John Fernandes

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John playing bass at Arthurfest 2005

John Fernandes is an American multi-instrumentalist musician.

Professional career[edit]

Fernandes, along with several other members of the Elephant Six Collective, joined the acclaimed psychedelic pop group The Olivia Tremor Control in Athens, GA in 1994.[1] Fernandes was also a member of the side-project Black Swan Network.[1]

Upon that band's demise, Fernandes went on to form the Athens-based group Circulatory System with other members of Olivia Tremor Control, most notably Will Cullen Hart.[1][2]

In addition, Hart and Fernandes started a record label in 2001 called Cloud Recordings, which issued the Circulatory System's self-titled first album. Fernandes frequently contributes to multiple Athens-based bands' live shows and recordings. He currently plays with Circulatory System, The New Sound of Numbers, Old Smokey, Freehand, Lavender Holyfield, Jacob Morris - Moths, and Dream Boat. He has also recently been performing his own live solo shows, and has performed as part of the Elephant 6 Collective's occasional tours.[3]

He released an album of solo material in February 2011 under the name John Kiran Fernandes.

Fernandes works at Wuxtry Records in Athens, where one of his co-workers was Danger Mouse.[4]


  1. ^ a b c Strong, Martin C. (2003) The Great Indie Discography, Canongate, ISBN 1-84195-335-0, p. 901
  2. ^ Beaudreau, James (2001) "Circulatory System Circulatory System", PopMatters, August 28, 2001, retrieved 2010-12-18
  3. ^ Baily, Lori (2010) "Elephant 6 going on a 'holiday' tour, playing 2 NYC shows", brooklyn, December 6, 2010, retrieved 2010-12-18
  4. ^ Weingarten, Christopher R. (2004) "5 Spot: Danger Mouse", CMJ New Music Monthly, Issue #123, p. 5, retrieved 2010-12-18