Freddie has been immersed in the world of a cappella for over fifteen years. He got his start with his high school group, The Coppertones. He started the college group, Five O'Clock Shadow at Northwestern University. After graduation, he toured nationally with his professional a cappella group, VOCOMOTION. After the group split up, Freddie opened VOCOMOTION Studios.
He has produced over 90 a cappella albums at VOCOMOTION, winning several Best Of College Acappella (BOCA) Awards and Contemporary Acappella Recording Awards (CARA). He has served as an album reviewer for the Recorded Acappella Review Board (RARB), reviewing over 40 albums for the online publication. He is the creator of The Thumper, the world's only throat microphone designed specifically for vocal percussion.
Freddie toured as the frontman of the hard-rock band Gaskit for four years. He is a two-time winner of Songs Inspired By Literature Songwriting Competition (SIBL). Gaskit opened for national acts Godsmack, Tantric, Drowning Pool, SOiL, and Dark New Day. Gaskit did a world-record national tour in 2004, playing in 50 states in 50 days. Their single "Peel This Away" featured on television show Jake 2.0 on UPN Network.
Freddie holds both a Bachelor of Music in Vocal Performance and a Bachelor of Science in Computer Engineering from Northwestern University.
Affiliations: Voting Member of the National Academy of Recordings Arts and Sciences (Grammy's) Member of Audio Engineer Society (AES) Member of the Engineering And Recording Society of Chicago (EARS) Producer of SingStrong Chicago A Cappella Festival Board of Directors for the Contemporary Acappella Society (CASA) [2004-2008]
45 total reviews
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