Portuguese singer/songwriter André Sardet was born in Coimbra on January 8, 1976. He was attracted to songwriting from a young age, picking up guitar and singing with natural ease.
Playing in groups throughout his adolescence satisfied his need for musical expression for only a short time. As soon as he had enough original material of his own, Sardet set out to record a solo album. His debut project, Imagens, was released in 1996, featuring the single "O Azul do Ceu," a significant radio hit nationwide. His follow-up release hit shelves two years later. Agitar Antes de Usar, ushered in by the album single "Perto, Mais Perto," was followed by a long period of inactivity. Sardet took the next few years to travel and study, taking great care in composing his next work. Sardet's self-titled autobiographical album was released in 2002 and featured collaborations with such Portuguese luminaries as Rui Veloso
, Luis Represas
, and Mafalda Veiga
. In 2006 Sardet celebrated ten years in the industry with his first all-acoustic record, Acústico. The album, recorded live at Coimbra's Teatro Academico de Gil Vicente, went on to sell over 120,000 copies, illustrating Sardet's significant national popularity. ~ Evan C. Gutierrez, Rovi