Fred is a native Floridian, born in Melbourne. From as early as he can remember, he yearned to make music. He picked up the guitar at the age of 8 and started teaching himself how to play. Fred’s first ‘legitimate’ lessons, though, came a few years later when he joined the Jr. high school band and discovered the trumpet. Fred played in several groups around the area and region throughout high school. He was a member of the All-County, All-State, and Tri-State bands, the Disney Honor Band, and performed for many local churches and organizations. Fred spent several years in college pursuing a Music Education degree before moving to Austin, TX, where he performed in various groups during the early to mid 90’s. Fred eventually found his way back to Melbourne, refocused on a career in IT, and met his future wife Jodi. Fred was a founding member of Chain Reaction, 2009’s Brevard Music Awards ‘Entertainer of the Year’ recipient and can currently be seen performing at a monthly show with ‘The Divas’ band.