Manuel Gardner Fernandes is a German guitarist. He started playing at the age of 3 years old and evolved his percussive playing style throughout his musical career. He was mainly influenced by metal bands and combined different genres to achieve an unique playing style based on deadnotes and hard strumming.
His passion for guitar, renewed with broadened interest in music, continued in his college education. There he explored numerous styles of music including soul, country, funk, jazz and fusion, getting inspired by guitarists like Mateus Asato, Guthrie Govan, David Gilmour, Allan Holdsworth, and many others.
Manuel is also known for his work with his progressive metal band Unprocessed. Unprocessed are a progressive metal powerhouse, hailing from Wiesbaden, Germany.