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Jerome Fontamillas

Jerome playing guitar for Switchfoot
Background information
Birth name Jerome Fontamillas
Born June 20, 1967(1967-06-20)[1]
Origin U.S.
Instruments Guitar, Piano, Vocals, Bass accordion
Years active 1988-present
Associated acts Switchfoot, Fold Zandura, Mortal

Jerome Earl Fontamillas (Born June 20) is a Filipino American musician. Jerome has played in several bands notably with industrial rock [2] band Mortal and Fold Zandura, with long time musical partner Jyro Xhan. He currently plays with alternative rock band Switchfoot as a guitar and keyboard player.

In 1985 Fontamillas Graduated from Monterey Bay Academy in Watsonville, CA. Fontamillas is a Seventh-day Adventist Christian.[3] In 1988 Fontamillas, Jyro Xhan, Ray Tongpo and Wilson Peralta released a six song demo tape called Wish Fifteen on Blue Genius Music as Mortal Wish. Four years later they signed with Intense Records and became simply Mortal. Fontamillas would continue to play with Mortal until 1996 and played in Fold Zandura (also with Jyro) between 1995 and 1999.

In 2000, Fontamillas quit his day job and ended up joining and touring with Switchfoot shortly after the release of their third album, Learning to Breathe. His first release with Switchfoot was their 2003 release, The Beautiful Letdown. In 2002 Jyro and Fontamillas released a Mortal reunion album called Nu-En-Jin. He married his wife Kristi in December 2005.

Fontamillas is also a producer for the following independent acts:

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