Lata is on his second solo release with his new album “Radio Nights” (Lata Gouveia/PIAS/Rough Trade) and he is one of Luxembourg’s best known musicians, after moving there from Austin (TX) in 2012.
Lata Gouveia is often compared to Dire Straits. His sound is has a strong JJ Cale flavor and a strong Folk, Red Dirt Music and Tulsa Sound influence.
First spotted in London in the mid-90s, Lata began playing at the 12 Bar Blues Club and The Acoustic Café in Soho and the West End. He started as a solo acoustic act
He was soon hired for his voice in several projects and became a full-timer.
In 2006 Lata stopped writing for bands and returned and converted to a solo artist, bringing his writing and performing experience into the music he had always loved the most. Soon after, in 2007, Lata moved to Tulsa (Oklahoma) at the invitation of legendary piano player Rocky Frisco (JJ Cale band) to get to the source of his influences.
In Oklahoma, Lata fell into the roots of his music, the tightly knit communities of Red Dirt Music and the Tulsa Sound, a family of Woody Guthrie heirs, JJ Cale and Leon Russell compadres, blues pickers and folk and country songwriters, like John Fullbright, Tom Skinner, Cross Canadian Ragweed, The Red Dirt Rangers and many more.
Lata quickly got signed with Captiva Records in Texas to release “Road US-75”, his solo debut album, which dragged him down to Austin. He played and lived between San Marcos (TX) and Tulsa (OK) until 2012, when he moved to Luxembourg.
In 2013 Lata put his band together with some of Luxembourg’s best loved musicians and quickly made a name for himself with his original songs and his live shows, a regular feature in Luxembourg’s biggest events’ calander and as an opening act for Manfred Mann, Charlie Winston, Alan Parsons, Ayo and many more.
His current band is the band featured on the album “Radio Nights” and the Lata Gouveia Band are currently spreading their live shows into Germany, France, Belgium, Holland and the rest of Western Europe.
Website : http://www.lata-gouveia.com/
Facebook : https://www.facebook.com/pages/Lata-Gouveia/