Chris Perez

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Christopher Gilbert Peres – American guitarist, songwriter, and author, also known as a guitarist of a “Selena y Los Dinos” band. He grew up in Texas as one of the two children of Gilbert Pérez and Carmen Medina. In 1986 he joined the band “Shelly Lares” By the end of 80s, Pérez was reputed among Tejano musicians for his guitar skills. This was getting “A.B. Quintanilla’s” attention, as they were seeking another guitarist for their band. Between one and two years after Pérez joined the band, he and Selena began a personal relationship.

Pérez was asked to collaborate on several of Selena’s songs with A.B. and other members of the band, using his guitar to piece out melodies and incorporating a number of musical genres into their songs.


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  • Instruments:Electric guitaracoustic guitar
  • Born:Christopher Gilbert Pérez(1969-08-14) August 14, 1969 (age 48)San Antonio, Texas, U.S.
  • Years active:1986-present
    1980s, 1990s, 2000s, 2010s, present
  • Labels:EMI Latin, Hollywood Records, Q-Productions
  • Associated acts:Selena y Los Dinos, Kumbia Kings, Kumbia All Starz, Shelly Lares, Elida Reyna, The Chris Pérez Band, The Chris Pérez Project
  • Spouse(s):Selena(m. 1992; d. 1995)Venessa Villanueva(m. 2001; div. 2008)


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