Fernando Saunders (born January 17) is a musician, performer, vocalist and bass player from Detroit, Michigan.


Fernando Saunders has performed all around the world with music legends such as Marianne Faithfull, Joan Baez, Slash, Tori Amos, Jimmy Page, Luciano Pavarotti and Jeff Beck. He is also a long-time collaborator with Lou Reed and Kip Hanrahan.

Selected discography

With Larry Young:

Larry Young's Fuel (1975),

With Jan Hammer:

Oh Yeah? (1976),

With John McLaughlin:

Electric Dreams (1978).,

With Kip Hanrahan:

Beautiful Scars (2007),

Piñero Soundtrack (2002),

Tenderness (1990),

With Lou Reed:

Berlin: Live at St. Ann's Warehouse (2008),

Animal Serenade (2004),

The Raven (2003),

Ecstasy (2000),

Perfect Night: Live in London (1998),

Set the Twilight Reeling (1996),

Mistrial (1986),

New Sensations (1984),

Live in Italy (1984),

Legendary Hearts (1983),

The Blue Mask (1982),

With Pat Benatar:

Wide Awake in Dreamland (1988),


Cashmere Dreams (Grudge/BMG),

The Spin (A&M),

I Will Break Your Fall (Summit/Sony Red) (2007),

Plant a Seed (EMI) (2010),


Spanish Fly: Lou Reed Live in Spain (2005)