2013 album from the AOR/Melodic Rock vocalist best known for his work with Toto. After surviving a diagnosis of inoperable liver cancer in 2010, American singer Dennis Fergie Frederiksen has been busy re-establishing his confidence in his solo career. This time, Fergie collaborated with Italian producer Alessandro Del Vecchio and with the help of his songwriting, along with contributions from such musicians as Bruce Gaitsch (Richard Marx) and Robert Sall (Work of Art, W.E.T.) on guitars among others, Fergie put his mark on another true Melodic Rock gem of an album! Some special surprises are also included such as the superb duet with Issa and a brand new version of Toto's classic song 'Angel Don't Cry', originally included on the Isolation album.
Fergie Frederiksen was born Dennis Hardy Frederiksen May 15th 1951 in Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA. His familiy emigrated from Denmark to the states more than 100 years ago. Even though Fergie is most known for being a former vocalist in TOTO, he has done a lot of other stuff too. Trillion, LeRoux, Frederiksen/Philips, Mecca and David London (solo album, under pseudonym) are some to mention. In 1999 he released his solo album Equilibrium to great reviews.
Tommy Denander – surely the busiest man in melodic rock – is back with his third Radioactive release and his third full album release of 2005, following his production and musical work on the Philip Bardowell and Sha-Boom albums. As is the case with all Tommy's work, Taken features that very distinct production sound and the expected mixed of guitar chops and AOR keyboards.
Tommy Denander's debut Radioactive release took years to put together after recordings were initially started with the guys from Toto and various other LA session musicians. It was one of Tommy's best albums and due to the nature of the project was deemed to be a one off. But Tommy was convinced to put another Radioactive album together and in much the same way as the debut, he has gathered some top musicians and well regarded vocalists and recorded the album Yeah.
2001 release for guitarist Tommy Denanderos, who's past collaborators read like the 'Who Is Who' of rock, Richard Marx, Bill Champlin, Bobby Kimball, Fee Waybill, Fergie Frederiksen, Vinnie Colaiuta, Tony Franklin, Bruce Gaitsch, Steve Stevens, Glenn Hughes, Yngwie Malmsteen, Dan Reed, Joey Tempest, Max Martin, Talisman & numerous others. 'Ceremony of Innocence' was produced by Tommy Denander himself, together with numerous world famous musicians. The debut album of this brilliant All Star Pop Rock project will certainly wow all fans of this genre.
Theander Expression is the AOR project by Swedish guitar player Andree Theander, who started to work with the first album in 2012 and released it one year later. It was called "Strange Nostalgia" after one of the songs and got critically acclaimed around the world of melodic rock in 2013. Andrée Theander with his band delivers a pure AOR album, spiced up with energetic licks and furious solos and occasionally leaning towards the more powerful side of 80s Westcoast, all in all tailor-made for everyone who is into the high class AOR sounds of bands like Street Talk, Toto, Work Of Art, Mecca and Lionville…
2010 two CD collection celebrating the 10th anniversary of Fredric Slama's West Coast AOR project. This double disc set contains 23 of his best tracks plus five previously unreleased cuts. L.A Ambition features more than 40 top musicians including Steve Overland (FM), Steve Lukather and Fergie Frederiksen (Toto), Bill Champlin (Chicago), Michael Landau, David Roberts, Michael Ruff, Rick Riso and many others. This release is a dream come true and contains all the finest songs from AOR like you've never heard them before.
In 2009,the magic trio was back: Frédéric Slama,Tommy Denander & Philip Bardowell (The Beach Boys, Places Of Power) teamed up again for a new album « Journey To L.A », taking Westcoast and AOR music to a new level of perfection. With the help of top session players such as Steve Overland (FM), Steve Lukather & Fergie Frederiksen (Toto), Dane Donohue, Bill Champlin (Chicago), David Williams (Michael Jackson, George Benson) & many more, Frédéric delivered by far his most impressive and melodic work in the vein of Toto, Foreigner or Survivor, mixing elements of westcoast with more Aor rock oriented songs.