Fred Chandler Epicoustic packed the house and wowed the crowd with his commanding vocals. Fred is a multi-talented musician who relocated to the Tampa Bay area from Vermont. Not only do Fred’s vocals command attention, he plays guitar, violin, viola, cello, mandolin, dobro, bass 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 “Love’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.”

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Fred Chandler Music Biography: 

Whether with his band, The Band 4X, or performing his solo or duo 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.

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.

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 and again in 2017 Readers Poll for Best of the Bay "Best Instrumentalist." This is fan nominated by Readers of Creative Loafing for Fred Chandler Epicoustic Events.  In 2017, The Band 4X was nominated for Created Loafing "Best of the Bay" for Best Local Band and Best Rock Band.  The Band 4X has an original song entitled "The Arch" that is ranked 16 on Music Mafia radio as of September 2017. 


Recording Artist and Co-Producer: 
Fred has completed over 450 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, duo 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. 

Photography: 
Fred Chandler "Strings of Passion" currenty on exhibit at Florida Museum of Photographic Arts- Tampa - Portraits by Randy Underhill Photography. randyunderhill@yahoo.com

Additional Photography by:  Michael McBee, Brent Michael, Jeri Shafford and Patty Honaker Chandler

Quote from the Hard Rock Casino - Hard Rock Cafe'.   Fred Chandler Epicoustic packed the house and wowed the crowd with his commanding vocals. Fred is a multi-talented musician who relocated to the Tampa Bay area from Vermont. Not only do Fred’s vocals command attention, he plays guitar, violin, viola, cello, mandolin, dobro, bass, keyboard 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 “Love’s Overture” his own personal “Bohemian Rhapsody”. In addition to playing solo and duo shows, Fred also plays with The Band 4X. See Fred at Uncle Fat’s Tavern 2 in Tampa every Monday night and Craft Life Brewing in Land O Lakes on the 1st and 3rd Thursday of every month or follow his voice here.

Press Source Link:   https://blog.seminolehardrocktampa.com/casinoblog/tampa-bay-acoustic-music-festival-at-hard-rock-cafe-june-21st/

 

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The Band 4X
FRED CHANDLER - Founder, Lead Guitarist, Vocals, Violin, Multi-Instrumental, Dobro, Slide Guitar, Mandolin, Cello, Bass, etc.
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LEAH ORDETX - Lead Vocalist, Acoustic Guitar
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DOUG CECIL - Bass, Guitars, Vocals
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KEVIN MCNARY - Drums, Vocals, Sound
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PATTY CHANDLER - Band Manager - Press Contact, Marketing, Booking
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The Band 4X

FRED CHANDLER - Founder, Lead Guitarist, Vocals, Violin, Multi-Instrumental, Dobro, Slide Guitar, Mandolin, Cello, Bass, etc.

LEAH ORDETX - Lead Vocalist, Acoustic Guitar

DOUG CECIL - Bass, Guitars, Vocals

KEVIN MCNARY - Drums, Vocals, Sound

PATTY CHANDLER - Band Manager - Press Contact, Marketing, Booking

The Band 4X - RoCkN O'briens in Tampa/Carrollwood.

The Band 4X - RoCkN O'briens in Tampa/Carrollwood.

Fred Chandler Epicoustic Events
Offers:  Solo, Duo, and Trio

Fred Chandler Epicoustic Events Offers: Solo, Duo, and Trio

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