Miguel Gonçalves was born on September 11, 1976, in Oporto. When he was 8, his father started teaching him his first chords and later he learnt fados through records and cassettes. At the age of 9, he started to attend some fado houses and since then he has been requested to play at fado shows. He later moved to Lisbon, where he started to perform with singers such as Fernando Maurício, Aldina Duarte, Cidália Moreira, Camané and Raquel Tavares, among others.
He currently performs frequently with Maria do Céo and Camané at their concerts, as well as with many other fado singers, both at national and international level, and he also teaches viola lessons and performs in Fado Houses.