Fernando Perdomo

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Fernando Perdomo
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Background information
Birth nameFernando Jose Perdomo
Born (1980-08-17) August 17, 1980 (age 40)
Miami Beach, Florida, U.S.
Genres
Occupation(s)
  • Musician
  • singer
  • composer
  • arranger
  • record producer
Instruments
Years active1998–present
LabelsForward Motion Records[1]
Websitefernandoperdomo.com

Fernando Jose Perdomo (born August 17, 1980) is an American musician best known for his work as a producer and session bassist and guitarist.

Career[edit]

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

Fernando started his career as a session guitar player after playing in Miami Bands, Avenging Lawnmowers of Justice, Sixo, and Trophy Wife. 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 Amar Es. He toured with Castro throughout Latin America. Perdomo played lead guitar and piano for Soraya on her final tour. It was during this time that Perdomo joined Ed Hale and Transcendence, finally adding a permanent guitarist to the band's often-changing lineup.

In 2007 Perdomo played and served as musical director for singer-songwriter Hilary Mcrae. In 2008 Perdomo produced an album for singer/songwriter Jorge Moreno (not yet[when?] released) and an album for Andy Pratt. He scored the film Gri-Gri, which premiered at the Cannes film festival. The film featured an original song written by Jorge Moreno, Perdomo, and Marc Chourain.[3]

In late 2008, Perdomo produced a solo album by Transcendence singer Ed Hale entitled Ballad on Third Avenue. In 2009, Perdomo's project Dreaming in Stereo released an eponymous album Hale's label, Dying Van Gogh.[4] The album was re-released through Perdomo's own label, Forward Motion Records, in the summer of 2010.[5]

In 2010 Fernando Perdomo and Dreaming in stereo were signed to a management deal with Bill Aucoin. shortly before Aucoin's death. The band played at SXSW 2010.

In 2012 Perdomo released his debut Solo EP, Home is Wherever You Are, produced by Chris Rodriguez. In the same year, Perdomo moved to Los Angeles and opened "Reseda Ranch Studios" in Reseda. His first project was co-producing (with Chris Price) The Soul of All Natural Things, the long-awaited second album by Linda Perhacs, for Asthmatic Kitty records.[6] Pitchfork Media said it was "sumptuously recorded... with strings and nylon-string guitar filtering through the mix like the sunlight through the trees in her Topanga Canyon home."[7]

In 2013, Perdomo formed Records and Tapes with Jennifer Jo Oberle. On November 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. That same year, Perdomo became the lead guitarist for The Dirty Diamond

In July 2015, Perdomo and Cait Brennan completed sessions for Brennan's first studio album, Debutante. The 13-song album was recorded in five days.[8] Perdomo and Brennan split production duties and played all the instruments on the album.[9][10][11] In December 2016, Brennan and Perdomo reunited at Ardent Studios in Memphis to record the follow-up, Third. The album was released by Omnivore Recordings on April 21, 2017.[12][13]

On October 12, 2015, Perdomo was in the core band for Echo In The Canyon, an all star concert at the Orpheum Theatre in Los Angeles. The band backed up Jakob Dylan, Fiona Apple, Regina Spektor, Cat Power, and Jade Castrinos performing songs from the California Folk Rock Era. An album and concert movie will be out Spring 2016 with Perdomo appearing on both.

In 2016, Perdomo released a solo album called Voyeurs, which was recorded in front of a live audience on Facebook.

In early 2017 Fernando formed "Fern & Celli", an improvisational duo" with crossover cellist Ruti Celli. In May 2017 they opened for Jazz Fusion Violinist Jean Luc Ponty at the Canyon Club. They released two fully improvised albums, "The Conversations" (2017) and "Language" (2019) and won "5 best acts on the cruise" after their show on "Cruise To The Edge 2019”.

In February 2017, Fernando was the musical director for an All Star Tribute to Greg Lake on Cruise To The Edge. Guests included Sonja Kristina of Curved Air, Billy Sherwood of Yes, Dave Kerzner, Nick D'Virgilio of Spocks Beard, Derek Cintron, and Leslie Hunt of District 97

Fernando's album, The Golden Hour was released by Forward Motion Records on August 17, 2017. It was recorded at Ardent Studios and Reseda Ranch Studios, and mixed and mastered by Zach Ziskin.

