José Fernando Emilio "Fher" Olvera Sierra (born 8 December 1959) is a Mexican rock musician, singer and songer, best known as the secondary guitarist, composer, and lead singer for the Mexican rock band Maná, the most successful Latin American band of all time with over 40 million albums sold worldwide.
Fher in 2012
|Birth name||José Fernando Emilio Olvera Sierra|
|Also known as||Fher|
|Born||8 December 1959|
Puebla de Zaragoza, Puebla, Mexico
|Occupation(s)||Musician, songwriter, activist, philanthropist|
|Instruments||Vocals, guitar, harmonica|
|Years active||1978 – present|
|Labels||Warner Music México|
Olvera studied Communications at the Universidad del Valle de Atemajac located in Mexico City, Mexico (UNIVA). He has collaborated with other famous musicians such as Rubén Blades, Carlos Santana, Pablo Milanés, Luciano Pavarotti, Shakira, Zucchero, Miguel Ríos, Miguel Bosé and Juan Luis Guerra, among others.
Born as José Fernando Emilio Olvera, he started his musical career as a teenager playing with Gustavo Orozco and the brothers Ulises, Juan Diego and Abraham Calleros in Guadalajara; forming a band called Sombrero Verde in the 80s.
With Abraham Calleros and Gustavo Orozco switching interests, Olvera continued his musical trajectory with the Calleros, Juan Diego (bass), Ulises (lead guitar) and himself (vocals and backup guitar), and a new member: Alejandro González (drums). The band recreated itself with a new name in 1987: Maná. The current members are:
Olvera's father died when he was 7 years old. His mother died when he was making the album Drama y Luz. Olvera has a child, Dalí, with his ex-girlfriend Ana Ivette Verduzco. He later had a 4-year relationship with TV host Monica Noguera. He keeps a close relationship with fellow band members, especially with Ulises Calleros and Alex González.
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- es:Rock de Mexico
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