Fernando Saunders

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Fernando Saunders
Born Detroit, Michigan, United States
Occupation(s) Musician, performer, producer
Instruments Bass, guitar, vocals
Associated acts Lou Reed, Kip Hanrahan
Website fernandosaunders.net

Fernando Saunders (born January 17, ) is a musician, performer, vocalist and bass player from Detroit, Michigan. He is perhaps best known for his long partnership with singer Lou Reed, intermittently from the early 1980s to at least 2008.


Fernando Saunders has performed all around the world with music legends such as Marianne Faithfull, Joan Baez, Slash, Tori Amos, Jimmy Page, John McLaughlin, Luciano Pavarotti and Jeff Beck. He is also a long-time collaborator with Lou Reed and Kip Hanrahan.[1]

Personal life[edit]

Fernando's son, András Kállay-Saunders (born January 28, 1985) represented Hungary in the 2014 edition of the Eurovision Song Contest with the song "Running".

Selected discography[edit]


  • Cashmere Dreams (1989; Grudge/BMG)
  • The Spin (1993; A&M)
  • I Will Break Your Fall (2006; Summit/Sony Red7)
  • Plant a Seed (2001; EMI)
  • Happiness (2012; Videoradio)

with Larry Young[edit]

with Jan Hammer[edit]

with Jeff Beck[edit]

with John McLaughlin[edit]

with Pat Benatar[edit]

with Deborah Henson-Conant[edit]

  • Caught in the Act (1990)
  • Talking Hands (1991)

with Heart[edit]

with George Jinda[edit]

  • Between Dreams (1995)

with Special EFX[edit]

  • Special Delivery (1983)
  • Just Like Magic (1990)
  • Peace of the World (1991)
  • Global Village (1992)
  • Here To Stay (1996)
  • Masterpiece (1999)

with Chieli Minucci[edit]

  • Renaissance (1995)
  • Sweet on You (2000)

with Kip Hanrahan[edit]

with Lou Reed[edit]


  • Spanish Fly: Lou Reed Live in Spain (2005)
  • CZizinci (2011)


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