Independent Artist / Educator

Tote Fernández

Tote Fernández is a Professional Drummer / Educator located in Montevideo, Uruguay. He was born in April 28th, 1988.
In demand versatile session drummer in Uruguay playing with a lot of different artists of various musical genres (Rock, Metal, Fusion, Pop, Funk, Jazz, Folklore, etc.) in live situations as well as in the recording studio.
He also plays with regional and international artists from Brazil, Argentina and USA.
Has played and worked with:
Derek Sherinian, Steve Di Giorgio, Mattias “IA” Eklundh, Al Joseph, Maria Creuza, Hugo Fattoruso, Francisco Fattoruso, La Triple Nelson, Christian Cary, Jorge Drexler, Carlos Malo, Dr. Rocka, Dostrescinco, Álvaro Genta Trio, Matices, Paul Logue, Moshav Band, Eitan Katz, Federico Navarro, Fer O-Smith, Camila Sapin, Alfonsina, etc.
He works as a private drum instructor and educator/clinician owning his private drum teaching facility with an average of 30 students per week in Montevideo, giving drum clinics in Uruguay as well as in other countries.
Also gives online lessons to students abroad.
Regarded as one of Uruguay’s most versatile and complete drummers for his technical ability on the instrument, his defined, solid and articulated sound, his interpretative energy, vast knowledge of musical repertoire and his professionalism and easygoing personality to work with.
In Uruguay he studied drums with Sergio Garbi and José Luis Pérez.
He also studied drums with international drummers and educators Dom Famularo, Bruce Becker, Billy Cobham, Mike Mangini, Chad Wackerman, Dennis Chambers and Gary Husband.
Winner of the drum-off national contest Montevideo Drumfest in 2009 at the age of 21.
Finalist of the drum-off international contest DRUM OFF GLOBAL 2020 representing Uruguay, judged by world class drummers Tomas Haake (Meshuggah), Sarah Thawer and Jost Nickel.
In 2020, he released his solo album “ANALYSIS PARALYSIS”, oriented towards Progressive Metal, Extreme Metal and Alternative Rock and featuring some stellar guests musicians such as:
Derek Sherinian (Dream Theater, Sons Of Apollo, Alice Cooper, KISS), Mattias “IA” Eklundh (Freak Kitchen), Steve Di Giorgio (Testament, Death), Al Joseph, Paul Logue (Eden’s Curse), Francisco Fattoruso and Federico Navarro among others.
The album has been nominated to Premios Graffiti (Uruguayan Music Awards) for Best Metal and Hard Rock Album.
Artist Endorser of CANOPUS DRUMS, Bosphorus Cymbals, Vater Drumsticks and Skygel Damperpads.








Products in use


22"x18"BD, 10"x7"Tom, 12"x8"Tom, 16"x15"Floor Tom


Bop KIt 18"x14"BD, 12"x8"Tom, 14"x14"Floor Tom