Fher Olvera

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Fher Olvera III
Maná - Rock in Rio Madrid 2012 - 47.jpg
Fher in 2012
Background information
Birth name José Fernando Emilio Olvera
Also known as Fher [ˈfer]
Born (1959-12-08) December 8, 1959 (age 55)
Origin Puebla, Mexico
Genres Rock
Occupation(s) Musician, songwriter, activist, philanthropist
Instruments Vocals, guitar, harmonica
Years active 1978 – present
Associated acts Maná
Sombrero Verde
Website www.mana.com.mx

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.


Early career[edit]

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.[1]


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:

Personal life[edit]

Olvera has a child, Dalí, with his ex-wife Ana Ivette Verduzco. Olvera's father died when he was 7 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.[2]


  1. ^ NOTICIAS at the Wayback Machine (archived March 6, 2008). mana.com.mx
  2. ^ Entrevistas. CMTV (2011-05-24). Retrieved on 2012-05-13.

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