Drummer Spotlight - Fer Fuentes
The Full Circle Co. community is made up of amazing people and Fer Fuentes is no exception. In our drummer spotlight, we highlight a community member who also happens to be an incredible drummer.
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Fer, tell us a little bit about yourself
I’m Fer Fuentes, a chilean drummer currently living in Los Angeles, CA. I've played and recorded with the Latin Grammy and MTV awards nominated girl band MammaSoul, and toured through Europe and South America with the girl band La Banda en Flor. I've gotten her to perform with artists like Lauren Jauregui (on her South American Tour opening for Halsey), Becky G., Thalia, Daya, Debbie Gibson, Jorge Blanco, Abraham Laboriel, Osca
Where are you originally from?
What did you dream about doing for a living when you were growing up?
Until when I was 12 I wanted to be a Veterinarian but then I started playing drums and my dream became to play big stadiums
What was your first CD/cassette tape?
My first CD was Shakira’s album “Donde están los ladrones?”
What's the first drumkit you ever owned?
A Maxtone kit
Tell us about the gear you currently play
I play a DW kit and hardware, TRX Cymbals, Vic Firth sticks, MEE Audio in ears and Big Fat Snare Drum accessories.
What's the biggest gig you've ever played?
I would say playing for the biggest Mexican artist at the Forum was probably the biggest venue. Was an incredible experience.
What's your most memorable musical experience?
Touring with Lauren Jauregui in South America was an amazing experience. Playing arenas and opening for Halsey was incredible but the best part was the show we played in Chile because I invited my family and friends and it was awesome.
What are you practicing right now?
Drum pad, rudiments and displacements is what I'm currently practicing.
How did you hear about Full Circle Co?
I saw one of my friends posting about it on Instagram
What do you like most about Full Circle Co?
I love the concept and that its a product that comes from a recycled cymbal. That gives the jewelry piece some kind of soul and I vibe with that for sure.
Favorite Full Circle Co. piece?
Chevron necklace is my go to kinda all the time haha I love how it looks!
What's your favorite food?
What's your favorite movie?
I'm cheesy and romantic so I would say “Ghost” from 1990 with Demi Moore, Patrick Swayze and Whoopy Goldberg. But a more modern one, I would say Parasite is pretty sick.
Coffee or Tea?
Coffee forever with almond milk
What are some other things we should know about you (interests, awards, etc)?
Not much besides music haha, I love food so I love to cook. I have been vegetarian for more than 10 years and trying to go vegan so I keep trying different recipes all the time and when I have some extra time I like to draw.
Be sure to follow Fer on Instagram (@ferfuentesdrums) and check out some of her drumming below!
Playing with Run River North on Audiotree Live:
Commercial for ZOOM Sound Lab: