About Fred Chandler:

The iconic multi-instrumental, singer, songwriter, producer 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, cello, banjo & ukulele, dobro, lap steel and more.

Biography:

Over the years Fred has opened up for Foreigner, Blake Shelton, Willie Nelson, Blue Oyster Cult, Skid Row, Bret Michaels, lead vocalist for the glam-metal rock band Poison and grammy award winner Michelle Branch, George Thorogood, Phish, Melanie, Leslie West and Mountain and others.

Career highlights include working on stage with Buddy Cage, the peddle-steel player for country rock bands New Riders of the Purple Sage and Grateful Dead Fame; playing violin for the Woodstock 25th Reunion in New York's Catskill Mountains; and, performing on stage at Nashville's famous 3rd & Lindsley venue.  Fred regularly performed at the pre-hockey games downtown Tampa with Steve "Doc" Wacholz, drummer for Savatage. Nicknamed by the Storm cheerleaders, fans and sponsors as "Fast Fingers Freddie" he played Guitar during two seasons of the Storm - Arena Football games in Tampa. You can find Fred with his cello on the amazingly talented SCC, Soul Circus Cowboys Band video "Believe it".  Click the SCC link here: https://www.facebook.com/soulcircuscowboys/videos/1449712491749103/

Fred did a music tour in St. Croix where he fell in love with the Caribbean Island lifestyle and more.

He performs all over the Tampa Bay Area - Jannus Live, Amalie Arena, Ice Palace, Raymond James Stadium, WFLA News Channel 8 Daytime TV with 14 ABC Nationally Synidicted TV Stations, on stage in Nashville Tennessee, Hard Rock Casino, Sims Park Amphitheatre, Skipper's Smokehouse, Daytona Bike Week, Multiple Music Festivals and Amphitheatre shows, several Battle of the Bands competitions with wins, etc.

You may have seen Fred with one of his former bands; Skyler Steel, Aquahamer, Mojo Dragonfly, and more

Fred Chandler has been writing and recording music for over 40 years and he has a deep catalog of original music and recordings of his original music.  You can find Fred at Uncle Fats 2 Tampa on Wednesday nights where he hosts a long standing open mic night and serves as a music teacher, mentor, inspiration and friend of music.  He tells everyone - "Go out and be great"  Fred performs out five or six times a week with no two shows being the same.  Fred has no plans to stop any time soon.  

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Fred Chandler Music - 

Multi-Instrumental, Singer, Songwriter, Producer

Offers:  Solo, Duo, Trio, Full Band (2 Bands)

Click this link to find all upcoming events:  

https://fredchandlermusic.com/events-fred-chandler-music


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Fred Chandler Music - Performs Acoustic

Solo and Duo

 

Fred Chandler Epicoustic Events Performs his acoustic show all over the Tampa Bay Area and has hundreds of regular performances scheduled.

One Example:

Fred performed his Acoustic Show at The Hard Rock Cafe for The Tampa Bay Acoustic Music Festival where he was presented with a Dean Guitar and other items for his performance when he opened up for Bret Michaels, lead vocalist for the glam-metal rock band Poison and grammy award winner, Michelle Branch. 


 

Seminole Hard Rock Casino Tampa - Casino Blog

"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 Bennington, Vermont. Not only do Fred’s vocals command attention, he plays guitar, violin, viola, cello, 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 “Love’s Overture” his own personal “Bohemian Rhapsody”.  In addition to playing solo shows, Fred also plays with The Band 4X and Magnum Opus.  See Fred at Uncle Fat’s 2 in Tampa every Wednesday night or follow his voice here."

 

Source - Click here for the Article:

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

Article Courtesy of 813AREA - Christine Annis for Seminole Hard Rock Casino Tampa

Photos Courtesy of Seminole Hard Rock Casino Tampa 

www.facebook.com/FredChandlerEpicousticEvents

 

Fred Chandler Music - Hard Rock Cafe'  -  Video  

Cover: Classical Gas - Mason Williams

Fred Chandler Music - Hard Rock Cafe'  -  Video

Fred Chandler - Original Song - The Arch

Fred Chandler Music - Land O Lakes Winery

Acoustic Softer Side of Fred - Improvisation at it's finest !

Fred Chandler Music - 

Acoustic - House of the Rising Sun -

Multiple Instruments - Guitar, Violin, Cello 

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Fred Chandler Music - Performs with Magnum Opus

 

Founder and Band Leader for Magnum Opus since March 2018

Genre:  Arena Rock, Progressive Tinged Music - Like a Concert !  It's a show !  

"Magnum opus is one of Tampa Bay's premier bands, having performed all over the area, including Jannus Live in St. Pete. They performed their original song, 'Methuselah Tree,' on Daytime TV."


 

Magnum Opus Performance on News Channel 8 and 14 Nationally Syndicated ABC TV Stations

WFLA News Channel 8 Daytime TV - Original Music Video
August 2018 - Magnum Opus

 

Source - Click the link to view the original music video and watch the Fred Chandler exclusive interview with multiple Emmy-award winner and host of the Daytime TV Show Jerry Penacoli and Co-Host Chef' Jeff Philben

https://www.wfla.com/daytime/magnum-opus-performs-methuselah-tree-/1354581856

 

* Check out our additional video section for a wide variety of cover tunes - 

www.facebook.com/MagnumOpusTampaFloridaBand

 

Photo and Video Courtesy of Nexstar Broadcasting, Inc.

