Pedro Amorim is an amateur musician and guitarist from Porto, Portugal. He is 49-years-old and today we would like to share his solo video where he actually performed a song by Notting Hillbillies called “Run Me Down.”
Namely, Pedro is not a professional musician and as he said most of his style of playing and the way of how he learned the songs is by listening to them a couple of times. We communicated with him, and he told us something more about his connection to Dire Straits.
“I’m just an amateur musician. I started with learning and playing on a guitar by listening. Firstly, I started with copying the fingerstyle of Mark Knopfler, then with some help from the friends of my band I started to improve my skills,” he said.
In the video below he performed the song “Rum Me Down” by Notting Hillbillies. Pedro didn’t have a microphone and his voice is low, but you can still hear the music and guitar.
“All started when I heard Dire Straits song when I was 9-years-old. My father had a tape in his car with mixed pop music, most of the songs were not very good for me, but in the middle of that musical ‘desert,’ there was a great pearl oasis called “Angel of Mercy,” he added.
“Honestly, I got crazy with that sound. I just fell in love with those guitars and wanted to learn to play that. I still play covers sometimes in gigs with my old band. We played songs as “Setting Me Up,” “Why Worry,” and also this one in the video below “Run Me Down.”
Pedro tried to play many songs by Dire Straits and Mark Knopfler, including “Sultans of Swing,” “The Man’s Too Strong,” and many others. He learns the music by ear and knows to play some jazz and blues. He never went to a guitar class or a musical school, in the times without the internet, he only listened to the song’s couple of times. If you like his performance, write a comment and enjoy!