Session musician, singer songwriter, producer, top liner and arranger that will help you create and realize your musical vision. Genres range from indie, alternative, rock, pop, folk and blues to jazz. Credits include Pascale Picard Band, Kevin Parent, Patrice Michaud, Winter Gloves, Nicolas Gémus, Whisky Legs and Furhats.
Degree in jazz guitar improvisation followed by 20 years of professional experience as a touring and session musician as well as an arranger and producer in Canada and the U.S. Collaborations include multiple Canadian artists such as Pascale Picard Band, Patrice Michaud, Kevin Parent, Winter Gloves, Jason Bajada and Nicolas Gémus.
Based in Berlin since 2017, I record, arrange and produce for international clients. Music studio equipped with industry leading and gear including: GUITARS * PEDALS * SYNTHS * BASS * AMPS * DRUMS * MICS etc.
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Interview with Louis Fernandez
Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?
A: I have worked as a guitar player with Pascale Picard Band for 6 years, recorded 3 albums and toured Canada and Europe. I'm greatful for this experience as it allowed me both to travel and develope new skills as a musician.
Q: What are you working on at the moment?
A: My first solo EP and producing music for 2 Canadian artists.
Q: Analog or digital and why?
A: Both! You have to know the past in order to embrace the future.
Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?
A: Bringing tasteful and original tracks.
Q: What do you like most about your job?
A: Every day is full of surprises.
Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?
A: How can I help you with your project? :)
Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A: Be as precise as possible regarding your wishes.
Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
A: A Fender Telecaster, a National amp, a Juno 106, a Uad soundcard, my laptop and pray that the place has electricity .
Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?
A: Blake Mills! Both an outstanding guitar player and producer. Never too many notes. Just the good ones!
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: Stay true to who you are. Listen to your guts.
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: I have been hired for all kinds of music styles but lately I have been reached by producers to create arrangements for singer songwriters.
Q: What's your strongest skill?
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: I take good care of the aesthetics that the artist aims for and provide tracks that are both original and in phase with the his or her vision.
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: Danger Mouse, Blake Mills, Beck, The Edge.
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: Writing songs, music arrangements and producing.