WELCOME TO MY WEBSITE
Hi there! And welcome to my Website!
I'm Fernanda Froes-Pruett: a natural born artist, who inherited the Music genes from her mother's side of the family.
I'm a singer, songwriter, bassist, guitarist and music producer, born and raised in the city of São Paulo, Brazil.
Since then, I never stopped playing live gigs - both as a solo artist, and with a band - and also performing alongside some of the most awesome musicians I had the pleasure of meeting, throughout the years. I also spend lots of time recording vocals to other bands and musicians, and countless hours at several recording studios, always making what I love to do the most in my life: Music.
Besides that, I also worked as an Executive Producer through the company "Fernanda Fróes Produções Artísticas S/C Ltda", which was founded in 1996, in the city of São Paulo.
In July of 2012, I moved once again from São Paulo, Brazil, to Los Angeles, in the United States, and my life changed immensely in the following years.
I got married to Dan Pruett, in 2016, I'm officially a Permanent Resident of the USA, on my path to the American Citizenship; and, alongside my husband, I run a production and promotion company, named Double Feather Productions, in California.
And I hope you find some inspiration and joy through the songs I sing!
:) Fernanda Froes-Pruett
California, June, 2021.
SOCIAL MEDIA AND THE "CANCEL CULTURE"
Last year (2020) I decided to permanently delete my facebook pages... first my personal page, and then my music page.
That's because I was spending a lot of time either updating the pages or responding to the comments, thinking about what I was going to post next, always checking the posts engagement, the promotional campaigns, etc.
I first published my music page on facebook in 2011, and, throughout the years, I got over 18,000 "fans" (people who spontaneously "liked" my music page), and also a lot of family and friends connecting with me through my personal page.
Keeping those pages demanded a lot of time and effort: I always uploading pictures, videos, promotional posts, paid ads for my concerts, and constantly having to create some kind of content.
At first it was hard to let it go; but, later, it felt kind of a huge relief not to be spending so much time online, and being able to focus on my personal life and health.
But I had kept my instagram account...
And then came the American elections, in November of 2020, and I got literally "canceled" on that platform: instagram deleted my account without ever giving me a reason nor an explanation for that.
I had my instagram profile since 2012, with more than 2,500 pictures and over 20,000 followers. My posts were about music, my shows, nature and my personal life. I got 3 or 4 posts about the election results, and that was it: my account was removed like it had never existed.
I was really upset about all that; I didn't even had a chance to download my pictures (because I didn't happen to have them all on my computer) and I even thought about appealing on the Small Claims Court (as it is advised on the "legal" section of instagram's website), but then it all felt like a lot of headache and wasted time.
So, after considering, I decided not to create a new instagram profile. I'll be uploading pictures to my Website, instead. I'll be spending my "online time" taking care of this Website, updating it, interacting with all the people who contact me, the folks who listen to and/or download the songs, and the friends who leave their donations on the "Tip Jar".
And I thank you all for your support!
:) Fernanda Froes-Pruett
FERNANDA FROES-PRUETT ON RADIO FM 90.7 KPFK - LOS ANGELES
The song "O LIMITE" ("The Limit"), written by Fernanda Froes-Pruett & Bukassa Kabengele, was featured as the "Pick of the Week” at "The Global Village" show, on KPFK 90.7 FM - Pacifica Radio, in Los Angeles, California!
Tune your Radio on FM 90.7 or listen online, on:
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