Fernando Perdomo

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Fernando Perdomo
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Background information
Birth name Fernando Jose Perdomo
Born (1980-08-17) August 17, 1980 (age 33)
Miami Beach, Florida, United States
Genres Pop, pop rock, Progressive rock
Occupations Singer-songwriter, Musician, Arranger, Record producer
Instruments Guitar, Vocals, Keyboards, Mandolin, Piano, Banjo, Bass
Years active 1998 – present
Labels Forward Motion Records
Associated acts Dreaming in Stereo (Band), Transcendence (band), DC-3 (Rock Band)
Website www.fernandoperdomo.com www.dreaminginstereo.net www.forwardmotionrecords.com
Notable instruments
1972 Fender Mustang

Fernando Jose Perdomo (born August 17, 1980) is an American singer-songwriter, musician, multi-instrumentalist, and record producer . Originally from Miami Beach, Florida, he has toured, performed and recorded with various artists in many different genres.

Early life[edit]

Perdomo attended Miami Beach Senior High's classical guitar ensemble and Rock Ensemble under the direction of professor Doug Burris. This education gave him the foundation to become a professional musician at an early age. By age 18, he was already sneaking into Miami's most popular rock clubs to perform with many of the city's most well-known bands and was establishing himself as a popular and respected session musician. He also recorded at Criteria studios, South Beach Studios, and Middle Ear Studios.[1]

Career[edit]

Perdomo playing a 1972 Fender Mustang guitar. Photo by: Sascha Rybinski

In 1999, his guitar playing was featured in a nationwide ad campaign for Pier One Imports.[2] In 2002, at the age of 22 he recorded most of the guitars for Cristian Castro's platinum "Amar Es" album, including the number 1 hit "No Hace Falta." He went on tour with Castro for 3 years, visiting 15 countries and performing at TV and radio networks throughout Latin America. Perdomo also filled in as lead guitarist and pianist for Soraya (musician) on her final tour. It was during this time that Perdomo joined the popular Brit Pop/Modern Rock band Ed Hale and Transcendence, finally adding a permanent guitarist to the band's often-changing lineup. He also brought with him childhood friend and bassist Roger Houdaille who joined and started touring with the band at the age of 19. This precipitated a radical shift in the sound of the group, who at the time were better known for a world musicmodern rock fusion. The band shortened its name to simply Transcendence from that point forward to signal that it was no longer just a group of session musicians backing up singer-songwriter Ed Hale and had become a "real band" operating as a full-fledged unified musical unit. Starting with the band's second album Sleep With You onward the band has recorded five albums with this lineup with Perdomo often acting as lead guitarist, background vocalist, musical director, and occasionally contributing songs to the band's albums.[3] He was the uncle of Isabela Perdomo, a young star. He is also the brother of Orlado J. Perdomo.

In 2007 Perdomo acted as bassist and musical director for singer-songwriter Hilary Mcrae, who was signed to the Starbucks/ Hear Music record label. On Hilary's album "Through these walls", he is credited with playing bass, guitars, and additional engineering and arrangements. He co-arranged horns on the song "Why Can't Now Be Our Time" with the legendary Charles Calello and in addition contributed songwriting. In 2008 Perdomo produced an English album for Grammy award winning singer/songwriter, Jorge Moreno, which has not been released yet, and the legendary 70s music icon Andy Pratt (of Avenging Annie fame). His first film score was for the movie "Gri-Gri", which premiered at the Cannes film festival. The film featured opening music and an original song written by Jorge Moreno, Fernando Perdomo, and Marc Chourain.[4]

In late 2008, Perdomo produced a new solo album by Transcendence singer Ed Hale entitled Ballad On Third Avenue. Perdomo had originally formed a group called Dreaming in Stereo in 2004.[5] Hale suggested that Perdomo call his new solo project by the same name. The live band lineup in 2008 included Roger Houdaille on bass, Derek Cintron, who fronts arena rock band DC-3 (Rock Band) on drums, and Cynthia Kivlan on flute, the same as in 2004. Dreaming in Stereo's band lineup included bassist Vincent Cuevas, violinist Dave Torre, keyboardist Marisol Garcia and drummer Eddie Zyne, who played with Hall & Oates and The Monkees in the 70s. The act released the album also called Dreaming in Stereo, on July 21, 2009 through Hale's label Dying Van Gogh, based out of New York City.[6] The album was then re-released through Perdomo's own label, Forward Motion Records, in the summer of 2010.[7]

In 2010 Fernando Perdomo and his band Dreaming in Stereo were signed to a management deal with Bill Aucoin, under his company Aucoin Globe Entertainment. However, Aucoin became ill and died due to surgical complications from prostate cancer. Aucoin has also been credited with discovering, developing and managing the legendary rock band Kiss and Billy Idol. Dreaming in Stereo 2 followed in 2010 to glowing reviews. The band showcased at SXSW 2010 and also backed up the legendary Andy Pratt.

