Três Tristes Tigres was a Portuguese band from the nineties. Since 1987, Ana Deus ( ex-Ban) worked and collaborated with the poetesses Regina Guimarães in song-writing for theatre and video. The keyboardist Paula Sousa ( ex-Reporter Estrábico) joined the band some time later. In 1992 the first formation is defined. The name was chosen for being a wordplay and because they felt that having "tristes" (sad) in music that normally is associated with amusement was funny.