Chris Perez
Chris Pérez (born August 14, 1969) is a Mexican American guitarist. Pérez was the lead guitarist for his wife Selena's band Selena y Los Dinos. Pérez met Selena in 1988. Two years later, the Quintanilla family hired him to play in Selena's band and the pair fell in love. He and Selena were married on April 2, 1992 in Nueces County, Texas, when she was 20 and he was 22. At the 1999 Grammy Awards his eponymously titled group, Chris Pérez Band, won a Grammy Award for Best Latin Rock/Alternative Album for their album Resurrection. In this album Pérez dedicated the song, "Best I Can", to his wife, Selena. In 2002, Chris Pérez Band made their final album called Una Noche Más. After the Chris Pérez Band disbanded, Pérez joined A.B. Quintanilla's music group, Los Kumbia Kings, in 2003. Los Dinos performed together at the Selena ¡VIVE! tribute concert on April 7, 2005. In the summer of 2006, A.B. Quintanilla started a new band called Kumbia All Starz, with Pérez as their lead guitarist. In mid 2009, Chris Pérez announced he would be forming his own band. With the addition of band members Robin Lopez (drums) and Rudy Martinez (bass gtr) they assembled an electrifying live performance outfit. Deeply connected to their hispanic heritage but loving the vibe of American Rock the Chris Perez Project delivers a sound infused with swaggering guitar riffs, stadium size hooks and captivating lyrics. Pérez, on occasion, continues to perform with the Kumbia King/ All Starz as well as different musical groups out of the Texas area. Albums With Selena/Selena Y Los Dinos 1990: Ven Conmigo 1992: Entre a Mi Mundo 1993: Selena Live! 1994: Amor Prohibido 1995: Dreaming of You 2001: Live! The Last Concert Albums With Chris Pérez Band 1999: Resurrection 2002: Una Noche Más Albums With Kumbia Kings 1999: Amor, Familia y Respeto 2001: Shh... 2003: La Historia 2003: 4 2004: Los Remixes 2.0 2004: Fuego 2005: Duetos 2006: Kumbia Kings Live 2007: Greatest Hits Albums With Kumbia All Starz 2006: Ayer Fue Kumbia Kings, Hoy Es Kumbia All Starz 2008: Planeta Kumbia 2010: La Vida De Un Genio (w Los Dinos and Jose Feliciano, on the track "Yo Naci Para Sufrir").

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