Elvio Fernandes is a Rochester, NY-based musician, songwriter and producer, best known as the keyboardist, rhythm guitarist and vocalist for multi-platinum Grammy nominated band Daughtry. Elvio’s writing credits include multiple Daughtry songs including the single “Witness” and “ Crazy” from the band’s “Break The Spell” record.
It just blows people away because on Monday, they come in all quiet and shy, and Friday they're doing guitar solos in front of 300 people!
Elvio Fernandes is an accomplished singer/ songwriter/ musician as well as a producer and recording engineer. In his four years with Daughtry, he has performed all over the world for millions of people in arenas, stadiums and theaters, and on television shows including American Idol, The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve w/Ryan Seacrest, Jimmy Kimmel Live, The Today Show, Live with Kelly and Michael, Arsenio Hall, The Talk, VH1 Morning Buzz, Queen Latifah Show, and others. He is a self-taught singer, pianist and guitarist who formed one of this area’s most successful and popular bands, Uncle Plum.
Elvio has been performing live music for 20 years and has been fortunate enough to play for tens of thousands of people around the world. He has also composed and produced music for national and local television and radio advertising, working with companies such as Chevy and McDonald’s. In addition to his work with Daughtry, Elvio has worked with national recording artists such as Richard Marx, Brad Arnold of 3 Doors Down, Brian McKnight, Claude Kelly, Greg Howe, and American Idol finalist Ace Young whose Top 50-debut single “Scattered” was produced and co-written by Elvio.