Rita Redshoes began her musical career as a drummer for a school drama group. She went on to take part in countless musical projects as a composer and performer, playing a wide variety of instruments and recording various songs (Atomic Bees, Photographs, Rebel Red Dog, David Fonseca, The Legendary Tigerman, Noiserv). She has also worked on countless soundtracks for theatre and film, some of which have been released as records.
She recently played at the legendary Joe’s Pub, in New York, where she also presented the original soundtrack for the documentary “Portuguese from SoHo – A story that changed its geography”, by Ana Ventura Miranda at the MoMa, followed by its performance in Berlin.
After “Golden Era” (2008), “Lights & Darks” (2010) and “Life is a Second of Love” (2014), Rita Redshoesrecorded her fourth studio album in June 2016, in Berlin.
This new album, “Her”, was produced by Victor Van Vugt, who worked on Nick Cave’s seminal album “Murder Ballads” and Beth Orton’s “Trailer Park”, winner of the prestigious Mercury Prize. The Australian producer has also worked with musicians as diverse as P. J. Harvey, Depeche Mode, The Fall, Billy Bragg and Einsturzende Neubaten, amongst others.
Besides playing more instruments than on any other album (piano, omnichord, keyboards and acoustic guitar), Ritaalso wrote three songs in Portuguese, one of which co-written with Pedro da Silva Martins, which for the first time she performs solo.