Fredi Handshoe

Fredi Handshoe

 Richmond, Kentucky, USA
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A sonic roller coaster ride of ear candy with punchy guitar riffs and vocal melodies which bring a fresh approach to modern guitar rock.

Biography

Updated 70's Power Pop upfront, Arena Rock in the middle and a little Hard Rock thrown in the back for one hell of a ride.

Influences - Aerosmith, Kiss, Alice Cooper, Cheap Trick, Velvet Revolver.....anything that rocks with a great melody.

Fredi Handshoe (born in Trenton, New Jersey) is a recording artist, songwriter, audio engineer and record producer. Before he could walk he could slap lps on his father's turntable and there his love .....better yet his obsession with music began. Listening to such greats as Chuck Berry, Little Richard, Fats Domino, Johnny Cash, Hank Williams and Buck Owens from his parents record collection the musical imprinting had begun. Who knew that the Man in Black and the Father of Rock Guitar would leave such a mark on a young impressionable blank slate? Before he could talk he would take his weapon of choice (at this point it was a ukulele which he took as his guitar) and babble out melodies inspired by some of the great masters.

Fredi kicked off his musical career in the ATL Music scene as Lead Guitarist for the band Sex Cab. They enjoyed minor success touring the east coast during the early 90’s with international label interest but no official deals. During their time together they released two independent efforts entitled “Sex Cab� and “It Ain't Easy� on the Planet Nine label (both releases are currently out of print). Fredi and the bassist Brash continued playing together in two other bands Marz and Goin’ Blind during the latter part of the 90’s where Fredi and Brash began to share the role of lead vocals. Sex Cab reunited in 2000 to perform a special one off benefit show and once again parted as friends to pursue their own musical careers.

After a brief hiatus, the end of 2000 brought a new project to light the band Super Sonic Guitars. Fredi and Goin’ Blind drummer Dave Browning recruited guitarist Brett Parker and bassist Steve Sizemore to complete this project. They kicked off their stint together in Lexington, Ky. at Rupp Arena and performed at several KISS and Rock Expos across the country Atlanta to New York, Baltimore to Omaha and everywhere in between. Sex Cab drummer Chris Moore joined forces with Fredi again in Super Sonic Guitars for a hand full of shows in 2003. After Dave returned at years end, Fredi parted ways to pursue a solo career due to internal conflicts and directional differences within the band.

Accidents can happen. Sometimes they can end in a car crash and other times they can cure cancer. This band may not be the cure for cancer but they are definitely the remedy for a music scene that needs some fire to live again.

Started as a project by songwriter/vocalist/guitarist Fredi Handshoe to support his latest solo CD "Bikini Machines from Beyond the Stars" and record some cover songs for an independent film. Fredi had invited longtime friends Chris Moore(drums/vocals) and Michael Shannon (Bass/vocals) over to the studio to begin working on the songs for the film. After a couple of days in the studio the ideal of taking this beyond just a project started to creep into Fredi's thoughts. Once everyone was in the same room together, something clicked and they quickly realized that they had the potential to become an unstoppable force.

Taking influences from bands such as Aerosmith, Kiss, Alice Cooper, Motley Crue and the Beatles add in a massive dose of Thundering drums, Ripping Marshall and Ampeg stacks and you have a band that is ready to take Rock-n-Roll back to the airwaves.

