Pedro Barbosa is a Pretoria based folk rock singer-songwriter / musician that has been playing shows for ages. Pedro was born and raised in Mozambique, but moved to Pretoria in the late 1990s. I met Pedro in 2000 and I’ve been following his career since 2009.
I was headed to STRAB for the first time in that year and researched the bands who were on the line-up. I saw a little band called Mrs. B on the line-up and after doing some digging I found out that Pedro was the frontman. I was glad because I found my long lost friend again. It also turned out that I really loved Mrs. B‘s music.
Mrs B. called it quits a few years ago but since then Pedro Barbosa has been blossoming as a solo musician and as the frontman of his new band The Barbosa Experience. In 2018 he released his debut solo album entitled Reborn.
In early 2019 he entered a international songwriting competition and was a finalist in a few categories. His song “Crazy Love Is” was voted as the best love song in the competition. The song was also voted as the 2nd best song in the Best Adult Contemporary category. Pretty damn impressive if you ask me.
Pedro Barbosa has played at various music festivals and venues all over Gauteng and the rest of the country. He knows how to creep into your soul and how to get the party started. If you have a chance to see him live, you should definitely make an effort. You will not be disappointed.