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With an early passion for music, Michael moved from his hometown of Elmira, New York to Manhattan where he studied performing arts at the prestigious Professional Children’s School. Michael’s talents were soon noticed by fellow student Paul Ellington, grandson and heir to the famed Duke Ellington Orchestra, who encouraged Michael to audition for the orchestra’s upcoming worldwide tour. Subsequently, he was cast as the lead male vocalist where he performed for the next four years alongside the likes of Diana Krall, Winton Marsalis and many others.
A few years later, a chance encounter with Grammy Award-winning Producer Quincy Jones led to Michael’s first major record label deal with Warner Bros. Records. Under Jones’ guidance, Fredo’s music accompanied the first Tommy Jeans by Tommy Hilfiger ad campaign, which he became the model and spokesperson for. While modeling and filming an advertisement for Hilfiger, he met pop star Britney Spears and was recruited as her opening act on the "Baby One More Time Tour.” His hit single, "This Time Around," reached #21 on the Billboard Hot 100 Singles Sales Chart while on tour with Spears, and his first album, “Introducing Michael Fredo,” sold over 500,000 copies worldwide. Since then, he has collaborated with producers including Rudy Perez, Mark Ronson and David Foster and has performed original material opening for Norah Jones, Aaron Neville, and Lenny Kravitz.
Most recently, Michael Fredo, along with his band leader, saxophonist Benny Reid have been on long runs with some of the best hotels in the world. They were chosen as the first house band to perform at The Plaza Hotel since the 1960s. They spent two years performing in the famed Rose Club, formerly known as The Persian Room, serenading a packed house of New York's socialites, celebs, young professionals, and sometimes even Royalty from around the globe! They also recently performed for six months at the brand new Trump Soho in New York. Now they're hitting the casino circuit, performing their memorable show to enthusiastic audiences. Michael Fredo and The Benny Reid Ensemble plan to bring their version of "The Rat Pack" to a warmer climate soon and give the audience a show they won't forget!
In addition to his live shows, Michael released the self-written song, "Who Said,” chosen as the theme song for the Tommy Girl Fragrance advertising campaign, and “Free” which was chosen as the theme song for James Toback's controversial film “Black and White” starring Robert Downey Jr. and Brooke Shields. Several of his original songs were also featured in MTV’s “The Real World,” “Rich Girls,” “The Newly Weds,” and many other pop culture hit reality tv shows.
"I see creativity in every aspect of my life,” said Fredo. “It flows through my body and soul and is always executed with as much precision as I can possibly perform. It is what drives me every minute of the day. I'm very excited to translate my vision of music and elegance to the next show. Come see me and get my version of the Royal Treatment!"
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