Heitor Pereira

Actor, Music director


Heitor Teixeira Pereira (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 Zimmers studio. 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, I Am Sam, Spirit: Stallion of the Cimarron and Madagascar.In 2003, Pereira contributed the song Remember Me for the soundtrack for Somethings 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.

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