Fred Shafer

Music - September 16th, 2009

At 24, Fred Shafer is an old soul. Born in Las Vegas, raised throughout the Southwest and Texas, Fred ultimately settled in New York. Shafers fatherless, nomadic childhood provides a template for his lyrically driven melodies and emotionally accessible songs. With a voice that harkens to the days of Joe Cocker, Al Green, and Sam Cooke, Fred delivers these heartfelt songs with unparalleled passion. In a time of cookie cutter performers and gimmick bands, Fred relies on the only proven recipe for success: talent combined with an insatiable work ethic. With over 15,000 records sold and music featured in movies and television (The Station Agent, The Shield, UFC), Fred has also been featured in Vanity Fairs 2003 Music Edition, Billboard Magazine, and Hit Parader, as well as had a music video in rotation on RAGE TV. In addition, several of Freds songs have been added to the play lists of over 50 commercial and college radio stations: Its All On Me reached ..1 on two of these stations. These songs, together with his emotional and charismatic performances, have afforded Fred the opportunity to share the stage with major acts such as Chuck Berry, Kid Rock, Goo Goo Dolls, Sugar Ray, Staind, Govt Mule, Saliva, D12 and many more, all independently. Recently, Fred has also begun to write for other artists (Canadian Idol, Pop Stars), further expanding his resume. After signing with Good Charamel Records in 2003, Fred released Makin Noise in 2004 with his band, Klear. In between touring and promotion for that record, Fred began writing and recording his solo EP, Truth or Dare with producer Brent Bodrug (Alanis Morrisette (Maverick/Warner), Jacksoul (BMG), Canadian Idol). Fred has emerged from the sessions with a barrage of music that leaps from the speakers while brilliant songwriting anchors these driving rock songs and Freds soul spirited vocals take center stage. This project also prompted Fred to leave Klear and begin what has become the backbone of his solo career, CONSTANT NATIONAL TOURING. Spending 8 of the last 12 months on tour, only breaking to finish Truth or Dare, Freds live performances have come to garner even more praise. Ripping through song after song, he wields his voice like a beaconpulling, pushing and soaring in and out of every moment. With a commanding stage presence and years of road experience, Fred delivers something truly special every time.