Fernando "Fher" Olvera
José Fernando Emilio "Fher" Olvera, (born December 8, 1959) in Puebla, Puebla, Mexico, as José Fernando Emilio Olvera Sierra, is the secondary guitarist, composer, and lead singer for the Mexican rock band Maná. Olvera studied communications in the Universidad Iberoamericana. He has collaborated with other famous musicians such as Rubén Blades, Carlos Santana, Pablo Milanés, Luciano Pavarotti, Zucchero, Moisés Aldana, Miguel Ríos, Miguel Bosé, Tanya Mota, Juan Luis Guerra, Sebastián Trepode, among many others. He has also been noted for having similar facial features as American actor/musician Billy Bob Thornton. He is very good friends with Bono from U2 because of their similar concerns on social matters. He also has shown interest in hard rock bands like Guns N' Roses and AC/DC.
Olvera started his musical career as a teenager playing with Gustavo Orozco and the brothers Ulises, Juan Diego and Abraham Calleros forming a band called Sombrero Verde in the 80s.
With Abraham Calleros and Gustavo Orozco switching interests, Olvera continued his musical trajectory with the Calleros, Juan Diego (bass), Ulises (lead guitar) and himself (vocals and backup guitar).
The band recreated itself with a new name: Maná in 1986, the current members are:
- Fher Olvera lead vocals, acoustic guitar, rhythm guitar, harmonica.
- Alex González drums, backup vocals.
- Juan Calleros bass guitar.
- Sergio Vallín electric guitar.
Olvera has a child, Dalí, with his wife Ana Ivette Verduzco. His father died when he was 6 years old. Recently his mom died when he was making the new album "Drama y Luz". He keeps a close relationship with fellow band members, especially with Ulises Calleros and Alex González. He is married with the TV host Monica Noguera. 
|Grammy Award for Album of the Year (2000s)|
|Studio albums||Maná · Falta Amor · ¿Dónde Jugarán los Niños? · Cuando los Ángeles Lloran · Sueños Líquidos · Revolución de Amor · Amar es Combatir|
|Live albums||Maná en Vivo · Maná MTV Unplugged · Unidos Por La Paz · Arde el Cielo|
|Compilations and greatest hits||Todo Grandes Exitos · Grandes · Sólo Para Fanáticos · Esenciales: Sol · Esenciales: Luna · Esenciales: Eclipse|
|Box-sets and remix albums||Lo Esencial de Maná · 100% Maná · Maná Remix|
|Videos||Maná: Exitos En Vivo · Maná MTV Unplugged · Suenos Liquidos Videos · Acceso Total · Arde El Cielo|
|Tours||¿Dónde Jugarán Los Niños? Tour · Liquido Tour · Revolución de Amor Tour · Amar es Combatir Tour|
|Related articles||Discography · Singles discography|