Claudia Aurora is a Fadista (Portuguese folk-blues fado singer) and songwriter from Oporto, Portugal. She was based in Bristol, UK from 2003 where she built a reputation as a stunning live performer, before moving to London in early 2012. Claudia has sung fado at numerous venues in the UK, including the prestigious Kings Place, Queen Elizabeth Hall (Southbank Centre), Momo and Heaven, Theatre Royal in Norwich, and St George’s in Bristol.
Following the success of her debut album, “Silêncio”, released at the end of October 2011 and a sell-out 6-date UK tour the following month, 2012 saw the maverick Portuguese fadista taking the stages at WOMAD Festival (where she was the 7th best CD seller of the whole festival and one of the highlights of WOMAD for BBC Radio 3), a seasonal residency at Green Note (London, UK), a visit to South Korea, the biggest tour in the UK ever done by a Fado singer (17 dates) and a Fado workshop for 60 singers at the Royal Festival Hall, as part of the London Jazz Festival. Her shows have been recorded and broadcasted by BBC Radio 3.