[Associated Press, August 2005]
Hi, my name is Fernando and I formed a band called Crimson Dawn. What we consist of is a line up of friends I've known for a long time and decided to continue where my previous band left off. The difference is that I am directing the band's musical identity and with the people I have chosen as bandmates I feel the project and succeed in producing an alternative sound I always wanted to present.
I began recording the drums, bass, and guitars separately and wanted to make a solo album. I've had a tough time in High School which left me isolated socially from my friends in Memorial High school (west new york, new jersey). I was prohibited in hanging out with my friends and was stuck bullied to death at Saint Joe's. So those 4 years of high school went down the drain with no financial support to record or buy instruments. My MHS friends hung out with me for some time until we grew apart by the time we graduated. Also Musically we did not seem to click well....It was at that time I was listening to Foo Fighters and thought I should record music with my rock style sound that I always wanted to produce but couldn't coz my former bandmates didn't had that ability to make those guitar sounds I wanted. Crimson Dawn was created out of a need to create new music and that included friends like Julio Garay, Johnny Gonzalez, Axel Barragan and Albert Alonso. Also, of course, we had tons of other musicians but I will make those songs available someday.
I did played live but only in Peru, Chile and Colombia. Lately I have been hanging out with my childhood friends from South America and there is a special chemistry and they invited me to play bass for their band; and I did. It was fun.
Foo Fighters, Nirvana , Oasis, Jao Gordo , Slipknot , David Bowie, and Soda Stereo.
Aria Pro Bass 2