Fred started playing bass at the age of 15 and played in a number of bands until the age of 21 when he gave up playing to get married.

After a respite of 30 years he started playing again 7 years ago when his teenage band had a reunion.

He enjoys all types of music (except opera) and names his bass hero’s as Pino Palladio, John Illsley and Neil Murray.

He currently plays a 2005 Special Edition Musicman Stingray and uses Markbass amplification.