Everyday life, individual experiences and the mix of wills and styles led to REDLIZZARD. Musicians with a similar course in local Portuguese bands found a common place: the desire to create music. All the five musicians are from the same city and they got their first rehearsal in January 2008. The first stone was placed in the foundations of this growing building...
The band sought to define an own sound, without being pretentious, enjoying a relaxed and positive attitude, which allowed the flow of previous musical experiences from each member. Loud sounds of guitar, songs with rhythms marked clichés and some innovative ideas, originated the music of REDLIZZARD. The lyrics and melodies shines in the positive attitude with strong messages and a curious and critical stand about the everyday, setting the style of the musical collective.
In April 2008, with original songs already written, they ventured into the studio and recorded these first creations. The result was four themes that were used to introduce the band. As with all bands, REDLIZZARD climbed on stage to show what they conceived in a show of strength and creativity. During 2009, the band got the first awards in their performances. In a contest Rock Music Alive '09, at the Paradise Garage, they were awarded with a creditable second place and in November of the same year, REDLIZZARD were the 2nd band most voted online in the contest Levi's Unfamous Award, having also been nominated for best new artist at the 2009 Main Stage website.
During 2010, they were present in several finals of music competitions, having won the 4th Competition in Pop-Rock Grândola 2010 and got the 4th place for a Garage Bands Competition. Still in 2010 they’ve finished the year with a 2nd place in a Modern Music contest and at home they end up wining the competition Battle of the Bands 2010, supported by a national radio, Super FM.
REDLIZZARD began the year of 2011 participating in more two finals competitions; one of them is one of the most prestigious national competitions, XVI Corroios Music Festival, an the other was the 2nd Rock 'N' BEE in the north. Despite being ranked #2 in Corroios, the band was praised by the organization in the Festival site:
"REDLIZZARD managed a stunning display perfectly to tread the stages of great festivals in Portugal and the rest of the world”.
Still in 2011, the band was considered by the public Best Live Band at the 5th Music Competition in Setúbal but the best was still to come when they were the big winners of the Competition "Have a Nice Day on the Stage with" Bon Jovi "! REDLIZZARD were the opening act last July 31 for the Bon Jovi Concert in Lisbon for 56,000 people. They were BIG, with an excellent reception from the public. In August the band was invited to attend the program "Total Summer" for a national television network, which gave them the opportunity to present their work to millions…
In November 2011, REDLIZZARD were nominated in two categories, "Best Alternative / Pop Band" and "Best International Band" for the "THE UPPER STATE INDEPENDENT AWARDS" (Site: http://usiawards.com/) in the United States which they ended up wining both.
Mauro - Vocals
Elvis - Guitar & Backing Vocals
Patrick - Guitar
Nuggy - Bass Guitar & Backing Vocals
Rick - Drums & Backing Vocals