Fernando Abrantes

Fernando Abrantes
Birth nameFernando Fromm-Abrantes
Born1960 (age 56-57)
Origin Germany, Portugal
Years active1991 (with Kraftwerk)
Associated actsKraftwerk


Fernando Abrantes (given birth to 1960 while Fernando Fromm-Abrantes) is a German-Portuguese maker and musician.


He's a ex - member/ keyboardist from the electronic/experimental pop music group Kraftwerk.He visited the German College in Lisbon and studied Music and Consumer electronics in Düsseldorf as well as Kraftwerk associates Fritz Hilpert and Henning Schmitz. He lives in Lisbon, where he possesses a music creation studio. He's fluent in German, Portuguese and British.In 1985/ 1986 he performed several shows as keyboardist of Sandra and her world hit "Maria Magdalena".Abrantes joined Kraftwerk in wintertime 1990/ 1991 during creation of the record "The Combine", soon after the departure of electronic percussionist and songwriter Karl Bartos. Abrantes performed using the music group the The Combine UK-tour (10 concerts) in 1991. He is seen in robotic type in promotional images out of this period and in the booklet from the record The Mix as well as the music video for the up to date version from the Robots, produced the same calendar year. He also performed "The Robots" live with the music group in the favorite German Television show "Mensch Meier".Because of divergences on the subject of the band's artistic direction using the band's co-founder Ralf Hütter, Abrantes still left Kraftwerk shortly thereafter and was replaced by Kling Klang studio room engineer Henning Schmitz, who remains in the music group even today.Fernando Abrantes is among the producers of the state music from the Expo '98.