Bio - Fred Chandler - Includes information about Fred Chandler Epicoustic Events (Solo) and The Band 4X
Fred Chandler is an iconic multi-instrumental, singer, songwriter. Fred is legendary for his passion for music and devotion to his craft combined to produce an experience that envelopes the listener's emotions, mind & soul.
Fred Chandler is the Band Leader for Magnum Opus - http://www.facebook.com/MagnumOpusTampaFloridaBand
Fred Chandler is the Founder of The Band 4X - https://www.facebook.com/4XFredChandler
Acoustic Shows are Fred Chandler Epicoustic Events - https://www.facebook.com/FredChandlerEpicousticEvents
Fred has opened up for Foreigner, Blake Shelton, Willie Nelson, Blue Oyster Cult, George Thorogood, Phish, Melanie, Leslie West and Mountain and others. Fred has worked on stage with Buddy Cage, The Peddle Steel Player for the bands New Riders of the Purple Sage and Grateful Dead Fame. Fred played Violin for the Woodstock 25th Reunion at the Original Site. In 2015, Fred performed on stage at Third and Lindsley in Nashville, TN. Fred did a music tour in St. Croix where he fell in love with the Caribbean Island lifestyle. Fred was selected to be a part of the Tampa Bay Acoustic Music Festival at the Tampa Hard Rock Casino where he performed on the Hard Rock Cafe' Stage for hundreds of his friends, family and fans. Bret Michaels and Michelle Branch were the headliners for this event. Fred was presented with a Dean Guitar and a Hard Rock care package of multiple items and he was invited to the wrap party. Fred Chandler was nominated for the Creative Loafing Best of the Bay 2016 Readers Poll for Best of the Bay "Best Instrumentalist." This is fan nominated by Readers of Creative Loafing for Fred Chandler Epicoustic Events.
The iconic multi-instrumental, singer, songwriter is legendary for his passion for music and devotion to his craft combined to produce an experience that envelopes the listener's emotions, mind & soul. Fred will take you soaring to amazing heights with searing, screaming electric guitar, float you along on a melodic tour of your senses with his acoustic 6-string, then change direction and take you by surprise with his modern electric violin, banjo & ukulele. dobro, lap steel and more.
Whether with his band, The Band 4X, or performing his solo Fred Chandler Epicoustic Events, Fred Chandler is An Experience, an Event, an Epicoustic Event. Fred Chandler is a Multi-Instrumental Musician first and a Showman a close second! Who knew that in 1973 when he strummed that first E Minor Chord that it would lead to a lifetime of artistic challenge and triumph in music.
Recording Artist and Co-Producer:
Fred has completed over 400 songs in the Studio. Most recently, Fred completed the first CD with The Band 4X. The CD of all original music was released in June 2016. Fred released a solo CD of all original music in July of 2017 with songs that showcase his unique musical abilities. The Band 4X will begin recording their second CD in the next few months. This is impressive with a full event schedule for the band, solo and open mic. Fred is frequently hired by other studio musicians to perform session work by utilizing his multi-instrumental experience. Writing, Arranging, Recording Music and Co-Producing is a passion of Fred Chandler.
Fred Chandler "Strings of Passion" currenty on exhibit at Florida Museum of Photographic Arts- Tampa - Portraits by Randy Underhill Photography. firstname.lastname@example.org
Photography by: Michael McBee, Brent Michael and Patty Honaker Chandler
Press Link - Hard Rock Casino:
Fred Chandler Epicoustic Events Performed at the Hard Rock Casino - Hard Rock Cafe' Tampa where Fred was presented with a Dean Guitar, a Hard Rock Gift Package, Fred and his wife were Invited to the Wrap Party. This was an Epic event where Brett Michael's and Michelle Branch for the headliners.
Comments from the Press Release for the Hard Rock Casino:
Fred Chandler Epicoustic packed the house and wowed the crowd with his commanding vocals. Fred is a multi-talented musician who recently relocated to the Tampa Bay area from Vermont. Not only do Fred’s vocals command attention, he plays guitar, violin, viola, chello, mandolin, dobro, and ukulele. He’s been playing guitar and writing songs for over 40 years!
But that voice, that voice! It’s absolutely captivating! Fred performed a set of all original music including “Crystalyne” a song he wrote for a couple getting married about how they met, “Green Flash” a spiritual song about that elusive green flash, “The Arch” a song about a child with leukemia and “Lover’s Overture” his own personal “Bohemian Rhapsody”. In addition to playing solo shows, Fred also plays with The Band 4X. See Fred at Uncle Fat’s Tavern 2 in Tampa every Monday night or follow his voice here.
Press Link - Rock at Night - Regarding the CD Release Event July 02, 2017