ENJOY MY NEW SONG! WE CAN ALWAYS GO BACK IF WE JUST LET THE MUSIC TAKE US THERE! WORDS AND MUSIC BY PETER FERNANDEZ INSPIRED BY THE LOVE & SUPPORT OF MY "OPEN HOUSE" GENERATION! ;)
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I sang this remembering my Dad/ Canto recordando a Mi Padre on Father's Day Music is the language of the heart and that's why in our sadness we sometimes also have to sing. This was my Dad's and his father's favorite song. "Siempre En Mi Corazon/You Are Always In My Heart" written by the Cuban composer Ernesto Lecuona. La Musica es el lenguage del corazon y por eso es que en la trizteza a veces tambien tenemos que cantar. Esta era la cancion favorita de mi padre y la de su padre, "Siempre En Mi Corazon" del compositor Cubano Ernesto Lecuona.
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12/6/17 Last week I started to put up a few Christmas ornaments to cheer up my elderly fragile mom. She's not doing well at all and could really use some Christmas cheer. The Christmas "Spirit" got a hold of me and I had to stop everything and sit at the piano with my thoughts and the feelings that were in my heart. I posted a very rustic piano and voice version of my "inspiration" on Facebook and your response was very encouraging even comforting during these emotional times when the Holidays pull at our heartstrings. I went ahead and paid for this production which I hope you will like because I wanted to give you a present that came straight from my heart. Yes, this is a love song but love is not always a romance between two. This song is also how I feel about all of you who have made such an incredible difference in my life. PF
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Our event is a trip down memory lane. A celebration of the great disco music of the 70's & 80's and even a little Motown too. All this coupled by some of the tunes that Peter recorded as lead singer of the 70's bands COKE & THE ANTIQUES true pioneers who influenced what was later to be called the Miami sound and is now considered an important part of Miami's musical heritage. A time known to many as "The Open House Era" For more info on the Open House Era see Filmmaker Joe Cardona's Documentary PBS Special "El Open House: The Soundtrack of Our Lives"
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Esta version la escribi y la grabe con el muy querido grupo de Puerto Rico Anexo 3 con mi bella amiga Arlene Gonzales y Loubriel hace 37 años cuando todavia no se le habia ocurrido a nuestra querida Celia Cruz grabarla... fue mi idea grabar esta cancion pera este disco con la prestigiosa compañia disquera Alhambra. Aquellos que hablan Ingles veran que la traduccion es casi literal a lo que dice la cancion original en Ingles grabada por Gloria Gaynor.
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9-27-14 Stage305, Magic City Casino
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I didnt even remember I had written some Spanish lyrics for the last part of this Streisand classic until just now...
Elian Gonzalez, turned 20 a couple of weeks ago. He was just 6 years old when he was found clinging to an inner tube after the tiny boat he was traveling in from Cuba sank on the way to the United States. Gonzalez's mother and nine other people in the boat drowned. I wrote this song during that whole tug of war between Miami Cubans, the Castro Regime and the rest of the world of public opinion. I wrote it from what I imagined was his mother's reason for risking their lives on a makeshift raft headed for the United States. I am not making a political statement. I wrote this from a human point of view regardless of your political beliefs. For better or worse this the Cuban story... A story of indoctrination and the suffering of families torn apart by political ideals that have very little to do with love & compassion... Pf "I don't profess to have any religion but if I did my God would be Fidel Castro." Elian Gonzalez
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Elian Gonzalez, turned 20 a couple of weeks ago. He was just 6 years old when he was found clinging to an inner tube after the tiny boat he was traveling in from Cuba sank on the way to the United States. Gonzalez's mother and nine other people in the boat drowned. I wrote this song during that whole tug of war between Miami Cubans, the Castro Regime and the rest of the world of public opinion. I wrote it from what I imagined was his mother's reason for risking both their lives on a makeshift raft headed for the United States. I am not making a political statement. I wrote this from a human point of view regardless of your political beliefs. Pf "I don't profess to have any religion but if I did my God would be Fidel Castro." Elian Gonzalez
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Magic City Casino July 25th, 2015 Singing one of my favorite Latin ballads of the 70's. Video courtesy of Marta Gonzalez.
