|Fher Olvera III|
Fher in 2012
|Birth name||José Fernando Emilio Olvera|
|Also known as||Fher [ˈfer]|
|Born||December 8, 1959|
|Occupation(s)||Musician, songwriter, activist, philanthropist|
|Instruments||Vocals, guitar, harmonica|
|Years active||1978 – present|
José Fernando Emilio "Fher" Olvera (born December 8, 1959, Puebla, Mexico) is the secondary guitarist, composer, and lead singer for the Mexican rock band Maná. Olvera studied communications at the Universidad Iberoamericana. He has collaborated with other famous musicians such as Rubén Blades, Carlos Santana, Pablo Milanés, Luciano Pavarotti, Zucchero, Miguel Ríos, Miguel Bosé and Juan Luis Guerra, among others.
Born as José Fernando Emilio Olvera, he started his musical career as a teenager playing with Gustavo Orozco and the brothers Ulises, Juan Diego and Abraham Calleros forming a band called Sombrero Verde in the 80s.
With Abraham Calleros and Gustavo Orozco switching interests, Olvera continued his musical trajectory with the Calleros, Juan Diego (bass), Ulises (lead guitar) and himself (vocals and backup guitar). The band recreated itself with a new name: Maná in 1986, the current members are:
- Fher Olvera — lead vocals, acoustic guitar, rhythm guitar, harmonica.
- Alex González — drums, backup vocals.
- Juan Calleros — bass guitar.
- Sergio Vallín — electric guitar.
Olvera has a child, Dalí, with his ex-wife Ana Ivette Verduzco. Olvera's father died when he was 6 years old. Recently his mom died when he was making the new album "Drama y Luz". He keeps a close relationship with fellow band members, especially with Ulises Calleros and Alex González. He is currently married to TV host Monica Noguera.
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