Born: December 3, 1981 Primary Instrument: Keyboard
Fede4real (born Federico Manuel Nomo Fernandez December 3 1981) is a singer, keyboardist songwriter, producer, performer, filmmaker, actor and fashion model. The first thing that comes to your mind when you listen to Fede4real is talent but there is a story behind that talent. It’s a story that begins in Equatorial Guinea (Africa). Raised with his mother (Spanish) and his father (Equatorial Guinea) at early age Fede learned to play piano with his father, a great jazz guitar player. He played blues and jazz as kid while being influenced by African percussions just for the love of it without knowing what the future hold for him. When he was 12 years old his family moved from Africa to Spain. Fede then took classic piano and singing lessons and singing at church shaped his high tone voice. When he turned 18 years old Fede got into modelling. Soon he was selected for cast in major TV commercials, top fashion editorials and top fashion shows. Fede has worked in commercials and printing ads all around Europe, has shot commercials in Europe and U.S, and grace top fashion magazines like Maxim, Vanity and Marie Claire. Fede also walked the Madrid Fashion Week shows many times, the biggest fashion date in Spain and has worked as sport and fitness model and hosted many awards. Fede joined a boy band named 6L1 in 2003. The group was conceived NSYNC alike. Fede took the lead in the group teaching singing and being the lead singer. He started to write his own songs for the group in 2003 but lack of work from some members made the project fail. He then did hide for years, improving his singing and production while writing songs. After working in his first demo, Fede decided to go straight for his debut album REBIRTH 03.12.06. Fede4real wrote and produced the album. Fede directed and produced 2 music videos for REBIRTH 03.12.06. It included R&B pop beautiful ballads and mid-tempo tunes but somehow he was not satisfied with the sound and cancelled promotion. It was after this album that Fede describes as a “learning experience” that he defined his trademark sound. Moving closer to the roots of black music FUNK TEMPLE is an album with beautiful compositions and arrangements. He played keyboards guitar and drums and overall wrote produced the album. At first the album was conceived as a funky album with a fresh urban sound with the aim of rediscover the genre to the youngest generations. Surprisingly Funk Temple ended being a tribute to all the great black music from XX century. Twelve songs that cover most Fede4real influences: Jazz, blues, Funk, gospel, R&B and hip-hop. Fede has presented his album live in NYC at The Sugar Bar venue hosted by the legendary Motown songwriters Ashford and Simpson, 40C bar and other small intimate venues in NYC. Funk Temple did hit radio stations worldwide from Netherlands to NY with great feedback from the jazz neo-soul and R&B field. The opening track “Ebony Seduction” got great airplay in the UK and was included in the best of the year selection of Dazzling Soul independent blog. Fede has also shot and directed a music video for his funky hit “Maybe” in NYC that includes special effects. The video is currently finalist at a national music video contest in Canal Cuatro Spain. Last year he released another video for the soulful bluesy ballad “Since you’ve been gone”. A music video for the inspirational contemporary gospel song “Dreams” is in the making. Funk Temple is still available online at i-tunes and amazon store online. It’s also available from www.fede4real.com. Fede started composing for his third project During the Funk Temple tour in August. He has recently finish the album called JAZZYLICOUS and will be released in November 1st 2010 an album with a heavier jazz influence than its predecessor. An album that will strengthen his position as one of the singers songwriters to watch the coming years. His best work to date an intimate album that includes jazz soul funky and fusion sounds with Fede4real trademark sound. Stay up to date on gig dates releases and news at www.fede4real.com .Feel free to contact by email email@example.com Reviews interviews bookings and management offers are all accepted.
In “The Way It Feels” I hear a flavour of Gary Taylor’s recent work, although vocally not in the same league Frederico adds some wispish, ethereal quality to this style and again this comes to mind on the excellent “Searching For You” with it’s seductive spoken intro. “Oldschool mama” sets a scene �� I can envisage a very warm, cosy recording studio with Fede and his musicians hustled in and simply laying this down. Fede’s loving this and his vocals are almost ad-lib in style, riffing off and in his vocalising he is surely attuned to what he is laying down. this cat is feelin’ it and that ain’t a bad thing in my book! Vulnerability and indecision are part and parcel of falling in love �� should there be such a thing �� and Fede perfectly nails this vocally and musically. His performance is wonderfully impromptu and adds credibility to his music. He is, essentially, espousing deep feeling and concerns to himself yet to a wider audience. How clever is this?! Check out the superb synth behind all this and the chord changes that make this extra special. If you have yet to check out Fede4real and soak up what this young man of many talents has to offer!
Barry Towler The Vibe scribe
“We really enjoy the album Funk Temple and interview with Fede4real at Strawberry Jazz specially the song Ebony Seduction” —Colin Hughes, Solar Radio London
“Fede4real has a nice voice and rhythmic feel. He is a talented singer songwriter and serius about his music career” —Anne Farnsworth. Jazz pianist and vocalist. Teacher and columnist for Concordjazz.com and regular contributor to Billboard Live and Jazz Notes
Many Sincere Thanks for the CD Funk Temple that you sent us recently. BRILLIANT - EXCELLENT We have enjoyed it immensly, and have added tracks from it to our playlists. Your presentation of music, inside the style and personality reflected in the tracks is very refreshing. Keep it up. Many thanks again —Graham J Barclay, Soundwave FM New Zealand
“I have included Fede4real’s Ebony Seduction in the best of the year selection of Dazling Soul. The funky jazzy sound in the song is seductive” —Dazzling Soul, UK Independent soul blog
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