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This is what Its all going to be about on Dec. 8, 2012 Open House Reunion! See you there!
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Gotta watch this until the end when my long time friend Lina Arguelles, Miami's Finest Conga Player and I have a blast getting down with the music!
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To sing the Nat'l Anthem in my home town stadium for my home team is another dream come true for this former Cuban Refugee. Nothing like being a first generation immigrant to never take for granted the great privilege it is to live in this country! God bless America!
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A brand new Christmas song just in time for the holidays. Words and music by Peter Fernandez. Go to "merchandise" on my website peterfernandez.com for a free download.
Here are a few more clips of the 70's & 80's dance classics filmed during Open House IV, the June 1st event that was held for the first time on Miami's Stage305, the National Stage at Magic City Casino. Peter Fernandez & The Open House Band is a 70's & 80's Dance Party Event conceived, staged & directed by Peter Fernandez.
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Rehearsal at Sacred Sounds Rehearsal Studios for Jan 10, 2015 show at Magic City Casino with Irving Aday Keyboard, Cristobal Verdecia Bass, Reinier Guerra Drums, Jay Orriols Guitar, Lina Arguelles Percussion, Lou Perez Trombone, Ryan Chapman Trumpet, Jeannie Cruz and Jamil Sayih vocals. This is very casual but never fear, we clean up real nice! ;)
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Just spreading the joy it was to work with my terrific team. Dorian Reyes, Jackson Bunn, Jason Rosner, Mitchel Farber, Matt Buchard, Ryan Chapman, Lina Arguelles, Jeannie Cruz, RC, Carlos Dj Sonic & Joe Electro!
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Gracias Señor popular wedding song written by Mercy Ferrer...
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This beautiful 4 & a half month pregnant lady is a fantastic singer! Meet Lizyanet!
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THIS SATURDAY SEPT. 27, 2014 DOORS OPEN 10PM STAGE305, MAGIC CITY CASINO 37 AVE & NW 7 ST. FREE ADMISSION!
The best of both worlds, Musical Theater and an After Party to shake your BOOTY with my 10 piece Open House Band! ALWAYS FREE ADMISSION. The Casino @ Dania Beach must be 21+ ;)
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Thanks to my dear friends who always shoot phone videos of the show we have these memories....
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Jeannie Cruz is a very talented singer who has worked with the best...Originally from Puerto Rico for many years she's made Miami her home. It was a pleasure to feature her on my show with this 70's classic I asked her to sing for us. You do more than "survive" Jeannie. Best wishes always...
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This is how Miami Cuban-Americans celebrate the death of a TYRANT!
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Looks like there's a little bit of money to be made in the lap dancing business!
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Come join us for a night of great fun and entertainment with Peter Fernandez and The Open House Band in Broadway Lights & Disco Nights!
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Along with the Ave Maria, Gracias Señor is one of the most popular songs sung at most Cuban weddings. Written by Mercy Ferrer... ;)
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Lead singer of the two most popular bands in Miami during the 70's, Coke & The Antiques, Peter Fernandez gives his best performances to date as headliner at Stage305, Magic City Casino from Nov 2011to Nov 2016
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Irving Aday on Keyboard, Cristobal Verdecia on Bass, Reinier Guerra on Drums, Jay Orriolls on Guitar, Lina Arguelles on Percussion, Lou Perez on Trombone, Derek Smith on Trumpet, Ryan Chapman on Trumpet, Jeannie Cruz & Jamil Sayih on Vocals. Song Na Na written by Peter Fernandez. Live Jan 10, 2015 Magic City Casino, Miami.
