Heitor Teixeira Pereira (Portuguese pronunciation: [ejˈtoɾ tejˈʃejɾɐ peˈɾejɾɐ]) (born November 29, 1960), or Heitor TP, is a Brazilian musician, who played with Simply Red and several famous musicians, like Elton John, Rod Stewart, k.d. lang and Jack Johnson; and is currently working as a film music composer at Hans Zimmer's studio. Although primarily a guitarist, he also provided backing vocals live for the Simply Red song "Thrill Me". He is a father of Carlos Pereira and Rafael Pereira who are composers.
In 1994 he released a solo album in the UK called Heitor TP, which featured guest appearance from Mick Hucknall on the track "Manchester". Heitor left Simply Red to concentrate on his solo career. He played guitar and composed additional music for soundtracks like Gladiator, Mission: Impossible 2, The Road to El Dorado, I Am Sam, Spirit: Stallion of the Cimarron and Madagascar.
In 2003, Pereira contributed the song "Remember Me" for the soundtrack for Something's Gotta Give.
In 2011, he played guitar on the soundtrack of the film, Cowboys & Aliens.
- ↑ "Albums". Heitor Pereira. http://www.heitorpereira.com/albums.php. Retrieved 2013-08-06.
- ↑ "Heitor Pereira to Score ‘Angry Birds’ Movie". Film Music Reporter. 28 August 2015. http://filmmusicreporter.com/2015/08/27/heitor-pereira-to-score-angry-birds-movie/.
- ↑ "Heitor Pereira to Score ‘The Nut Job 2’". Film Music Reporter. 25 May 2016. http://filmmusicreporter.com/2016/05/25/heitor-pereira-to-score-the-nut-job-2/.
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