Fernando Vacas was born in Córdoba in April 1971 and since childhood he has not stopped having instruments and records in his hands.
From a flamenco family, Vacas soon becomes an expert in the elementary styles of flamenco, but against all odds, he opts for new musical genres in which the electric guitar and the alternative world are imposed as their own language.
Already in 1992 he forms Flow, seminal band of the alternative Spanish scene, and since then he has been chasing a musical career as wide as eclectic. That’s how he discovers Russian Red, becomes the soul of band Prin'lalá and produces albums that range from Howe Gelb & A Band Of Gypsies to Remedios Amaya, with whom he gets nominated in 2017 for Latin Grammys as best flamenco album.
Faithful to his roots, but open to new trends, this unclassifiable musician has published a flamenco opera under the title of A Través de la Luz (Una Opera Flamenca) (Through the light), an album and a musical show that has cinematic colours and embraces poetry and image as a vital drive.
Vacas has worked with worldwide hit ROSALÍA, Lee Ranaldo and Steve Shelley of Sonic Youth, Howe Gelb of Giant Sand, John Parish, La Negra, Raimundo Amador, Lole Montoya, Niño de Elche, Maria De Medeiros and a long list of others, what makes him familiar with flamenco, alternative music, cinema soundtracks and all its fusions.