In 2012 Perdomo released his debut Solo EP, "Home is Wherever You Are" produced by Grammy nominated producer, Chris Rodriguez.

Perdomo moved to Los Angeles in 2012 and opened "Reseda Ranch Studios" in Reseda. His first project is co producing (with Chris Price) the long awaited second album by Linda Perhacs. He is also currently producing The Defiant, Jim Camacho,Little Dove, Robert Avellanet, Rooney Anne James, Graham Marshall, Trudy Miquelerena, Apryl Electra, Rebecca Schwab, Nicole Marcus, Melissa Thatcher, Andy Pratt, Melissa Thatcher and Records and Tapes.

In 2013, Perdomo formed Records and Tapes with Jennifer Jo Oberle. The band has released 2 singles and a music video.

His new single, "Photographers in Love" came out on 11/08/13.

He opened for Jon Anderson at the Colony Theatre in Miami Beach 11/10/13 and received a standing ovation.

On 11/16/2013 Perdomo released "Cheese" a collaborative single with Dutch singer Linda Bloemhard of The Mo

In 2014 Perdomo released his full length album "Warm".

Discography[edit]

Dreaming in Stereo (Band)[edit]

Fernando Perdomo (Solo)[edit]

Records and Tapes (Band)[edit]

  • 2013 "Best Type of Regret" (Single)
  • 2014 "Hard To Believe" (Single)

with Linda Bloemhard[edit]

  • 2013 "Cheese" (Single)

as Reseda[edit]

As Producer[edit]

TV/Filmography[edit]

Credits[edit]

Toured, Produced, and/or Recorded with Cristian Castro - (Sony/Bmg, Universal): Recorded "Amar Es" (Lead, Guitar, Sitar, Theremin), "Live at Serius Radio" (Lead Guitar) and "Nunca Voy a Olvidarte" (Lead Guitar). Toured, Performed on TV on Guitar, Bass, and Theremin, Soraya (musician) - (EMI). Toured, Performed on TV Guitar and Keys, recorded Bass, Guitar, Sitar, Keys, Percussion on Hilary McRae "Through These Walls" - (Starbucks/Hear Music). Bassist, Acting Musical Director, Engineered, Toured with Jorge Moreno - (Maverick, MP). Recorded "El Segundo" (Guitar, Bass, Sitar, Theremin, Keys), Toured (as Guitarist, Bassist, and Keyboard player), TV performances. Engineered, Produced, Mixed, Recorded (acoustic guitars, piano, mellotron, keyboards, percussion, backing vocals) on Ed Hale "Ballad On Third Avenue" - (Dying Van Gogh) and Lizette Santana "Aún Sueño En Ti | I Still Dream of You" - (Rocstar, Inc). Produced, engineered, Guitar, Bass, Mellotron, Theremin, Drums Andy Pratt "the Snakecharmer". Performed live Tego Calderón - (Atlantic/Jiggiri). Recorded "The Underdog" (Lead Guitar) José Luis Rodríguez (singer) - (Sony). Recorded "Ayer Y Hoy" (guitar), and "15 Exitos" (guitar) Juanes- (Universal). TV performances (guitar) Dave Koz - (Capitol). Recorded "Memories of a Winter's Night" (Bass) Alih Jey - (Universal). Recorded "Gotas de Piel", and "Gran City Pop" album, (Guitars) and Toured Paulina Rubio - (Universal). Recorded, TV Performances (guitar) Noelia - (EMI/Fonovisa). Musical Director, Toured, Recorded "XM- Artist Confidential" (guitar) Fulano de Tal - (Warner). Recorded the Grammy Nominated album "Individual" (guitar, sitar), Toured, TV performances Price - (Geffen). Toured, Recorded (Lead Guitar) Pepe Alva - (Warner). Toured (guitar) Julio Iglesias, Jr. - (Warner). Toured (guitar) Ines Gaviria - (Respek). Toured, Recorded DJ Russ Harris - (universal). Recorded, toured and Guitar TV performance Jeremías - (Universal). Recorded "Aint it Funny" (remix) (guitar) for Jennifer Lopez - (Sony). Recorded, Toured (Guitar, Sitar) Santos Renuentes - (Sony). Recorded "Sleep With You" (guitar, sitar, keys, bass, and vocals), and "Nothing is Cohesive"(guitar, bass, keys, cello, theremin, drums, and engineering), and toured with Transcendence - (TMG). Recorded "Monster Taxi", "Ministry of Sound 2005", "Ministry of Sound 2006" and "Verano 2005" (Guitar, Bass, and Theremin) Monster taxi - (Ministry of Sound/Toy Robot/Universal/Sony). Recorded "King of Son"(Bass) for Beny Moré' - (BMG). Toured (Guitar) Mika (singer) - (Casablanca). Recorded "Gonzalo Real" (Guitars, Sitar), Toured, TV performances Gonzalo Real - (Crescent Moon).[8]

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