João Morais started playing guitar when he was 15 years old, in several bands of the punk-rock circuit. In 2016 he started a solo project called O GAJO (the paio), inspired by the leaders of world music. He looked into the roots of Portuguese music and discovered the campaniça viola, and combined this instrument of traditional Portuguese folk music with his punk-rock experience. The result is a unique, very urban and at the same time contemporary sound. In 2019 he will release 4 records, one for each season: winter, spring, summer and autumn, and will début in international circuits.