Jon Frederik Band

Jon Frederik Band

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Energetic acoustic-driven rock band from Boston, Ma.

Biography

The Jon Frederik band is an acoustic-driven pop/rock band based out of Boston, Ma. After forming in March of 2003, the band quickly began arranging the large catalog of songs that Jon had previously been performing in a solo/acoustic setting. In April 03’, a month after the bands first rehearsal, a demo disc (known to many as the “Orange Disc”) was released. The disc contained two full-band studio demos as well as five songs that we’re recorded live in a studio sound-booth in downtown Boston. After selling several thousand copies, the “Orange Disc” was taken out of print to make way for the debut full-length record entitled “Life in Progress”.

In July of 2003, at four months old, the band signed a production/development deal with Sheppard Music Inc out of New York City. Later that month, the band recorded four songs with Sheppard and Kenny Gioa at their studio in Manhattan. In 2004, the band found itself back in New York City to record the remainder of their debut release. The entire 11-song album was recorded and mixed in less than two weeks and released through the Sheppard Music Inc label in partenership with DKE Records, a division of Doyle Kos Entertainment with distribution through Red Music. The album is available through several online stores, including: www.jonfrederikband.com and the Jon Frederik Band's official merch and ticketing site, www.newhipstereo.com. It will also be available in select stores nation-wide in Sept 04.

A true independent act, the Jon Frederik Band currently handles all booking/web/art/promo/press themselves in-house. Throughout 03’ and 04’ the band toured the East Coast extensively making stops everywhere and anywhere. From legendary folk venues such as Eddies Attic in Atlanta Georgia to thriving rock clubs like Boston’s Middle East and New York Cities CBGB’s, the band prides itself on delivering a high energy-unique performance regardless of the setting. Just over a year old, the Jon Frederik Band has already toured and revisited venues in: New York, Maine, New Hampshire, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Pennsylvania, Washington DC, Connecticut, North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, and Florida. Along with playing the club circuit along the East Coast, the band has been establishing a strong presence on numerous college campuses through their anytime/anywhere booking policy (an inquiry-based website feature that allows frats/dorm ra’s/student activities boards/etc to book the band for everything from the spring fling concerts to an intimate performance in a dorm common room. The band believes that no performance is too big or too small and encourages fans of the music to book them for campus events of any kind.

With the release of the debut album, “Life in Progress”, the Jon Frederik Band affirms their stance as one of the most engaging bands to hit the underground music scene in a long time. With an album full of hooks, heart, and humor; and a passionate energetic live show, the band continues to thrive and grow quicker than they could have ever imagined.

In August of 2004 the bands track, “All of The Things You Said”, was featured in the Warner Brothers animated motion picture "Yigioh: The Movie". The film debuted on August 13th of 2004 and the soundtrack to the movie, released worldwide on RCA Records in August of 04’, features the track.

It took less than a year for the Jon Frederik Band to: sign a production/development deal with Sheppard Music, tour the East Coast extensively, be featured on a worldwide major label soundtrack, and release a full length debut album. All this without the support of a manager, major record label, booking agent, or webmaster.

The band plans to tour throughout 04’-05’ in support of, “Life in Progress”, hitting up the East Coast, West Coast and Canada.

It’s exciting to watch a band that’s growing quickly and creating original-refreshing music. This is where the JFB is at now. They are glad to be able to grow with the fans and take their time doing things the right way at all costs. The Jon Frederik Band will continue working hard to produce the soundtrack to everything they experience in day-to-day life.

Lyrics

All Of The Things You Said

Written By: Jon Frederik

Do you wander through this life, like a child without a care
Do you fear the things you love, do you seek the things you fear
When the world comes crashing down, do you just smile and say,
"I am the Great Pretender, Willing to Dream Forever"

Oh, I'll just float away, and let the waves keep pulling me in,
I'll just hang out here and watch the world pass over my head,
Because, I'm still believing, all of the things you said.

Are you searching for the truth, but all you come accross is lies,
Has someone sabotaged your route, left all the answers in disguise
When the world comes crashing down, do you just smile and say...

"I am the Great Pretender, Willing to Dream Forever"

Energy

Written By: Jon Frederik

Cold winter rain, falling on our hair.
Each breath we take, visible in air.
I'm just so sure, your all I want, and your lovin is just like a dream.

If I made the scene, it would never look like this.
Still with all it’s angles and it’s curves, it’s perfect nonetheless. Your just so true. All I want is you. Everyday.

I, I feel your energy, a love that permeates the coldness,
Through, every avenue, I’ll run with you forever
Just You, Me, and a dream, is all we have.

Cold winter breeze, beating on my face,
Still I feel sheltered, I feel warm, just from your embrace. Your just so true. All I want is you. Everyday.

I, I feel your energy, a love that permeates the coldness,
Through, every avenue, I’ll run with you forever
Just You, Me, and a dream, is all we have.

Yours Truly

Written By: Jon Frederik

Am I not gonna make you happy anymore?
Face down a waste passed out on the floor.
Am I a song that’s old news and overplayed?
One where the hook is predictable in everyway.

Am I not gonna make you smile when I sing?
Cause’ all my burdens are slowly dragging you down with me.
If there’s a way to make me a simple man, just tell me where to sign.

It’s the way I am and I’m sorry.
That I’m so consumed in my story.

Yours truly love’s you so deeply. But I’m all caught up in myself.
When the world slows down will you be around?
Or will my chances all be spent?
It’s not hard to understand.
That you need more.

You know that you are a perfect fit.
In a world that’s filled with the opposite.
I just wanna make you smile, though I know it’s not enough.

I know how I come across to sometimes.
It makes you feel like your standing at the back of the line.
Even still your always here, your always by my side.

It’s the way I am and I’m sorry.
That I’m so consumed in my story.

Yours truly love’s you so deeply. But I’m so caught up in myself.
When the world slows down will you be around?
Or will my chances all be spent?
It’s not hard to understand.
That you need more.

Discography

The Orange Disc EP (Out of Print)
Jon Frederik Band - "Life in Progress"--Sheppard Music Inc/dke records. Available for pre-order now @ www.newhipstereo.com.

Set List

Typically original set 45-60 min. But we do several different types of gigs often including:

--1-3 hour long original sets.

--3 hour long Cover Sets.

-- 3 Hour 1/2 Original, 1/2 Cover Set