Allen Fredrick is a dynamic vocalist, as well as accomplished guitarist and keyboardist. He packs dance floors wherever he plays, as his repertoire includes all the latest Top 40 dance music and Classic Rock/Pop favorites. However, he can also play soft, easy listening background music for the dinner set. He comes completely self contained with a state of the art sound system. He can also act as MC for whatever festivities are celebrated. He performs as a solo artist or ensemble depending on client budget.
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 weddings and corporate special events.
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