WFLA News Channel 8 Daytime with 14 Nationally Syndicated ABC TV Stations

 

The Fred Chandler exclusive interview with multiple Emmy-award winner and 

Host of Daytime TV Show Jerry Penacoli and Co-Host Chef' Jeff Philben 

 

Fred Chandler Music - Magnum Opus - 3 Daughters Brewing -

Cover: Killer Queen - Queen

Fred Chandler Music - Magnum Opus - Ukulele Brands -

Cover:  Freebird - Lynyrd Skynyrd -  

"Because no one else will play it out "

Fred Chandler Music - Magnum Opus -

Cuban Civic Center - Host for Full Throttle Bike Night Event -

Cover: Kansas:  Carry on Wayward Son 

Fred Chandler Music - Magnum Opus - Carribbean Bay -

Cover: Chuck Berry - Johnny B. Goode 

Fred Chandler Music - Magnum Opus -

Whiskey Joe's Beach Bar Port Richey - Grand Opening 

Cover:  Gary Moore - Still Got the Blues 

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Fred Chandler Music - Performs with 4X

 

Founder and Band Leader for 4X since May 2014

4X Genre:  Rock, Classic Rock, Modern Pop, Dance Music

Fans say -- "You will experience some of the best 4 part harmonies in Florida" 

 

The Band 4X - WINNERS of the Cotee River Bike Fest - Battle of the Bands
September 2018 at Harley Davidson New Port Richey

Congratulations to 4X for being the Battle of the Bands Winners!  4X was selected to Open Up for Skid Row, mainstreams pop-metal band at the Cotee River Bike Fest at Sims Park Amphitheatre October 2018. 


www.facebook.com/4XFredChandler

Photo 1 Courtesy of Jeri Shafford

Photo 2 Courtesy of WIKKED PHOTOG

 

Chandler, pictured far left, is the band leader of The Band 4X. 

Other band members pictured are Kevin McNary, Leah Ordetx, Doug Cecil

 

4X Music Video Release -

Song: The Arch

Music and Lyrics Written and Arranged by Fred Chandler

Filmed at a Live Performance at Reef

https://youtu.be/_zePM15sa3A

 

 

Fred Chandler Music - 4X -

Obriens Irish Pub Tampa-Carrollwood -

Cover:  Jimi Hendrix - Purple Haze 

Fred Chandler Music - 4X -

O'briens Irish Pub Tampa - Carrollwood -

Cover:  Led Zeppelin - Rock N Roll

Fred Chandler Music - 4X -

O'briens Irish Pub Wesley Chapel -

Cover:  Tom Petty - American Girl

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Fred Chandler Music

December 2018 - Invited to AGT - America's Got Talent Invite

Fred Chandler invited to perform his Original Music for the AGT Judges 

 

FRED CHANDLER

Fred Chandler invited to perform his original music for the AGT Judges ! 

                      

Local Musician dreams of his passion and love for his original music being heard by the AGT America's Got Talent Judges. 

 

 

 

 

Fred Chandler steps out after performing his original music for the America's Got Talent Judges and "says, well that was fun" and he meant every word of it !!!

 

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Fred Chandler Music - Portrait

A local photographer announced the Violin Photo of Fred Chandler "Strings of Passion" is  currently on exhibit at Florida Museum of Photographic Arts- Tampa

Photography by: Randy Underhill

 

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Laker Lutz News Article - 

Fred Chandler Music - Lutz musician keeps busy with multiple instruments, bands

Article Courtesy of Kevin Weiss

 

Fred Chandler relishes a good musical challenge.

It is why he’s seemingly always working on the craft — whether it be playing in solo and band shows, tinkering with a new instrument, or laying down new tracks in a recording studio.

Sometimes, when he wakes up, he has locked, bloody fingers and a hoarse voice — following a busy week of performances.

His creativity, however, is never the worse for wear.

“If my imagination gets burnt out, then you may as well just throw me to the coroner, because, that’s the most enduring part,” Chandler said.

Music means just about everything to the 58-year-old Lutz resident.

He’s been playing guitar and writing songs for more than 40 years, dating back to when he was living in Bennington, Vermont and Saratoga Springs, New York.

And, he has no plans of stopping anytime soon.

“I’ll probably be like Tiny Tim — die twice doing your show,” Chandler jokingly says, referencing the multiple heart attacks the well-known ukulele player suffered during live performances that led to his passing in 1996.

Since moving to Florida 17 years ago, Chandler has become a familiar name in the local music scene— primarily as a rock-and-roll guitar player who’s also gained popularity as a violinist.

He regularly performs at venues all throughout Lutz and Land O’ Lakes, such as Ukulele Brand’s, Craft Life Brewing, Whiskey Willy’s and In the Loop Brewing.

He also hosts a weekly open mic night each Wednesday at Uncle Fats 2, in Tampa.

