Francisco Ermida


I've played the drums since I was a kid, and I've sung since I was a teen. I love doing both, particularly when I am accompanying other people. I am currently looking for a band that needs a drummer around Lisbon. Comecei a tocar bateria desde criança, e comecei a cantar pouco tempo depois. Adoro fazer os dois, e adoro acompanhar outros músicos. Estou à procura de uma banda por volta de Lisboa que precise de um baterista.







What is music to you? What does it give you?

An opportunity for expression, for liberty, and for relief. Uma oportunidade para me exprimir, para me libertar, e para sentir alívio.

What is your music dream?

To play in front of people who are enjoying themselves. Tocar para pessoas que se estejam a divertir.

If you could change the world - what would you start with?

I would like the world to be more accepting and tolerant. However, change begins with the self, rather than with the outside. Gostaria que o mundo fosse mais tolerante. No entanto, a mudança vem de dentro, não de fora.

Which is the most memorable song from your childhood?

There were too many. Eram tantas.

Who are your favorite musical artists or bands?

Right now: Ghost, Tom Waits, SOAK, MGMT, Kendrick Lamar, Allie X, Kanye West, Gojira, Dimmu Borgir, Motörhead, Girlschool, Band of Skulls, Poppy, Nirvana, Mastodon, Machine Head, Jeff Buckley, Johnny Cash, deadmau5, Pink Floyd, The Doors, King Crimson, Toby Fox

What inspires you to make music?

The world around me, as well as myself. O mundo à minha volta, assim como mim mesmo.

What is the message you want to send with your music?

A picture of myself and the world, as I see them. Um retrato de mim mesmo e do mundo, como os vejo.

How do you feel when you perform in front of an audience?

Anxious, but thrilled. Nervoso, mas excitado.

How do you see the musicians’ reality nowadays? What could be improved?

Not open enough. There must be more discussion and conversation. Não é aberta o suficiente. Deve haver mais conversa e discussão.

What do you think of Drooble?

Seems alright. Parece giro.

What frustrates you most as a musician?

The things I don't know yet. Aquilo que ainda não sei.

Do you support your local scene as a fan? How?

Not as much as I should, mostly because it is not convenient. Não tanto quanto deveria, não me é conveniente a maior parte do tempo.

What qualities should a musician nowadays have in order to get their music heard by a larger audience?

Persistence, and honesty. Persistência e honestidade.

Share some awesome artists that we’ve never heard of.

Charles-Valentin Alkan, SOAK, Queensrÿche, Band of Skulls, Jorja Smith, Linda Martini, William Patrick Corgan, ROSALÍA