|Also known as Heitor TP|
Name Heitor Pereira
Occupation(s) Musician Composer
Movies It's Complicated
Years active 1980s–present
|Birth name Heitor Teixeira Pereira|
Born November 29, 1960 (age 55) Rio Grande, Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil (1960-11-29)
Associated acts Ivan Lins Simply Red Hans Zimmer Pharrell Williams
Music director Minions, Despicable Me, Despicable Me 2
Albums Minions (Original Motion Pi, The Holiday, Stars, The Smurfs 2: Original Motion Pi, Untold Stories
Creating Music for Games: Billion Dollar Composer Heitor Pereira | Slush 2015
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 Zimmer's studio. Although primarily a guitarist, he also provided backing vocals live for the Simply Red song "Thrill Me".
- Creating Music for Games Billion Dollar Composer Heitor Pereira Slush 2015
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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.