Fredo Viola
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Fredo Viola

Woodstock, New York, United States | INDIE

Woodstock, New York, United States | INDIE
Band Pop Singer/Songwriter

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"WEB COMPILATION OF EUROPEAN PRESS"

Web compilation of pdfs and urls of European Press surrounding the French and UK release of The Turn. - MULTIPLE MAGAZINES/SITES


Discography

The Turn (Double LP)
The Sad Song (EP)
The Sad Song (12" Dance Single)
Red States (EP)
Silent Night (Single)

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Bio

My music is vocals-centric, and influenced by varied styles of music; from Benjamin Britten, Dmitri Shostakovich and Bach, to Odetta, Harry Nilsson and Belle and Sebastian, among others. I'm love so many genres, and I try to mix them as often as I can. Each song for me should be like an adventure. The reality I am most interested in is imaginative and emotionally transcendent.

I studied to be a film director at NYC Tisch film school, graduating with honors in film making. After graduation at first I struggled with my artistic ambitions, but have realized them in the creation of music and experimental videos.

In 2009 my first album was released in France and England on popular French indie label "Because Music", along with 3 eps. The album was nominated for a Prix Constantin award (French Mercury Award) and was listed as 2nd best album of 2009 in France's LesInrocks Magazine, as well as 4th best in Yahoo France and Le Monde.

Among others, in 2009 and 2010 I performed on French TV shows Taratata and One Shot Not where I was joined in a performance by Manu Katché. I performed at many European festivals and had showings of my video works in several notable American festivals, such as resfest (the very last resfest!) Martha's Vineyard film festival, Disposable Film Festival and recently screened in the Vimeo film festival. In France, I performed a Blogoteque Soiree de Poche, shot a Black Cab Session and appeared on many internet music sites.

As a multi-media artist I created an interactive, experimental website showcasing my music and video work. The site won a Grand Laus award, Communication Arts award, How Magazine award, European Design award, was the Site of the Month and Week at the FWA, and was a finalist for both Toronto's FITC award and Japan's Media Arts Festival Award.

In October of 2010 I had my first gallery show of my video work, after opening the Periferias Festival with a performance in Huesca, Spain.

I'm hoping to release my music and begin performing here in the States this year.