"Rui Veloso" (born in 1957), is a Portuguese rock singer and musician. Regarded as the "father of Portuguese rock", this composer and interpreter had a great impact on the Portuguese music scene with the record ''Ar de Rock'' (April 1980).
Songs such as ''Chico Fininho'' and ''A Rapariguinha do Shopping'' were instant classics in the 1980s. His lyrics, normally written by Carlos Tê, are strongly influenced by the Porto culture. An unconditional lover of the blues, he has played with B.B. King, being also fascinated by Jimi Hendrix. He became one of the most productive and renowned Portuguese musicians, as his discography clearly shows today.
1980 - AR DE ROCK
1982 - FORA DE MODA
1983 - GUARDADOR DE MARGENS
1986 - RUI VELOSO
1988 - RUI VELOSO AO VIVO (live)
1990 - MINGUS & OS SAMURAIS
1991 - AUTO DA PIMENTS
1995 - LADO LUNAR
1998 - AVENIDAS
2000 - O MELHOR DE RUI VELOSO 20 ANOS DEPOIS (double album)
2003 - O CONCERTO ACÚSTICO (live)
2005 - A ESPUMA DAS CANÇÕES (bonus DVD)