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
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, from 1982 to 1987 and again from 1996 to 2008.


Fernando Saunders has performed all around the world with music legends such as Marianne Faithfull, Joan Baez, Slash, Gavin Friday, Tori Amos, Pat Benatar, Steve Winwood, Jimmy Page, John McLaughlin, Heart, Jan Hammer, Luciano Pavarotti, Eric Clapton, Jeff Beck, Ron Wood and Charlie Watts from The Rolling Stones, Robert Quine, Anohni, Steve Hunter, Kevin Hearn, Julieta Venegas and Suzanne Vega. He is also a long-time collaborator with Kip Hanrahan[1] and Lou Reed (as a bass player, vocalist and producer).

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 (2011; EMI)
  • Happiness (2012; Videoradio)

with Larry Young[edit]

with Jan Hammer[edit]

"Black Sheep" (1979)

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]


  • A Night with Lou Reed (1983)
  • Coney Island Baby: Live in Jersey (Lou Reed) (1987)
  • Lou Reed: Rock and Roll Heart (1998)
  • Lou Reed: Live at Montreux (2000)
  • Prozac Nation (2001)
  • Spanish Fly: Lou Reed Live in Spain (2005)
  • Berlin: Live at St. Ann's Warehouse (Lou Reed-Julian Schnabel) (2008)
  • CZizinci (2011)


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