ABOUT

Born and raised in Pico Rivera California, Ernando Recendez is a 22 year old singer/songwriter, musician, and entertainer. His musical influences span out from the Beatles to Justin Bieber. Once sitting behind the stage watching his parents play in their Top 40’s cover band to now leading in his own group Ernando & the Nandos, you can find him performing throughout the Southern California area. Covering genres like Pop, R&B and Funk along with his original music, he is joined by his older brother, Jonando on Bass, and dad, Fernando on drums. Whether it's Long Beach, Anaheim, San Diego, Oxnard, or Pico Rivera (his home town) Ernando has performed at throughout Southern California at various venues, eateries, bars and backyards.

 

The burning desire for music ignited when he jumped on stage to sing a cover of Maroon 5’s She Will Be Loved. His parents found him accordion lessons at the age of 6 to get a basic understanding of music theory. He self-taught himself instruments such as piano, recorder, guitar, saxophone, ukulele, bass, drums, all while trying to complete junior high school. After begging his mom for voice lessons to master harmony and vocal technique he went on to audition for the Los Angeles County High School for the Arts (LACHSA) where he got accepted as a classical vocalist. During his 4 years of high school, Ernando experimented with different genres of music like classical, jazz, as well as musical theatre.  He also got involved in music technology production as well as his start in songwriting. As his 4 years came to a close, Ernando got accepted to the Berklee College of Music as well as the San Francisco Conservatory of Music. After moving to San Francisco, he quickly dropped out and moved back home to take care of his mom who was diagnosed with stage 3 breast cancer. 

 

While home, he wrote, recorded, and produced his first set of original music, the Nocturnal - EP. Ernando gained a better grasp of live performance during his time with former bands HO3 and Zoopocket, all while trying to feature his original music. He then went on to release singles such as Ladybug, and no way. As the COVID pandemic hit, shows began to slow and the music scene started to slow down... but not for the Recendez family. Being home with his family, he developed his new group Ernando and the Nandos. He wrote and released his latest single, LAX, which features the first appearance of the Nandos in action. He then went to write record produce and release his first full length album, The Nandos. With more original music on the way, he now spends every weekend playing shows and private events throughout the Southern Cali.

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