After 28 years on the Punk Rock circuit, João Morais chooses Viola Campaniça in 2016 to express his art.
This instrument with traditional Portuguese roots is thus the central figure of an instrumental project with Arabic and Mediterranean references in a new language for an old viola, which in its best tradition is reborn through the hands of O GAJO.
2017 is the year of the first album “Longe do Chão” and after many concerts in Portugal, in 2019 begins its internationalization process performing in two of the most emblematic European festivals: EUROSONIC (Netherlands) and REEPERBAHN (Germany).
In 2019 he launches 4 Ep’s: “Rossio”, “Santa Apolónia”, “Cais do Sodré” and “Alcântara-Terra” that together complete the collection “As 4 Estações d’O GAJO”.
A motto is set for the start of a journey that crosses 2020 with this work in the luggage. All aboard!