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Fede4real

Born: December 3, 1981    Primary Instrument: Keyboard

Fede4real

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...
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Fede4Real is the alter-ego of Federico Manuel Ngomo Fernandez and following his recent soulful offering, “Funk Temple”, this young gentleman dishes up a real treat in the jazzy form of Jazzylicious. Born in 1981, it’s wonderful that someone of this age is making great music such as this. Having a real ear for tunes as well as being a singer, film maker, actor and fashion model this chap has more strings to his bow than you can account for. Fredrico really has the knack of a great jazz performer. Take, if you will, a listen to the immaculate crafting of “Paradise” which contains all the elements of a quality vocal jazz recording. Laid back, chilled and sounding as if this was cut live in one take, the vocals are dreamy, almost melancholic and eminently attune to the music that he has created. I think the word we’re looking for is ‘atmospheric’! The melody and attunement of vocals reminds me of the same pattern as Keith Washington’s “Kissing You” ��” and a perfect song for a candle-lit dinner. Upping the tempo is the title song with some keys tasty enough to remind us of Lonnie Liston Smith and piano that would have Bob James nodding in assent.

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

Rebirth 03.12.06 released in 2008 Funk Temple released in May 2009 JAZzylicious release November 2010

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For recording EMU external USB soundcard, CASIO 3300 keyboard, Acer Aspire 5930,Adobe audition 3.0 editor&multitrack I also use this for mastering,2 Behringher monitors and a regular mic. I often play a few chords and riffs on acoustic guitar,electric guitar but most of my work is on keyboards. I create the rythm patterns witht he keyboard,sometimes I sample drums or play them real. For live shows if I dont have a band I can manage to give a good show spliting my keyboard,using my left hand as bass an dbuilt in drums.Always LIVE no prerecorded material at my shows.

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