JP Simões is a Portuguese singer and musician. He was born in Coimbra, Portugal, in 1970. Due to the Carnation Revolution of 1974 and subsequent turmoil, at age five he emigrated to Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, where he stayed about a year. Back to Portugal, Simões studied journalism, screenwriting, saxophone and Arabic language.
As to music, he has worked with Pop Dell'Arte, among others, and was the leading force behind the bands Belle Chase Hotel and Quinteto Tati. He wrote short stories, song lyrics, film scripts and participated as a musician and actor in films by Fernando Vendrell and Edgar Pêra, and signing some soundtracks for documentaries. In 2007, he premiered his solo album 1970. In 2009, he published his second album Boato.
Currently he tours solo as a one-man show, playing his solo repertoire among songs from his past bands, mostly Belle Chase Hotel. His performances are always very interesting, is stage persona putting on a show punctuated by sharp, cunning and cutting remarks on the status quo of politics, mixed with humour served with an overall cabaret flavoured style.