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Rehearsals getting ready with my musicians for the big Super Open House Event at Magic City Casino. Julio del Valle/Drums, Kookie/Bass, Lina/Congas, Luis/Guigtar, Paul Saca/Keyboard. Peter Fernandez off camera/ Lead Vocals. Horn section not in this rehearsal. Had a great first rehearsal with the newest addition to my band, Lina Arguelles. She sounded fanstastic!
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First song Ive written in a very very long time inspired by all of you. Especially dedicated to Miami's "Open House Generation" the true pioneers of the "sound" of Miami. The #1 rule of putting a "show" set together is you NEVER want to do an "original" song people have never heard before. It is a HUGE risk. It can bring the energy of the show crashing down. People want to hear what they are familiar with and already like. What happened last Saturday when I debuted this NEVER HEARD BEFORE song as my tribute to my Miami generation that I grew up with was INCREDIBLE! This is the first song I've written in over 30 years. I've been inspired by you and the amazing response that you have shown me for the past 2 years packing all my events. THANK YOU MIAMI! "Si Pudiera Volver" is already registered and Im in the process of recording it!!! PF ;) 11-23-13
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Check out this crowd having a great time! Stage305, Magic City Casino.
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If you love Cuba you will love this! Thank you Piti Marcos for contributing this audience cel phone video!
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FOR ONCE I CAN SAY, THIS IS MINE YOU CAN'T TAKE IT. LONG AS I KNOW I GOT LOVE I CAN MAKE IT. FOR ONCE IN MY LIFE, I'VE GOT SOMEONE WHO NEEDS ME! THANK YOU MIAMI FOR YOUR LOVE & SUPPORT. YOU MAKE ME FEEL LIKE THE KING OF THE WORLD!!! XOXOX, Peter Fernandez & The Open House Band
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So embarrassed I introduced Susy Leman, KC from The Sunshine Band, Fermin Goytisolo his percussionist, Edison Farrow promoter and when I got to Richard Jay-Alexander my Broadway Producer/Director friend, I didn't mention his name! That's what nerves will do to you every time! ;)
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This is dedicated to my generation, the people I grew up with in Miami who to this day continue to inspire me and support me in all that I do. THANK YOU! Im rushing to make this tune available for download very soon!!! Happy Holidays! :) Pf
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The Magic never ends at the Peter Fernandez & The Open House Band Events @ Stage305 Magic City Casino! Thank you Javier Romero, Paula & Osvaldo of Amor 107.5 the #1 radio station in Miami!
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This is what you can expect at one of my shows at Miami's Magic City Casino. Filmed live this is my June 1st, 2013 performance at Stage305. A major Miami venue where National Acts perform from all over the country. I am proud to be the first local act to perform there. I am so grateful. No matter what the future may bring this is an achievement I will always hold dear to my heart. And like the song says: The way this changed my life... oh, no, they can't take that away from me! ;)
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I was 28 years old and I got a 2 week gig on a little rust bucket called the Dolphin IV. Little did I know that it would turn into a 30 year career that would have me traveling all over the world... and I still do! :)
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MIami's Open House Music during the 70's was a combination funk, R&B, Rock, Early Disco and we also had great Salsa in Los Bailes Cubanos. Peter Fernandez & The Open House Band brings you the best of both worlds!
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This is the music of my generation. The popular music of the 70's & 80's including some of the Latin songs I recorded with my first bands in Miami, Coke, The Antiques and Ecstacy. We have had 4 very successful events at Magic City so far.. Come to the next one on Sept. 7th, 2013. Its a dance, a party an Open House for all to enjoy. 21 & over please. Casino rules... Don't miss the next one. They get bigger and better every time!
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The spot will run on 102.7 The Beach the week before the show! Here I am withDave Corey, the tall guy who helped me produce the spot. I wrote the spot and he helped me edit the music. On my left is the sales rep. Eric Coplin.
