Humbeat Fernandz
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Band to Join, Vocalist, Lead Guitar, Keyboard, Piano.

ABOUT

Humbeat Fernandz is a Canadian (Cuban born) multi-instrumentalist. Played and sang in bands since his teenage years, formed CU4TRO G4TOS with the popular singer songwriter Kelvis Ochoa and later -starting in England, Wales and Ireland- he set sails in a bohemian musical tour until the present. Left handed but flips righty guitars and basses and plays them upside down (like MonoNeon or Larry Williams or Mr. Hendrix), so he plays right-hand instruments to the left. Also plays drums since he was 8 years old plus percussion and keyboard/piano. He directed, composed and arranged music as the founder of two of the most successful and popular 90’s Cuban pop-rock fusion bands, MONEDA DURA (1997-2002) / WENAONDA (2002- 2007). Played and arranged music for different bands also in England (BIG BAD WOLF/DIRTY TRICKS 95-96), Perú (SCHEVERE 2012-14), Canada (SECRET AFFAIRS 2007 /CLAUDIA SALGUERO’s BAND 2008/LA ESQUINA DE LA RUMBA 2014-15 /RED LIGHT SAINTS 2009-2012 and recently/ KEOLA KEWELTA 2016 to present). Dominican Republic (KEWENAONDA 2015 /TYERRA 2016 /RHADIOFUNK / KHACHé / UVANDA and ZOUND ZHAMBER 2017-18). His most solid project in Canada has been Red Light Saints. Finalists in the LIVE 88.5 Big Money Shot for 3 years in a row. Winner of the “Concourse de Rock” competition (TAG Radio X, Gatineau).
CDs recorded? MONEDA DURA’s "Cuando duerme la Habana" (1999), "Mucho Cuida'o" (2000), “Con los Pies en la Tierra” (greatest hits live) (2001), “Ojala" (2002) produced by Warner Bros. /EGREM. And later WENAONDA’s "Sabe' lo que te digo" (2003) Latin Soul / Bis Music and recorded RED LIGHT SAINTS’s “District” (2010) independently and a second EP yet to be released. His albums beat from A to Z, all sorts of reverberating melodies and intoxicating tracks and his instrumental music has been used as soundtrack of tv series like “La Perla”, “Enigma de un Verano” and “Coco Verde”, tv and radio program themes, documentary and short films like “Motos”. Great knowledge of music recording, production and mixing. MONEDA DURA’s "La Buena Onda" led the charts in Spain in the fall of 1999 and as well he had other hits in the charts in Spain, Mexico and more than 10 hits in top charts in Cuba. Toured around and played in the most important television shows around Spain, Mexico, Peru and Cuba. Played in The International Youth Festival, Algeria 2000. Co-designed CDs, posters, magazine articles and co-directed and edited video clips (YOU TUBE channel: humbewenaonda).
Humbe is humble, collaborative, open-minded and versatile... full of ideas for arrangements and original stuff. Experienced and empirical musician, yet passed different courses with Spanish SGAE (General Society of Authors and Editors): Stage & Repertoire Management, Song Writing and Video Production.

Screen name:
Humbeat Fernandz
Member since:
Mar 10 2009
Active over 1 month ago
Level of commitment:
Very Committed
Years playing music:
25
Gigs played:
Over 100
Tend to practice:
2-3 times per week
Available to gig:
2-3 nights a week
Most available:
Nights

Influences

INFLUENCES: Anything and everything. Latin Jazz background, but he has been in all sorts of bands. He prefers funk, soul, reggae, rhythm and blues, blues, rock (all styles), pop, anything radio friendly with a hook and good taste. Mostly influenced by Flea, James Jamerson, Sting, Verdine White, Cachao, Carlos del Puerto, Nathan East, Geddy Lee, Chris Squire, Steve Harris, Billy Sheehan, and all the alternative and hard core stuff. What a mix!!!

EQUIPMENT

Full geared... to feed a band with good instruments, amps, PA, lights, smoke machine hahahaha... and many particular latin and afro percussions and guitars...

MUSIC