In November 2018 Perdomo released Zebra Crossing, with Zak Nilsson (son of Harry Nilsson), Cyndi Trissel, and Beach Boys lyricist Stephen Kalinich appearing. It was recorded at Abbey Road Studios and is Perdomo's love letter to the famous studio and includes his cover of "While My Guitar Gently Weeps".[14]

On May 24, 2019, The Documentary film Echo In The Canyon premiered in theaters and the official Soundtrack album was released on BMG records. Fernando appears in the film as the guitarist in the backing band in most of the scenes, and he appears on every track but one on the soundtrack album.[15]

Perdomo has a trilogy of albums called Out to Sea 1,2, and 3 on Cherry Red Records. These instrumental progressive rock albums feature cover art by Genesis artist, Paul Whitehead.

Perdomo has joined forces with Wings drummer Denny Seiwell to produce Ram On- A 50th Anniversary Tribute to Paul and Linda McCartney's Ram on Cherry Red Records. The album comes out May 14, 2021.

Perdomo has completed a record with Carmine Appice called "Energy Overload" which will be released in 2021

Discography[edit]

Dreaming in Stereo (band)[edit]

Fernando Perdomo (solo)[edit]

  • 2010: Fernando Perdomo (Guitar Instrumental)
  • 2011: I Shall Be Released (Bob Dylan cover)
  • 2012: Home is Wherever You Are EP
  • 2013: "Photographers In Love Single"
  • 2014: "Girl With A Record Collection Single"
  • 2014: "Dreams EP"
  • 2014: "Warm"
  • 2014: "Immortal Single"
  • 2014: "Live At The Hotel Cafe EP"
  • 2015 The Third Man Record Booth EP
  • 2016 Picks
  • 2016 New City (single)
  • 2016 Voyeurs
  • 2016 Dances With A Mysterious Blonde
  • 2016 Bigfoot On Fairfax (EP)
  • 2016 The Angels of Ardent (single)
  • 2017 Sometimes (single)
  • 2017 The Golden Hour
  • 2018 Out to Sea
  • 2018 Fernando Perdomo Has Lost His Voice
  • 2018 Zebra Crossing
  • 2019 Out To Sea 2
  • 2020 Out To Sea 3

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 Encino Evil[edit]

  • 2016 Stolen Car
  • 2017 Covfefe (single)
  • 2018 E- Scooter (with Ken Sharp and Rob Bonfiglio)

As Stones[edit]

  • 2016 Stones (EP)
  • 2017 Chroma Polaris (single)

As The Black Galaxy[edit]

  • 2016 The Black Galaxy

As producer[edit]

