Chris Perez is a guitarist, songwriter, and also author who hails from San Antonio, Texas, US. Chris Perez is more popular as the lead guitarist of the famous Tejona band, “Selena y Los Dinos”.
Table of Biography
The guitarist was born Christopher Gilbert Perez on 14th August 1969, in San Antonio, Texas, US. Chris Perez is of Mexican-American ethnicity. Likewise, Chris Perez is an American native and has been following the Christian religion as well. As of 2022, Chris Perez’s age must be fifty-three years old and his sun sign is Leo. The name of his parents is his father, Gilbert Perez, and his mother, Carmen Medina. Perez’s father was a computer programmer. While Chris was just four years old, his parents divorced, and his mother again got married in the year 1978.
Additionally, Perez’s mom was always in his support while he wanted to learn to play the French horn at the time of his middle school. Carmen even gave him permission to become a member of the school band. At the same time, there was a common misunderstanding about rock and roll music as a bad impact on teenagers. But his mom was disagreeing with his decision to play the electric guitar. However, as Perez was very interested in learning so he learned and began playing electric guitar.
Career and Professional Life
Chris Perez went out of his house in order to pursue his dream career when he was just seventeen years old. At that time, Perez shared his dad’s apartment and was working in a library. In 1986, the guitarist was invited by Tony Lares to get together with his Cousin Shelly Lares’ band. Even though the guitarist did not have any interest in Shelly’s Tejano music, Chris went on to join the band as he was being paid more than by the library. After Tony separated from the band, Chris turned to be the musical director of the band.
Chris even co-wrote 3 songs for Shelly’s 1st album in the year 1998. Then, he was advanced by bassist A. B. Quintanilla III of the ‘Selena y Los Dinos’ band to get together with them. He did the same in 1989 as the band’s sounds were more ‘sophisticated and hip’. They eventually came up with various famous albums such as “Entre a Mi Mundo” in the year 1992, “Amor Prohibido” in 1994, and “Dreaming of You” in the year 1995. Chris even worked as the lead guitarist for “Kumbia Kings” from 2003 to 2006 and A. B. Quintanilla from 2001 to 2008.
Some more about his career
The artist then created a band, “Chris Perez Band” together with Garza, Rudy Martinez, Joe Odeja, and Jesse Esquivel in 2008. ‘Hollywood Records’ signed them and their 1st album “Resurrection” was recorded in Henson Studio. On 18th May 1999, the same album was out which includes various songs like “Best I Can”, “Another Day”, and “Solo Tu”. Luckily, it became the winner of the ‘Grammy Award’ in the category of the ‘Best Latin, Rock, Urban or Alternative’ album. Sadly, the band was dismissed after coming up with their 2nd album “Una Nocha Mas”.
Chris then worked with Angel Ferrer to create the band, “Chris Perez Project” in 2010. They came up with an album, “Todo es Diferente”. In 2012, Chris brought his book “To Selena With Love”. He then brought out a limited edition EP, “Chris Perez Project” from his website. Chris recorded a full-length album, whose producer is Emilio at the “Alamodome”. The artist has performed at the Festival People En Espanol, presenting other various artists. Moreover, Chris’s most-loved genres of music add rock, Latin rock, cumbia, Tejano, and also heavy metal.
The popular personality has also been involved in brand endorsement activities. He is the current brand ambassador of 3N2, which is a reputed sporting goods company.
Being a very talented and musician and author, Chris Perez has obviously been earning a great amount of money. As of 2019, Chris Perez has a net worth of around $1.2 million. However, there is no information about the artist’s salary and assets he owns. But it is for sure that Chris Perez has been living a very luxurious and amazing life in the United States as of now together with his whole happy family.
Chris and Selena began being in a romantic relationship at the time of a trip to Mexico. The couple eventually revealed their love when they were at a Pizza Hut restaurant. Selena’s mom was in support of the couple’s courtship but her dad against it. After some time, Quintanilla Jr. threw Chris out of the band. In 1992, Chris together with Selena went to Nueces County, Texas. Sadly, an employee of Selena’s own boutique, Yolanda Saldivar killed Selena.
Then, Yolanda attempted suicide, however, she got caught by the police. Then, she got the sentence of life imprisonment. Selena being an outstanding singer, Bush announced Selena’s birthday to be ‘Selena Day’ all over Texas. After various years also, Chris was not dating anyone. However, in 1998, he got to meet Venessa Villanueva and both of them eventually fell for each other.
The couple got married in 2001 and even has 2 kids, daughter Cassie and son Noah. Chris Perez often uploads images of his kids on social media. Sadly, their marital relationship did not go further and they parted in 2008. It seems like the reason behind the couple’s separation was Perez’s severe drinking and taking drug habits. Then, the artist had to give up his every asset to Vanessa as the settlement. And he seems to be single right now.
Regarding the artist’s body measurement, Chris Perez has a good height of 173 cm or 5 feet 8 inches. Chris also has a suitable bodyweight of around 70 kg or 154 lbs. Similarly, Perez has a pair of black eyes with black hair. Previously, the guitarist used to have middle-length and curly hair which would attract everyone. Perez also has a fair complexion with a well-built body type. It seems like Chris Perez is also a fitness freak as he has a muscular body and looks very active every time.
Talking about Chris Perez’s presence on the social media platforms, he seems to be quite active there for a long time now. Chris Perez seems to have an Instagram account and a Facebook account only. On Instagram, Chris Perez has gained 966 thousand followers. Likewise, on Twitter, the guitarist has gained 995 thousand followers. The amazing American artist’s social media accounts are all full of his beautiful moments, his career, and his family’s images as well.