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.
The name MECCA is synonymous with quality AOR and melodic rock. Each of the 3 albums released to date have been crafted over several years, with each song racking up a seriously impressive number of demos, alternative versions, re-writes and re-mixes before being labelled “done”…
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.
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.
With more than 30 years as a pro guitarist, song writer and producer Tommy is ranked as one of the finest guitar players in the world by many today, often featured in the biggest guitar magazines around the world including many cover stories, he was even recently featured in Guitar Player Magazine. Produced and written by project leader Tommy Denander, this album is all about quality songs, very well written and are all true classic rock songs with singers like Jimi Jamison, Bobby Kimball, Fergie Frederiksen, Jeff Paris, Dan Reed, Robin Beck and more. And as always you can expect some great musicians as well with song writers that include Jim Peterik, Bobby Kimball, Ricky Delin and Jeff Paris…