed to record in this CD. I'm still out of
myself, I've listened to the CD more than one time in a row and,
indeed, he does justice to the voice that he has with which he
was born, he didn't acquire it, he just worked on it, possibly
improving over the years, since the essential is there.
to Carlos Coimbra live and closing my eyes, I forgot I wasn't
before Elvis and, with the CD, the same happens.
is quite a singer and only him to brighten our lives. I end by
saying that this CD is superb. Make some more.
Coimbra deserves all the love and my consideration for the work
he does tributing Elvis. God bless you." -
Rebelo, Montel Real, Portugal.
"I've acquired the CD on the day of the event, I've already
listened to all the songs and, honestly, I loved it, since his
voice is quite similar to Elvis'. I am happy for having met
António, for he gives us the possibility of remembering Elvis
live because nothing is missing there... neither his voice... or
his kindness! Love from the unconditional fan." - Isabel Lousada, Lisbon, Portugal.