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.
Following the success of his 2011 album Rose of Sharon a celebration of 18th Century American music that landed on Billboard s classical chart and critics year-end lists the latest project by Joel Frederiksen and the Ensemble Phoenix Munich takes them all the way back in time to… 1972. That was the year the late British troubadour and cult favorite Nick Drake released his third and final album, Pink Moon. Initially, the album garnered a small amount of critical attention, but it was not until decades after Drake s death that it received widespread public and critical acclaim. Today, the sparse and unadorned tracks of Pink Moon are regarded by many fans and music critics as the greatest efforts of a tragically short career.
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.