  • Andy Pratt, Andy Pratt Loves You, (2010)
  • Andy Pratt, Life & Death, (2011)
  • Jorge Moreno, Thank You (Single), (2010)
  • Jorge Moreno, This Town (Single), (2011)
  • Jorge Moreno, Rezo Por Ti (Single), (2011)
  • Alih Jey, Tarte, (2011)
  • Chris Alvy Band, Art Noise, (2011)
  • Dreaming in Stereo, Dreaming in Stereo (2009)
  • Dreaming in Stereo, Dreaming in Stereo 2 (2011)
  • Ed Hale, Ballad on Third Avenue (2009)
  • The Sunrise, Spread The Word
  • Elijah Cross, Flawed Designs
  • Lizette Santana, Aún Sueño En Ti (2009)
  • Resonance, Frequency
  • Michael Isla, Sonic Self Portrait
  • Greg Essence, Hola Mama (2011)
  • Rachel Goodrich, Tinker Toys (one track: Little Brass Bear) (2008)
  • Rachel Goodrich, Rachel Goodrich (one track: Popsicles) (2011)
  • Jennifer Kaiser, Masquerade (2011)
  • The Mann Sisters, The Mann Sisters EP (2011)
  • Omine, Whiskey and Chocolate (2011)
  • Jill Hartmann, Things I Want to Remember
  • Sylvia Emmerson, For All Who Wander (2011)
  • Arboles Libres, Arboles Libres (2010)
  • Arboles Libres, Light Me up a Cigarette (single)
  • David Packouz, Microcosm (2009)
  • Gigi Denisco, Blue Skies and The Rain (single)
  • Yves Giraud, Hello (2010)
  • Danny Luis, Walk On (single) (2011)
  • Tim Charron, Greatest Hits (2009)
  • Kingsley and Perdomo, Fake Smiles (2010)
  • Jason Masik, House of the Rising Sun (2010)
  • Union Cell, All The Pretty Things (2011)
  • Kim Drake, Surrealist Dream (2011)
  • The Sunrise, We Have Not Heard (2012)
  • Andrew Johnston "Teenage Paws (Fernando Perdomo Remix)" (Vinyl Single) (2013)
  • The Defiant, Guilty (2013)
  • Melissa Thatcher, The Streets of Silverlake (2013)
  • Jim Camacho, Everywhere (2013)
  • Little Dove, Little Dove (2013)
  • Robert Avellanet, When I Have You (single) (2013)
  • Apryl Electra's Common Ancestors- Follow The Breeze (single) (2013)
  • Trudy Miquelerena – I Wanna Surrender (2013)
  • Records and Tapes – Best Type of Regret (single) (2013)
  • Records and Tapes – Hard to Believe (Single) (2013)
  • Andy Pratt – Gonna Love You Till The Day I Die (single) (2013)
  • Andy Pratt – Little Bitty Soul (single) (2013)
  • Graham Marshall – Makin It on My Own (single) (2013)
  • Robert Avellanet - Heart and Soul (2014)
  • Linda Perhacs, The Soul of All Natural Things (2014)
  • Andy Pratt - The New Normal? (2014)
  • Lize - I Surrender (Single) (2014)
  • The Defiant - Plans and Schemes (2014)
  • Nicole Marcus - Nicole Marcus (2014)
  • Jawn Star - 5 Points of Light (2014)
  • Alih Jey - Car Trouble (2014)
  • Fernando Perdomo - Dreams (2014)
  • Fernando Perdomo - Warm (2014)
  • Trudy Love - Cosa (2014)
  • Gayle Skidmore - Let Me Down (single) (2014)
  • Gayle Skidmore - Barrel, Trigger, Gun (single) (2014)
  • Gayle Skidmore - Rag Doll (Single) (2014)
  • Zak Schaffer - Part Of Your Collection (2014)
  • The Dirty Diamond - From The Stars (Single) (2014)
  • San Fernando - The Sound (single) (2014)
  • Ex Norwegian - Wasted Lines (2014)
  • Brian Jay Cline - Trick Photography (2015)
  • Franco and The Dreadnought - Like Yeah, No I Don't Know (single) (2015)
  • The Rosannah Sisters - Whatever Happens (2015)
  • David Divad - Healing Hands (2015)
  • Yves Giraud - I'm Your Light (2015)
  • Jeanne Partridge - Be Your Angel (2015)
  • Todd Rundgren - Collide A Scope (Fernando Perdomo Remix) (2015)
  • Choix - Shine (single) (2015)
  • Life on Mars - Far (2015)
  • Alih Jey - Steal Your Boyfriend (single) (2015)
  • Andy Pratt - Do You Remember Me? (2015)
  • Robert Avellanet - Shine Your Light (single) (2015)
  • Robert Bidney - It's All About The Love (2015)
  • The Dirty Diamond - Death Of My Ego (single) (2015)
  • Jacob Jeffries - Even Now (single) (2015)
  • Girl, Disappearing - Temporarily In The Maya (2015)
  • Choix - "Right To Be Wrong (single) (2016)
  • Brian Jay Cline - "Solid State" (2016)
  • James Patrick - "The Room Of Yesterday's Tears" (single) (2016)
  • Cait Brennan - Debutante, (2016)
  • James Starflower - PET YOUR STEREO" (2016)
  • life on mars - For a Reason" (2016)
  • The Dirty Diamond - "Changes" (single) (2016)
  • Elijah Cross - Here's The Skinny (2016)
  • Ed Hale - "Tell You True" (single) (2016)
  • Edan Archer - "Cruel Mother" EP (2016)
  • Ken Sharp - "New Mourning" (2016)
  • Jacob Jeffries - "Limb" (single) (2016)
  • Jealous Man - "LA Noir" (single) (2016)
  • Jealous Man - "Down Into Egypt" (single) (2016)
  • Trysette Loosemore - "Shadowgirl" (one song) (2017)
  • Brian Jay Cline - "Writers Block" (2017)
  • Ken Sharp - "My Favorite Songbook" (vinyl LP) (4 songs) (2017)
  • Graham Marshall - "Mr Complicated" (2017)
  • David Batteau - "Blue Love" (single) (2017)
  • Christine Leakey - "Wanderlust Wishing Well" (one song) (2017)
  • Durga McBroom - "Queen Of Kayoss" (2017)
  • Gretchen's Wheel - "Sad Scientist" (one song) (2017)
  • David Batteau - "Misery" (single) (2017)
  • Life On Mars - "The Resurrection of Ants" (one song) (2017)
  • Cait Brennan - Third, (2017) [12][13]
  • Jennifer Kaiser - Closer To Red (2017)
  • Linda Perhacs - I'm A Harmony (2017)

