Heitor Pereira

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Heitor Pereira
Birth name Heitor Teixeira Pereira
Also known as Heitor TP
Born (1960-11-29) November 29, 1960 (age 57)
Rio Grande, Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil
Genres Pop rock, film score, soul
Occupation(s) Musician
Composer
Instruments Guitar
Years active 1980s–present
Associated acts Ivan Lins
Simply Red
Hans Zimmer
Pharrell Williams
Website www.heitorpereira.com

Heitor Teixeira Pereira (Portuguese pronunciation: [ejˈtoɾ tejˈʃejɾɐ peˈɾejɾɐ]) (born November 29, 1960), or Heitor TP, is a Brazilian composer, who played with Simply Red and several famous musicians, like Elton John, Rod Stewart, k.d. lang and Jack Johnson;[1] and is currently working as a film music composer at Hans Zimmer's 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 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.

Albums[edit]

Film scores[edit]

2000s[edit]

Year Title Director Studio(s) Notes
2001 Spy Kids Robert Rodriguez Dimension Films with John Debney, Danny Elfman, Robert Rodriguez, Los Lobos, Gavin Greenaway and Harry Gregson-Williams
Riding in Cars with Boys Penny Marshall Columbia Pictures with Hans Zimmer
2002 11'09"01 September 11 Anthology film with 11 co-directors Various companies One of the 11 composers collaborating in this film.
Dead in the Water Gustavo Lipsztein Lionsgate N/A
Real Women Have Curves Patricia Cardoso HBO Films N/A
2004 Dirty Dancing: Havana Nights Guy Ferland Miramax Films
Artisan Entertainment
N/A
Haven Frank E. Flowers Haven Distribution N/A
2006 Curious George Matthew O'Callaghan Universal Pictures
Universal Animation Studios
N/A
Ask the Dust Robert Towne Paramount Classics with Ramin Djawadi
Blind Dating James Keach Samuel Goldwyn Films N/A
Two Weeks Steve Stockman Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer N/A
2007 Suburban Girl Marc Klein Image Entertainment N/A
Illegal Tender Franc. Reyes Universal Pictures N/A
2008 Beverly Hills Chihuahua Raja Gosnell Walt Disney Pictures N/A
2009 The Canyon Richard Harrah Magnolia Pictures N/A
It's Complicated Nancy Meyers Universal Pictures with Hans Zimmer

2010s[edit]

Year Title Director Studio(s) Notes
2010 Curious George 2: Follow That Monkey! Norton Virgien Universal Studios Home Entertainment
Universal Animation Studios
Direct-to-video film
Despicable Me Chris Renaud
Pierre Coffin
Universal Pictures
Illumination Entertainment
with Pharrell Williams
2011 From Prada to Nada Angel Garcia Lionsgate
Pantelion Films
N/A
A Little Bit of Heaven Nicole Kassell Millennium Entertainment N/A
The Little Engine That Could Elliot M. Bour Universal Studios Home Entertainment
Universal Animation Studios
Direct-to-video film
The Smurfs Raja Gosnell Columbia Pictures
Sony Pictures Animation
N/A
2012 Beverly Hills Chihuahua 3: Viva la Fiesta! Lev L. Spiro Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment Direct-to-video film
2013 Despicable Me 2 Chris Renaud
Pierre Coffin
Universal Pictures
Illumination Entertainment
with Pharrell Williams
The Smurfs 2 Raja Gosnell Columbia Pictures
Sony Pictures Animation
N/A
2014 If I Stay R. J. Cutler Warner Bros. Pictures
New Line Cinema
Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer
N/A
2015 Curious George 3: Back to the Jungle Phil Weinstein Universal Studios Home Entertainment
Universal Animation Studios
Direct-to-video film
Minions Pierre Coffin
Kyle Balda
Universal Pictures
Illumination Entertainment
N/A
2016 The Angry Birds Movie[2] Fergal Reilly
Clay Kaytis
Columbia Pictures
Rovio Animation
N/A
2017 Despicable Me 3 Pierre Coffin
Kyle Balda
Universal Pictures
Illumination Entertainment
with Pharrell Williams
The Nut Job 2: Nutty by Nature[3] Cal Brunker Open Road Films
Red Rover International
ToonBox Entertainment
Gulfstream Pictures
N/A
2018 Please Stand By Ben Lavin Magnolia Pictures N/A
Show Dogs[4] Raja Gosnell Global Road Entertainment
Riverstone Pictures
N/A
Smallfoot Karey Kirkpatrick Warner Bros. Pictures
Warner Animation Group
N/A
2019 Playmobil: The Movie[5] Lino DiSalvo Global Road Entertainment
On Animation Studios
Wild Bunch
Pathé
N/A
The Angry Birds Movie 2[6] Thurop Van Orman Columbia Pictures
Rovio Animation
N/A

2020s[edit]

Year Title Director Studio(s) Notes
2020 Scooby Tony Cervone
Dax Shepard
Simon J. Smith
Warner Bros. Pictures
Warner Animation Group
N/A
Minions 2 Kyle Balda Universal Pictures
Illumination Entertainment
N/A

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Albums". Heitor Pereira. Retrieved 2013-08-06.
  2. ^ "Heitor Pereira to Score 'Angry Birds' Movie". Film Music Reporter. 28 August 2015.
  3. ^ "Heitor Pereira to Score 'The Nut Job 2'". Film Music Reporter. 25 May 2016.
  4. ^ "Heitor Pereira to Score Raja Gosnell's 'Show Dogs'". Film Music Reporter. Film Music Reporter. 12 January 2018. Retrieved 14 January 2018.
  5. ^ "Heitor Pereira to Score Animated 'Playmobil' Movie". Film Music Reporter. 21 June 2017.
  6. ^ "Heitor Pereira to Return for 'The Angry Birds Movie 2'". Film Music Reporter. 21 August 2018.

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