Jerome playing guitar for Switchfoot
|Birth name||Jerome Fontamillas|
|Also known as||Romey, Music Chef|
June 20, 1967 |
Pasay City, Philippines
|Instruments||Guitar, piano, vocals, bass accordion, MC-909, drums, synthesizer, CMI programming, mellotron, Electro 2, Korg Kaossilator|
|Associated acts||Switchfoot, Fold Zandura, Mortal|
Jerome Earl Fontamillas (born June 20, 1967 in Pasay City, Philippines) is a Filipino American musician. Jerome has played in several bands notably with industrial rock  band Mortal and Fold Zandura, with long time musical partner Jyro Xhan. He currently plays with alternative rock band Switchfoot as a guitar and keyboard player.
Early life and education
In 1985, Fontamillas graduated from Monterey Bay Academy in Watsonville, CA.
In 1988 Fontamillas, Jyro Xhan, Ray Tongpo and Wilson Peralta released a six-song demo tape called Wish Fifteen on Blue Genius Music as Mortal Wish. Four years later they signed with Intense Records and became simply Mortal. Fontamillas would continue to play with Mortal until 1996 and played in Fold Zandura (also with Jyro) between 1995 and 1999.
In 2000, Fontamillas quit his day job and ended up joining and touring with Switchfoot shortly after the release of their third album, Learning to Breathe. His first release with Switchfoot was their 2003 release, The Beautiful Letdown. In 2002 Jyro and Fontamillas released a Mortal reunion album called Nu-En-Jin.
Fontamillas is also a producer for the following independent acts:
- The Echoing Green, Echoing Green (1998)
- Sonia V.
- Starflyer 59, I Predict A Clone (1994)
- March, Velvet Blue Music, (1999)
Fontamillas is a Seventh-day Adventist Christian.
- "Jerome Fontamillas". Land of Broken Hearts. Retrieved September 5, 2013.
- Nu-En-Jin Overview - (retrieved July 2, 2008)
- "We need more music that is passionate and meaningful and honest." (Press release). cqbiblestudy.org.
- "Kristi Fontamillas Photography". Retrieved September 5, 2013.
- "Twitter / switchfoot: Huge congrats to Jerome - he's ...". Twitter. September 27, 2013. Retrieved September 28, 2013.
- "A New Addition to the SF Family; Fading West Tour Preview; LOBH Inteview". Land of Broken Hearts. October 7, 2013. Retrieved October 8, 2013.