Over the years, he has opened for such acts as Foreigner, Blake Shelton, Willie Nelson, Blue Oyster Cult, Phish, and many others.

Career highlights include working on stage with Buddy Cage, the pedal-steel player for the country rock band New Riders of the Purple Sage; playing violin for the Woodstock 25th Reunion in New York’s Catskill Mountains; and, performing on stage at Nashville’s famous 3rd & Lindsley venue.

Now  a member of two bands — Magnum Opus and The Band 4X — Chandler can be seen at venues throughout the greater Tampa Bay area, including Jannus Live and Skipper’s Smokehouse. And, they play everywhere in between Englewood and Crystal River.

Chandler’s groups perform a wide range of original tunes, as well as covers of hit classic and alternative rock songs, plus some modern pop.

Basically, their repertoire includes everything from Kansas to Queen to 21 Pilots.

Often, he performs five or six gigs a week, and no two shows are alike, Chandler said.

He said he tries to put a twist on each performance, with his improvisational skills and deep catalog of songs.

“I like to keep it fresh. That’s why I constantly learn new material,” the musician explained. “I’m not one to just learn a solo from a record and play it at you. I want to play to you. I want you to go, ‘Wow, he was totally on that night. He had something going on.’ The people that come to see our shows get that because they know we’re all just going to kind of play from the hip, from the heart a bit and change it up,” he said.

Chandler’s knack for learning a wide array of instruments has also made him a local fixture.

In fact, it takes two hands to list them all —viola, cello, mandolin, dobro, lap steel, banjo, bass, ukulele and most recently, the saxophone.

“If I own it, I can play it, at least to some degree,” Chandler said.

“String instruments are fast for me because I understand the mechanism. I understand the geometry that goes along with them,” he explained. “Every stringed instrument is a hall of mirrors because of the way they’re tuned.”

Chandler also takes pride in his lyrics and songwriting. His subject matter spans everything from love to nature.

“I really want them to say something,” Chandler said of the songs he composes. “I don’t just want to jot down something, just because the music’s good. If I’m going to put lyrics, then it’s got to be dead on.”

Chandler, curiously, draws much of his musical inspiration from his Maltese dog, Olivia Marie, whom he describes as “the best listener in the world.”

He put it this way: “She doesn’t care if it’s disco or it’s a pop tune or if it’s country, she just likes whatever I’m doing. I love that.”

Meanwhile, Chandler’s next big performance is happening later this month.

On Sept. 29, The Band 4X will compete in the Battle of the Bands at Harley Davidson New Port Richey.

It was one of just six bands to earn an invitation. The winner goes on to perform at the Cotee River Bike Fest in October.

For information on Chandler’s music and future shows, visit FredChandlerMusic.com.

Published September 19, 2018

 

Source - Click here for the Article:

http://lakerlutznews.com/lln/?p=60197

Article Courtesy of Kevin Weiss - September 2018

Photo Courtesy of Randy Underhill

 

"A rock-and-roll guitarist by trade, Lutz’s Fred Chandler has

also gained local popularity as a violinist. In total, he plays

about a dozen other instruments."

 

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Fred Chandler Music

Music Mafia Radio Play for Original Music

on Music Mafia Radio Top 30 Countdown.

 

Ranking 5 for his Original Song "Punkass Funkass"

Ranking 8 for his Original Song "Don't Drop the Mic"

Ranking 7 for his Original Song "Pizzicato Dreams"

Ranking 11 for his Original Song "My Happy Space"

Ranking 22 for his Original Song "Fields of Purple"

 

Source:  Music Mafia Radio Top 30 Countdown.

https://musicmafiaradio.net/index.php/top-30-countdown/

 

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Fred Chandler Music

Original Music Available

Several Original Music CD's For Sale

Reach out to FredChandlerMusic@gmail.com

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Source:  Fred Chandler Music - Original Music Link

https://fredchandlermusic.com/original-music-cd-fred-chandler

 

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Fred Chandler Music

Website, EPK, Social Media, Contact Information

 

http://www.FredChandlerMusic.com/EPK-electronic-press-kit

https://www.FredChandlerMusic.com/

www.facebook.com/FredChandlerEpicousticEvents

www.facebook.com/MagnumOpusTampaFloridaBand

www.facebook.com/4XFredChandler

https://www.reverbnation.com/FredChandlerMusic
 

FredChandlerMusic@gmail.com

Manager: 813-624-4637 - Text or Call

 

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"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 Bennington, Vermont. Not only do Fred’s vocals command attention, he plays guitar, violin, viola, cello, 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 “Love’s Overture” his own personal “Bohemian Rhapsody”.  In addition to playing solo shows, Fred also plays with The Band 4X and Magnum Opus.  See Fred at Uncle Fats 2 in Tampa every Wednesday night or follow his voice here." Source - Click here for the Article: https://blog.seminolehardrocktampa.com/casinoblog/tampa-bay-acoustic-music-festival-at-hard-rock-cafe-june-21st/ Article Courtesy of 813AREA - Christine Annis for Seminole Hard Rock Casino Tampa  ”

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