It all started at age 7.
That’s when Freddie took his first lesson.
Unlike most keyboard players who start on piano,
Freddie, learned to play the organ. 7 years of
organ lessons; and by age 14, he switched to
piano. After High School, Freddie earned his
Bachelors in Music Composition and Theory from
Western Connecticut State University and his
graduate from Hartt School of Music in Hartford,
CT. At age 24, he performed his first professional
gig. The Christmas Spectacular at Radio City Music
Hall in NYC.
From there on, Freddie
was found performing on/off Broadway for 12 years
as a pit musician. He toured with early Rock ‘n
Roll artists such as: Larry Chance and the Earls,
The Tokens, The Coasters, The Belmonts, The
Regents, Tommy James and the Shondells, Jay and
the Americans, The Four Tops, The Temptations and
many more. From 1993 to today, he’s been a hired
gun for Elvis Presley Tribute Artists such as:
Doug Church (Indiana), Jim Barone, (New Jersey),
Ryan Pelton, (Nashville, TN), Donny Edwards, (Las
Vegas, NV), Rick Virga, (Long Island, NY) just to
name a few. In 1998, he had the liberty to play
one concert with Johnny Maestro and the Brooklyn
Bridge. That same year, he was hired for a one
show to perform with the Peter Noone from
Herman‘s Hermits. In 2004-2006, Freddie did a
nationwide tour with a International Pop Irish
Singer, Long Island’s own Andy Cooney.
On May 2, 2010, Freddie
performed at a benefit concert for a dear friend
and fellow musician, Jim “Buddy Ox” Ekizian,
who is fighting with Cancer.
The benefit concert was held at The German-American
Club in Putnam Valley, NY and pulled in over
$150,000 for the charity.
Today, Freddie continues
as a full-time Musician performing gigs with