-Nothing Great is ever said if it is kept inside you -

Lyrics

Gravity Girl

Written By: Fredi Handshoe

Baby …..loves got me spinnin’ round
And maybe …..I’ve turned you world upside down
But can I …..find my way back home
And trouble …..I think something’s goin’ wrong

G…Gotta Getaway Gravity Girl
Tryin’ to make me stay
G…Gotta Getaway Gravity Girl

Lady……wants my love in her hands
And you know……she wants her man to take a stand
So come on……and go along for the ride
And blast off……baby’s got love in her eye

G…Gotta Getaway Gravity Girl
Tryin’ to make me stay
G…Gotta Getaway Gravity Girl

Sometimes I wonder what’s right or wrong
These games she plays with me
She won’t leave me Alone…
Oh….No….Yeah...No….Yeah...….(Lead)
Lone..Lone..Lone..Lone..Lone…….(Bkup)

G…Gotta Getaway Gravity Girl
Tryin’ to make me stay
G…Gotta Getaway Gravity Girl
G…Gotta Getaway Gravity Girl
Tryin’ to make me stay
G…Gotta Getaway Gravity Girl

Wait Your Turn

Written By: Fredi Handshoe, Jett Bryant

Roller Baby Disco Drinkin’ up the Cisco
Wants to get a chance in the hot seat
Needs some gas romance dollar for a dance

Devil powered woman Jezebel sermon
Power for the pace gotta disgrace
Gotta little somethin’ on your face

Baby if you wanna Be a star
You gotta rock You gotta Be
You gotta lend Your service to me
You must have fire It must Burn
But most of all Baby
You gotta wait your turn

Pocket rocket floozy Shake that shiny booty
Love to get a chance in the hot pants
Gun in each hand she really loves the band

Twisted metal Betties wielding their machetes
Likes to ride back devil in the sack
When she gets a high she gets a heart attack

Baby if you wanna Be a star
You gotta rock You gotta Be
You gotta lend Your service to me
You must have fire It must Burn
But most of all Baby
You gotta wait your turn

[solo]

Baby if you wanna Be a star
You gotta rock You gotta Be
You gotta lend Your service to me
You must have fire It must Burn
But most of all Baby
You gotta wait your turn
Baby if you wanna Be a star
You gotta rock You gotta Be
You gotta lend Your service to me
You must have fire It must Burn
But most of all Baby
You gotta wait your turn
Wait Your Turn

Moon, Fire, Stars

Written By: Fredi Handshoe

I’ve been lonely but not tonight
She’s gives me all I need
The Moon, Fire, Stars in her eyes
Sets my soul free

No pushin’ just give and take
Here lovin’ all I need
But now she’s mine spendin’ my time
Nothin’ comes for free

Baby’s no fool she knows my love
The moon fire the stars above
Will turn me on like a rocket tonight
Baby here I come

I love her more than money
I love her more than the American dollar bill
Yeah she drives me crazy
Like a man in the moon
I’m gonna wave my flag tonight

I’ve been lonely but not tonight
She’s gives me all I need
The Moon, Fire, and Stars in her eyes
Sets my soul free

Baby’s no fool she knows my love
The moon fire the stars above
Will turn me on like a rocket tonight
Baby here I come

I love her more than money
I love her more than the American dollar bill
Yeah she drives me crazy
Like a man in the moon
I’m gonna wave my flag tonight

[solo]

Baby’s no fool she knows my love
The moon fire the stars above
Will turn me on like a rocket tonight
Baby here I come

I love her more than money
I love her more than the American dollar bill
Yeah she drives me crazy
Like a man in the moon
Oh yeah the man in the moon
I’ll be her man in the moon
Tonight like the man in the moon
Like the man in the moon
Like the man in the moon
Like the man in the moon

Discography

"Bikini Machines from Beyond the Stars" - Fredi Handshoe
is available at itunes, Amazon.com, CDBaby and Rhapsody

Set List

Originals -
Gravity Girl
Moon Fire Stars
Lust Love Rage
Goodbye Miss America
Wait Your Turn
Sweet Talkin' Woman
The Story of Jack
Come On
Red, White and Blue
Nevermore
Supersonic Bikini Machine

Occasional Covers -
ACDC - Sweet
S.O.S (Too Bad) - Aerosmith
Surrender - Cheap Trick
Rip It Out - Ace Frehley
20th Century Boy - T Rex
Walkin' the Dog - Aerosmith
Parasite - KISS