Heitor Pereira

Heitor Teixeira Pereira () (born November 29, 1960), or Heitor TP, is a Brazilian composer, songwriter, musician, arranger, and record producer. In his career, Pereira has recorded with the band Simply Red and several famous musicians, such as Elton John, Rod Stewart, k.d. lang, Milton Nascimento, and Jack Johnson; and currently works as a film score composer, as well as a musician at Hans Zimmer's studio, he is best known for being the composer of the ''Despicable Me'' franchise. Although primarily a guitarist, he also provided backing vocals live for the Simply Red song "Thrill Me".

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'', ''Pearl Harbor'', ''I Am Sam'', ''Spirit: Stallion of the Cimarron'', ''Rango'', ''Madagascar'' and ''Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa''.

In 2003, Pereira contributed the song "Remember Me" for the soundtrack for ''Something's Gotta Give''.

In 2006, Heitor Pereira won a Grammy Award for 'Best Instrumental Arrangement Accompanying a Vocalist' on a version of the song "What Are You Doing the Rest of Your Life?" by Chris Botti and Sting.

In 2011, he played guitar on the soundtrack of the film, ''Cowboys & Aliens''. Provided by Wikipedia

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