Fernando Saunders

Fernando Saunders is an American musician, singer and record producer from Detroit, Michigan. He is perhaps best known for his longtime partnership with musician Lou Reed, from 1982 to 1987 and again from 1996 to 2008.

Fernando Saunders
Born17 January
Detroit, Michigan, U.S.
  • Musician
  • singer
  • record producer
  • Bass guitar
  • guitar
  • keyboards
  • vocals
Associated acts


Fernando Saunders has performed all around the world with music legends such as Marianne Faithfull, Joan Baez, Slash, Gavin Friday, Tori Amos, Pat Benatar, Steve Winwood, Jimmy Page, John McLaughlin, Heart, Jan Hammer, Luciano Pavarotti, Eric Clapton, Jeff Beck, Ron Wood and Charlie Watts from The Rolling Stones, Robert Quine, Anohni, Steve Hunter, Kevin Hearn, Julieta Venegas and Suzanne Vega. He is also a long-time collaborator with Kip Hanrahan[1] and Lou Reed (as a bass player, vocalist and producer).

Personal lifeEdit

Fernando's son, András Kállay-Saunders (born January 28, 1985) represented Hungary in the 2014 edition of the Eurovision Song Contest with the song "Running".

Selected discographyEdit


  • Cashmere Dreams (1989; Grudge/BMG)
  • The Spin (1993; A&M)
  • I Will Break Your Fall (2006; Summit/Sony Red7)
  • Plant a Seed (2011; EMI)
  • Happiness (2012; Videoradio)

with Larry YoungEdit

with Jan HammerEdit

"Black Sheep" (1979)

with Jeff BeckEdit

with John McLaughlinEdit

with Pat BenatarEdit

with Grayson HughEdit

  • Blind To Reason (1988; RCA)

with Deborah Henson-ConantEdit

  • Caught in the Act (1990)
  • Talking Hands (1991)

with HeartEdit

with George JindaEdit

  • Between Dreams (1995)

with Special EFXEdit

  • Special Delivery (1983)
  • Just Like Magic (1990)
  • Peace of the World (1991)
  • Global Village (1992)
  • Here To Stay (1996)
  • Masterpiece (1999)

with Chieli MinucciEdit

  • Renaissance (1995)
  • Sweet on You (2000)

with Kip HanrahanEdit

with Lou ReedEdit


  • A Night with Lou Reed (1983)
  • Coney Island Baby: Live in Jersey (Lou Reed) (1987)
  • Lou Reed: Rock and Roll Heart (1998)
  • Lou Reed: Live at Montreux (2000)
  • Prozac Nation (2001)
  • Spanish Fly: Lou Reed Live in Spain (2005)
  • Berlin: Live at St. Ann's Warehouse (Lou Reed-Julian Schnabel) (2008)
  • CZizinci (2011)


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