Minta came into existence in Lisbon in the late aughts – back when MySpace was all the rage – as an outlet for singer-songwriter Francisca Cortesão’s home recordings. Soon, as the solo act developed into a band, Minta & The Brook Trout were formed.

Minta & The Brook Trout have released three full-length records to date, a self-titled debut in 2009, Olympia, in 2012 and Slow, in 2016, all produced by Cortesão and Mariana Ricardo, the band's bass and ukulele player, as well as a few EPs. Olympia and Slow have since been re-released in the US, on Philadelphia based Hope For The Tape Deck and Oakland's Gaylord's Party Music.

These days, Minta & The Brook Trout is a five-piece band: Francisca Cortesão, Mariana Ricardo, Bruno Pernadas, Margarida Campelo and Tomás Sousa.


DISCOGRAPHY


ROW – EP – 2017
available on tape and digital
Valentim de Carvalho (PT) / Gaylord’s Party Music (US)

SLOW – LP – 2016
available on vinyl, cd, tape and digital
Valentim de Carvalho (PT) / Gaylord’s Party Music (US)

OUT OF WASHINGTON STATE – EP – 2013
streaming only (live)self-released (PT)

OLYMPIA – LP – 2012
available on vinyl, cd, tape (sold out) and digital
Optimus Discos (PT) / Hope For The Tape Deck (US)

CARNIDE – LP – 2010
digital only (live with special guests)

MINTA & THE BROOK TROUT – LP – 2009
available on cd, tape and digital
self-released (PT)

YOU – EP – 2008
available on cd (sold out), and digital
self-released (PT)


2018


5/Jul · BRAGANÇA · Centro de Arte Contemporânea Graça Morais ·
13/Jul · LISBOA · NOS Alive
19/Ma · TAVIRA · Casa do Povo de Santo Estêvão
20/Apr · LEIRIA · solo · O Nariz
19/Apr · COIMBRA · solo
8/Apr · LISBOA · solo · MagaSessions (w/ L Mantra)
23/Feb · OVAR · Casa do Povo · solo
25/Feb · PORTO · Café ao Lait · solo


2017

12/Out · LISBOA · ZDB
23/Jul · Viseu · Festival de Jazz de Viseu
22/Jul/· Castelo de Paiva · Festival Quintas Do Barroco
13/Jul  · Festival Super Bock Super Rock · Parque Das Nações · Lisboa
8/Jul· Sintra · Centro Cultural Olga Cadaval)
22/Jun · Aveiro · Teatro Aveirense
27/Jun· Caldas Das Taipas · Festival Banhos Velhos
26/May · Vale de Cambra · Biblioteca Municipal
19/May · Lisboa · Festival de Telheiras
2/Feb · Albergaria-A-Velha · Cineteatro Alba


2016

10/Dec · Porto · Casa Da Música
18/Nov · Setúbal · Cinema Charlot
12/Nov · Santa Maria Da Feira · Cineteatro António Lamoso 
02/Sep · Faro · Festival F (Duo)
26/Aug · São Pedro de Moel · Festival Afonso Lopes Vieira
24/Jun · Lisboa · ZDB
18/Jun · Parede · Smup
28/May · Ílhavo · Festival Rádio Faneca
27/May   · Espinho · Auditório de Espinho
26/May   · Coimbra · Salão Brazil
21/May  · Guimarães · CCVF
20/May · Porto · Passos Manuel
26/Feb · Lisboa · CCB


2015

25/09 · Estarreja · Cine-Teatro 
14/08 · Festival Bons Sons · Cem Soldos 
25/Jul · Almada · Casa Da Cerca 
24/Jan · Coimbra · CABB
23/Jan · Porto · Maus Hábitos 
22/Jan  · Aveiro · Mercado Negro


2014


4/Dec · Lisboa · Sr. Teste · Soc. Guilherme Cossoul (duo)
30/Aug · Banhos Velhos, Caldas Das Taipas· Guimarães · Minta & Tape Junk
19/Jun· Nos Em Palco W/Chizbaqui & Tape Junk· Auditório Etic · Lisboa
25/May · Concertos Ao Entardecer · Fortaleza De Sagres · Sagres · Minta & Tape Junk
24/May · Concertos Ao Entardecer · Assoc. Ar Quente · Faro · Minta & Tape Junk
17/May · Quiosque Time Oct · Lisboa· Minta & Tape Junk
9/Apr · Feira De Antiguidades · Cordoaria · Lisboa· Minta & Tape Junk
4/Apr · Belém Art Fest · Museu De Arqueologia · Lisboa
15/Feb · Indie Bar· Baltar · Minta & Tape Junk
14/Feb · Centro De Arte · Ovar · Minta & Tape Junk
13/Feb · Teatro Municipal · Bragança · Minta & Tape Junk


2013

28/Dec · Pechakucha · Antiga Praça· Fundão · Minta & Tape Junk
24/Nov · Casa Independente W/ Juana Molina · Lisboa · Minta & Tape Junk
23/Nov · Rua · Porto · Minta & Tape Junk
22/Nov · Galeria Santa Clara · Coimbra · Minta & Tape Junk
5/Oct · Pátio Da Casa Independente · Oct Of Washiington State· Duo
29/Sep · Magassessions· Lisboa · Minta & Tape Junk
21/Sep · Centro Cultural De Redondo · Redondo
31/Aug · Sons Do Parque · Esmoriz · Duo
31/Aug · Rádio · Porto · Duo
13/Jul · Festival Do Norte · Espinho
11/Jul · Quintas De Leitura Do Teatro Do Campo Alegre W/ Best Youth · Duo
4/Jul Cine-Teatro João Mota · Sesimbra
22/Jun · La Dolce Praia Music Fest W/ Rosemary Baby & Groove Quartet · Lorosae · Caparica · Duo
25/May · Musicbox · Lisboa | 18/May · Festival Tonalidades W/ Peixe & Weatherman · Espinho · Duo


