There was a time when rock and roll was the dominating genre of music in America; when rock artists and musicians were gods among men. Today, the genre has suffered a decline in popularity and has been overtaken by hip-hop and the pop music genre. Still, there are those who are always great fans of the genre, and for these people, artists like Vic Fuentes exist. The Californian-born rock artist is the lead singer of the band, Pierce the Veil. To learn more about the musician, including facts about his musical family, read below.
Vic Fuentes’s Bio, Age
Vic Fuentes is the first child of a musical family, the Fuentes Family. His father is a former Mexican jazz musician and his brother is Mike Fuentes, a fellow musician in the band, Pierce the Veil. He’s also a relative of Nick Martin, who plays professionally for Sleeping with Sirens.
He was born on the 10th of February in 1983 as an American although he has Mexican ancestry through his father, Victor Gamboa Fuentes and Vivian K Fuentes, his mother. As the son of a musician, he was introduced to music and the instruments pretty early in his life. Vic Fuentes was a guitar player at the age of 7.
His formal education saw him attend Mission Bay High School along with his brother, Mike. After graduation, he got an admission into the San Diego State University to study graphic design. Fuentes towed the formal education line for a couple of semesters at San Diego before he decided to answer his call to music and dropped out to form a band called Before Today. His decision to drop out of school turned out to be a successful one as the band was signed to Equal Vision Records shortly after its formation.
Although one might be mistaken to think Vic Fuentes started his band life after dropping out of college, he actually started playing in a band right from high school as part of a local group of punk heads called 3 Simple Words. After 3 Simple Words, he and his brother, Mike formed a musical duo dubbed Early Times. The duo released three extended projects before their rising profile forced them to change their name to Before Today. After the renamed group signed with Equal Vision Records, they released an album, a Celebration of an Ending, which turned out to be their only one. The album was released in 2004.
Vic Fuentes’ current band, Pierce the Veil was formed in 2007. For their debut, they released an album, A Flair for the Dramatic. The band followed up the successful album with two more, Selfish Machines and Collide with the Sky. Their well-received albums have taken them on tour across multiple continents like South America, Europe, Asia, and North America.
As the lead singer and rhythm guitarist of the group, Vic Fuentes has played with other rock acts like All Time Low, Sleeping with Sirens, Tonight Alive and A Day to Remember. Vic and his brother Mike were also part of a band of top artists that consisted of Brian Southall, Nick Martin, Johnny Craig, and a couple of others. The band was named Isles & Glaciers and it released only one record.
One of the highlights of Vic’s career is a song he wrote for his girlfriend who had breast cancer in 2012. The song titled A Match into Water was part of Pierce the Veil’s third album, Collide with the Sky. Vic Fuentes is known to write songs inspired by the lives of his fans.
Vic Fuentes is a member of a musically oriented family. His father was a jazz musician before he became a painter and his brother, Mike Fuentes is a member of his band, Pierce the Veil. Other than the music-oriented members of his family, Vic has two half-brothers and a half-sister.
Like your typical rock star, Vic Fuentes has been in multiple relationships, however, he has never been married. He’s been linked to ladies like Laura Christine, Cara Crawford, and Jenna McDougall. He’s currently believed to be in a relationship with the model, Danielle Victoria.
What is Vic Fuentes’ Height?
Rock music does not have body size requirements but from the marketing and sex symbol perspective, it helps to have a fit and handsome body. Thankfully, for Vic Fuentes, he does not lack these traits. He stands at 5 feet 6 inches with a lean body weight of 64 kg. He sports dark brown hair and eyes of the same colour with a lighter shade.