Eddie Perez has been an important part of the Tejano music industry for over 40 years and is well known as a singer, songwriter and musician. Born and reared in the Rio Grande Valley of Texas, he attended public schools in Edinburg and earned a degree in Social Work and a Minor in music from the University of Texas at Pan American. While in The United States Air Force, he auditioned for the Air Force Band and was accepted as an instrumentalist and singer. He toured with the Air Force Band throughout the eastern United States and Puerto Rico, playing and singing for military functions and concerts.
After completing his tour of duty with the USAF he joined the popular group, Oscar Hernandez y Los Professionales as a singer and toured throughout the United States.
In 1972, Eddie was asked to join the acclaimed band, “Los Fabulosos Cuarto” and enjoyed eight years as the band’s lead singer and saxophonist. It was with the Fabulosos Cuatro that he started writing and recording some of his original material for the band. Additionally, he wrote several songs that were recorded by some of the top groups not only in Tejano music but in other genres.His best known work to this day is “Que Bonito Fuera” which was recorded by Emilio Navaira, one of the most notable Tejano recording artists. To this day, “Que Bonito Fuera” is requested wherever Emilio performs and on Tejano stations throughout the nation. Another Eddie Perez composition, “Despues del Coraje,” was recorded by the late Laura Canales, and is still heard on the airwaves and at dances, wherever Tejanos gather.
Other artists and groups who have recorded Eddie’s songs are: Ram Herrera, Jimmy Edwards, Linda Escobar, Arturo Montes, Los Duendes del Control, Los Líricos de Nuevo Leon, Agnes Torres, The Westside Band, and of course, Los Fabulosos Cuatro.
In 2013, the legendary David Lee Garza asked Eddie to contribute a song for his latest CD which was to be entitled “Just Friends.” Eddie contributed and sang on “Tu Tienes La Culpa”with David Lee Garza’s band, Los Musicales as the backup band. The CD was nominated for a Latin Grammy and was chosen as the winner of the Tejano category during the award ceremony held in Las Vegas on November, 2013.
Eddie continues to write and perform with local groups as well as being very active in his church and their musical program.