An Introduction to the Life of Chris Perez
Chris Perez is a famous Mexican American musician and husband of singer Selena. Growing up in Texas, he rose to fame in the “Tejano” music scene alongside his wife. Chris Perez toured all around the US along with his wife and received awards. After her tragic death in 1995, he continued his music career with a band under Selena’s name. In addition to being a musician, he is now working as a producer.
Childhood and Career of Chris Perez.
Chris Perez is an American musician. He was born on September 13, 1972. He grew up in Texas and began playing the drums with his father as an instructor at a young age. In the early 90s, he attended Texas State University and joined a band that would later be known as “Selena y Los Dinos.” Perez and Selena married in April 1992 after the release of “Ven Conmigo” (Come with Me), the second studio album released by “Selena y Los Dinos.”
Death of Chris Perez Wife.
The death of Chris Perez’s wife was very sudden and tragic. On the morning of March 31, 1995, Selena was singing in Spanish with her band. The band members were Yolanda Saldivar, Suzette Quintanilla, Joe Ojeda and Roger Garcia. At that time, the singer exploded into a short song called ‘La mora.’ Selena had been performing in a concert, and she was in her dressing room. The singer’s sister saw Selena in the mirror and asked if she was okay. Selena said that “she had been feeling bad for three days and that her stomach looked swollen.” She then passed out, according to Suzette Quintanilla (the singer’s sister).
Chris has composed, produced, and recorded music for both Selena’s band and her solo albums. He quoted, “Playing with Selena was like playing in the best band in the world.” After her death, he began his career as a solo artist, basing himself in the US and recording songs in English.
Chris Perez Second Wife Vanessa Villanueva
After the death of “Selena,” Perez married “Vanessa Villanueva” in November 1993. They have two children: Christopher (born August 1994) and Camilla (born July 2000). Chris and Vanessa still live in “San Diego,” where they maintain Pacific Beach and Solana Beach homes. After seven years of their married life, Chris’s second wife “Vanessa Villanueva” filed a divorce case. After the death of “Selena,” Chris got addicted (Drinking and other substance), which led to their divorce.
Chris Different projects (1999 – Today)
His first band was Torre with David Suycott (1995–1998), then he joined Easter (1999–2001), which released three albums: “From the Icy Coast” (1999), “The Invisible Forest” (2000), and self-titled album “Easter” (2001).
Chris’ next band was collaboration between him and Deftones front man Chino Moreno called “Team Sleep.” They began recording in 2001, releasing their album, self-titled “Team Sleep,” on April 23, 2005.
In the summer of 2005, Chris’ formed another band (Chris Perez Band) from his prior solo work. The first release was on December 11, 2009, entitled “The Under Cover Sessions.” On March 9, 2010, they released an EP called “Smile Good-Bye.” The songs on the album are about things that happened in Chris’ life.