(2013)


9-11/May · Printemps De L’europe W/ Norberto Lobo, Jp Simões & Noiserv · Dijon (Fr) · Duo
27/Apr · O Meu Mercedes · Porto
26/Apr · Theatro Circo · Braga
5/Apr · Teatro Aveirense W/ Samuel Úria · Aveiro
29/Mar · Lux· Black Balloon Xii · The Beach Boys’ Pet Sounds · Lisboa
23/Mar · Casa Das Artes (Café-Concerto) · Famalicão
2/Mar · Casa Da Música Clubbing W/ Yo La Tengo + Tapejunk · Porto
16/Feb · Cinema-Teatro Joaquim D’almeida W/ The Poppers · Montijo
15/Feb · Texas Bar · Leiria | 27/Jan · The Decadente · Lisboa · Duo
4/Jan · ZDB · Lisboa · Featuring João Cabrita + Ian Carlo Mendoza


2012

22/Dec · Mi Casa Es Tu Casa Festival · Guimarães · Duo
7/Dec · Salão Brazil (Lugar Comum) · Coimbra
1/Dec · Mercado Negro · Aveiro · Duo
30/Nov · Lugar Do Capitão · Viseu · Duo
29/Nov · Teatro De Vila Real · Café Concerto · Duo
16/Nov · Os Artistas · Faro · Duo
17/Nov · Harmonia · Évora · Duo
25/Oct · Lisbon Week W/ Márcia + Walter Benjamin + You Can’t Win, Charlie Brown · Lisboa
20/Oct · Ccvf · Café Concerto · Guimarães
21/Oct · Café Au Lait · Bodyspace Au Lait· Porto
13/Oct · Ccb W/ Old Jerusalem · Lisboa
20/Sep · Olympia Album Launch · Salão Nobre Do Conservatório Nacional · Lisboa · Featuring Afonso Cabral + Salvador Menezes + Madalena Palmeirim
5/Sep · D’bandada · Armazém Do Chá· Porto
26/Jan · Bartô · Chapitô· Lisboa


2011

15/Oct · Minta & Old Jerusalem W/ Márcia · D’bandada · Café Ceuta · Café Lusitano · Porto
5/Feb · Ccvf · Café Concerto · Guimarães · Duo
20/Jan · Vynil · Poesia Em Vynil · Lisboa Duo


2010

19/ · Teatro Da Luz · Lisboa · Recorded Live As Carnide · Featuring Márcia + Walter Benjamin + Blackbambi + Noiserv + João CAprita
12/Dec · Mercado Do Forno Do Tijolo W/ Márcia · Feira Laica· Lisboa · Duo
27/Nov · Arte À Parte · Coimbra · Duo | 26/Nov · O Mercedes É Mayor Que O Teu · Porto · Duo
23/Nov · Glória · Lisboa
17/Oct · Sintra Misty W/ Noiserv · Olga Cadaval · Sintra · Featuring João Cabrita
12/Jul · Trama Na Barraca W/ Márcia · Teatro A Barraca· Lisboa
30/Apr · Nimas W/ Laura Gibson · Lisboa
10/Apr · Overlive W/Márcia · Mercado · Marinha Grande
27/Mar · Café Concerto Casa Das Artes · Famalicão
26/ Mar· O Meu Mercedes É Mayor Que O Teu · Porto
14/ Jan · Maxime · Lisboa · Minta & The Brook Trout Album Re-Launch · Featuring João Cabrita


2009


5/Dec · Convívio Guimarães · Guimarães
4/ Dec · Passos Manuel · Porto
10/ Oct · Labirintho · Porto
9/Oct · Monte Alentejano · Évora
8/Oct · Trama· Lisboa · Minta & The Brook Trout Album Launch · Featuring Blackbambi
14/May · Trama · Lisboa · Featuring Walter Benjamin
3/Apr · Galeria Do Desassossego · Beja
21/Mar · Rua Áurea · Minta & Walter Benjamin W/ Mariana Ricardo · O Século · Lisboa
14/Mar · Festival Ep Ao Vivo · Auditório Da Junta · Espinho | 06/Mar · Salão Brazil · Coimbra
23/Jan · Tertúlia Castelense · May


2008

11/Dec · Musicbox · Lisboa
22/Nov · Teatro Virgínia · Torres Novas
7/Nov · Maxime W/ Cavalheiro + Labrador · Lisboa
31/Oct · Casa da Música ww/ Mazgani + Nicole Eitner · Porto
8/Mar · Salão Brazil W/ A Jigsaw · Coimbra
25/Jan · Songs For The 21st Century W/ Walter Benjamin · Soc. Guilherme Cossoul · Lisboa

2007

18/Oct · Monte Alentejano · Évora
21/Jun · Musicbox · Lisboa
13/Jun · Crew Hassan W/ B Fachada · Lisboa

2006

16/Dec · Feira Laica · Espaço · Lisboa
06/Nov · Bang Bang · Antigos Celeiros Epac · Évora