MARCO RODRIGUES was born at the north of Portugal – Amarante. During his childhood and teen years he played as lead vocal in a band performing several musical styles. In 1997 participated at the “Grande Noite do Fado” (the main fado contest festival for Fado), in Oporto, as a junior, and achieved the 2nd place. That same year is the representative of Portugal at an International Music Festival in Italy. This was the time to move to Lisbon – the Fado capital. It was 1998.