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Allen Fredrick is a dynamic vocalist, as well as guitarist, keyboardist and harmonica player, whose style is rooted in R&B, blues, rock, and jazz.
He was keyboardist and singer for the Hoodoo Rhythm Devils (Fantasy Records) for two years where he played many club and concert dates in the San Francisco Bay area. He left the Hoodoos to join Maria Muldaur (Midnite At The Oasis) as musical director, keyboardist and singer. He performed with Maria for five years touring throughout Europe, the U.S. and Canada. He was Harmonica player for famed bluesmen Yank Rachel (She Caught the KATY) and Sleepy John Estes (Diving Duck Blues). He has also performed with Paul Butterfield, Elvin Bishop, Bonnie Raitte, Dan Hicks, The Shirelles, Chubby Checker, and The Drifters. He has extensive live performance experience, having played internationally for large concerts, showcase clubs and television, including the David Letterman show.
He holds a bachelors degree from Indiana University where he studied jazz improvisation from renowned trombonist David Baker, electronic music from composer John Eaton and composition from composer Iannis Xenakis. While in Indianapolis, he studied voice from Helen Tyner and guitar from the now deceased acclaimed jazz guitarist Maestro Paolo. He then relocated to California where he studied piano from Duke Ellington arranger William Mathieu and from jazz pianist Si Perkoff. He became a faculty member at Family Light Music School where he taught privately as well as workshops and seminars in Music Theory, Improvisation and Songwriting.
He recently returned from Central America where he worked in a world class recording studio as a producer, engineer, singer and voice-over artist for television and radio commercials. While in Central America, he was the featured artist for Rock concerts as well as musical engagements at hotels and tourist resorts. At present, he resides in the San Francisco Bay Area where he plays at all the top hotels for corporate special events and for the major cruise line whose yachts tour the Bay.
In addition, he is a composer and has recently completed a choral work in SATB arrangement with keyboard accompaniment. He is also a songwriter and his first CD entitled “Cover All The Angles” (dognpony Records) is available through his website. It is comprised of original songs with an R&B/Jazz/Rock flavor. His latest CD entitled “Between the Lines” is currently available for download at iTunes, Rhapsody, Amazon MP3, and Napster. The hardcopy version can be purchased through CD Baby and his website. "Between The Lines" includes more original compositions in the Alternative Rock/R&B vein. He is currently recording material for a new CD in Spanish which is in the Latin styles of Cumbia, Regueton, Bachata, Balada Rock, and Bolero.
Allen Fredrick playlist:
Pop/Rock/Dance; After The Love Is Gone; All I Ask Of You; Always and Forever; Better Together (J. Johnson); Black Magic Woman; Blue Bayou; Boulevard of Broken Dreams (Greenday) ; Brick House; Brown Eyed Girl; Can U Feel the Love 2 Nite ; Caribbean Queen; Celebration; Close To You; Come Out And Play (Offspring); Could I Have This Dance; Crazy (Gnarls Barkley); Dani California (Chili Peppers); Dock Of the Bay; Drive (Incubus); Every Breath You Take; Georgia; Get Back; Gimme Three Steps; Have I told You Lately; Have Mercy On Me; Hotel California; How Deep Is Ur Love (BGs); How Sweet It Is; How U Remind Me (Nickelback) ; Hump de Bump (Chili Peppers); I Can See Clearly Now; I Can't Help Falling in Love; If I Had Eyes (Jack Johnson); I Feel Good; I Heard It Thru the Grapevine; Island In The Sun (Weezer); Jammin' (Bob Marley); Johnny B. Goode; Jump (Van Halen); Killing Me Softly; Knock On Wood; Don't Know Why (Nora Jones); Lady In Red; Lean On Me; Let's Stay Together; Lights(Journey); Love Hurts (Incubus); Love Without End, Amen (G. Strait); Maputo; Margaritaville; Maria, Maria (Santana); Masquerade; Memory; Midnight Hour; Moondance; Morning Dance; Mustang Sally; My Girl; No Woman No Cry; Oh Carol! (Chuck Berry); Original Fire (Audioslave); Paralized (Rock Kills Kid); Perfect Situation (Weezer); Play That Funky Music; Pork & Beans (Weezer); Proud Mary; Read My Mind (Killers); Route 66; September Song; Signed, Sealed Delivered; Smooth (Santana); Smooth Operator; Somewhere Over The Rainbow (disco version); Spanish Eyes; Stay With You (John Legend); Steady As She Goes (Raconteurs); Sweet Home Alabama; Sweet Caroline; Sweet Love; Tears In Heaven; Tell Me Baby (Chili Peppers); TNT (AC/DC); Tequila; That's the Way I Like It; Through the Grapevine; Through The Years (Kenny Rogers); Times Like These (Foo Fighters); Viva La Vida (Coldplay); Welcome To Paradise (Greenday) ; We've Only Just Begun; What A Wonderful World; When A Man Loves Woman; When I Fall In Love; When You Were Young (Killers) ; Wonderful Tonight; Wonderwall (Oasis); Jazz Standards; A Sunday Kind Of Love; All The Things You Are; Ain't Misbehavin'; Angel Eyes; April In Paris; As Time Goes By; Autumn Leaves ; Body and Soul; Blue Moon ; Chances Are; Days Of Wine and Roses; Dolphin Dance; Don't get around much; Dream a little Dream ; Easy Living; Fine Romance, A; Foggy Day, A; God Bless the Child; Good Morning Heartache ; Green Dolphin Street; I Got It Bad; I Left My Heart in S.F.; I Only Have Eyes For You; In a Mellow Tone; It Had To Be You ; I'm In the Mood For Love; Isn't It Romantic; Laura ; Lover Man; Misty; Mona Lisa; My Funny Valentine; My One and Only Love; My Romance; Nearness of You, The; New York, New York; New York State of Mind; On a Clear Day; Satin Doll ; Sentimental Journey; Someone To Watch Over Me; Stella By Starlight; Sugar; Sunny Side Of the Street; Tenderly; The Way You Look Tonight; There Is No Greater Love; There Will Never Be Another ; ‘Til There Was You ; Unforgettable; What A Wonderful World; What Kind Of Fool Am I; When Sunny Gets Blue; Latin/Spanish; Amigo, El (Roberto Carlos); Besame Mucho; Black Orpheus; Camisa Negra, La (Juanes); Corazon Espinado (Mana); Cuando Me Di Cuenta; Cucharando Con Mi Querida; Dindi; El Silencio De Mi Corazon; Forest Flower; Gentle Rain, The; Girl From Ipanema, The; Invitation; Little Sunflower; Luna Nueva, La (Carlos Vives); Mananitas, Las (tradicional); Mariposa Traicionera (Mana); Meditation; Morning; Night and Day; Oye Coma Va; Quiet Nights ( Corcovado); Samba Du Orpheu; Shadow Of Your Smile; Softly As In a Morning Sunrise; Tea For Two; Watch What Happens; Wave; Wedding/ Misc.; Mendelssohn's Wedding March; Wedding Recessional; Canon In D; Trad. & Popular Christmas songs
Thank you for all you did for our wedding last Saturday! I only got to enjoy your music as I walked down the aisle because I was taking photos the rest of the cocktail hour. Thank you for being so easy to work with and being okay with my last minute requests.
You helped make our wedding a memorable event!
We recently hired Allen and his band for our wedding. We were extremely happy with his help in making our wedding special. His help with the recorded music for the ceremony, and ‘emcee' efforts were great! The music and dancing was lots of fun, and we were impressed he even could play live our first dance. a little known Spanish song from 2003. . We'd highly recommend using Allen for anyone planning an upcoming wedding event!
Lisa and Craig Soderquist
Hello Allen !
Thank you so much for all your incredible and perfect work on our wedding day ! Our guests loved all your performance. We would highly recommend you to any of our friends on their special events. I am also sorry about the timeline changing and the delay. Once again, many many thanks for your great work! Greg will leave a thank you letter on your website soon!
Wishing you all the very best !
I would like to recommend Allen Fredrick as musician for all of your event functions. He was our pianist/guitarist/vocalist at both our wedding ceremony and reception. Allen brought class, elegance and sophistication to our special day and would have been insipid. His amount of professionalism is superb and communication skills are excellent. Allen hit the nail on the head with his playlist in which he suggested that entertained a broad of age group ranging from 3 year olds, to my grandmother which is 94 years old! He is able to follow and
execute each and every task assigned to him on schedule. Allen was more than willing to help and guide us with event planning and timeline. He was accommodating and cooperatively worked along with our Deejay, wedding coordinators, officiant, etc.. He had many great ideas which prodigiously added class and charm to our event. He would be an asset to any event function. Till this very day, all of my guest are complimenting me for choosing such a wonderful artist. I highly recommend Allen Frederick for all of your entertainment needs since he is dependable, honest, and professional.