Fernando

Fernando

 Atlanta, Georgia, USA
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This is real music with heart!

Biography

Fernando itself has no literal meaning aside the fact that it is a man’s name. This sort of reference or non-reference is in itself not meaningless. Fernando is in all of us. About four years ago Mark Lusk (Houseboat, Connor, and Princess) and Jonathan Zimmerman (Jelly Roll, Cosmic Johnson and Imaginary friend) rented out a rehearsal space in Decatur, Georgia that was falling apart due to consistent rain water and neglect .This rustic base gave them time to write songs they were never able to write in other settings. After filtering through a few drummers Spinaltap style, Jonathan called his long time friend, Steve Hrach( The Pleasantdales). With Steve on board, they began writing more songs than they could learn.
Responsible for one of the more interesting releases of 2005, Fernando can be best described as guitar based rock music with familiar influences thrown in amidst strong harmonized choruses. Sometimes bluesy and soulful, sometimes slinky and methodical, sometimes quick, quirky and furious, Fernando has never ceased to explore the full spectrum of rock and roll possibilities.

Lyrics

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Written By: Jonathan Zimmerman

Summer breeze whispers quietly..all the way
lay down inside
The sun and the gulf of the whale...whispers quietly
Lightning at sea...looking at me
lightning in me, it's calling me

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He hit the pavement going 105
It'll beat him dead or alive
And somehow, he walked away with just a swollen pride

How many times do I have to demonstrate
or show you how? Gonna show you how
How many times do I have to state
a course of action for you?
If I got lost today, I don't mind
If you got lost today, I don't mind
If I got lost today, I don't mind
I can hear you pray...
"It's callig me"

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He hit the pavement going 105
It'll beat him dead or alive
And somehow, he walked away with just a swollen pride

Somewhere up high
Somewhere up high
Just step and stride
Somewhere up high
Somewhere up high
Just step and stride...

Double Down
He hit the pavement going 105
It'll beat him dead or alive
And somehow, he walked away with just a swollen pride

Discography

Fernando "FERNANDO" 2005 EP

Set List

Our original set is 45- 75 minutes long. Songs depend on venue and setting. Our cover show is mostly 90s alternative and modern rock(STP, Weezer, Alice in Chains, Sublime) We do a select songs from 70s & 80s. Some venues require we play "unplugged", which is a broken down version of our cover set(great for decks or happy hour).
Santaria-Sublime
Fly Away-Lenny Kravitz
Little Things-Bush
Last Dance(with Mary Jane)-Tom Petty
Got you where I want you-The Flys
Wonderwall-Oasis
Time-Pink Floyd
Drive-Incubus
Vaseline-Stone Temple Pilots
Better Man-Pearl Jam
Got me wrong-Alice in chains
Hashpipe-Weezer
Dancin' Days-Led Zepplin
Come Down-Bush
Sex Type Thing-STP
Bad Fish-Sublime
Superstition-Stevie Wonder
Use Me-Bill Withers
Elderly Lady-Pearl Jam
Yer So bad- Tom Petty
Wish You Were Here-Pink Floyd
Crosstown Traffic-Jimi Hendrix
Running away-Hoobastank
Creep-Radiohead
All Apologies-Nirvana
It's so so easy-Guns and Roses
Black Days-Soundgarden
Breakdown-Tom Petty
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