08 May 2013 :: Luís Remo de Maria Bernardo Fernandes, more popularly known as Remo Fernandes was born on 8th of May 1953. He is a pop/rock/Indian fusion artist and film playback singer from the state of Goa, India. His musical work is a fusion of many different cultures and styles he’s been exposed to as a child in Goa and in his later travels around the world. Such influences include Goan and Portuguese music, Sega music from Mauritius and Seychelles, African music, Latin music from Spain and South America, the music of erstwhile European communist states, those of the dancehalls from Jamaica and Soca from Trinidad.
Remo Fernandes was born to the well-known Panjim family of Bernardo and Luiza Fernandes . Remo’s first introduction to rock was at the age of seven, when a cousin returned from London with “Rock Around The Clock”, a record by Bill Haley & His Comets. He claims that it changed his life forever. He spent the next decade listening to music of that era’s most popular icons After graduating from school Remo went on to earn a Bachelor’s degree in Architecture from the city of Bombay (now called Mumbai).
After graduation, Remo returned to Goa and immersed himself in its once famous Hippie culture. He met a group of traveling European artists who named themselves the Amsterdam Balloon Company, playing at their full moon concerts at Baga. Much later, Remo would team up in Amsterdam with Lucas Amor, the violinist in this group, and cut a song called Venus And The Moon.
Between 1977 and 1980, Remo traveled in Europe and North Africa, hitch-hiking around eight countries during a span of two-and-a-half years, supporting his travels by singing and passing a hat around in underground stations and pedestrian streets.
He currently resides in his ancestral home in the village of Siolim, in Bardez district of Goa. He was married to Frenchwoman Michele Delahaye, with whom he has two sons, Noah and Jonah.