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English/Español On this popular prime time variety show Peter sings the Frank Dominguez Cuban classic circa 1957 made famous by his 70's band, The Antiques. This is live television folks! Pretty decent sound for live tv. Most tv shows you have to lypsinc on because the sound is so bad! Tu Me Acostumbraste es una bella cancion que le a dado vuelta al mundo. La cancion mas famosa del compositor Cubano Frank Dominguez (1957) a sido interpretada por los mas grandes. Quien no a vivido una desilusion como esta? A veces los dolores mas grandes inspiran las cosas mas bellas como esta cancion. Tu me acostumbraste, porque no me enseñaste a vivir sin ti? Se aprende a vivir sin "el amor de tu vida" por que "cuando se quiere de veras" y te dejan no te queda mas remedio que levantarte y llenarte de amor propio. Hay que sacar las fuerzas de donde sea y seguir viviendo con fe y adelante porque solo Dios sabe lo que en el futuro te espera... Indiscutiblemente "en la vida hay amores que nunca pueden olvidarse" como decia Julio Gutierrez pero tambian hay otros amores que al pasar los años nos hemos preguntado "Que coño fue lo que yo le veia a esa persona?" No importa cuantas decepciones sufrimos, el amor no se rinde ni se acaba. El amor persevera. El amor es inagotable. El amor es infinito. El amor hace girar al mundo!
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July 25, 2015 Live at Magic City Casino a 60 year old Peter Fernandez sings NUESTRO AMOR & SABOR A MI from the Iconic COKE album in the original key he sang them when he recorded them at the age of 17. Check out monster trumpet player Brian Chapman in Sabor A Mi solo.
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Musicians: Pinao: Irving Aday, Bass: Cristobal Verdecia, Drums: Kevin Avantos, Guitar: Jay Oriolls, Congas/Percussion: Lina Arguelles, Trumpet: Ryan Chapman, Sax: Derek Smith, Trombone: Jose Miranda, Vocals: Jeannie Cruz & Jamil Sayih - I was about 23 years old the first time I sang this song. I was the lead singer / front man to a popular South Florida Band called Ecstacy. We were practically the house band at Ft. Lauderdale's #1 Disco club Pete & Lenny's. If someone would have said to me then: almost 40 years from now you will be headlining with your own band singing this same song in an important national venue at a major Miami Casino, I would have responded: Yeah right! Once again truth proves to be stranger than fiction and thank God for that!
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It was the most difficult thing I've ever had to do (so far): Perform the night I knew I would be taking my Dad off life support the very next day. I would like to thank all my friends who were there to support me and those who couldn't make it who were there in Spirit. I would also like to thank everyone who makes my show possible, everyone in my crew and all my musicians for their excellent work. Musicians: Anita Angeles on vocals, Lizyanet García on vocals, Lina Arguelles on Percussion, Jose Miranda on Trombone, Ryan Chapman on Trumpet, Derek Smith on Saxt, Reinier Guerra on Drums, William Wiegand on Guitar, Alexander Acanda on Bass, Irving Aday on Keyboards. Joe "Electro" Rodriguez on Special Effects & Lighting & Carlos Dj Sonic providing continuous dance music between shows. Thanks to every one of you I made my Dad very proud that night. Most of all I would also like to thank my Magic City Casino family for that incredible stage, the wonderful dance floor you gave me so my friends can dance, the media promotion, the billboard, etc., etc, but most of all for believing in me and giving me the best gig in town.
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This was an unprecedented turnout like never before since we first started doing these very successful events at Stage305 back in Nov. 2011. Everyone was raving about this very special night. I know now this is only the tip of the iceberg. Many future great times to come! Thank you to my band Dorian Reyes, Jackson Bunn, Jason Rosner, Michell Farber, Matt Buchard, Ryan Chapman, Lina Arguelles, Jeannie Cruz, RC. Lighting by Joe Electro and MC Carlos Dj Sonic.
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