The Melancholic Youth Of Jesus


Carlos Santos - Vocals Gabriel Maia - Guitars Ricardo Dias - Guitars João Leitão - Bass Miguel Lopo - Guitars Founded in 1990 by Carlos Santos, from Zimbabwe, the mYoj (Melancholic Youth Of Jesus) achieved a cult band status in the European underground scene. Over the years the band has been re-inventing their sound, whose roots derive from the timeless rock of Velvet Underground, New York Dolls and The Stooges, early New Order, Echo & The Bunnymen, and the eccentric Phil Spector's "Wall Of Sound". Having performed on some of the most relevant stages in Portugal, in addition to countless concerts in the United Kingdom and Europe, mYoj are in a process of transformation thanks to new additions to its line-up; Miguel Lopo (Guitar), João leitão (Bass), Gabriel Maia (Guitars) and Ricardo Dias (From Heavenwood and a Guest with mYoj), whom, together with Carlos Santos (Vocals / Guitars), aim at timeless songs that that speak intimately with the listeners - individually.







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


What is your music dream?

To make music and be heard

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

I would start by not trying to change the world - one mans meat is another mans murder...

Which is the most memorable song from your childhood?

Too many...

Who are your favorite musical artists or bands?

Velvet Underground, Lou Reed, Leonard Cohen, Phil Spector, New York Dolls, etc...

What inspires you to make music?

My Love for music...

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

There is no message...

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


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

More respect for every musician and artist...

What do you think of Drooble?

Liking it so far...

What frustrates you most as a musician?


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

Anytime I can...

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


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

Wall Of Voodoo?