As a session musician[edit]

TV/filmography[edit]

  • Pier One Imports, Commercial (1999)
  • Catch .44, Trailer (2011)
  • Melrose Place (2011)
  • House, Commercial (2012)
  • Dexter, Commercial (2012)
  • Real Housewives of New Jersey (2012)
  • Dexter, Episode "Talk to the Hand" (2012)
  • Toyota RAV 4 Commercial (Perdomo singing in Italian)
  • Target "Holiday Card" ad in English and Spanish
  • McDonald's "Cuties" ad in Spanish
  • Toyota Rav4 "Todos a La Vez" commercial
  • Canvas by Land's End "Introducing Canvas by Lands End" Ad featuring "River of God" by Linda Perhacs (co written and Co produced by Fernando)
  • Dunkin Donuts "Holiday Ad" 2016 Latin America
  • Echo In The Canyon Documentary Film appears as himself

References[edit]

  1. ^ https://www.allmusic.com/artist/p608293
  2. ^ Perdomo biography: http://www.myspace.com/fernandoperdomoguitar
  3. ^ The Ambassador (2008). "Transcendence guitarist Perdomo busy while band awaits album releases", http://www.transcendence.com/2008/07/transcendence-guitarist-perdomo-busy-while-band-awaits-album-releases/
  4. ^ http://makingnews.wordpress.com/2009/03/12/dreaminginstereorelease/
  5. ^ http://mixtape.citylinkmix.com/2010/07/21/half-dead-stayin-alive-and-forward-motion/
  6. ^ Fox, Killian (March 2, 2014). "The Soul of All Natural Things review – the welcome return of 70s psych-folk songstress Linda Perhacs | Music | The Observer". The Observer. Guardian Media Group. Retrieved March 4, 2014. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  7. ^ Greene, Jayson (March 7, 2014). "Linda Perhacs: The Soul of All Natural Things | Album Reviews | Pitchfork". Pitchfork Media. Retrieved March 7, 2014. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  8. ^ Alcott, Todd (August 3, 2015). "Cait Brennan - Debutante; Facebook". Todd Alcott. Retrieved August 3, 2015. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  9. ^ "BBC 6Music – Cait Brennan". Bbc.co.uk. Retrieved August 9, 2015. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  10. ^ "CBC Music – Cait Brennan". Canadian Broadcasting Corp. Retrieved August 9, 2015. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  11. ^ "Arizona Republic – Cait Brennan Records Debut Album, Follow-up". Gannett. Retrieved February 26, 2016. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  12. ^ a b "Conqueroo - Cait Brennan's Third Charts Its Own Groundbreaking Path". Conqueroo. Retrieved February 24, 2017. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)[permanent dead link]
  13. ^ a b "New Release - Cait Brennan on Omnivore". Ardent Studios. Retrieved February 25, 2017. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  14. ^ https://www.musicnewsnet.com/2018/11/prog-guitarist-fernando-perdomo-releases-eagerly-anticipated-5th-album-zebra-crossing.html
  15. ^ https://www.rollingstone.com/music/music-news/jakob-dylan-jade-castrinos-cover-mamas-and-the-papas-go-where-you-wanna-go-826578/

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